Berkshire Valley Golf Course
Bad day to book this one...the first 8 holes were closed.
December 6, 2013
Due to weather conditions had to play the back 9 twice rather than the regular 18 holes, but still very enjoyable. Seem to always get matched up with some really nice people which makes the round even more enjoyable.
December 5, 2013
Gorgeous course! If it wasn't for the 5 hr round this would be a 5 star course.
Enjoy this course for the scenery and it's kept pretty nice. Very challenging too!
November 18, 2013
Interesting variety of holes and challenges.
Great idea to use a shotgun start format in the fall. Allows a single wave a players for a mid-morning start, avoiding frost delays and round completions by mid-afternoon. Only issue was the lead group played slow which extended the round for everyone to 5 hours.
November 18, 2013
Awesome layout with a rough start but a great view of the finish line
Conditions: Overall - 8.5
Fairways - 8.5 - Lots of divots but still great overall
Greens - 9 - Still rolled pretty fast but kinda beat up by this time of the year.
Bunkers - 7 - A bit muddy and inconsistent.
Rough -8 - Looked a little patchy here and there and gave some tight lies but no bald patches.
This course probably has the toughest first 4 holes in NJ that I've seen. They are up on the mountainside and you're dead left or right off the tee and you have a monster par 3 mixed in there (230+). But the view from up there is amazing. The track kind of reminds of Wild Turkey but a bit more packed together and the views are equally impressive. Overall it's still in great shape for this time of the year and is a fun place to play.
November 4, 2013
Interesting Challenging Course
This course was actually very enjoyable to play. The front nine is a little tight but tree lined fairways more like the old traditional courses. The back nine is a lynx style wide open, array of verdant fairways, pristine bunkering, and wheat-yellow native rough grasses. The green complexes on all eighteen holes are quite challenging as they are big with lots of anjulation, fast but not rough. I really enjoyed playing this and would strongly recommend it to avid golfers.
October 19, 2013
Challenging for all levels.
Great course. Course features challenging holes for average and skilled golfers.
October 13, 2013
Place your tee shots well
With the slopes of some holes and the risk of water on others it's important to place your tee shot to have a chance at par. The course is very challenging on some holes, the par 3's are an example. As this was my first outing here I look forward to returning.
Beautiful landscape surrounds this course and with the leaves turning color in the hills made for a very nice view.
September 28, 2013