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4.2
262 Reviews (262)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
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3 Stars
27
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
91.5%
Recommend this course
230 out of 262 reviews
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4.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.4%
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34 out of 36 reviews
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4.3
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
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46 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6504 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.4

River Vale Country Club sprawls across the gently rolling hills of northeast New Jersey. It has been ranked on Golf Digest's list of "Best Places to Play," but it still manages to remain one of Bergen County's most well kept secrets. You'll hardly ever run into crowds on this golf course. The layout has a classic design that incorporates a variety of elevation changes. Tricky uphill and downhill lies will be your biggest challenge on this layout. Strategically placed bunkers lurk beside the greensides and there are several holes where water hazards come into play, including the par-5 fifth, which has a lake on either side of the green. River Vale a tight golf course that demands accuracy and while it's not overly formidable, your skills will definitely be put to the test.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6504 yards 71.4 132
White 72 6168 yards 69.7 129
Gold 72 5892 yards 68.7 126
Red (W) 72 5378 yards 74.9 128
Scorecard for River Vale Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.8/130 394 368 336 185 525 468 389 160 375 3200 384 325 482 351 233 475 381 133 540 3304 6504
White M: 69.3/126 372 350 325 161 488 450 365 148 364 3023 365 308 471 321 215 454 366 123 522 3145 6168
Gold M: 68.1/124 354 341 318 155 438 444 352 144 360 2906 334 304 466 316 191 438 321 100 516 2986 5892
Red W: 74.9/128 338 271 268 146 417 442 307 107 302 2598 326 302 410 267 176 408 314 98 479 2780 5378
Handicap 3 13 9 15 5 11 7 17 1 4 16 8 12 6 2 14 18 10
Par 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 15 11 13 3 1 9 17 5 8 12 2 14 16 4 10 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Golf Season Year round
Architect Orrin E. Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire at all times. No jeans, torn clothing or jogging shorts. Shirts must have collars and sleeves

Reviews

4.2
262 Reviews (262)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Dinner 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Elevation Changes 22
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 21
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 14

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River Vale Country Club

Simply a wonderful place to enjoy golf. From bag drop, to check in, to tee off, to play, to beverage cart, to finish...simply great. Will return soon.

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Solid Track

Classic layout with just enough length to test your game . The greens are awesome and the bunkers are in the right places!!!

Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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Perfect weather
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An absolute Gem

This course is an absolute Gem tucked away in upper Bergen County. Occasionally they run specials on Golfnow, which I jump at. The course is in Perfect shape.

Conditions Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Conditions Good
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Layout Excellent
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5.0
Conditions Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Real nice track

Great condition .Green very well maintainedd. I will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Previously Played

Beautiful Course

My buddy and I have been looking for nice courses within an hour radius of NYC, and this course came up on Golf Now. I'm glad we chose River Vale CC, as it was one of the best we've played. It was in excellent condition, both the fairways and greens, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and the bar afterwards was nice as well.

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

Challenging course in great condition

RVCC is semi-private, so it maintains some of the country club feel overall. The course is very well maintained. Although not especially long, the design has great character and the GREENS ARE TOUGH! That’s where the course defends itself. They were running fast and hard to hold. Great fun.
Only cons were that I noticed many bunkers weren’t raked, and while most seem to have sand , some weren’t in the best condition and needed more sand. But overall fine and way better than any country course...
pax’s of play was great for front 9... one 4some, 3 groups ahead of us backed up the whole course on the back... but the rangers fixed and we were moving well again by the 12-13th

Can’t wait to play this course again. Better practice short game and putting. Because you can have an excellent ball striking day and find yourself struggling to make Par!!
**example- 9th hole.- stripe a 3 wood down the middle- 8 iron into the green - FW in reg. G in reg. First putt catches slope rolls off the green, putted up the slope from the fringe and the steep slope killed it.. leaving another 10 footer.
Result... 4 putt double bogey.... ... flask please

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Quality golf

Paid $54 on Golf Now otherwise rate would be $84. This course is the best public course in north eastern New Jersey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great condition and great value

Greens are impeccable smooth and fast. Overall conditioning really good. zero complaints. Pace of play usually smooth. Greens can be tough with old school undulating slopes. Some very tough para here but overall very playable course for all skills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

I’m local

I’m not familiar with the top clubs around but I do know the course is in excellent shape. The design is beautiful and fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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River Vale Country Club
Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for your review, kweingar1. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at River Vale Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in amazing condition

With the one, small exception of a brown spot on one of the greens, River Vale is in exceptional shape despite all the recent rain. And, they have new, relatively quiet motorized carts for the 2019 season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best public course in Bergen County and maybe NJ

This course has gone through a complete metamorphosis. It is in amazing condition. The greens are as good as most private courses. In the past you needed to role the ball in the fairway. NO MORE!!!! The fairways are great and the rough is as good as you would expect from a course in this condition. What a great job in bringing back this course to greatness.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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