River Vale Country Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5378 yards||74.9||128|
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|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|
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.
Classic layout with just enough length to test your game . The greens are awesome and the bunkers are in the right places!!!
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.
Real nice track
Great condition .Green very well maintainedd. I will return
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.
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
Paid $54 on Golf Now otherwise rate would be $84. This course is the best public course in north eastern New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.