Hillsborough Country Club

3.9950235294 4.0 stars from 5 (148)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5840 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 68.2
  • Layout

  • 146 Wertsville Rd, Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844, Somerset County
  • (908) 369-3322
  • (908) 369-7116
  • hillsboroughgolf.com

Year built: 1971
Architect(s): George Fazio
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5840 yards 68.2 124
Red (W) 73 5445 yards 74.1 121

Hillsborough Country Club is tucked away amongst the foothills of the Sourland Mountains. The golf course overlooks the beautiful Amwell Valley, sprawling across lush rolling hills gently sprinkled with mature trees. The par-70 layout is player friendly enough for all skill levels, it is even gentle enough for beginners. While it may not be what you're looking for if you want a long and challenging test, it's great for a casual round with a few tricky surprises. Accuracy will be generously rewarded but the golf course isn't overly punishing if you're slightly errant. Golfers will come across a fair amount of strategically placed sand traps as well as the occasional water hazard. In addition to the course, you can get even more short game practice in on Hillsborough Country Club's practice chipping and putting greens and there is also a driving range available.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 148 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

126 out of 148 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Sleep is overated"


kp2f's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My round was going well until a grumpy guy stole my ball when I accidently hit near him, I loved that ball and it was all downhill no pun intended after that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wouldn’t Go Back for Awhile"


u7068294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went on a Monday in May with a 11:50 tee. The course was okay to say the most. The fairways were in good shape. The greens were in real bad shape, very bumpy and hard to “stick”. I found many balls hitting the greens then not holding on when on other course would’ve stayed on. SHORT COURSE with many blind tee shots. Would be very hesitant to go back. In the end, you get what you pay for


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Golfing day"


jimnorrisjr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our day of golf with my 2 sons & wife. Weather was perfect. We had a slow party in front of us. Drive was long, we drove from North NJ.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



uLKOI4765LK's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Scenic course"


larry51gonz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Even though course was a little wet, nice layout and cart path only. The course is very scenic and relaxing. Golfing there is relaxing and enjoyable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004092568's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u283560889's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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: Average


I recommend this course



u283560889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



chasmary's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u4345124's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unique layout, Great value."


u1153362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a short course but the designers of the course made up for the lack of length with lots of unique short par 4's and 3's. The track is cut into the side of a hill making the greens extremely challenging. At times, if you miss the hole even by a foot your putt is running off the green, off the fringe, and back into the rough. It is challenging and fun.

I have played the course twice for $20 and $12. For that amount of money this course is an excellent value. As of now, fall 2017, the course is in great condition. The only downside is that some of the greens get covered by leaves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


Richard2209095's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and the people couldn't be me nicer. Can't wait to go back.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice corse off the beat path in scenic nashnic NJ. Always able to get tee time as it's not crowded during the week. Only thing I don't like is the no cooler or b.y.o.b. Policy. Buying beer in club house gets expensive..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Short but tricky"


u371547752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

What this course lacks in yardage, it makes up for in tight fairways, tricky lies, inventive holes and tough greens


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great shape"


larry51gonz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape. Greens are fast in front nine but slow down on some of the holes in the back nine. Price was good. They have bottles of water in ice chests for the golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jack9923502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


Alexander3838285's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time that i was playing on the course. Accuracy is key on this course, if not you will spend a lot of time searching for your ball. The Greens are fast and difficult to read so be ready for some tough putts. The bunkers need A LOT OF LOVE on the Course, it does not seem that they even bother to rake them each morning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An Amazing Day Of Golf In Hillsborough"


u000004797590's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering it was a picture perfect day, Hillsborough Country Club was equally as perfect. The greens were in the best shape I have ever seen. You really get an appeciation of how fun the greens are when you approach the uphill 15th green with the pin placed in the front right and you have to putt 10 feet to the left just to get it close. What a blast!!!

Ill be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005218238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"GNATS"


u735032285's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

My first review on Golfnow and hopefully my last. Very good course and interesting holes/layout. Good pace of play. But there was a serious gnat/bug situation. There were GNATS in my face on the tee box. GNATS in the fairways. GNATS in my face on the green. When I went to sleep at night I was seeing GNATS! It's sad because it could have been an enjoyable round without the GNATS. I'm not exaggerating. If you love GNATS and getting eaten alive for 4 hours, this is the course for you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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