Fox Hollow Golf Course

4.3196117647 4.3 stars from 5 (201)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6371 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

  • 59 Fox Chase Run, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876, Somerset County
  • (908) 526-0010
  • (908) 526-0012
  • www.foxhollowgc.com

Year built: 1967
Architect(s): Hal Purdy (1967)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6371 yards 71.6 130
White 70 6135 yards 69.9 124
Red 70 5126 yards 65.8 117

Fox Hollow Golf Course in Somerville sprawls across acres of rolling woodlands, offering dramatic elevation changes throughout the par-70 layout. Designed by local designer Hal Purdy, the abundant trees and hilly terrain have been deftly incorporated into the course. Originally built in 1967, the golf course was completely redesigned in 2000 to make it more challenging while at the same time improving its playability. Since its renovation, it has garnered a local following but it is still one of the better kept secrets of Somerset County, making it likely that golfers will be able to play the golf course regardless of the day or time. In addition to the course, there is also a practice facility with a grass driving range, a bunkered practice green, and an expansive putting green. One reason Fox Hollow G.C. is a popular choice, besides the enjoyable layout, is the affordability it offers.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 201 Reviews
5 stars:
85
4 stars:
86
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

181 out of 200 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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mve1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u251816354's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not worth the Trip"


Joepa32191's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I only had read good things about this course but I was highly disappointed. The staff in the pro shop was cold to us, and I think took offense to us booking a hot deal on Golf Now. We paid 45$ and that would definitely be the max for the course. Greens were inconsistent and the tee boxes were choppy.

I would come out and play again if I could play it for 45$ or under. Way nicer courses in the area for comparable pricing. The area around the greens were pretty tough too with half dirt/mud and half grass.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/17/2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Our pro shop staff are very attentive and normally receive rave reviews.

As for the course, you probably played after one fo the several 2-in rain storms that flooded us this spring. I think you will find things much improved now. Our course has also been getting excellent reviews for its conditions.

On you next visit please ask to speak with me, Matt, before you tee off. Thanks.



u000005570016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Design and layout of the course- top notch."


salvatoreleto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Multitude of elevation changes to challenge all golfs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice golf course with good weather"


drfcc's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fox Hollow is a good semi-private course that you should not miss. The layout is good. The course condition always in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



David9664992's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you back soon.


"Ball strikers couse"


1johnny2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day fun course with a lot of turns and angles and elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review. We are so glad you had a great day at our course. We hope to see you again soon!


"Not my favorite"


Ljsisson1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course wasn’t in great condition, lots of weeds on fairways, greens hadn’t been aerated but had whole punched throughout. Don’t love the layout, lots of greens are uphill and blind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2019

Thanks for playing Fox Hollow and I appreciate your feedback. I beg to differ, there are hardly any weeds on the fairways, I toured it this morning with our superintendent and the fairways are weed free. The roughs do have the normal springtime Dandilions, which we will spray out now that the wet weather has passed.

We did recently vent the greens with a "needle tine" which is vital to green health but does not impact the ball's roll.

I can't do anything about the layout, but hope yo have you back soon - we are installing taller green flags on the two holes with blind uphill approaches so that you can better gauge your shot.

- Matt G., Managing Parnter



changseoksoo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review, we hope to see you back soon!


"Fox Hollow Vol 1"


Brooklyn31's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fox Hollow has an interesting layout. A mix of grip it & RIP it and target golf hikes. Most of the greens are relatively small and undulated. Hilly in alot of spots brings the challenge quotient up. If you're going to play, pick the right tees for your game. The staff is friendly and accommodating . Worth my drive from NYC


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review. We value your feedback and are glad our staff met your expectations. Hope to see you again soon!


"Challenging Layout Multiple Elevations"


Henryjlee's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great early Spring condition. The bunkers has sand. Greens were in good shape. The course was cart path only. The hilly nature of the course will have you make adjustments for lies and elevations.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are glad the condition of our course met your expectations. Hope to see you again soon!


"Hidden Gem!"


Longstraightball's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would highly recommend this course.Few courses offer so much for so little. The staff treated us like we were members of the club and the course itself is phenomenal. The day we played the greens were running at a 10 on the stimp which made putting quite the challenge. The layout is up down and around hills, valleys and streams. This meant strategy not brute strength was going to win the day. The conditions from the tee boxes, fairways and greens were all perfectly kept. Kudos to the superintendent for the work they have done. Not many courses look this good this early in the season. I will definitely be heading back to Fox Hollow sooner rather than later!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoy our course and that our staff meet all your expectations! Hope to see you again soon.


"Course is not for the novice"


ianwelham's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2019

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff and course conditions were good especially the greens considering the early season weather. This is a course where you need to be an experienced golfer who can hit the ball fairly straight as there are many slopes and ups and downs. Accuracy is much more important than distance. There are 4 or 5 greens where the slope is severe and you have to be below the hole to avoid a 3 putt or worse. Play can be slow 5 hours plus especially when it’s cart path only so take that into account. I will return several times this season and the overall package is better than most in NJ.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at our course. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


Commented on 04/18/2019

Thanks for coming out and we welcome your comments. Now that the weather has warmed up and the grass is growing we can control the green speeds better, so hopefully no more three-putts.

Our pace of play averages less than 4 hours most days and we try to patrol it carefully, so hopefully your next round will move along better.

- Matt G., Managing Partner



Azeem1957165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon!



hannah4994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back soon!



rogerv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon!


"Tee time"


Valeriy1313651's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Booked a 12:10 thru golf now. Huge line on the first tee. Apparently some people started on the 4th hole and were coming around to play the first 3 holes. Staff assured us that the golf course would be clear after the 3rd hole. Finally teed off at 12:50 and took 5hrs to play 18. Had to let a group play thru at the turn because the hot dogs (we ordered on 9th tee) took 20mn to prepare. Terrible experience and will not be returning.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/30/2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. That's not a normal day here at FHGC. Give us a second chance and I know you will be converted.

Matt G., Managing Partner


"Very good conditions"


dargisj's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

NJ has been deluged with rain throughout the winter. This has made it difficult for the Greens Keepers. But this course was in very good shape. Because of the wet you did not get much roll-out of your ball. Nor were the greens as fast as they usually are. But this is Mother Nature's fault, not the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/30/2019

Thanks. We are drying out and I've been told that the greens are the best they have been for March. We are rolling them daily and only have mowed one so far, but with this warm spell (finally) they will be mowed daily from here on out.

Matt G., Managing Partner


"good value for the price"


u000007659505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was wet in spots but generally in good conditions Be prepared for hills if you like a flat course you won’t like this one Water in play on several holes makes it interesting I will play here again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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