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3.7
9 Reviews (9)
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.7
60.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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3.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6964 yards
Slope 126
Rating 73.0

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/23
Architect Francis Duane

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.7
9 Reviews (9)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Course Should Be Closed

Greens keeper lost 15 out of 18 tees so you had to tee off on temporary tees in front of the most forward tee. This causes the course to play ridiculously short and you are teeing off in the rough. If this were a private course the greens keeper would be looking for another job. Some fairways were also dead as well but greens were very good. Really a shame to see a very good layout in terrible shape. The county should warn you of these terrible conditions but they don’t and aren’t discounting the greens fees. Wait until next spring when the grass on the tees should be back and open.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not worth the money

Apparently the tee boxes are destroyed. They’re using temp tees on every hole. The tees are in some cases considerably forward of even the forward tees. The course plays more like an executive course. Fairways and greens were okay but a 70 yd par 3 or a 360 yd par 5 is ridiculous. Greens fees are way too much for those conditions. If you want to play Monmouth County, go play Hominy, Charleston Springs or even Shark River.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great course

golf course in great shape other then some of the tee boxes where a bit banged up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Single

Choice was a last minute decision, great choice for a really nice day, came as a single, got paired with a threesome with only a 20 minute wait.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 278
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor

One of...

...the better public courses in the state. The conditions were very good, especially with all the rain and humidity we've had. The huge greens were perfect and very receptive. A little pricey for out of county residents, but worth it at least once a year.
No food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Jersey N Y C Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

In Love

Being from Ocean County, my friends and I always look for the best courses for the best prices.

My friend always has been begging me to get out there to play Howell with him, and I finally committed, and I was pleased.

BEAUTIFUL course. We got out there and played the 9+ rate, and played fast enough to finish 18.

The fairways were beautiful and nicely done, although the rough was kind of thick, it rained the past week before we got out there.

The greens were challenging but fun. I heard that usually the greens are really fast, but when I played they were slow.

It does get expensive if you do not have a county card, but if you can get out there for a twilight 9+, you will not be disappointed. It was very peaceful, and once the fall comes around, I can picture that course looking like one of the nicest courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great County Course

I'm a county resident so I typically play Charleston Springs but my buddy and I wanted to start playing all of the Monmouth courses. We walked on and were able to tee off right away. No complaints to be had about the course. Like all Monmouth courses, the course was very well maintained. Lots of dog legs on this one and greens are very difficult in my opinion.

I will definitely be playing here again but I do prefer Charleston Springs and Hominy Hill to Howell Park.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Philly Advisor
Previously Played

Classic old style

Howell parks a nice Classic golf course tree line fair ways, quick mounded greens, and thick heavy rough. It's a great test for an avid golfer but it can be brutal when you get off the fairway. I always feel like it plays well for me but there are no gimmes here. Great course to get out there and walk, only complaints no beverage or amenities, and the staff isn't the friendliest.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Another Monmouth County public gem

Howell Park is a great course cut from the woods in Farmingdale, NJ. The layout is challenging but allows for many scoring opportunities. Woods and extremely thick rough flank most holes so accuracy is a must. If a player hits an errant tee shot a hole can quickly turn into a deep woods hunt or a slash fest in the rough. All of the par 3's feel the same but they're all elevated quite differently and forces the player to adjust club lengths. I love playing this course and the price is right for a public course in NJ. As with most Monmouth County courses the staff is often unfriendly and arrogant, so be wary of that. No food or beverage to speak of except for the basic refreshments on the beverage cart but the course is located in Farmingdale and a short drive from a couple bars which are suitable for a nineteenth hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/10/2016

Good stuff, spot on .

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