Northampton Valley Country Club

3.9270117647 3.9 stars from 5 (250)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6329 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6329 yards 70.9 126
White 70 6102 yards 69.8 121
Yellow 70 5263 yards 64.3 111
Red 70 5083 yards 68.0 113

Northampton Valley Country Club has been a family-owned golf course since first opening in 1963. It is well known among locals as one of the Greater Philadelphia area's best courses. The layout has a classic design with tree-lined fairways and gently sloped greens. Several strategically placed bunkers lurk along the greens and there are a few water hazards that come into play as well. The par-70 golf course is a manageable 6,400 yards from the back tees. It's a traditional design that is player friendly enough for all skill levels but there are risk-reward opportunities that will appeal to low handicappers. In addition to the golf course, Northampton Valley is popular for its practice facility. The driving range allows for long game practice as well as a chance to hone your iron skills, and the 10,000 sq. ft. putting green has a sand bunker.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 250 Reviews
5 stars:
65
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
47
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

210 out of 248 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Early morning"


u000007447081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I met my son here for an early morning round. Our first time here. Staff was friendly. Conditions were very good. Carts were 90 degree rule. Greens were very good except 17. I would definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Over BOOK !"


loudemarino17's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we arrived we were told 1140 teatime was on time. The problem was there was a small allocation of 30 people I don’t think that’s a small outing I just think they’re overbooked ! we got for the 14th hole and quit . There was two sometimes three groups on each of the tees on the back nine. That’s not acceptable . The Course is very nice and the greens had really good pace


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Local coarse"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here for the first time and I wasn’t disappointed despite playing after two hellish days of rain. That being said, it was cart path only which always make the round a little longer and some of the cart paths are pretty rough and damaged to say the least. The coarse itself was wet but surprisingly not terrible. The best feature were the well manicured greens: true and fast ! The only thing that bothered me was the grounds crew. We played early at 06:50 and they were all over the place, which is ok they have a job to do. The part that bothered me was that they had no courtesy. No stopping and standing off to the side on your approach shots to the green - they acted like you weren’t even there. They look like a bunch of thugs with no regards for the rules of etiquette for the game. Other than that, great round. I’m looking forward to playing again in drier conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Extremely Slow Play"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We teed off at 1130 AM, at 430 PM only finished 15 holes. Had to quit since it was so slow. Horrible round of golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent Course for Folks in Newtown!"


Joseph386's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing with my father. Staff were accommodating when I wanted to add him to my tee time. No interruptions during our play which... could be slow for folks just getting out for the first time. Wasn't crazy about the lakes. It's usually one or two holes to carry over a lake on a typical course. This course has about five, and one's a par 3! The greens are fast, so have a good short game! Overall, I can see myself coming back for round 2!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

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"Potential"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs a lot of work. Cart paths are in bad shape. Bunkers need sand and overall the course needs attention. All day saw only one worker. Hope township gives them a decent budget. Also can use a management company to run things. Course could be a great one . Right now so so.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"The Course was in great shape"


u000007053276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day after 3 days of rain the course was in great shape. It was cart path only but no much water on the course. Greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Unique Challenge"


John3023359's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played this course for over 20 years. Current conditions are very good. Greens are fast and very challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u8398564's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Northampton Country Club is a great course for a great price. The course is long and the fairways are in pristine condition. There are plenty of bunkers around the greens to make it even more challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"NVCC part 2: Nice track"


u000004815954's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I first played Northampton Valley CC in May 2017. Then, as now, I think it’s a very nice track.

This time around, however, the greens weren’t quite as perfect, having been aerated not long ago. Also, although the bunkers looked good, they didn’t have enough depth of sand; I chunked into some mud just below the sand surface twice.

(Downer: A four-person scramble team in front of us was very slow, led to a 5-hour round.)

Good value for my $27 Hot Deal.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"improving"


sixeagles's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Philly Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The new owner, Northampton Township, is not sparing anything in upgrading this facility. Currently the greens and firm and fast after aeration. On course upgrades are being done to bunkers and new cart paths are coming. Pace of play is monitored although it is too early in the season where the golf course isn't packed to get a read on that. Grill Room was upgraded as well for drinks and food before or after a round. Looks like it will be a process but expect with continuing upgrades this will be a first class facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs Improvement"


Michael8734008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has potential, but the township really needs to upgrade the conditions. It is early in the season, so I am hoping it improves for peak season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day"


flyrsfan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Only complaint was that they treated greens the night before expecting rain, so some of fertilizer still remained making for some bumpy putts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jeffsemon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
Previously played 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


"Good course"


u000007656807's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I’m a once or twice a month golfer so take that into consideration. Course was in good shape, especially since we have a ton of rain the few days prior. Greens were very fast. Only negative for me was the grounds crew who was spraying part of the fairways would not pause While we were on a few holes. Just found it distracting. Cart paths are rough. But all in all I will absolutely be playing here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u7608824's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



HeatJZ's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Chirag3589087's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
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


"Northampton Valley"


rmears24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Playing Northampton today was pretty special. I recorded my first eagle EVER from the Fairway. On the 4th hole hitting the ball from 179 yards out I was fortunate enough for the ball hit the green and on 2 bounces we watched it spin into the cup. That will be my awesome memory from today! Due to the heavy downpour of Rain from the previous day it was cart path only. This was unfortunate because it somewhat delayed the round and there was a lot of people still playing it was also a sunny and very windy day and the wind just carried the ball into the trees if you didn't hit it low and accurate down the middle. The greens rolled true and we're very fast. I will play this course again and I recommend it to others as well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wet"


u986295084's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was still soaked from the winter, bunkers not raked at all, too many rocks in bunkers. Pace was slow (5hours). Other than that it wasn’t to bad, I’d consider playing during the summer time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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