A view of hole #6 at River Vale Country Club
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4.3
303 Reviews (303)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
152
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
92.8%
Recommend this course
268 out of 303 reviews
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4.5
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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4.4
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.5%
Recommend this course
72 out of 77 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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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Jersey (2019 #16)

Reviews

4.3
303 Reviews (303)

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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Walked

nice

nice track. walking only, No rental pull carts, rakes or ball washers during the virus scare. No concessions, etc. Doing what they can to stay safe. Nice track and good staff.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Surly staff

Early season play, course did not honor golf now price, charged $50, Pace of play awful course condition below average, layout challenge not memorable in any way. Needless to say I will not be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad

Not at all bad for Christmas Eve, eventhough you could not place the tee in the tee box cause it was frozen, but certainly no fault of the course. See you in the Spring when the course is beautiful and plays so well!

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

Great course for the price

I played River Vale Country Club and was very impressed with the course, staff and pace of play. I think it's the best deal for the price in the Tri-State area. They also have a great 19th hole with good food and drinks. Staff is outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is got to be my favorite course in the Metro area. it is always challenging and always in great condition! very impressed with the consistency would recommend this course to anyone !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Chris

The course is in great ccondition. Greens are tough, run at 10 and tricky to read. Bunkers strategically placed where you hit your drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course, the greens are very challenging. The day I played the greens were fast

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Had a slight frost delay this AM, but considering it is November 2nd completely understandable. Course was in amazing shape, love it. Greens not as fast as usual, the fairways were awesome. Will return soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a Nice Course

Today my friend and I played a round here and we were very impressed. The course is beautiful and well maintained. A challenging course but not too difficult. The greens are very tricky. Some of the toughest greens I ever played. For a Hot Deal for $50. It’s worth every penny. Can’t wait to come back and play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging well kept course

Well maintained. Challenging course, particularly the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course and great value with GolfNow Hot Deal

The course was in great shape, but the greens were MOVING. Fun track, and a lot of sand to keep you on your toes. Cant beat the GPS in the carts. Even if i had paid the full course rate, not the discounted hot deal, i would still not be upset with my purchase. top notch semi-private course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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