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4.2
685 Reviews (685)
5 Stars
281
4 Stars
294
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
90.9%
Recommend this course
631 out of 685 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.9%
Recommend this course
86 out of 99 reviews
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4.2
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
126 out of 144 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 70
Length 6765 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.3

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

4.2
685 Reviews (685)

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 72
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Spectacular

When I get 1st hole surprise cuz amazing landscapes
Every hole great maintenance
Fast green it’s fun fun
I will strong recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good conditions for Fall play

I never seem to do well on this course, it’s more challenging then it seems. Course was in good condition and the leaves were well managed which is to say if you stayed on the fairway you could find your ball ( not so much if you hit an errand shot). Slow 4- some in front of us impacted pace of play but it was a nice day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/29/2022

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 36
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always Great at the Gorge

Been playing here almost since the bunnies roamed the course. Always pretty decent conditions. Staff always friendly, considering post Covid stuff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Extremely slow round, close to 5 hours. By the end, the group ahead of us had two holes open in front of them.

To make matters worse, starter/ranger told us to pick up the pace when we were waiting on every hole!

Before some says something, they need to know the facts. Don't base it on one group saying they are waiting. You need to determine the source of the problem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/10/2022

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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome place to play a round of golf

Very friendly staff.
Greatly managed course.
Challenging course layout.
Definitely money worth golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 221
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course went downhill yet their prices skyrocketed

Played here for a few years and it was always a challenging course worth the greens fees, but this year it looks like hey jacked up the greens fees to nearly 100$! I should have know this was going ti be bad when I went to their range where they are now charging 5$ for a bucket of balls they find on their course and mats that have stayed outside in the elements for the past 5 years. You have to hit around the artificial grass freyed and peeling off the rubber mat. On the course: Their tee boxes were dry and destroyed by other golfers. Clearly they are not being maintained. The fairways are all full of little divots (natural and golfer made). Be careful or you will trip and break your ankle. Sand traps are full of gravel and rock that splash up onto the greens on your bunker shot. The greens themselves were also atrocious. I’ve seen better greens at Public muni courses where you pay half the cost. Nobody fixes their divots and the greens were dry and fast. Depressions likely due to drainage and sinkage in the ground all over the place leading to wildly difficult reads. Cart paths look like they haven’t been paved since the 90s. Despite all these terrible conditions of the course the starter had the audacity to tell us it was 90 degree cart path only and came charging up to us as we started the back 9 for the day to make sure we went to the correct course of the 3 they have. Meanwhile they couldn’t get their act together to get us a cart until 5 minutes before our tee time.
So disappointed that I had to pay 30% more than last year to play at a course that they clearly aren’t maintaining. Don’t play this course, instead go play any of the Crystal Springs courses that are nearby. You’ll actually get your money’s worth.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/27/2022

Hello, SugarLove. Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback on your recent round with us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and we apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional concerns. Thanks for choosing Great Gorge Golf Club.

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