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4.0
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
84.0%
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51 out of 60 reviews
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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
10
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
84.0%
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21 out of 25 reviews
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4.0
28 Reviews (28)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
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24 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 65
Length 4996 yards
Slope 115
Rating 64.2

Pinch Brook Golf Course in Florham Park may be a short course, but it should not be underestimated. The layout offers all the challenges of a championship course conveniently wrapped in an executive-length course. Water hazards come into play on nearly every hole, including a pond on the seventh that is shaped like the state of New Jersey. The elevated and undulating greens putt fast and true. They present a test for even the most seasoned golfers. The par-3 holes are particularly tough. Most of them feature strategically placed bunkers fiercely guarding the double-tiered greens, that or a forced carry. The golf course is great for honing your short game skills or for squeezing in a quick but challenging round. Pinch Brook G.C. is hailed by locals as the best short course in northern New Jersey.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Rees Jones (1983) Keith Evans (1983)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

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4.0
60 Reviews (60)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Executive Course.

This was my second time and I really like the course. The staff is great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First time at Pinch Brook

First time at this course and overall it was an enjoyable experience. Course play was slow on the front 9 but picked up on the back 9. Only negative was that there was no driving range, but I have come to find out that many courses in the NYC/NJ area do not have one or currently have them closed due to COVID concerns.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pinch Brook looking good

Course was in great shape and they've adapted really well with a couple of outdoor grills and drink stations. Played it in three hours flat and we waited at times because we were a twosome following two foursomes. Ideal for a late afternoon round and for working on medium distance Par 3's. I will definitely be playing again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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First Time Playing

Barry

The starter Barry is miserable. Canceled my round and left the course.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Not worth it

This course is overpriced at all times, even with a county card. Although the staff was nice, especially the starter, the lack of communication amongst the staff caused an uneasy and stressful scene. It looked like groups took it upon themselves to start on the back 9 under no direction from the staff. Cart allocation was an issue as well. The staff has very little control over many of the basic functions of public golf course management. I will say that COVID restrictions do play a slight role in these issues.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Awful Experience - Find another course

Was looking forward to spending the day on the course with my adult son. He called in advance to confirm, and was told I could ride in the cart, as I have a leg injury. He was told “no problem” by the person who answered the phone in the office. However, once we arrived, the entire scene changed thanks to the crotchety starter. My son dropped me off at the office, my leg bound in a leg brace, wearing throngs, While he went to park the car. The starter asked if I was playing. I laughed and said “not today. I’m riding in the cart.” He said “oh, you need a cart? Not sure we have any.” First signal. My son arrived, and went to pay. He came out and he was asked by the starter three times for his name. My son had to show him his name on the list. He then asked my son how many holes we were playing. My son said 18. The starter looked at me and asked how many holes I was playing. I said “I’m going along for the ride.” The starter ran into the office for a minute, we thought to get the cart. He came out and told my son he needed to go inside since “they need to talk to you.” My son came out and told me I wasn’t permitted to ride, since they haven’t allowed that in 3 years. The starter couldn’t let me ride in the cart. I clearly wasn’t playing. No clubs, no shoes, leg injury, flip flips. I guess he wanted a tip for his bubbly personality. Horrible experience. No class. And the course is in need of sprucing up from what I could see.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Double fee for golf carts

I ,, highly, object to charging a double fee for one golf cart in which two people are riding, That is a real turn off.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/09/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

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