A fall day view of hole #2 at Quail Brook Golf Course
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4.3
278 Reviews (278)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
97.4%
Recommend this course
262 out of 278 reviews
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4.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 49 reviews
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4.4
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.5%
Recommend this course
66 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6630 yards
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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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 - $17
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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Jersey (2017 #20)

Reviews

4.3
278 Reviews (278)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 14
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 9
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 9

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Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Quail Brook

Great course both layout and conditions love playing there worth the money and the 40 min ride highly recommend this course

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

Awesome Conditions!!

Haven't played Quail Brook in a few years and me and the gang gave it a try today. Bottom line is we will be back. Awesome conditions from tee to greens. A enjoyable challenge today since the course was dry and firm. Greens were rolling great today and in awesome condition. One thing I notice was divots on the tee box were repaired with seed and dirt. WOW!!!!. They really take care of this course.Give it a try!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time here.. Will definitely be back more times this fall!

Course was beautiful.. Greens were impeccable and people actually repair their ball marks on this course! The layout was challenging but not ridiculous.. Just a nice course all the way around! Can't wait to see this place in the fall when the leaves start changing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Reasonable course

The fairways are well maintained and so are the greens, it’s not a very challenging course but it’s still nice. Don’t expect off course amenities

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 87
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glad I went back

Play this course a few times I haven’t played it in a year or so read the reviews on golf now so we gave it a try the course is in the best condition that I can remember the fairways very well groomed and a great shape greens fast an true the tee boxes very good
overall price outstanding

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Staff was friendly and helpful from the start to finish. Driving range and putting green nearby and great condition. Course is in great condition, greens fast, was a little soft so I can imagine the greens speed will be quicker on a dry day. All in all a great first visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Play Here

Well kept course
Friendly staff
Worth every penny

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great county track

One of my favorites in the area. Beautiful layout with parkland openness on the front 9 followed by the more challenging nicely rolling back 9.
Well maintained with fast true greens.
A good day out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

I live right around the corner and just started really committing myself to golf the past couple of months. I’ve played at scotch hills and Hyatt, but Quail Brook is by far my favorite. The layout of the course is beautiful

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Quail Brook Course

I’ve played here 5 or 6 times now, and this course is one of my favorites in New Jersey. It’s always very well maintained, the layout is fantastic and the greens are always in top condition. Well worth the price to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Very slow pace

Disappointed with pace of play. Apparently there was a tournament and the course was overbooked! Round was over 5 hours and no ranger to be found

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Great course in the suburbs!

This was my first time playing Quail Brook as I had no idea the quality of the course. But a friend told me how much he enjoyed the course so I decided to give it a shot.

I'm glad I did. We walked the course and the layout is dynamic with enough uphill and downhill shots, dogleg shots, blind shots, etc to keep the entire round interesting. The tee boxes were in great shape and so were the greens. The green speeds were fair - not too fast but probably on the slower side given how nice the quality of the greens were. I expected a bit more speed.

But pace of play was great, which is rare for a muni. The course is laid out over 2-3 properties in a sense and if you walk, you'll get a nice workout.

Highly recommended.

I didn't interact with any staff except the starter so I gave 4 stars and didn't use any of the facilities so I can't provide any opinion. Don't hesitate. If you enjoy Neshanic Valley, you'll enjoy this course. Completely different vibe because this is more parkland, tree-lined but the quality is the same.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Quality county track

Quail Brook is the perfect parkland muni. Played from the back tees it’s a solid challenge, gentle hills and doglegs make for a classic layout. The landing areas are fairly generous but off target shots are penalized by a combination of fescue and trees and sand. Look out for hidden hazards, and putting the ball in proper position to approach greens is key.
Speaking of the greens, fantastic for s course that receives a significant amount of traffic.
Quail Brook is solid all the way around, well maintained, picturesque, a classic parkland track with just enough going on to make you earn your pars.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid

Played from the tips. Solid course. Not as good as Neshanic though

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing this course. Was the day after a bad thunderstorm. Many puddles and still mostly wet. However the entire course was extremely payable and the greens were consistent. I really like this course. Wide and forgiving, great course if you’re wiring in your game.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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