Ash Brook Golf Course
|Red (W)||73||5570 yards||72.4||124|
|Black M: 73.9/130||431||355||539||215||468||320||532||424||180||3464||419||395||429||209||511||167||447||569||430||3576||7040|
|Blue M: 71.2/126||402||343||495||188||427||309||484||378||158||3184||375||353||395||190||475||142||404||491||388||3213||6397|
|White M: 68.2/115||379||317||479||164||394||295||437||337||134||2936||333||335||355||137||470||139||345||430||361||2905||5841|
|Gold W: 72.4/124||353||301||439||133||371||285||431||331||128||2772||326||333||352||130||410||127||338||426||356||2798||5570|
10 Years Playing Here- Never Been More Disappointed
I have been playing Ashbrook for over 10 years, and I have never been more disappointed playing there than I have been this summer. The course is in horrible condition, and it's a shame, because it is a great place when maintained. I recently played and took a cart, but was not informed until I got on the course that it was Cart-Path Only. I felt completely ripped off that a course could actually charge full price for taking a cart when you can't even take it on the fairway. That logic makes no sense to me. The "players assistant" was extremely over the top and forceful when calling me to get back onto the cart path which was really uncalled for. Also the restaurant is a nice place, but I don't understand the music choice. The crowd is an average of 40-60 yrs old roughly and they have rap music blasting the whole time. They need to change that, it's awkward.
Very Disappointed - I wouldn't play this course for free!!!
I was very surprised how bad the condition of the fairways and some of the greens. I paid $66w/cart as an out of county twilight rate at 5pm on a Wednesday. When I complained about the rate the young man behind the resigter tried to justify the rate comparing the rates from Morris , and Monmouth county courses.. The difference being the course conditions in those counties and some of the best in the state. I see the new club house looks fantastic and the 18 hole green looks great. But when I got on the course I felt ripped off. I wish I would have taken pictures. AsH Brook should be a shamed .
I rarely write reviews... I've avoided this course because I played it several years ago and remember it being wet/muddy and having terrible lies. Today I gave it another shot due to convenience for my buddies. Wow, how could anyone pay full price to play this is beyond me. Pretty much a shag field. Wet and muddy. Broken cart paths. Inconsistent grass and bare lies. Actually rocks right under the grass in some fairways. I understand that its November but conditions in other courses I played recently are far superior.
The only thing it had going for it was that the green were in good shape and the sand traps were in great shape.
Somerset county courses look like country clubs compared to this. Even for the $51 dollar deal I got it was still poor value.
Great conditions/layout but will be better after new clubhouse is built
Overall the course is in great shape, well maintained with a fun but flat layout. If you play from the black tees the course can play pretty long. The only thing that would keep me away from this course is the lack of a clubhouse/driving range/practice green at the moment. Currently they operate out of a temporary trailer as the pro shop, however this will change once the new clubhouse is built. As far as the practice facilities go, I would hope they install a putting and chipping green with all the money that is being put into it. I talked to the staff and was told that the clubhouse construction should be done in about 18 months which essentially means the 2019 season. If you're not concerned with the lack of a clubhouse and practice facilities at the moment, I would absolutely recommend playing here.
Relatively flat but long course
Major construction is currently being done so it's unfair to totally judge the course on this particular day. Big hitters might find course easy because of the wide fairways. Overall it has a nice layout and it's a fun course. Pace of play was pretty decent for a Sunday.
Easy flat course.
Course is generally maintained. Course is pretty flat so walking is not a problem. Has it's charm on par 3's and a short par 4 on front nine is a good way to lower your score. But par 5s are long so sharpen those fairway woods.
One good tip for outsiders... Union County offer out-of-resident membership for $100. The card will allow you to play at resident green-fee. It will pay for itself in few trips and you can also use it on Galloping Hills, which has gone through extensive remodeling.