Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club

3.3544117647 3.4 stars from 5 (35)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6612 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6612 yards 71.5 127
White 72 6281 yards 70.2 125
Gold 72 5723 yards 67.1 116
Red (W) 72 5464 yards 71.3 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 35 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

23 out of 35 reviews


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"Overgrown!"


stu8272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the course was pretty good. Holes had different looks, different angles and sight lines. Greens and fairways are protected by enough bunkers. The greens are small, a little slow, but in decent condition. Fairways and tees are average. The problem is the rough is high. It's high enough that its seeding and there is no first cut, just narrow fairway then right into 4"+ rough. The stream that flows through property needs to be manicured to add to aesthetics. Parking lot and cart paths (when they exist) are in disrepair. I think with some love and care, this course would be a nice little country club. Aside from the interesting layout, I was not impressed and likely will not return. I did like the pace of play 3 1/2 hours but the course was virtually empty (midweek, midday) until we caught a group on 12 and briefly waited each shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"US open rough is smaller"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only good point was the greens were ok.. First time playing the course wont go back unless $25 or less.. ROUGH was ROUGH spent almost 2 hours looking for just missed fairway balls in the deepest of rough.. Miss the fairway kiss you ball goodbye. Lost at least 8 balls total through our 4 some was prob close to 20. Cut your grass


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



chipper0715's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



woodsie70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not the old Hopewell"


bhm2putt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Myself not one to giving bad reviews but in the case it was out of pure sadness. Hopewell was always a great quality layout and kept in great condition.The GOLF staff was great and cart young man also. My wife and I are members of another local club we were looking forward to playing another club . But we’re really let down staff was inattentive in restaurant when making the turn and outside snacks bar not open.

As far as course play very slow greens and spotty condition fairways . Pace of play was terrible no ranger and 2 groups playing as 5somes . 45 minutes to play 2 holes we walked off.

A big disappointment from someone who played high school golf their and had their high school prom also their

Hope that they can turn this around . Again golf staff was great


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Early season"


thorsley's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in okay shape for early in the season. Could not get anything to eat before or during the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The Course..."


ozzone47's avatar
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New York Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

...was wet. Had to keep the course in a specific rough on every hole. Took longer to play than it should have especially with all the leaves. Tees need some work too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Definitely good, but should have been better."


jno916's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off, I loved the layout and the staff. The course and club house had some really really cool features that are worth checking out. The course was in so so condition, but I won’t blame that on lack of care. This area has been hammered by rain, so it’s impossible for any of the area courses to keep a course in good condition. I think with the right weather the course would be awesome. There is no way they should let anyone ride in a cart right now because they are destroying the place. On to my major problem with the course.... PACE OF PLAY. It was horrible! The group in front of us were an absolute disgrace. Ignorant dbags, who refuses to let us play through. We asked the ranger to speed them up and received absolutely no help from him. He completely blew us off and never said a word to the hacks in front of us. I’m no superstar on the course by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t hold ppl up either. We literally waited on ever single whole. We had no one behind us and the first time we saw anyone behind us was when we were in the 5th hole; there was a group we saw on 2. They were a foursome that was walking and they caught us and were up our rear ends towards the end of the round because of the group ahead. Completely ruined the experience. Was definitely one of the worst courses for pace of play I’ve been on. Zero help from the employees at the course. They fix that and let it dry out and they have a winner. A little expensive for the conditions. Staff would have gotten 5 stars if we would have received help from the ranger. Not sure if recommend the course until the course conditions match the price (weather needs to cooperate)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



dan99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



tschantz44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hopewell Nj golf"


u989006417's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well kept and was a good play. Some challenges just like most courses.. I would recommend a try at this place., The pace was the best I ever played . Very spaced out!! The staff was very nice which is one factor that always gets me to come back for repeat business


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course should be taken care, its an old course and beautiful. They should put carpaths to save the grasses this course should be save and taken care of.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf course does not follow any golf rules"


Dharmesh72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How can you allow 5 players to tee off at the same time?? It slowed us down significantly. There is no course management at this golf course. 5 Hour round, could have been under 4. Also, condition is worse than some of the county courses in central NJ.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"No longer a Country Club"


u000005683106's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I really wanted to like this course and looked forward to playing it. I grew up playing an old, tight course with small fast greens so this should fit the bill.

The good - Greens are in excellent shape, rolled true and with subtle breaks. Certainly need some local knowledge to putt well here. Pace of play was fantastic, but we played in the rain. A twosome made it around in about 2.5 hours.

The Bad - Tee boxes are chewed up, more so than any public facility I have played recently. As for the fairways, well, some fairways had more dirt than grass, especially number 8. Basic maintenance seems to be lacking. The fairway on #18 had ankle high weeds growing in the middle of the fairway.

Clearly the course has good bones to be an attractive course. Money needs to be spent to make it that way and it does not seem like that is going to happen. Its a once proud course that has seen better days. I might give it one more shot next season, but will have lower expectations.

Its is NOT worth the $65 weekend green fee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Horrendous condition"


daveh123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Don't bother ... I feel like I just wasted 4 hrs and $65! Fairways are over grown with crab grass and bunkers are like wet cement. Course is in bad need of repair/recondition ...the entire place should be considered OB.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



eduff2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

greens are well maintained...good putting...fairways need a lot of work...lots of crab grass on back nine. the people are very nice...so is the clubhouse.


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Club with Excellent food!"


HVgirl's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

My children golf here so I purchase times for them. I have rented the club for business functions, office holiday parties and family gatherings. The food is outstanding. I have a network group that meets once a month and when we tried Hopewell Valley Golf Club, we were extremely impressed. The food was fresh and the presentation was superb. You do not have to be member to rent the hall. I highly recommend this place for weddings, family reunions, or just lunch on the terrace!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hopewell Valley"


marypar4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course...friendly staff...Nice halfway house for purchasing lunch and drinks. Played the course in under four hours. Fair test of golf ..nice wide fairways and big greens that are in great shape. Well worth the Hot deal price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Kevin5970713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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