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4.1
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
82.4%
Recommend this course
47 out of 62 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6482 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.1
Book a Tee Time at
Philip J. Rotella Memorial Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1984
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Hal Purdy (1984) Stephen Kay (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.1
62 Reviews (62)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 9
Thick Rough 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time, won't be last

I played a scramble tournament here and truly enjoyed the course. Looking forward to get back for a full round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course - Head Pro is a Jerk

Rotella is a well kept public course but that's where it ends. It used to be my home course but that ends now. Mike the head pro is a petty, thin-skinned jerk who likes to run his mouth about everyone but if you say anything back to him, he uses his position at the course against you. Totally unprofessional. After spending THOUSANDS of dollars on lessons and clubs, you would think that you would be treated with some respect but Mike thinks he is bigger than the business so I'll be taking mine elsewhere.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

My favorite course in the area, we’ll maintaimed, great layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Local course

Like all courses, pace depends on who you happen to be behind. After many rounds here, typical pace is 4.5 hours. Have played in 3.5 up to a high of 5.5. course is always in great shape. Interesting course layout; not always best to grip it and rip it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Horrible Experience

I've always heard great things about this place, but always ended up playing patriot hills or ny country club which is in the same area.

I have to say that this place was horrendous...pace of play was horrible (5.5 hrs) and employees were very rude. Was summed up with 3 elderly ladies which is fine, issue is that i drive the ball 300 yards and play from the back tees. Most courses would put me in my own cart, but not here...they were rude and unhelpful and i will likely never come back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Solid course

Second time playing. Enjoyed the layout of the course. Greens were a good speed, could be faster. The ground is very hard so many shots rolled through the greens. Overall, fun course and good value at twilight rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Easy to book

I like the fact that booking a tee time from your home makes it much simpler to know you will enjoy a round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
MXM
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf for Rockland County!

For the money, this course is great. It's challenging and forgiving all at the same time and the greens sometimes plays like Augusta!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Rockland gem

Beautifully maintained course. Ranger kept pace of play moving. Great mix of challenges from bunkers, water and hills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quick 9 holes

Got out with my sons to play a quick 9, Some blind shots on the front. Course was in good shape and we flew through the 9 in about 90 mins. Will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good value in beautiful setting

Very nice and challenging course with great scenery. Staff was friendly -- quickly loaded up our cart -- and got us our quickly. The pace of play was a problem with a slow threesome ahead of us and the course was very crowded despite it being a somewhat cold morning in November. The marshal checked in with us a couple of times apologizing for the slow pace. There are some long par-3s and some tee shots that require some distance to clear water, as well as a par-5 with water guarding your approach shot. Course was in very nice condition. Would play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Friendly Staff, nice layout, good shape

Positives: friendly staff, good value for the money, pace of play was excellent.

Negatives: Greens were a little slow and too many par 3's.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Impressed with this course

As of October 2015, the course is in fantastic condition. Fast greens, checkerboard fairways. Truly a pleasure to play this course. Played on a Sunday at 9:30, so it was crowded. It took us about 2:00 to play the front, but the back was log-jammed, so overall about 4:30. But this course was worth it. Plays considerably longer than the card as you drive into significant upslopes on half the par 4s and 5s. Leaves in the rough will make finding off-line shots difficult in the next few weeks, but the scenery is great. I'll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

Our 4 some tee time was 12:40
Front nine was not bad but back nine was like
2 more 4 some was a head of us from nowhere
and we were done like 5:15.
We usually finish in 4 hours and 10 minutes I am only the beginner the rest my players were advanced.
I wish they could keep the pace cause this course is not public

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love the course

There was a heavy rain fortnight. Therefore some of the holes were quite wet, however overall course conditions were good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good buy

Had 2pm tee time, was able to Tee off at 1:45pm. Round was 4 hours 15 mutes. Course is playing well. Only con was 7th hole being converted to a par 3.... A beautiful hole ruined.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Nice challenging course. My issue is 4 par 3's on the front. Kind of feels like an executive course at one point. Cannot use all your clubs. Back 9 is longer and more interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vrod

The pace of play was good. The course was in good shape. Had an enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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