Pinch Brook Golf Club
I live nearby and use PB as my base course. It is a solid municipal course. Like all Morris County courses you can expect to tee off at your scheduled time, the greens are always in above average shape for a public course and the pace is reasonable (4:10). When the course conditions can be handled by the grounds keeper the fairways and roughs are typically in good shape. The bunkers can be so so. The staff is great and they try hard to get you out if you just walk up.
The course is a par 65 and has nine par 3s, which can be a little boring. It's an easy walking course. I particularly like the front, holes 2-6. They are fun. I have often played here with my wife who is about a 30 handicap. She doesn't get frustrated and there is enough for me to have a good time.
The only draw back to the course is the last three holes are par 3s. I don't like to put the driver away after 15. With a county card the pricing is reasonable but if I have the time I go to Flanders Valley for about the same price. Out of county prices might seem high for PB.
October 29, 2014
nice for the price
Just played pinchbrook for the first time today and actually enjoyed it even though I don't play shorter courses much anymore ,I would most likely go back again even the hr drive is worth it
September 18, 2014
executive course - only 5000 yards. good place to go and get some practice in. greens are very slow though.
September 2, 2014
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