Quail Brook Golf Course

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4.2
182
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
93.8%
Recommend this course
168 out of 181 reviews
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4.3
19
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.2
31
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
93.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6630
Slope 131
Rating 71.6
Quail Brook Golf Course in Somerset is one of central New Jersey's top public courses. The challenging design is a favorite amongst local golfers. The layout has a diverse mix of holes, some of which are spacious and wide-open and others that are rolling and tight. Although the golf course may seem short at 6,630 yards from the back tees, don't be fooled by the yardage. The course can feel much longer thanks to the hilly terrain. The front nine has subtler undulations while the back nine is dramatically hilly, which makes it a tough course to walk. Quail Brook Golf Course's undulating fairways lead to challenging sloped greens that are framed with strategically placed bunkers. There aren't too many opportunities for driving, but your short game will definitely get a workout.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6630 yards 71.6 131
Blue 72 6091 yards 69.0 126
Silver 72 5596 yards 64.7 113
Green 72 5419 yards 71.6 126
Scorecard for Quail Brook Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.9/133 524 359 354 188 415 546 406 166 364 3322 346 156 412 400 557 154 333 495 455 3308 6630
Blue M: 69.2/129 W: 76.3/141 473 333 344 160 379 514 337 146 342 3028 327 133 377 364 522 141 303 476 420 3063 6091
Silver M: 65.2/115 W: 72.6/131 446 311 338 141 354 436 290 136 325 2777 312 130 313 336 501 136 298 443 350 2819 5596
Green W: 71.6/129 436 301 333 131 344 431 285 126 315 2702 302 127 308 326 491 105 286 430 340 2715 5417
Handicap 5 11 9 15 3 1 7 17 13 12 16 8 10 6 18 14 2 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 9 11 15 5 3 7 17 13 14 16 10 8 2 18 12 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season April 16th - October 15th
Architect Ed Ault (1982) Brian Ault (1982) Tom Clark (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.2
182

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 13
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 8
Walkers 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 12
Worth the Drive 8

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round

The crew at Quail Brook always work hard to maintain great conditions. Kudos to you all who work so hard to clean up the course and get all those leaves off the playing areas, amazing job!! Quail Brook is my favorite local course by far, it feels like home! Great job guys!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
New York Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Conditions were...

...excellent throughout. If I'm being picky, there was a very thin layer of sand over hard pan in the bunkers. Explosion shot won't work. You have to pick it clean. Maybe 60 degree wedge instead of sand wedge.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Satisfied

Except for the extreme cold weather (40-degrees) and windy -- it was an enjoyable day. If you can a discount on Golfnow, play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed time spent

Quail brook was good layout that penalizes for being in the rough. Nice place but it's another course that gets hung on buying time from Golfnow. Worth the fee on Golfnow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good but

Relatively short course but need to keep the ball on the fairway. The rough is long and hard to score well if you stray from the fairway. The greens were very slow. Overall condition of the course is good considering the rain we had recently.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nicely maintain course

This course is in great shape. Nice putting greens and driving range. The staff was friendly. We really enjoyed playing here and will return this fall for another round.

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

Manager's attitude

Did a Hotdeal for a 2:50 pm teetime. Got there 40 mins earlier and the course was wide open. Spoke to staff if we can go out earlier because of possible rain. Manager heard our conversation said no and to come back in 20 mins. We came back after 20 minutes and was told again to come back in 10 minutes. THERE IS NO REASON FOR US TO WAIT... JUST GIVING US A HARD TIME. Never went back since.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

Never seen course in such great shape. The greens were flawless. Just wish golfers would fix their pitch marks. Everything was in great shape.

A must play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Pleasant golf

once again, the staff showed extraordinary courtesy and consideration. Band-Aids were made available after 9 holes for sore hands. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Manager's attitude

Did a hotdeal for 2:50 teetime. Got there at 2:10 and ask staff if we can go out earlier.

Manager heard me and said not and to come back in 20 minutes. Came back in 20 minutes and was to come back in another 10 minutes. No reason for the pettiness - the course was empty. JUST GIVING US A HARD TIME. Never went back after that.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course, good conditions, nice practice facilities.

Shot my lowest round here today!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Value

I enjoyed my round at Quail Brook. The course was in very good condition and was a great value for a Golf Now Hot Deal. Started on the back and pleased with course conditions. Greens in good shape and a good layout, albeit not overly challenging. I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New Jersey Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

New Forward Tee Locations Improves Quail Brook

Quail Brook is my favorite Somerset County Course. The course is always in great condition, the staff is friendly but most importantly the layout if fun because of the variety of holes.

There are some long holes that are a challenge for shorter hitters or beginners (from the front tees) but the course management team has recently made changes that make par a "reality" on the longer holes from the forward tees.

In the last few weeks (as of this writing 6/30/2018), Hole 5 and Hole 13 forward tees were moved up about 40 yards. In the past, even with a good drive it was hard to get on these PAR 4 holes in regulation. Now, with a good drive and second shot you can get on in two.

Previously, the forward tees were moved up on Hole 12 (PAR 4) and Hole 14 (PAR 5). Hole 12 is a fun par hole because if you get your drive on top of (or even better, over) the hill then it's an easy approach shot on to the green (but you need a straight approach shot or you could end up in the bunker on the left or front right). Hole 14 (which is a dogleg right) is still an excellent challenge because your second shot really needs to set you up for a good approach shot to a green that is down the hill, protected by bunkers on the left and right and if you go long there is junk on the back of the green. The green does run back to front so that helps but do try to hit your shot below the hole location.

Quail Brook has always been a great course but these new tee locations makes it a very fair challenge. You still need to make great shots to par the holes but at least now good shots are rewarded.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course for the money

Using the Golf Now Hot Deal was a very good deal for the course. Less than half the cost. Quail Brook is a good layout for the average gplfer

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Afternoon at nice course

I always like the course. It would be challenged if you don't hit the fairway. I always enjoy the course even it is over 90 degree.

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

Nice course

A great layout and the course and greens are in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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