Pine Valley, New Jersey (Championship Tees)
Designer: Craig Frey
Firm / Speed: Med / Med
Designer’s Notes: Pine Valley, New Jersey (Championship Tees), finally completed and Published. Plays just over 7000 yards from the championship tees.
“Pine Valley is the finest golf course on the planet. It holds the royal flush of attributes: variety, memorability, tradition, difficulty, and pristine conditions. Plenty of courses want to claim they have 18 signature holes, but Pine Valley can make a stronger argument for that title than any other course in the world. It is hard to imagine that a course of Pine Valley’s caliber could be better than it is hyped up to be; but it is. “Pine Valley is underrated as the #1 course in the world.” Pine Valley is so good it is in a league of its own. The walking-only course is set on nearly 200 acres of sandy terrain that features tons of pine trees and marvelous elevation changes. Though often classified as a penal course, the fairway widths are quite generous and the green complexes are spectacular. Identifying the best hole on the course is like trying to pick your favorite child; it is nearly impossible because they are all so good for different reasons. The world class driving range, about a mile from the clubhouse, features precise yardages from each bag stand to each flag in the field so there is no excuses for not being “dialed in” before your round. Lastly, the caddies are all dressed in white, which is a further indication that Pine Valley may actually be heaven on earth!”
Quick Review Notes: Again, not much that needs to or can be said here. A beautiful rendition of the perennial #1 course in America. A fair but firm test.