Old Orchard Country Club

3.4022705882 3.4 stars from 5 (283)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6679 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6679 yards 72.1 127
White 72 6300 yards 69.1 122
Yellow 72 5934 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5685 yards 73.0 121

Opened in 1929, Old Orchard Country Club has a classic design with challenges that stand up to modern golf courses. Throughout the course, you'll see traces of the site's former use as a farm. Ancient apple trees from the original orchard frame many of the holes. The diverse layout will test you with a variety of different shots but the gently rolling terrain makes for an easy walk. Skill and strategy will be generously rewarded but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. Old Orchard's greens play true and fast and they are often flanked with strategically positioned bunkers. A stream wanders through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Golfers will face a tricky island green on the par-5 seventh hole as well as an almost-island green on the par-4 13th.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 283 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
33
1 stars:
33

recommend this course

206 out of 282 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"A Course in Need of TLC"


PineBarron's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course and I go back about 40 years now and it's infrastructure is still the same as when I first played here. I mean the owner hasn't taken care of things like bridges, bulkheads, retaining walls and there are still some drainage issues. Having said that, the actual playing areas such as fairways and greens are kept in surprisingly good condition as compared to the above mentioned issues. As an example of the kind of golfing challenge you'll face here, the seventh hole is a nice par five island green which usually requires an approach layup. There's a 200 plus yard par three and some interesting doglegs to deal with as well. To sum up; it's worth a play, just mind where you walk when out of your cart.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a pleasure"


kktmd5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day to play pace was very good greens are great shape,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice laid back course"


u392207844's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, friendly staff. We got there alittle early and they even offered to let us start earlier than our tee time. Nice variety in course landscape without being overly challenging. We will definitely play there again.


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


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/19/2018:

Thank you so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here at Old Orchard Country Club in New Jersey.

"Fun day, fun place"


Hardu22's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here fairly often, mainly through golf now deals. For the people complaining about the course condition, they are being snobby. It is a beautiful course with some spots that need some repair, but overall greens are well kept, and the fairways well groomed. The rough is definitely hairy, so if you cant hit consistent fairways this course is extremely challenging. I am a 20 handicap and had a blast here.

For early June, the course is in good, if not great shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/18/2018:

Thank you Hardu22 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon at Old Orchard Country Club.

"TLC needed"


irissherman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a pretty course in need of some TLC.Overall course maintenance was poor. The sand traps were full of weeds with grass a foot tall surrounding all of them.Yardage markers were few and far between. A dog belonging to the course came charging and barking at a player in our foursome. Our experience could have been so much better if course maintenance was up to par.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/18/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Lush green's and good pace of play"


kktmd5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lush green's and good pace of play

We will be back real soon


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


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/18/2018:

Thank you kktmd5 so much for taking the time and coming back to see us again and again. Please let us know if you ever need anything and book another round with us soon.

"Sad"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a course I have played many times in the past it was sad to see the condition it was in. I wouldn't play here again for free. I will spread the word to alert my friends the deplorable conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/06/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Not worth your time"


clarence1753546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not maintained at all , very poor shape .. feels like they are just collecting green fees ..

Never play. It again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 06/04/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


Whitro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is not being maintained- traps were awful, rough was really long. However, interesting layout and you can just walk up and play. That convenience is worth a lot


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/29/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


Jbbox1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/29/2018:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

"Great lush greens"


kktmd5's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well it finely stopped raining

Course is getting real lush and shaping up real nice

Management is doing a good job getting up and ready for the upcoming Holiday

Keep up the good work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/29/2018:

Thank you kktmd5 for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here at Old Orchard Country Club as we would love to have you back again very soon!


Jake9291084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always fun to play a Tillinghast design. It’s a shame the course can’t be maintained better but it’s fine for the value. $19 with cart for 18; can’t beat it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/24/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that the course conditions did not meet your expectations. We are happy to see that the round was a good value for you and we hope you enjoyed your day.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course design is good. Traps look like they had not been raked in daysm


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/24/2018:

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the condition of the sand traps. We hope you were still able to enjoy your round.

"Fun play at Old Orchard"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course has a great layout and always makes playing here interesting. Improvement to sand traps is encouraging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/22/2018:

On behalf of the Old Orchard Country Club staff, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your round and we are looking forward to having you come back.


u557917579's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/07/2018:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Old Orchard Country Club.

"Was once a beautiful course is not that now"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In every regard the course needed bunkers were mounted with sand not even spread out . The area just off the fairways were horrible with no evidence of any future upgrades.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 05/07/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Getting There"


rwhitesr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They need to work on some type of cart path. The good news is they are putting sand in the bunkers. Pace is slow but it has always been slow there. They should try 10 minute tee times


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 04/25/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Keep working on the bunkers..."


jimmyduffy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The bunkers need work. If I had to guess the bunkers were not raked or groomed prior to the first round of the day. This results in people not bothering to rake because you don't know where to start. Those of us who did rake we challenged because bunker rakes are mostly broken. A few bunkers had newer rakes in good shape. It looks like they are trying to restore the bunkers because some have new sand in them and others appear to have the drainage exposed waiting for new sand. Overall the course conditions were better than I remember and the staff was friendly. No cart person or places to buy water or snacks besides the office at this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 04/25/2018:

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Fun course to play"


mlsgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a relaxed atmosphere and good layout that makes for an enjoyable round of golf. Generous fairways allow for slightly errant tee shots. The greens, although recently aerated still rolled well and are in good condition considering the time of year and recent weather in the area. Definitely recommend a round here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 04/23/2018:

Thank you mlsgolf as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Old Orchard Country Club.

"Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is laid out well. It is challenging and allows you to use all your clubs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Old Orchard Country Club on 04/16/2018:

Thank you gerardadimando as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at Old Orchard Country Club.


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