Neshanic Valley Golf Course - Meadow/Ridge Course

4.3753411765 4.4 stars from 5 (237)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7036 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 237 Reviews
5 stars:
137
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

220 out of 235 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Beautiful course"


jimvivalo's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cannot say enough how beautiful the course is and how well it is laid out. Looking forward to playing again soon. I have a few concerns regarding the pace of play on the front nine and the players behind us not offering the courtesy of some privacy on the tee box.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



hryi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uWFCB8614WF's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

challenging but not to difficult , but you need to stay in the fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout."


tomdomino's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Neshanic is always in great shape and the layout is terrific.

0-9 handicapper will be challenged from the tips.

Greens are in great shape right now.

The ball rolls smoothly but they aren't overly quick.

Bunkers are very firm, but well maintained.

The only negative? No drinking water on the course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great challenge !!"


wnyhacker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful 27 hole complex with friendly staff.

Course is in excellent condition with true roll greens providing a nice challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"The jewel"


Shaun7988474's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Simply the fantastic and beautiful golf course. But staff at the desk have some attitude problem, something very similar to government office workers. After all, it is a county course. Other than that, it’s a gem.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/01/2018

Sane rhing when I was there. Its like they were doing you the favor of paying almost $100 for a round.


"Great Course Play When You Can"


u390283664's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely recommend this course. It's a little expensive this time of year but a very well kept course. No complaints at all. Play it if you can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ryan1938761's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


dcmartorana's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the area. Only criticism is that the rough was thick and deep and easy to lose golf balls only a few feet off fairways.

But overall one of the best courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Bacci411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



UCSB's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



picciottoli's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and the condition of the course was very good.

There was no one on the course, but they would not let us go out early. The staff or maybe the policy is “ Golf Now “ must go out at the tee time. Not friendly towards Golf Niw players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Played after a lot of rain"


FD's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visited for North Carolina and when in the area I try to play this course. There had been a lot of rain in the last few weeks and days but the course was in great shape. However you did not want to be in the rough because it was not cut. The greens were very smooth a bit slower than usual but expected. Pace of play was slow due to playing partners looking for balls and all the other groups. Highly recommended this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


JerryZ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're not a resident of Somerset county it is very costly to play this course. GolfNow offers an attractive alternative to rack rate. I hadn't played here for over 7 years and glad I returned. Over all conditions were very good. I don't know if they are planning on holding a US Open qualifier here, but from the depth and thickness of the rough, I'd guess so. This detracts from the playability of the course. Greens were running at a descent speed and besides the ever present unrepaired ball marks, were in good shape. It was a hot day, close to 90, when I played. Why they elected not to put out drinking water is beyond me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout... but..."


u000005641634's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great and I'll go back

BUT

Greens were rolling true but a little slow. It was hot so I get it.

Bunkers inconsistent and generally not raked so I was in footprints twice in three times. The third was hard as a cart path

We finished in 4 hours at about 7:15 and wanted to go have a beer but they close the bar at 5

Sun goes down at 8:30 and they close at 5?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"ryang yoon"


ryoon123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course, great staffs. want to play the lake course next time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice county course"


Jozpad's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Reviewed on

Great condition and nice location...... I hear that it's losing money and it's easy to see why. I wouldn't want to have a private club nearby and try to compete against an operation like this. Great for the golfers, bad for the non golfing taxpayer. The range looked very nice as well. Didn't eat in the lounge which was small. Very nice venue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



paulson0825's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course but the GolfNow apps GPS doesnt work here"


Ty4177's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Neshanic Valley Golf Course

This was a beautiful course.

But the GolfNow apps GPS did not work properly for this course.

There are three (3) sets of 9 holes and I believe an academy course.

The app only had the academy course and I could not get it to recognize either of the two 9 hole courses I played (the Ridge and the Meadow).

Hopefully they will resolve this with the next update.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u418744568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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