Neshanic Valley Golf Course - Meadow/Ridge Course

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4.4
258
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
94.0%
Recommend this course
240 out of 256 reviews
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4.4
30
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 30 reviews
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4.4
59
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.9%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7036
Slope 130
Rating 73.7
Type Municipal
Neshanic Valley Golf Course is a 27-hole layout that was designed by the renowned team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The course is divided into three nines that can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The nines -- the Lake, Ridge, and Meadow -- are named after the different features of the varied terrain but each par-36 nine has five different sets of tees, which provides playing options for all skill levels. On the Meadow/Ridge Course you'll find ample fescue along the fairways and greens. The greens are especially tricky since not only are they framed by massive bunkers, the putting surfaces are also contoured. Though the slopes are subtle, they can be very tricky. There is a pond on the front nine and environmentally sensitive wetlands come into play throughout.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7036 yards 73.7 130
Gold 72 6634 yards 71.3 127
Blue 72 6176 yards 69.2 121
Blue (W) 72 6176 yards 76.7 137
Silver 72 5573 yards 66.8 115
Silver (W) 72 5573 yards 72.6 126
Green 72 5013 yards 64.4 110
Green (W) 72 5013 yards 69.1 118
Scorecard for Meadow/Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.4/129 419 391 197 523 458 175 336 444 577 3520 418 380 430 181 536 223 391 555 402 3516 7036
Gold M: 71.1/127 402 365 169 503 427 156 315 421 549 3307 390 352 408 172 518 202 368 532 385 3327 6634
Blue M: 69.1/123 W: 76.7/137 374 338 145 468 401 137 295 392 520 3070 365 324 384 152 497 175 342 503 364 3106 6176
Silver M: 66.2/117 W: 72.6/126 341 309 122 445 373 115 272 365 493 2835 336 299 349 117 422 150 310 459 298 2740 5575
Green M: 64.4/110 W: 69.1/118 303 272 97 408 335 83 232 327 467 2524 301 256 311 111 392 123 271 438 286 2489 5013
Handicap 9 11 15 3 5 17 13 7 1 8 14 6 18 4 16 12 2 10
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2005
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2004) Dana Fry (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.4
258

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Patio Dining 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Undulating Greens 34
Thick Rough 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 43
Locals 36
A Weekend Splurge 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
In the 'Burbs 31

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Drainage system

Placed twice this month after pouring over night rain and still course allowed us to drive on fairways... great course, love playing here!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Played Meadow/Lake. Nice layout. Very fair course. Slightly above avg difficulty as long as players choose correct set of tees to play from. Really enjoyed my round with 4 single players with GN deal. Definitely recommended.

3 stars for staff and amenities were due to lack of interaction with staff and time of year for lack of amenities available. Nothing to do with poor service or lack of amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent course

Course was In great shape. Greens and fairway given the time

Of year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice Course

This course is a beauty. Always in great shape and very scenic. Greens are nice, fast and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Some very unique holes, it was a day with misty rain throughout our round. So the course played long with wet fairways . Looking forward to getting back on a nicer day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout good condition

Played in early october on a rainy monday in a 3some and round took almost 5 hours. Why??? Condition was good and an open links layout with penalty only when u stray 30 yards off fairways. A couple of forces carries over scrubbrush. Overall excellent experience other thsn slowwwww

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has a ton of tall fescue rough!

Played Ridge-Lake nines. Course was in great condition and the staff was friendly. Great practice facility and has an executive nine, too. Bring a lot of ammo if you're not a straight driver!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

This course is in great shape. A more detailed yardage book might be helpful especially if first time playing here. LBut this was a great deal for the price. The old farm scenery gives the course a nice aesthetic touch. Check it out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

parched

the best course in area . please dont tell anyone its already crowded...... they have the best kept secret outside of this area.... but i hope you dont get thirsty. not a drop of water or anything to drink on entire course not even a hose..........

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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bob113
Commented On 11/05/2018

i see people complaining about the lack of drinking water at neshanic valley. number 1 is they always give you a free water to everyone at the starters box. number 2 is they stopped supplying water on the course several years ago when someone got sick (they said) from the water in the jugs on the course. they were sued or were threatened with a suit and got out of the water jug business.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

worth the ride

was raining for days and the course was in awesome condition........

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout and good condition except for the greens

Great public course but the greens were slow and bumpy. Hard to get the ball rolling.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Full Price For AERATED Greens

I am extremely disappointed in my last round at Neshanic Valley. A friend and I went up late afternoon and Neshanic charged us full price for greens fees only for us to get to the first green and find it completed massacred by aeration holes and top soil. Ball marks everywhere. Furthermore, about 11 holes through after being stuck behind a foursome that was hitting it sideways and clueless on pace of play, it began pouring. We decided to go in and see if we could get a 9-hole rain check. The response from the guy in the shop was "You've got to be kidding me." So not only did they charge full boat for a course in horrendous shape, they were very unfriendly. Listen, its a decent public golf course, the layout is very mundane but generally in good shape. Think they are a little high on their horse.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Doesn’t get better than this

One of the best county courses you will find anywhere. Keep it on the fairway and you can have a great round. Watch out for the rough though it will eat your ball alive beautiful country setting that should not be missed

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs water on the course

The course is in terrific shape (ridge and meadow). They offered a challenge by requiring a number of placement shots. Greens were very nice with some tough pin positions. We were told that they were rolling slow but once you get past the first few, they were similar. The rough was thick and made It difficult to locate the ball and to but out of once you had the opportunity. Overall the course was worth the play at the golf now price. Think the standard greens fees are high being out of county.

While the course was fun to play, there is no water on the course which makes playing on hot days a bit tougher. Bring enough with you to drink as you won't find water on the course. The starter was very friendly while the pro shop and grill staff were a little indignant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A pleasure!

Great course. Drove 1:45 to play this for first time and was not disappointed! Conditions were ideal and lush. Tees fairways and greens were in excellent condition. (People still need lesson on fixing ball marks) smooth rolls and tricky greens. Well worth the ride and will do it again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The golfers should treat these beautiful courses better

We played the Ridge course and, for the first time, the Lake course. Both were maintained to the highest standards. All the courses, but especially the Ridge, have beautiful views of the valley and mountains.

However, the golfers who play these beautiful course could use a few lessons in fixing ball marks on the greens and replacing divots. You remember the old saw about repairing your ball mark and one other, well on some holes yesterday I fixed mine and 5 others.

Keep your ball out of the fescue.

The pace was also poor. 2:40 to play the Ridge. The round was 5:00-5:10.

To sum it up, these are excellent golf courses well worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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