Pinch Brook Golf Club
A Welcoming Golf Experience
I hadn't played Pinch Brook in many years, despite it being so close to my home. It's an executive course, barely 5000 yds from the tips, so for one thing, if nothing else, it'll make the weekend warrior feel mighty. Its a fairly forgiving course, with large greens and fairly open fairways.
The staff was super friendly and accommodating -- that alone means I'll be back. I signed up for a 4:30 tee time online, and they basically said I could join any of two or three groups that were teeing off in front of me.
The course, from tees, to fairways to greens, were all in good shape, despite a few fairways with GUR ( ground under repair).
All in all. A good value at a nice, short course. Thanks to the staff.
August 11, 2014
Short and nice muni course
I've played here over 20 times, because as a county resident the fees for twilight are great. Not my favorite course as it is short, a lot of par 3's. It is well cared for like the other Morris County courses. Good practice for iron play. Greens run around 7-8, similar to a lot of munis I have played, as opposed to around 10 at private clubs. Lots of women play here due to the length of the course, but play is still a bit longer than it should be on such a short course. Many of The holes are moderate to easy, they are not that difficult or tricky. The course is right in front of you, no tricks and the rough is not bad.
July 2, 2014
Great greens, beautiful fall foliage.
Boyoboy, it was cold and windy (43 F by the tiime we finished), but the fall colors were bright and framed this Rees Jones course beautifully. Mallards on the ponds, a really pleasant setting, all in all. In general, the fairways are wide and well-trimmed. Water comes into play on a number of holes, much to my chagrin. The greens are immaculate -- but fast and undulating, and defended by some formidable bunkers.
i can imagine that this course could be crowded on a summer weekend,but it wasn't on this date. We arrived and were greeted by name (even though it was our first time here) and were set up and out immediately. We were told there were two holes empty in front of us but we might catch up to a foursome by hole 6. They never held us up. My son walked and I rode, due to a sore knee, but it's a perfect course for walking -- flat and short. Many par 3's; only two par 5's, and they aren't really long.
Our tee time was at 1:30 and I had neglected to take the fall-back hour into consideration, so we ran out of light before we finished. The course closed at 5PM but the ranger came to get us at 4:30 and told us (cordially) we had 15 minutes to get back to the clubhouse. So we took off, but we will be back.
November 5, 2013
Don't let this little gem fool you...
there is water on nearly 14 holes, 9 par 3's and greens with alot if undulation. you need to play well to score well. give it a try you wont be disappointed! staff very friendly! Oh and the course rating is incorrect, from the blue tees its 63.9/111, not 98
August 24, 2013
Good course for the money
This is a very nice course, and for the price I paid, was well worth it. The people behind the desk can be a little snobby and off putting, but they gave me a better deal and an earlier tee time when I showed up early, so they are businessmen at heart.
Overall, good time, and it was worth the money.
August 5, 2013
Nice flat well maintained course
Pinch Brook is a very well maintained course, easy to navigate, moderately challenging and the staff all very friendly. Pretty landscaping with lilly ponds, weeping willows and lots of wild life. Got a birdie on 9th hole - lots of possibilites!
July 23, 2013
Great course for a casual round of golf
Very enjoyable place to be.
Should be played at a faster pace for a relatively short course.
June 27, 2013
Not a bad course. The Golfnow.com hot deal is a bargain. I'm not sure what happened to the other reviewer but my greens fees including cart was less than $20 on a weekday.
June 3, 2013