Phillip J. Rotella Memorial Golf Course

4.4803823529 4.5 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6482 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6482 yards 72.1 134
Blue/White 72 6240 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6138 yards 70.4 131
White (W) 70 6138 yards 76.1 128
Gold 72 5516 yards 67.9 124
Gold (W) 70 5516 yards 72.1 126
Red/White 70 5170 yards N/A N/A
Red 72 4879 yards 64.0 113
Red (W) 70 4879 yards 68.3 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

43 out of 56 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough   Great for drinks  

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"Great Local course"


proax9gmail's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Horrible Experience"


pykim00's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Solid course"


pshmsh's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Easy to book"


BirdCageMan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf for Rockland County!"


MXM's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rockland gem"


Lori48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quick 9 holes"


TPBPKP's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good value in beautiful setting"


John5420629's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly Staff, nice layout, good shape"


Swainyboy's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Impressed with this course"


grantruple's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


Hyun4211583's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I love the course"


u000004797758's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good buy"


ewallers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Howie2465361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Vrod"


vrod5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"VERRRY SLOOOOW !!!!!"


glpwood's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played on a Wed afternoon pace of play was excruciatingly slow. 4Hrs 50 min. I've played in outings that played in less time. Not a ranger to be found on the course, at least I didn't see any during my odyssey at the course. Too bad, it's a nice layout but I can't deal with that time frame


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I'm not play this golf course again"


lambareman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape like 2years ago but this year is the worse the green is slow the staff is very rude I'm not play again


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Slower Than Slow"


alanmaryben's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played on a Saturday. There was a tournament going on in front of us. Guys kept coming back through us to the tee because they couldn't find their tee shot. Would never hit a provisional. Holes were backed up like crazy. The round took over six hours because of this "tournament". You would have thought these guys were playing a PGA major. Rangers were a joke; very timid and did not do their job keeping the pace of play moving. Terrible experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Read the course policies"


tbombs26's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Got a 4:20pm tee time for $45 thinking I could get a full round in by 8:30. On the 12th green i was told by the ranger that the course closes at 7:30 and that I needed to leave. They have the audacity to take tee times as late as 5:50 and charge good money knowing that they close in an hour and a half. When I called the pro shop the next day to explain what had happened they told me to read their course policies next time before I go out and that their was nothing more they could do for me. Would NOT recommend anyone else playing this course and getting taken advantage of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Beware the water hazards"


elandry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with some challenging greens. But, beware the water hazards on the back 9; 14, 15, and 16.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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