Ash Brook Golf Course

1.8235294118 1.8 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7040 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 1210 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076, Union County
  • (908) 756-0414
  • (908) 756-0766
  • www.ashbrookgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1953
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7040 yards 73.9 130
White 72 6397 yards 71.2 126
Gold 72 5841 yards 68.2 115
Red (W) 73 5570 yards 72.4 124

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 1.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

3 out of 5 reviews


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Reviews


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"Very Disappointed - I wouldn't play this course for free!!!"


madabs's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was very surprised how bad the condition of the fairways and some of the greens. I paid $66w/cart as an out of county twilight rate at 5pm on a Wednesday. When I complained about the rate the young man behind the resigter tried to justify the rate comparing the rates from Morris , and Monmouth county courses.. The difference being the course conditions in those counties and some of the best in the state. I see the new club house looks fantastic and the 18 hole green looks great. But when I got on the course I felt ripped off. I wish I would have taken pictures. AsH Brook should be a shamed .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Gross"


hotshot22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I rarely write reviews... I've avoided this course because I played it several years ago and remember it being wet/muddy and having terrible lies. Today I gave it another shot due to convenience for my buddies. Wow, how could anyone pay full price to play this is beyond me. Pretty much a shag field. Wet and muddy. Broken cart paths. Inconsistent grass and bare lies. Actually rocks right under the grass in some fairways. I understand that its November but conditions in other courses I played recently are far superior.

The only thing it had going for it was that the green were in good shape and the sand traps were in great shape.

Somerset county courses look like country clubs compared to this. Even for the $51 dollar deal I got it was still poor value.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great conditions/layout but will be better after new clubhouse is built"


emrodzev's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Overall the course is in great shape, well maintained with a fun but flat layout. If you play from the black tees the course can play pretty long. The only thing that would keep me away from this course is the lack of a clubhouse/driving range/practice green at the moment. Currently they operate out of a temporary trailer as the pro shop, however this will change once the new clubhouse is built. As far as the practice facilities go, I would hope they install a putting and chipping green with all the money that is being put into it. I talked to the staff and was told that the clubhouse construction should be done in about 18 months which essentially means the 2019 season. If you're not concerned with the lack of a clubhouse and practice facilities at the moment, I would absolutely recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Relatively flat but long course"


Luckyshank's avatar
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New York Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Major construction is currently being done so it's unfair to totally judge the course on this particular day. Big hitters might find course easy because of the wide fairways. Overall it has a nice layout and it's a fun course. Pace of play was pretty decent for a Sunday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Easy flat course."


nysmallpeace's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/12/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is generally maintained. Course is pretty flat so walking is not a problem. Has it's charm on par 3's and a short par 4 on front nine is a good way to lower your score. But par 5s are long so sharpen those fairway woods.
One good tip for outsiders... Union County offer out-of-resident membership for $100. The card will allow you to play at resident green-fee. It will pay for itself in few trips and you can also use it on Galloping Hills, which has gone through extensive remodeling.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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