|Address:||81 Pleasant Hill Rd, Flanders, NJ 07836, USA|
J GEORGE leo
JULY 4TH 2016!!! Mr. Bugner may have had a bad experience, but calling FLANDERS a horror is like calling Jordan Speith a duffer! To have 36 holes of golf on two well maintained, challenging but fair Municipal golf courses is simply a bonus for Morris County residents and guests. Have played Flanders on and off for 20 plus years and many times the last three years. Without question, the two 18 hole layouts have improved continuously and significantly since BILLY CASPER GOLF took over the courses. Blue to White is simply beautiful and fair to play; Red to Gold as well, but with more up and down-- hills. These are fun layouts with some narrow fairways, some water and creeks, and some bunkers all fairly placed for a challenging experience. Its not Baltusrol, but it also doesnt cost thousands to play here. As a matter of fact, having played a number of Municipal courses in Rockland and Orange Counties (NY), Somerset in NJ, and most recently two courses in Palm Beach County and Boyntan Bay in Florida, it is safe to say, FLANDERS is as good--if not better-- then most Municipal tracks you will find anywhere. The greens on a scale from 1-10 are an 8+ Remember, these are Municipal courses!!!! They take a lot of abuse, but they are maintained very well. Tees are a bit battered in a few cases but fine. Greens -as noted- are consistent and relatively challenging with a true, smooth roll in most instances. Traps are generally soft, fluffy, and placed in strategic locations. If there are issues with the courses, they are minor. There should be better direction markers from green to next tee. I would like to see arrows painted right on cart path. Also, there should be a few more water coolers on both layouts. Other then that, its a lot of bang for your buck! How does $18 green fees after hours where one can easily get 18 holes in before sundown. The guys who work there are fine. Mostly retired gentlemen, thoughtful, and helpful if help is needed. Mr. Burgner may have had an issue... thats always possible, but the 36 hole layout is a Morris County gem, the staff is fine, the ambiance is excellent, and the drinks girls are sweet and helpful. Even when the Ranger asks players to pick up the pace, he does it without being rude or grating. If you havent played here in the last two or three years, give it a try, you will be amazed at the transformation. Finally ... nice outdoor bar with ample brews and snacks, two putting greens, and one chipping area. Only thing missing is a driving range. If you live in Morris County, get a Golf card and get discounts, online tee times, and and you will be in for a pleasant surprise. The only" horror" on these courses is my scorecard!!! Enjoy! PS: Mr. Bugner meant "steer" clear, not "stear" clear.... just saying (:
I thought Id write a current review since most of what I have read about Flanders is 5-8 years old. I dont like saying this, since its my tax dollars at work here, but Flanders has declined in recent years overall. I would have considered it a 5-star track in the past and it was one of Golf Digests top 100 public courses, but that was a long time ago. The layouts of both courses (Red/Gold & White/Blue) have remained the same of course, but turf maintenance has declined significantly. Greens are often bumpy, some tees are barren of grass and a couple of years ago lack of thatch removal resulted in the loss of grass on several fairways, which have since been reseeded but is symptomatic of why Flanders isnt what it once was. Still, both courses remain challenging for all levels of player, especially from the tips . The front nines of each are relatively flat with wide open fairways while the back nines are hillier and require a bit more precision and thought on all shots. You will find that you will pretty much need all the clubs in your bag which is a testament to the architects, Hal Purdy and Rees Jones.
All NJ golf courses are just, "okay." You take an hour drive (sometimes only an extra 30 minutes) to get to an NY or PA course and youll be glad you did. The courses there are just better. NJ is not built for golf. For NJ courses this place is good. Ive been here multiple times over the years and theyre never over crowed theyre friendly to newbies and when I go and join up with other groups theyre usually cool (sometimes a little weird) or take it a bit too seriously but youll get that anywhere. Its a bigger course than Pinch Brook so I would go to Pinch Brook first to get your bearings and then upgrade to this course but yeah its a lot of fun. Great views and sometimes youll spot fish in the lakes.
I played White to Blue on a regular basis, until recently and just want to say that I hope the new management team maintains the course better than the county has done. Espically the sand traps if thats what you want to call them. The lack of sand is like hitting off of cement, its absolutely horriable. Its a shame whats become of a once beautiful golf course. Try Farmstead, unless you want to experience whats its like hitting a ball on the Moon.
Terrible experience, lied to about refund after driving 45 minutes to course to cancel in person. Was told different stories on the phone for several weeks you can add golf now as just as bad to deal with...stear clear course is a horror.
This is a beautiful & challenging course of 36 holes with great management and staff. A must play if you havent played this course before.
Very beautiful golf course excellent conditions staff very friendly and very clear given information.. definitely coming back....
Nunca entrado allí, pero se mira muy bonito
Always have a great experience playing 18. Favorite is Gold to Red for a challenging round.
Very nice golf course. I was fortunate and it wasnt too crowded. Staff was super nice!
This course is trending upwards, course kept in great condition, friendly staff.
Great course. Beautiful landscaping. Tee time was easy to set up two days prior.
Beautiful scenery and courses. Lots of bugs though bring your repellent
Great place. Slow round but facilities great for a county course!
2 courses. Great place for a municipal course.
top muni! driving range the only thing missing
Rude starter. Wont be back because of him.
Cool place. Queit and clean. Nice course.
Course is very interesting and fun.
Greens are in good shape.
Amado Jr. Cabaero
Great golf course..
Great county course