Rockleigh - Bergen County Golf Course

 A division of the Bergen County Department of Parks

Rockleigh - Bergen County Golf Course
15 Paris Avenue, Rockleigh Borough, New Jersey
Course Design: Alfred H. Tull and Robert Trent Jones 
Superintendent/Manager:  
Levon
"Leo" Odabashian
Golf Pro: Dennis Consalvo
Season: March 15th - December 15th
Current Conditions Message Board:
201-
768-6353
Automated Tee-Time Reservation System: 201-343-4441 Maintenance Day: Thursday, eighteen holes only.

 Rockleigh Borough and Rockleigh-Bergen Colf Course

"The Rockleigh"
A. Tull 18 Red White Combined

Tee \ Par

36 36 72
Black 3529 3283 6812
White 3244 3054 6298
Gold 3003 2795 5798
Red 2669 2585 5254
"The Blue 9"
RT Jones 9 Blue Blue Combined

Tee \ Par

36 36 72
White 3156 3156 6312
White-Red 3156 2794 5950
Red-White 2794 3156 5950
Red 2794 2794 5588

Features:  Rockleigh offers a comfortable and roomy triple course of 264 acres at the base of the Palisades western slope in Bergen County's "Northern Valley".  In 1957 Alfred H. Tull [more] laid out the original 18 hole course (Red and White) over the rolling pastures of 18th Century Dutch farms. This first public golf course in Bergen County opened on April 1st, 1959. Then in 1964, Robert Trent Jones [more] added the complementary nine (Blue).  You can count on getting your money's worth from this classic creation of these great master designers. The turn into the 21st Century has been celebrated by a complete renovation of the Red and White courses.  Re-designed by Robert McNeil [more] of The Northeast Golf Company, improvements included reconstruction and expansion of all tees with increased yardage, reworked bunkering with addition of 21 new bunkers, as well as new greens at White No. 5 and Red No. 4.  Improvements also include drainage and an impressive continuous cart-path system.

Red Hole No. 4

              The greens are well above-average and comparable to those of many private clubs.  The rolling greensward and meadow against the backdrop of the steeply wooded Palisades "East Hill" contribute to the feeling of openness and add immeasurably to game as each season unfolds.

              The stone field-house accommodates a Clubhouse, Locker room, Pro Shop, and spacious Snack-Bar.

              Delays have been reduced significantly by an automated tee time reservation system. There is a standby list for golfers willing to wait for the first available tee time and a foursome is taken from the standby list every hour. In addition, cancelled reservations are filled from golfers on the list. With tee times spaced at 10 minute intervals, the number of golfers on the course is limited. A round can be completed in a reasonable 4 hours, often quicker. The course can handle upwards of 500 golfers a day. However, getting a reservation for a weekend morning can be more challenging the Red No. 4.   Click here for Automated Tee-Time Reservation Tips...

Layout:  The rolling hills and natural beauty at the base of the Palisade Mountain Range provide a fitting test of golf . The Spar Kill meanders through all three Rockleigh courses and Tull made extensive use of the water.  However, a decent shot will usually avoid disaster.  Trent Jones frequently pinches the fairway. Each of the three 9-hole courses has its own characteristics and offers particular challenges. The Red/White Tull Courses provide the eighteen hole layout for "The Rockleigh". The Blue Trent Jones Course is usually played twice (often from different tees) for an eighteen hole round. Any combination offers open fairways with just the right amount of difficult bunkers to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

↓ Click on any Number...  or take a Course Tour  →

VIRTUAL TOURS

Red Course Tour The Red Course, by Alfred Tull is the most challenging, highlighted by the tricky, par-3 Red No. 4 with a  reconstructed green.  Jersey Golfer Magazine voted Red No. 7 "one the nicest fairways in the state" - and it remains that way.

 

White Course Tour The White Course, also by Alfred Tull, is not quite up-and-down. White No. 3 is an unusual green shot. White No. 4 green was re-designed in 2003.

 

Blue Course Tour The Blue Course, by Robert Trent Jones, is relatively flat with Blue No. 7 (par 5; 536 yards) the 2nd longest hole of the three courses. Play it again from different tees for an interesting 18.

RegistrationBoth county residents and non-residents must register each year in order to play on Bergen County golf courses. Adult registration: $25.00. Senior/Junior resident registration: $18.00. Proof of residency required. 

 Go to Registration Application

Schedule of fees for 2007:  

Green Fees: Monday through Friday:

 Green Frees: Weekends and holidays:

Bergen Co. adult residents: regular $18, twilight $14.
Bergen Co. seniors and juniors: regular $12, twilight $9.
NJ, non-county residents: regular $40, twilight $30.
Out-of-state: regular $55, twilight $45.
Gas cart: regular $24, twilight, $12;  Pull cart: $5.

Bergen Co. adult residents: regular $23, twilight $17;
Bergen Co. seniors and juniors: regular $20, twilight $15.
NJ, non-county residents: regular $48, twilight $35.
Out-of-state: regular $55, twilight $45.
Gas cart: regular $24, twilight, $12;  Pull cart: $5.


Go to Complete Fee Schedule

Tee times:  Automated Tee-Time Reservation System201-343-4441

Registered Bergen County residents with ID should call seven days in advance at 7 p.m. for $2.

Non-residents with ID call three days ahead at 7 p.m. for $4.

Notification of cancellations must be made, using the same phone number, before 10:00 PM the night before. No Show Fees will be imposed and access to the Automated Tee-Time Reservation System will be blocked until the No Show Fee is paid.

Go to Automated Tee-Time Reservation Tips...

Directions:  

A. Palisades Interstate Parkway
     to
Exit 5S:  Tappan - NY Rte 303 S 

   - At 1.4 miles, cross into Northvale, NJ
      Rte 303  becomes Livingston Street

 B. At 2.0 miles, turn Left
 onto Paris
     
Avenue  (
between two banks)

C. Proceed ~0.4 mile to Rockleigh
     Borough
, NJ. The Rockleigh Golf
     Course
is immediately on the right.

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Phone:  201-768-6354

For more information, visit:
Bergen County Golf
A division of the Bergen County Department of Parks
Dennis McNerney, County Executive
Frank Debari, Director of Parks

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Background Music: "Come by the Hills" Courtesy of Barry Taylor

 Page updated on
20 October, 2008


Hit Counter
Total visits

Up to 9185 visits in 2007
A busy 7129 visits in 2006

There were 5029 visits in 2005
We had 3317 visits in 2004
Up to 3135 visits in 2003
We began with 2042 visits in 2002

 

                                                        "Red No. 3...possibly the best hole in Northern NJ..."