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4.6
439 Reviews (439)
5 Stars
279
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
97.9%
Recommend this course
418 out of 439 reviews
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4.7
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.5%
Recommend this course
67 out of 68 reviews
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4.7
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
99.1%
Recommend this course
106 out of 107 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7065 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.6

Neshanic Valley Golf Course is a 27-hole layout that sprawls across 420 acres of rolling farmland. It is the flagship course of the five-course Somerset County Park Commission system. The design team of Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry crafted the layout, which is divided into three nines called the Lake, Ridge, and Meadow. The nines can be played in different 18-hole combinations. The Lake/Ridge Course, as the name would imply, starts out with a few water holes. In addition to the lakes on the front nine, environmentally sensitive wetland areas come into play throughout. The fairways and greens are bordered by ample fescue and the putting surfaces are closely guarded by strategically placed bunkers. Neshanic Valley also offers a nine-hole, par-32 Academy Course, which is great for beginners.

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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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Catering

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
439 Reviews (439)

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 32

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Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Highly recommend playing, course in very good shape. Played over month ago and not in as good of shape, as expected with all the play but still fairways and greens very nice. Rough is very high and tough to get out, can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the top courses in NJ

Have been playing Neshanic over 10+ years. Always a pleasure to come and play. Course is always in a great shape. Pace of play is excellent. Staff could be a little friendlier. Overall A++.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love to Play Here

Really nice courses, although some greens had a lot of unfixed ball marks this time. Very important to hit fairways here, and greens were quick. I always struggle here, but always enjoy it, I'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Been playing Neshanic for many years. Great course, great value. Greens were slow today but overall a wonderful course. It’s a must course to play in NJ.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Public Golf in NJ Outside Atlantic City Area

For my money, this course is the best public facility that's not in the greater AC area. Absolutely remarkable conditions for it being late in the season, and this being a municipal facility. The rates are reasonable ($85 for non residents) for a course of this quality, with such a great design pedigree (Hurdzan & Fry of Erin Hills fame). That said, the design is phenomenal, and would stand on its own merits regardless of whose name was listed as architect. There are a lot of fun, interesting and challenging holes, but the course remains playable for people of all levels (I play with some 25+ handicaps who are over 60, and they enjoy the course from the senior tees. Additionally, in maybe 7 or 8 rounds at this course this season I have never once played in longer than 4.5 hours. This ranges from 7am tee times to 11 am tee times and everything in between. I cannot recommend this course enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Played the ridge and meadow courses which were both in great shape. Some greens were browning where ball marks weren't repaired but overall it is a very nice course, a little pricey but very good course. Good time was had by all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A must play

Great course. Well worth my 45 min drive. Trying to play NJ best public courses and think this will be hard to beat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pick it up

All n all One of my favorite public courses. Def worth the money. Pace of play needs to be addressed. 2 plus hours on the front and the back was no picnic either. No ranger in sight. Cart girls were always present which is good but send a ranger out here n there

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent layout and pace of play

Great layout more of a links style course
Many tee options
Green we’re not rolling as good as in past, probably just because it’s late in season and getting lots of play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A GEM For A NJ County Course

Just play the venue (Meadows/Lake) and you'll have a wonderful round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Top Muni

Good Value for an afternoon tee time. Pace of play was acceptable, but with public golf, it can get a little slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Facility

First time visiting this course but I’ll be back again. Greens are a bit bumpy. Probably due to volume of play but that seems to be true everywhere these days. Otherwise great layout and conditions with many scenic and interesting holes. If you spray the ball this may not be the place for you. Beautiful tall fescue everywhere and if you hit it there you will likely not find your ball. I was fortunate to avoid it but there seemed to be others in our foursome who hit there on nearly every hole which really affects the rhythm and pace of play of the round. There is an “Academy” 9 at the facility which looked more forgiving if you have trouble hitting it straight.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Country Club

Feels like a country club. Very scenic course with ample amount of fairway. Challenging course but not so overwhelming. Staff is very friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow what a course pristine fairways magnificent what a beautiful course beautiful views highly recommend this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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