Quail Brook Golf Course, a facility managed by the Somerset County Park Commission, is one of the top public courses in Central New Jersey. Widely considered a jewel among the five courses in the county system, it has appeared multiple times on Golf Advisor's list of the Top Courses in New Jersey. Designed by the golf course architecture firm of Ault, Clark, and Associates in 1982, this parkland-style layout has a well-earned reputation for excellent conditions and good value. Quail Brook Golf Course is challenging but playable. It s a tale of two contrasting nines. Though the round starts with a par 5 rated as the hardest hole on the course, the front nine rambles on gently rolling terrain and gives players a break compared to the tight and hilly back nine. The entire layout sports intriguing variety. While trees line the fairways and strategically placed bunkers guard the greens,?Quail Brook's degree of difficulty on any given day largely depends on the thickness and height of the rough and native grasses that blanket the turf beyond the fairways and around the putting surfaces. Quail Brook Golf Course s greens are medium size, fairly flat, and receptive. Players can stroke putts with confidence. Four sets of tee markers provide appropriately differentiated challenges between 4,994 yards and 6,630 yards. Many players say Quail Brook Golf Course plays long because of its hilly terrain. Those hills, along with some sizable gaps between holes on the back nine, make the golf grounds quite tough to walk. Practice facilities at Quail Brook Golf Course include a driving range, a sand bunker at the range, and a putting green. The spartan clubhouse has a rather basic golf shop and lacks a restaurant. The only snacks available come from a couple of vending machines. Even without any frills, the highly regarded Quail Brook Golf Course is a very popular tee time that makes for a memorable experience in Central New Jersey.