River Vale Country Club

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4.1
219
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
86.8%
Recommend this course
189 out of 219 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
48
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
58
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.1%
Recommend this course
54 out of 58 reviews
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About

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

4.1
219

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very fast green that make you more difficult to score but fun to play

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

Much improved

I play here couple times a year. The course has gone through some solid improvement. The greens are on par with pricey country clubs in the area. The fairways and tee boxes are good. The layout is fun and challenging. A good mix of holes that make you think about your shots. The staff is always friendly and helpful. I wish the price was a little better but I get it....it's a pricey piece of real estate. the food in the bar is good.

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

My 1st time at River Vale CC

This was my first visit to River Vale Country Club and I will be back. The course was in excellent condition and the greens rolled very well.

I liked the layout was it forced me to take different clubs off of the tee and also position it well.

The only slight complaints would be the pace of play and lack of repaired ball marks by the groups in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great conditions

RVCC is in the best shape I’ve seen it in the last 10 years. Great job!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot and muggy

Well drained with all the rain but the rough was impenetrable. Added 5 shots to the score.

Well maintained a wonderful layout much harder than the scorecard would indicate

Hit it straight or go home

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slooow

Played 4.5 hours and only finished 15 holes. The group in front of us held up the entire course. The ranger tried to get them to pick up the pace, but it simply didn’t register.

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

Always love playing here. Course conditions are good although yesterday there was a lot of bunkers not raked and a large majority of the greens had old divots that people are fixing. Overall the course plays great, just challenging enough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome course

This course is not for beginners.

It is very hilly and the greens are not flat.

We can't wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
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

Great Course for Your Buck

Course is in great condition, well kept and roughs aren’t too high. Greens are very fast but other than that, no issues.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

Best conditioning in the last 10 years

I have been playing this course for roughly 10 years and truly it is the best shape I’ve ever seen right now in the 2018 season The greens are rolling very few were and are in great shape. All the courses in the New York metro area and best condition. This one, is super close and convenient to Manhattan and is reasonably priced. A number of holes are very challenging.

Others are quite easy. It’s a fun mix and a great course to add to your rotation

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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