Pinch Brook Golf Course

3.9323941176 3.9 stars from 5 (27)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 65
  • Length: 4996 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 64.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 65 4996 yards 64.2 115
Blue (W) 65 4996 yards 69.3 118
White 65 4653 yards 62.6 106
White (W) 65 4653 yards 67.1 117
Red (W) 65 4091 yards 64.1 110
Red 65 4091 yards 60.5 99

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 27 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
14
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

23 out of 26 reviews


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PJC2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



jun5027535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Short but challenging"


u277682407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a 6:30 tee time and took our 4-some 4 hours. Challenging greens made up for the short holes. Only 2 par 5s.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good Solid Course, Par 65"


lkushnercpa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finished our round in 4:15 which wasn't too bad. I hear rounds can be long though. Course was in above average condition, particularly for a public course. Par 65 course so a lot of par 3s. Good course over all with friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u984081456's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"No rangers - very very slow"


vanniem's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course in quite nice condition - but no rangers so playing 5.5 hours for a par 65. It should be 4.5 hours max. Great staff ( the few that were there).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This is a great short course"


u146198234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well maintained and the pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"this course is my favorite"


garybattito's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I like playing here, the staff is friendly & always looking to help. I play here every week and walk, you can have a few more bench's around. grounds are kept great, putting green are all ways a challenge to me.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Labor Day outing"


u406772347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Holidays are usually busy, I get it, but not one ranger out there to manage pace of play? 94 degrees out and every single water cooler was empty, and to make matters worse, I did not see a beverage cart not once. Decent facilities, well kept yes but I hated this place.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


Sandman13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Veey nice course great staff, i was late for my t times due to horrible traffic but they still accomodated me an hourand a half late.<br/> Only negative would be the walk from the car to the carts, not allowed to take carts to the lot.<br/> Great course<br/> Pete


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Beginner Course"


WWBssPlyr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course is close to home and fairly priced. Not that challenging or long, but is worth an 18 once in a while. Pace of play can be slow at times, lots of walkers and seniors play here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Muni"


Degenk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I live nearby and use PB as my base course. It is a solid municipal course. Like all Morris County courses you can expect to tee off at your scheduled time, the greens are always in above average shape for a public course and the pace is reasonable (4:10). When the course conditions can be handled by the grounds keeper the fairways and roughs are typically in good shape. The bunkers can be so so. The staff is great and they try hard to get you out if you just walk up.

The course is a par 65 and has nine par 3s, which can be a little boring. It's an easy walking course. I particularly like the front, holes 2-6. They are fun. I have often played here with my wife who is about a 30 handicap. She doesn't get frustrated and there is enough for me to have a good time.

The only draw back to the course is the last three holes are par 3s. I don't like to put the driver away after 15. With a county card the pricing is reasonable but if I have the time I go to Flanders Valley for about the same price. Out of county prices might seem high for PB.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice for the price"


u411299173's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Just played pinchbrook for the first time today and actually enjoyed it even though I don't play shorter courses much anymore ,I would most likely go back again even the hr drive is worth it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good


I recommend this course


"A Welcoming Golf Experience"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played Pinch Brook in many years, despite it being so close to my home. It's an executive course, barely 5000 yds from the tips, so for one thing, if nothing else, it'll make the weekend warrior feel mighty. Its a fairly forgiving course, with large greens and fairly open fairways.

The staff was super friendly and accommodating -- that alone means I'll be back. I signed up for a 4:30 tee time online, and they basically said I could join any of two or three groups that were teeing off in front of me.

The course, from tees, to fairways to greens, were all in good shape, despite a few fairways with GUR ( ground under repair).

All in all. A good value at a nice, short course. Thanks to the staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and nice muni course"


Stachecki's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played here over 20 times, because as a county resident the fees for twilight are great. Not my favorite course as it is short, a lot of par 3's. It is well cared for like the other Morris County courses. Good practice for iron play. Greens run around 7-8, similar to a lot of munis I have played, as opposed to around 10 at private clubs. Lots of women play here due to the length of the course, but play is still a bit longer than it should be on such a short course. Many of The holes are moderate to easy, they are not that difficult or tricky. The course is right in front of you, no tricks and the rough is not bad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


hypart's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

executive course - only 5000 yards. good place to go and get some practice in. greens are very slow though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great greens, beautiful fall foliage."


Chunkyman's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Boyoboy, it was cold and windy (43 F by the tiime we finished), but the fall colors were bright and framed this Rees Jones course beautifully. Mallards on the ponds, a really pleasant setting, all in all. In general, the fairways are wide and well-trimmed. Water comes into play on a number of holes, much to my chagrin. The greens are immaculate -- but fast and undulating, and defended by some formidable bunkers.

i can imagine that this course could be crowded on a summer weekend,but it wasn't on this date. We arrived and were greeted by name (even though it was our first time here) and were set up and out immediately. We were told there were two holes empty in front of us but we might catch up to a foursome by hole 6. They never held us up. My son walked and I rode, due to a sore knee, but it's a perfect course for walking -- flat and short. Many par 3's; only two par 5's, and they aren't really long.

Our tee time was at 1:30 and I had neglected to take the fall-back hour into consideration, so we ran out of light before we finished. The course closed at 5PM but the ranger came to get us at 4:30 and told us (cordially) we had 15 minutes to get back to the clubhouse. So we took off, but we will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


mooo25's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course, and for the price I paid, was well worth it. The people behind the desk can be a little snobby and off putting, but they gave me a better deal and an earlier tee time when I showed up early, so they are businessmen at heart.

Overall, good time, and it was worth the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't let this little gem fool you..."


Fivegrains's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

there is water on nearly 14 holes, 9 par 3's and greens with alot if undulation. you need to play well to score well. give it a try you wont be disappointed! staff very friendly! Oh and the course rating is incorrect, from the blue tees its 63.9/111, not 98


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice flat well maintained course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pinch Brook is a very well maintained course, easy to navigate, moderately challenging and the staff all very friendly. Pretty landscaping with lilly ponds, weeping willows and lots of wild life. Got a birdie on 9th hole - lots of possibilites!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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