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
515 Reviews (515)
5 Stars
199
4 Stars
233
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
95.4%
Recommend this course
480 out of 515 reviews
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4.3
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
Recommend this course
113 out of 118 reviews
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4.3
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
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151 out of 157 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
515 Reviews (515)

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 111
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Great Gorge Golf Club - Lake/Quarry Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No starter and no ranger on course. Need to work on cart paths they are horrible

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Played the lake and rail today at great gorge…it’s been several years, but I will say that the layout is better than I remembered, and though it rained quite a bit yesterday, the course was in great shape..will definitely play again later this month, when fall arrives..great value!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

With all the rain we've had up here in North Jersey, I think the course was in GREAT shape. I would recommend Great Gorge to any golfer regardless of ability. The views and conditions are always spectacular. One of my favorite courses in North Jersey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2021

the pace of play was just really really slow. I think ebcuase carts were cart path only...which is annoying and silly. the conditions were fine and walking all over the place defeats the purpose of paying for a cart.

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Commented on 09/08/2021

Hello. 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 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

Layout is awesome. Course is beautiful. Last time I played it, it was still the playboy club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

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

Beautiful course

Course was fun and challenging. Tees, fairways and greens in excellent condition. Cart paths could use some improvements. Better signs needed to for directions

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Overall good

Good conditions, enjoyable course layout. Pretty nice golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

good play

played quary / rail courses. Staff was very friendly. Course nicely cared for. golf carts have the bag covering and the snack cart came thru at least 5 times during our round. Course is somewhat challenging with narrow fairways and interesting views to the green. sadly, not enough golfers tended to their divots on the green. And no ranger, so myself and and 2 groups in front had to wait for 1 slow group. But hard to get too upset as this is a nice course. Sadly the old hotel is an eye sore and neglected parking lot is sad. Get past that, and great day of golf is ahead.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 154
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GG golf

Never disappoints beautiful greens great shape fast big undulating greens and especially long tough tough course love it highly recommend enjoy don’t expect a best ever round not happening enjoy the scenery

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is a great layout with 3 nines, 27 holes. Alot of work has been done in the last 2 years and it shows. The Supt. and his crew have done a great job and the Greens are in excellent condition. If you have never played here, you are missing out on a good day of Golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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