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
579 Reviews (579)
5 Stars
231
4 Stars
260
3 Stars
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2 Stars
17
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.7%
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4.3
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.3%
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4.3
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.0%
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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
579 Reviews (579)

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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Reviews 23
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Gorge = great golf

Course was in very good condition and pace was on par. Love Quarry and Rail.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 92
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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 30
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course understand the value increase

It is always a great course that usually has plenty of tee times and have made tremendous improvements so I understand the raise in rate but 90 is a bit steep right now, 80 on the weekend is about right

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course

Overall a great place to play. A little pricey but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, good value

Greens were awesome for early in the year. Course in good shape overall, enjoyable round, will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Track is awesome

Have always loved this course and to see the care of the course meeting the quality of the layout is great. well done

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long time course favorite I have played this course for on and off for over 40 years. It was great to see the condition back to championship form. Obv

I have played this course for on and off for over 40 years. It was great to see the condition back to championship form. Obviously still have to work on some of the cart paths but good to see money is going back into the course and the layout is just fantastic.
Also loved the new pub

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
1Q
Played On
Reviews 98
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Wet fairway

Even though I took a golf cart. I couldn’t go into fairway with golf cart. Some hilly holes made me so tired too walking through each course. Except that it was good to play chilly windy day. All holes were almost empty and enjoyable moment to play a game.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Not playing here agian for a while

The course was really wet. Seems they have drainage issues. Greens were still recovering from aeration.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/19/2022

Hello, Hukashi. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Track but Slow Pace

I’ve played Great Gorge a few times last year and with the exception of a few holes (#2 and #3 on Quarry) it’s well laid out and can be a fun/challenging round. The pace of play was great on our first 9 (1 hour 40) but the back ground to a halt - 2 and 3 groups backed up on tees. 3 hours and 40 minutes later we completed the back. Inexcusable amount of time without a ranger in sight. Perhaps just early season growing pains but definitely took above average overall to good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Great Gorge Golf Club - Lake/Quarry Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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