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Kenilworth, NJ  07033-1329
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The Hill Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 6,503 yards | 126 slope

71.3 rating

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The Hill Golf Course

The 18-hole "The Hill" course at the Galloping Hill Golf Course facility in Kenilworth, New Jersey features 6,503 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 126. Designed by Willard G. Wilkinson, ASGCA/(R) Stephen Kay, ASGCA, the The Hill golf course opened in 1927. KemperSports Management, Inc. manages this facility, with TJ Wydner as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

A lot of money has been spent to improve Galloping Hill recently and it shows. The course is in good condition, they have a new clubhouse & pro shop, and they have the best public practice facilities in the area. The only downside to this course is the pace of play. A Monday afternoon round took 5 hours and weekends are atrocious. Tee times need to be spaced better and they need rangers.

Reviewed May 12, 2013

Reviewed May 30, 2011

I grew up in Hillside, NJ.
This was the course where I learned to play golf.
I remember it when you had to rent or bring your own pull cart; there were no riding golf carts.
I remember the green colored streams running through the course.
I was always warned to stay away because it was actually quicksand.
This past May I went to New Jersey to visit old friends and family. With a day completely to myself I decided to go back for a kind of old times sake type of thing.
The course was different. No green streams anywhere. The layout was a little different than how I remembered it. But it's still not a good golf course. I used to lose balls in the water. Now I lose them in unbelievable high weeds.
For a public course it was very difficult. Not because of the layout, but because of the conditions. The rough was so ridiculous that finding errant hits was nearly impossible.
Six feet off of a fairway could mean a lost ball. Four people searching with no luck numerous times.
The fairways were ok and the greens were inconsistent. Some would roll fast and true, but most were slow and erratic. Just when you thought you had them figured the next one would be different.
The threesome that I was paired up with, decent golfers, quit after the 10th hole. I mean they just left. They were from Staten Island, and made the drive in because of the reviews they had read. I believe I saw on a top 100 list of US courses that Galloping Hill was rated somewhere in the middle. That is very funny.
Two days later I played at Ballyowen. Now that's a great golf course.
I'll always have Galloping Hills in my heart, but never again beneath my feet.

Reviewed September 15, 2010

Last played this course on April 1, 2008 and I had a terrible experience. Played it again early Sept. 2010 and it wasn't nearly as bad. They paired up with the NJSGA and are in the process of rebuilding a brand new club house which is GREAT...but the course still has A LOT of work to be done to it. Before I start praising this course yet, they need to address some key issues: 1) get the greens consistent and 2) fix those tee boxes and 3) keep the pace of play to at least 5 hours and I'd be happy to play this course all year.

Reviewed August 30, 2010

I moved to the area about two years ago and play this course about twice a week during the season. I love the terrain and the scenery. Recent improvements have made the course more challenging, and it will probably be rated higher the next time the PGA looks at it.

Reviewed August 24, 2010

I can say i got my MONEY($44) worth started at 8am done at 2:30, that is all 27 holes played after 2 day of rain so was wet,course great course one of my best for a county. hard to walk but that the bargin. Was a great day.

Reviewed April 12, 2010

DON'T BE FOOLED... Why is this course even on the page for "Best Courses in New Jersey"? I unfortunately played the course, seeing it was on the "Top courses" list, before reading the reviews. That was dumb. They charge you an arm and a leg if your out of county, and the back nine looked more like a swamp then a golf course. Its going to make me think twice about using this site the next time I'm looking for a course.

Reviewed May 25, 2008

I grew up on this course. My brother and myself make lots of money buying Hoffman soda uptown for 7 cents a can. Sold it to the golfers for 25 cents. In 1967 it was a lot of money.
I came back up from South Florida a few years ago and while there I played the course. It is almost impossible to play golf there after living here. But for Galloping Hills it wasn't to bad. Sure it still holds some water. I never remembered ever seeing any groundskeepers there. Sometimes a county employee would cut grass with a tractor and run over your ball and tear it up. It never seemed to get as much attention as the other county courses. It really is sad because it really is a great layout. I just remember being really grateful that even at it's worse at least we had a golf course just down the street!
Good Luck all!

Reviewed April 05, 2008

I wonder what politician gave this cow pasture high marks.I live in the area and avoid this place like the plauge. If your into slooooow bumpy greens.uneven tee boxes,muddy unkept fairways,cups that have no edges,then you will love this place. (and i'm sick of hearing about over play,these county courses make tons of money,put some back into the every day details of a well run facility.)Growing up i played on an ok course in massachusetts where i played every summer day from 8yrs-18yrs,and there were always greenskepers and workers out on the course what seemed like all day.primping and perfecting. Proud of the workmanship they put into the grounds so that people from miles away would rave about it and call it a best kept secret. LETS GET ON THE BALL PEOPLE AND BRING THIS COURSE TO THE NEXT LEVEL !!!!

Reviewed October 16, 2007

I really enjoyed my day at this course. It played a bit slow, however it was a weekend, but other than that, the greens were in fair shape, the slope and the flag position made for some challenging putting, the fairways were in great shape, I would play it again and will in the future.

Reviewed September 13, 2007

Reviewed September 04, 2007

This course is great to play. the scenery is super and the course is in great shape. The fees are reasonable and
although there is not a 9-hole rate, the green fee is for all day. You can even leave and come back the same day and as long as you have your ticket you don't have to pay again. To proV2, you forgot to mention that the $113 that you were charged were for at least two people, maybe more depending on whether they were seniors or not.

Reviewed June 10, 2007

Terrible Value

In the two hours that I spent at Galloping Hills, to play nine holes, it cost me $113 because they do not have a "nine hole fee" and do not give rain checks. I also found out the hard way that there is no security in the parking lot even though it is recognized by the Union County Police Department as a 'high theft area.' Within that two hour period, my car was broken into and laptops, computer disks, and other valuables were taken. No warnings or appologies were offered. PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Reviewed May 29, 2007

Nice wide but Challenging course

This course plays wide with lot of up hill plateau greens much like classic Robert Trent Jones lay outs so has a classic feel while playing it and has a few dog left and right fairways but are otherwise easy to hit.

Reviewed May 17, 2007

A great course

Don't listen to the last post, Galloping Hill is a great golf course. I'm sure the last guy is on the PGA tour and playing at a place like this doesn't impress him at all, but for the normal people in the world who want a clean, well cared for, challenging, course run by knowledgeable, friendly staff, this is a great place to play.

Reviewed April 09, 2007

Galloping Hill

Just another poorly maintained county golf course, but this one also charges very high rates for out of state players and it's very hilly so you'll probably want to ride. And the play is soooo slow, especially on weekend. I grew up on this course and after playing this game for 40 years, if I had to play at Galloping Hills from now on I'd give the game up.

Reviewed September 22, 2006


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Gaul F. 23 51 28 05/22/09
2 Tim C. 15 44 29 02/16/09
3 James B. N/A 48 48 07/27/09
4 John C. 31 95 64 07/12/08
5 Louis T. 27 92 65 03/10/07
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46 Arjun M. 17 107 90 05/06/15

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About Galloping Hill, The Hill

Galloping Hill Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by KemperSports Management, Inc.

40 tees driving range

18 regulation holes | 9 executive holes

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Course Staff

TJ Wydner, General Manager
Damien Hamlett, PGA, Golf Professional
Russell Harris, Superintendent
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