Berkshire Valley Golf Course
The first five holes will test your abilities ,especially in the wind.The course was in very nice condition,the greens were quick, but they held.The people at the course were very friendly and helpful.All in all it was a great place to play golf.
October 10, 2014
Morris countys' gem
Berkshire Valley has gotten better and better over the past 2 years. The course has been groomed and manicured to be like a private facility. It is a wonderful experience for any golfer that has moderate experience. It is not for beginners.
I recommend this course to be on the must play at least once during the golf season but especially in the fall when it is most beautiful
October 10, 2014
One of the Best Munis
The natural beauty of Berkshire Valley does not eclipse the quality of the course, but it's close. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is not a course which can be easily walked unless you are really looking for workout. The layout presents a number of challenges, including forced carries over water and waste areas, sprawling bunkers and some pretty good elevation changes. The greens were in fine shape. Overall, a very well planned and maintained course. A couple of caveats: most of the fairways are accomodating but if you don't hit it reasonably straight, you're going to lose some balls. Also, the snack bar is a snack bar (with a grill), quite limited. This is something Morris County should work on at all of its courses; it seems to be a pretty simple way in which the county could upgrade the golf experience even more.
October 6, 2014
First time at the facility, staff was nice and helpful. Course was in pretty good condition, the greens were mostly recovered from aeration, however, they were not very receptive whatsoever, lots of shots would land and roll through greens no matter what club you hit into them. Pace of play was a bit of an issue, however, I blame that more on the group ahead of us than anything else. They backed up the course. Also the drop zone on the par 3, 16th I believe is a total joke. Otherwise it was a good course, I'd play it again but I'm not rushing back.
October 3, 2014
Beautiful golf course
The only thing that I don't like of this golf course is pace of play it took me 5hour playing 18hole that was ridiculous but the course condition was great and the green very fast
September 25, 2014
One of the best NJ munis
Berkshire is a very good public course. It is not really a muni, but not really a high end daily play facility. Sort of just right. For the locals paying lower greens fees, its a gem. At $80 plus on the weekends, it is a little steep for non-residents. The pace of play can be a little slow. The second hole, a 210 yard par 3 from the whites, can back up the course early. On the back there is a drivable par 4 that can often create a wait. The rangers are usually out, but generally take a laissez faire approach. The course is very tight on the first five holes that run high upon a ridge overlooking the rest of the course down in the valley. Beautiful views. As the course turns down in the valley, it is more open, but water does come into play on several holes. Just about every hole has some interest. #13 is a brute of a hole with a good drive over water usually leaving a long 2nd shot to a tricky elevated green. The par threes are solid, with forced carries over the two on the back nine. The course was in very good condition as it usually is. The greens have recovered from aeration. There are very few flat greens on the course and they can run fast. It is a fun course that will challenge you, but will reward you if you are playing well.
September 22, 2014
This Morris County course is a real gem. One of the nicer rounds I had this season. The starter DAVE is a great guy and had a wonderful sense of humor. The conditions were country club like. I'm from Passaic County and our muni's are a joke, unless your a fan of Goose droppings and getting talked down to. All municipals could learn a lesson from this place. Keep up the great work! Highly recommend!
September 18, 2014
A great day of golf
The staff was friendly and helpful at this Morris County, NJ course. It is nicely maintained by the Billy Casper group. Golf carts required. This is a negative to me so I won't be playing here often. The layout of the course is such that holes have their own individual traits. Much of the course is up against a mountain. Greens rolled true but many were multi-tiered and large. Never played here before so had no local knowledge which would have helped a great deal, especially on approach shots. Will play here again as I am a resident member. There are three other courses in the system where walking is allowed.
September 17, 2014