The eighth hole plays across a valley on the Lake Course at Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort in McAfee, N.J.
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4.3
485 Reviews (485)
5 Stars
181
4 Stars
225
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
452 out of 485 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
85 out of 88 reviews
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Avg Rating
4.3
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.6%
Recommend this course
152 out of 159 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 70
Length 6692 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.0

Great Gorge Golf Club is situated on 500 acres of naturally preserved land, nestled in the Vernon Valley between the Wawayanda and Pochuck Mountain Peaks. Designed by George Fazio in 1970 on behalf of Hugh Hefner for his Great Gorge Playboy Club, the course boasts 3 championship nines: Rail, Lake and Quarry. With four tee box options, the course is manageable for newer golfers yet challenging for lower handicap players, making Great Gorge an ideal venue for all golfers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bentgrass and Poa Annua
Greens Bentgrass and Poa Annua
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect George Fazio (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Lockers

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
485 Reviews (485)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 19
Water Hazards 16
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
At a Resort 7
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot summer afternoon with good pace of play

The course condition is great. Putting is tricky! However, you should not miss the fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Happy this course survived!

Have to get here more often. Course conditions were great.....bunkers were in good condition and consistant which i think a few reviews has knocked. Only complaint was not of the golf course but the foursome in front of us played little slow but still finished in 4 1/2 hours. Some spectacular views and very reasonable pricing will get me back a few more times this year.
Well done Great Gorge owners and staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course ForThe Price

This is a hidden away place. Tee boxes need some work but all in all for the price you should try this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Great Gorge Golf Club - Lake/Quarry Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Packed but nice course

Great course staff was nice. I went on a Friday and there was 100 people playing. It was nice there are 3 9s so they could spread out everyone. Me and the guys that I played with are fast players so by the 7th hole we caught up to the people in front of us and than it was backed up from there. There were people on the green, another 4 some in the fairway and another about to tee off. If you go at the right time it is an enjoyable time. Great restaurant and bar at the club house with a deck looking out to the first hole and 9th. I would recommend checking out this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Great Gorge Golf Club - Lake/Quarry Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course with Reservations

Recommend this course with reservation. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Cart paths need much work and score cards need to be updated. Directory signs need improvement

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Great Gorge Golf Club - Lake/Quarry Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 100
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course, great people

Well maintained golf course, friendly staff, enjoyed the afternoon round in the hot summer

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot summer day with thunder storm followed up

We had a terrific round in the over 90 degree weather before hitting the wall with slow foursome in front of us. We had to run after finish 16 holes when severe thunder strom touch down in the area. It is still a good round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 37
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A happy day

The staff are friendly and green with the breathtaking scenery
it was more than expected

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Day nice course

Was a hot day but we went out on rail 1st, nobody in front of us for the front 9. Had a hole in one on the 5th hole Par 3 145 yards. Back nine was slow because 3 guys in front were so slow. Will be back great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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