Pine Brook Golf Course

3.2222166667 3.2 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 61
  • Length: 4168 yards
  • Slope: 103
  • Rating: 61.0
  • Layout

  • 1 Covered Bridge Blvd, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726, Monmouth County
  • (732) 536-7272
  • (732) 308-3521
  • www.pinebrookgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1978
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 61 4168 yards 61.0 103
White (W) 61 4168 yards 64.3 103
Red 61 3441 yards 58.8 96
Red (W) 61 3441 yards 60.3 100

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Staff is awful"


BillFinkle69's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I would play at this golf course several times weekly. The course is always in good shape, and usually not overly busy. I don't really have many complaints about the course itself. Unfortunately, I can no longer tolerate the staff that works there. The staff is extremely unprofessional and unbelievably rude. I have observed staff yell at golfers, make rude comments, follow people around the golf course bothering them, and treating people with nothing but flat out disrespect. Every single staff member, with the exception of an older gentleman named Paul and one other gentlemen, is completely and totally rude and should really be ashamed of the way they treat paying customers. It is due to the staff that this golf course will no longer be getting my business, or anybody else that I golf with in the future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"tougher than most people think"


njgolfer56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course looks short on the scorecard but I challenge people to try it once and you will be hooked. You will never shoot your handicap the first time you play it, green complexes have too many tricks to them. Every hole would be a fine hole if picked up and placed at a par 72 course, but since it is a par 61 people think it is easy but it is NOT. it is tree lined and tight and always in great condition. greens are better here than most of the regulation courses in the area. even when crowded the pace of play is always fine, never more than 3.5 hours even on a crowded holiday weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Efficient with Excellent Greens"


lynnski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you want to play a quick (3 hour) round that is very walkable, this executive course fits the bill perfectly. Although I rated the course difficulty as Moderate, the greens are actually Very Challenging and in excellent condition. Note that this is a junior and senior friendly golf course and occasionally the play is a little slow ... but just ask to play through.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value, great practice, easy walk"


iago581's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I've played this executive course every Sunday morning for the last two years, and it's an outstanding executive course. It's county owned, so don't expect anything fancy, but at the same time, at par 61, they manage to mix up the holes perfectly so it's never boring (1 par 5, 5 par 4's, 12 par 3's ranging from 92 to 190). The greens can be really tough (I still haven't figured out 14), and there's a number of threes that are really challenging (don't let the numbers on the cards fool you).

The best part is you can play this course, if you go early, in well under three hours. I don't mind running into beginners here because it's such a valuable place to work on irons and course management, stuff you can't do on a range, which is where most of the beginners think you have to work everything out. It's important to learn to use creativity and it really sharpens your short game.

This place features the rare junior tees (green, way up in the fairway), great for kids to learn on, and the six AM crowd is generally a bunch of decent guys. At well under $25 in the mornings and something like $18 in the afternoon, great value, fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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