Farmstead Golf & Country Club - Valleyview/Lakeview Course

4.1106823529 4.1 stars from 5 (170)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 6161 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Casual
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 69 6161 yards 69.9 122
middle 69 5494 yards 66.3 117
middle (W) 69 5494 yards 71.2 119
forward (W) 69 4701 yards 66.9 112

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 170 Reviews
5 stars:
67
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

156 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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"Crowded last Friday Sep 6 2013 PM"


JaimeMarce1121194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/6/2023
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u9263247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
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We played Valley Lake view, the valley view the greens were impeccable with 0 imperfections and the layout was challenging. However the lake view greens need some work as they’re a significant amount of ballmarks and imperfections in the green. Overall was a fantastic round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u5872426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great deal"


tastag62's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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For me one of the nicest public courses in New Jersey - great layout - friendly staff - enough challenges - lots of wildlife viewing - beautiful setting - fantastic snack house at the turn and restaurant/bar for after golf - all in an historic barnyard setting - a must play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jaylee2200's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


u000006513958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Had a great time playing. Course is in great shape. Going back with my group on the 12th of May. 5 T Times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoy Playing Farmstead"


Henryjlee's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
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The course was in great shape. Four played at $22 each. New carts in 2018. I was surprised how the course rebounded after a tough winter in NJ. I recommend this course for without reservation. We played Lake to Club. The Valley is a shorter course with difficult par 3s. You need to make shots on this course,

Limitations: No driving range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worth the Drive"


WILD4steve's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

I have always preferred Lakeview to Club View but regardless, the course is always well maintained and management keeps pace acceptable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dcmartorana's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u927597546's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



pga0326's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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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



u9689488's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


bdickman62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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The pace of play for Lake and Club this Saturday was the worst I have experienced in a long time. Course was in great shape for this time of the year.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenge yourself"


pinksrx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Play this course from the Blues, it's a much better challenge. White and red tees are close. Greens in good condition, despite a horrible March in NJ


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great shape but quircky layout"


Jim2201593's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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I would not play this 18 again. Play club and Lake. Much better track.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4226312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u7326790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Play this course!!!"


u2250072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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This was without a doubt one of the nicer courses I've played this season. Our Tee time was 12:12 we went out about 10 minutes early. There was only 2 of us, so they paired us with another twosome. Which I usually don't like, but this time was quite fun. With it being almost December the course was leave free and in GREAT shape. The starters were friendly and gave you all the info you would need to play the course! Definitely gonna play this course again! N.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Farmstead is a great course"


dcmartorana's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Played here many times. Course is in great shape, greens were nice, leaves blown off fairways and rough. Will play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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