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4.0
213
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
5
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
0
84.6%
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184 out of 213 reviews
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4.0
213
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
95.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
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213
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
90.0%
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63 out of 70 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

4.0
213

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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Played On 08/08/2018
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 08/06/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 08/05/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 08/01/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/20/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/11/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/10/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/08/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/05/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/28/2018
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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

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