Darlington Golf Course

3.7598235294 3.8 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6809 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $9 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6809 yards 73.7 138
White 72 6310 yards 70.5 132
Gold 72 5697 yards 68.2 126
Red (W) 72 5278 yards 70.7 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

30 out of 36 reviews


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"great course"


jp347mad1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wide open course not too hard to play as fairways were not too narrow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!


"Using Golf Now"


u061648156's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

App is easy to use and straight forward. Just wish my shots were the same.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Cart path only"


u3889480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was cart path only for the entire 18 holes. Seriously, I had my 5 month pregnant wife and 65 year old father-in-law with me. It was terrible. 80° walking all over this hilly course. The fairways would have been fine for carts in my opinion. I was not happy. This also brought the rate of play to a stand still. By the 13th hole we left. If the carts were able to be used on fairways it would have been fine otherwise. The one golf ranger for this course was an absolute jam. He got my spirits lifted by being genuinely nice. Super great guy. Unfortunately I didn't catch his name.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/20/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will allow us another chance to WOW you with a future visit. Until then, take care!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/20/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



yyhkgs04's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/13/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/29/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Darlington Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"First Time Here"


u000001914118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
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Reviewed on

It’s a very enjoyable course to play. It’s long enough to be challenging. The greens are big and are moderately fast. The course is tree lined and very picturesque. Since I played late in the season I can’t comment on the kitchen.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 10/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Darlington Golf Course. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!


u000005154818's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 10/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Darlington Golf Course. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"Needs a bunch of TLC"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Moderately difficult but not a great design. If you're walking, it's tough. Conditions are best in the Spring, as the course gets lots of play, and many of the fairways need additional drainage as standing water rots everything up. The bunkers are horrible. They need to be redone. Bergen is the largest tax revenue county in NJ and the county puts no money into the course. And Darlington is the BEST of the five Bergen Muni's.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 09/28/2018:

Hello jimtherunner, thank you for for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on the course layout and conditions. We escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Darlington Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.

"Disappointed"


u000002897484's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time played here. Staff not friendly. Doing me a favor to take my money. Will not return


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 09/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on our staff friendliness, we escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting Darlington Golf Course and we hope to earn your business again.

"Good for a muni"


traumamd's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway and greens pretty well kept. Bounce off the fairway into the rough and finding your ball can be tough. No real on course amenities like water stations or bathrooms. Course is challenging but still fun for an advanced beginner.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 07/31/2018:

Hello traumamd, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and we appreciate your feedback on the rough and on course amenities. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"it's ok"


hobbes928's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Like the layout but my 3 stars is based mostly on green conditions. Rolls less true than most other Bergen county muni courses in my opinion. Other thing is pace of play can be slow but that's typical of all bergen county muni courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 07/19/2018:

Hello hobbes928, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and we appreciate your feedback on our greens and our pace of play. Thank you for visiting Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.

"Darlington, Mahwah, NJ"


basgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to play this course many times in past years but have not been able to for quite a while. My return trip was great. Course is challenging as always and was in good shape, especially considering it's a public course and can have some heavy traffic. The greens were in perfect condition. Cut short and smooth. Kudos to the staff for keeping them in such great shape and a thumbs up to the golfers who obviously did their part in keeping the greens in such great shape by fixing ball marks.


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


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 07/16/2018:

Hello basgolf, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed the conditions of our greens and had an excellent golf experience. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


joeyv1234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 06/19/2018:

Hello joeyv1234, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at Darlington Golf Course. We also appreciate your rating on our off-course amenities. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great Deal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a great day for golf and the course was in good condition. The greens were a little slow, but other than that it was a good day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 06/12/2018:

Hello Kirkmank, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and affordable rates. We also appreciate your feedback on the green speeds. Thank you for visiting Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


u000001899516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 06/13/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and layout. We also appreciate your rating on the pace of play, staff friendliness and on the off-course amenities. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


gshuart's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 06/06/2018:

Hello gshuart, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had a great golf experience. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!


Michael3479402's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course & DR on 06/06/2018:

Hello Michael3479402, thank you for taking the time to rate our course. We appreciate your ratings and we hope to earn your business again.


u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course on 05/07/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent golf experience. We also appreciate your feedback on our staff friendliness. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon!

"Always Busy but Best of Bergen Courses"


WILD4steve's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best of Bergen County courses. Its a walkable course. Allow at least five hours unless playing early morning.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Darlington Golf Course on 05/01/2018:

Hello WILD4steve, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on the pace of play. Thank you for playing Darlington Golf Course and we hope to see you again soon.


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