Farmstead Golf & Country Club - Valleyview/Lakeview Course

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4.3
226 Reviews (226)
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
96
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.8%
Recommend this course
208 out of 226 reviews
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4.3
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
39 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 69
Length 6161 yards
Slope 122
Rating 69.9

The Valleyview nine is the most difficult course at the 27-hole Farmstead Golf & Country Club, which is located in northwest New Jersey approximately one hour from New York City. Small greens, tree-lined fairways, hilly terrain and out of bounds on seven of nine holes are among the reasons the Valleyview nine is a test. The Byron Phoebus design opened in 1979.

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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Byron Phoebus

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

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Reviews

4.3
226 Reviews (226)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 19
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
Locals 25
Walkers 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 15

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Crowded last Friday Sep 6 2013 PM

Tournament playing in between public outings made slow playing pace. Customers should be informed before selling tee times, so we can decide.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Awesome layout

Great course played it in colder weather for a cheaper price def gonna come back in a few months and play again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

It Starts With The Staff

You always get a warm greeting from the agent on duty. The 're all pleasant and try to satisfy your special needs. This always makes me feel good about playing here. It is a 55 minute ride from my house. The tees are obviously rotated constantly as I have never hit off a bare spot. Choice of tees is quite fair and they are flat. The fairways have no bare spots and the first cut is very fair. Yardage markers are within 4 yards of my laser rangefinder. This time of year, you hate leaves. Not a problem as they blow them away. Have not lost any balls under leaves. The pin placements are also ver fair and not with 6 feet of any edge. The speed will vary from course to course but not radically different. They have been rolled so no bumping around. All in all, a very pleasant under 4 hour round is usual.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

My round at Farmstead

Lake/Club: First hole is a temp, several greens aerated and no one mentioned that. Practice green in great condition but not reflective of most of the greens on the course. Pace of play was atrociously slow. I could have taken a nap between holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SLH

I play here often and do enjoy it. Greens were a little ruff in areas but overall had a nice day out. Will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Farmstead is one of my favorite courses to play. It's always in great shape from tee to green. Extremely well maintained. Highly recommend! .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly

The course is in very good condition except for the tee boxes. They need some work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

plesant course

I have played here weekly for years, good value and nice people make a great day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice to play here

Good course for an intermediate level golfer. Nice layout and friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course

Definitely worth playing if you are within a half hour drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

farmstead

played sunday!!!!!!! payed 69 $ the greens were terrible no wait slow- horrific !!! they were so bad ! the hole its self looked like it was cut with a saw ! very very disappointed with the greens! JUST TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

farmstead

started 30 min late! took 5 hrs greens slow and in poor condition!!!!!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

farmstead

very disappointing! in may-june course was very good! but now the greens were slow and in terrible condition!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

farmstead

course is really good! would give 5 stars but greens are inconsistent and always slow!!!!!!!!!!! use a heavy putter or put some lead tape on it -2 pieces before u play!!!!! great deal with golfnow! $$$$$

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I very nice course

I like the country like feel to the course. Most of the time you can find your ball if you leave the fairway. Water comes into play on several holes. There are two holes on the back 9 of the club 9 where there is a finger of water that protrudes into the fairway that if you haven’t played the course before you wouldn’t know it’s there so be careful. I thought that most of the par 3’s were too long but I loved the wide fairways. In general the conditions were good the fairways were in good shape. The were quite slow and bumpy, they could use a good cut and should be rolled. Overall a fine day on a very nice course.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfer friendly course

Played yesterday. I enjoyed playing this course because it is a friendly challenging course for every type of golfer and always in really good shape for as much play it gets.. I recommend you play this really enjoy it !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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