Berkshire Valley Golf Course
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
This is a beautiful, scenic course and well maintained. However, the pace of play was so tedious we couldn't take it. We surrendered after 12 holes. I wont overtly state the cause of the slow play, but those who are somewhat astute will discern it from the review. Slow play is a plague that is killing golf. It sucks the fun right out of it. I will avoid any facility that permits slow play and as such, will avoid this course. Unfortunate, because it is a fabulous facility.
September 8, 2014
Rave review. Will return
Superb track. Loved the layout. Recently moved up to the area from Union County and BV makes those county courses look like goat tracks. Greens were still recovering from the aeration, but not the end of the world as I could roll putts on them. Haven't had many opportunities to play this year and today's round showed that, but I'll definitely return to play the course again before the end of the season.
August 25, 2014
Good Feature all 18 hole.
I was Thursday afternoon must be the perfect time to golf here. We teed off at 1:50pm, had another couple on first tee, Conditions were ideal & course was impeccable. I recommend highly.
August 22, 2014
Need to know if greens are aerated ahead of time.
I haven’t played this course in 6 years. When I arrived most of the staff was very nice (though one of them scolded us about taking the cart to our car even though there wasn’t a sign). The course was in decent condition. I wish that golf now would have told us the greens were aerated. If I knew that I would have golfed elsewhere.
August 20, 2014