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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6850 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.0
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Knoll Country Club West
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15
Architect Charles Banks (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

4.6
31 Reviews (31)
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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Birthday round of golf at Knoll West

I always try to play somewhere new and nice on my birthday and Knoll West came through for me today.
I had also wanted to play the course because I have enjoyed other courses done by the course architect, Charles Banks. I definitely want to play here when the leaves are on the trees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

beautiful hot day

Fairways & greens were in great condition, the bunkers made it challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The gem of Boonton

I love this course. It is hard to find deals on golf now but I was able to play it for $90 with a friend. The course has open fairways, a nice layout and challenging fairway, as well as deep green side bunkers. The greens were a little slower then the last time I played. The only thing I find strange about the course is that most of the greens have big hills and humps (not tiered) and it makes them very difficult to read after aeration. Great course half the distance of Crystal Springs if you are in the Bergen county area!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Obviously wet from all the rain, but most holes held up. Decent value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent golf course

The course is better than most private clubs, especially regarding the golf architecture. The greens are fantastic, with typical Banks bunkering and exciting internal contours. The course is a great walk, although even on a weekday morning I had to pay the cart included rate even though I walked the course.

The course plays longer than the card, in part due to being par 70, and there may be a few too many long par 4's, but that is about the most critical thing I can say. I drove an hour and a half to play it and it was worth the time and the $90.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

March 30, 2017

Great course which is in spring condition. Clubhouse is large and well kept. Pro shop has a good variety and selection. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Today's play was cart path only due to the soft grounds. The course was not crowded and I finished.my round in 2+45 (single). The challenge with this course is the greens which have undulations about and most are surrounded by steep drop offs and sand traps. Landing your ball in a 5' circle around the cup will take all the fun out of this course. A new driving range is being installed and should be completed in May. Also a miniature golf course is in the future construction plans making this facility more family friendly.
I will be back to play this course again this season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Old School

This a great old course. Tees are close to greens so it is very walkable. Overall the course is in very good shape, especially the greens. They are really fun to putt, with all the undulations, typical of a Banks course. It's a little pricey for a weekday and there was some bare spots in the fairways. Beware of the cross bunkers through out the course. It's the kind of course you would enjoy playing every day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Semi-Private Course

I'm a member here and play 2-3 times a week in the summer, course is challenging enough that it keeps you coming back. Grounds are well maintained and staff is friendly. Rates for guests are a little high though...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Golf at its best

Played with a friend of mine on a day they had a 7:30 shot gun and only 20 golfers showed (good for us). The course was in great shape and we played as a twosome and finished in 3 1/2 hrs taking our time and taking a few extra practice shots. Great course friendly staff only negative is no driving range

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

OK But Pace of Play Unacceptable

Semi Private or Muni Track.. It begs the question but $80.00 on a Sunday Afternoon should be better green conditions and someone please move the groups leaving 2 -3 holes open ahead.

Greens Bumpy and Very slow... really nice undulations give them some speed they would be fine.

5 Plus hours... Ranger could care less and 3 holes open with the two groups in front of us thinking it was their own private playground.

One and done for me.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pretty, but not worth the $$

My ratings for the course would go up a bit if the price went down. The fairways and greens were in very good shape, but the red tee boxes need some work ... they're mostly sloped/domed which is very annoying as a female golfer who sees this a lot - courses not paying attention to the "ladies'" tees.

It was also fairly wet, and EXTREMELY buggy. By the 8th hole we said we would never come back because of the 1) price and 2) BUGS!

I am not a fan of Banks' greens design - which tend to be gimmicky with extreme ridges running through. I love challenging greens, but these were essentially all of very similar design.

i think they are doing work on some bunkers, BUT 95% of them on this day were terrible. The sand was not raked that day and was PACKED down i think from previous rain. this was disappointing and made it very difficult to play out of the bunkers with unfair conditions

It plays very long with a lot of elevated greens. I don't hit a long ball, so I'm used to being short of the green, so it didn't bother me very much - but my playing partner is an excellent golfer and he had a hard time off the regulation tees - saying it plays FAR too long for the "average" golfer. Even the starter mentioned that they "recently" added gold tees because of the aging membership and they requested fairer tee boxes.

The yardage markers were quirky too ... one of the blue 200 discs in the middle of the fairway was 8 yards further back than the sprinkler head that said 202 yards. The signs on the tee boxes are old, where the red yardage is actually from the white tees. Only the score card is updated.

The website for both East/West is lacking. There is barely any information on either course, no pictures.

I realize this seems really negative - but I mean it to be an "average" review. We had a good time ... we did enjoy the fairways and greens, it was a very pretty course, but it's not worth the price.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Staff was very friendly and helpful

The course was in great condition and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Bring the short game

Challenging greens and some crazy bunkers that I am actually glad I didn't know were there. Bring your short game. Nice challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

knoll west country club

this is a terrific course in great shape. well worth a play. one of the best public courses in northern NJ. Only drawback is they only accept cash.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course puts the emphasis on your short game.

Played on a chilly November day and had an enjoyable round. Course was perfectly maintained and the greens rolled true but fast. Holes are straightforward and for the most part wide fairways. True par fours in length that it's driver mid iron in on most and the greens keep easy pars to a minimum by well-placed bunkers and challenging slopes on the green surface. Looking forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value course. Wonderful staff.

Great value course. Wonderful staff. Course well maintained. Nice design. Greens med-slow but rolled true. Bunkers well maintained. Really no complaints. Probably a bit of an unknown gem in the area. Again, staff - Mark Thunberg et al - all great. Would recommend course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens were firm and true and one of the best I have played this year. The fairways were generous and the sand traps were well maintained too.

The greens were firm and true and one of the best I have played this year. The fairways were generous and the sand traps were well maintained too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great place to play golf

challenging golf course,was in great shape, greens were very challenging.staff was very friendly, pace of play was excellent. Weather was fantastic, getting a great price on golfNow made the deal much more affordable. And holding number 17 for my first hole in one made it a very special day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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