River Course at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club

3.1428571429 3.1 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7055 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Golf Academy at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club"


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate dress is required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7055 yards 74.1 131
Blue 72 6703 yards 72.3 128
Blue (W) 72 6703 yards 79.4 145
Member 72 6378 yards 70.7 126
Member (W) 72 6378 yards 77.7 142
White 72 6230 yards 69.9 125
White (W) 72 6230 yards 76.0 141
Green 72 5271 yards 65.4 116
Green (W) 72 5271 yards 71.3 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

1 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Rees Jones beauty"

fowlhunter's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Forest course is one of three 18's at FE CC - other two are Meadow and River - and this one is clearly the most interesting. Generally a fairly open course off the tee, with greens that are moderately undulating and nothing too severe. Fairly heavy bunkering on fairways and greens. Moderate elevation changes, with pretty nice views - no houses anywhere to be seen. Only 3-4 OK holes, with the rest being superb, including the entire back nine. Three closing holes are really good. Have seen the greens average-above average most of the time...rarely are they great. NOTE: the Meadow and River are both pretty good also; back nine of Meadow (except 18) as good as Forest.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Not Worth a Play"

GardenStateGolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

In my opinion, one of the most architecturally deficient private courses in the state. Classic Hal Purdy boringness. Narrow, uninteresting, and just generally unfun. A "Doak 2" at best. Not a single memorable hole.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I don't recommend this course

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