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4.2
826 Reviews (826)
5 Stars
340
4 Stars
358
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
88.5%
Recommend this course
756 out of 826 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 39 reviews
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4.2
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.4%
Recommend this course
111 out of 127 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
826 Reviews (826)

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 84
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

challenging course in good condition

course was in very good shape for fall golf. beautiful views and fall colors. Outside grill and inside bar was open with good food. all staff very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 151
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 12
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Layout

A wonderful, challenging course with a beautiful layout. Well-maintained and picturesque.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Afternoon teatime

Great layout, w/ hilly terrain with some challenging greens. Scenery is as good as it gets.Downside was the pace was slow due to the foursome in front (5 hour + round). It would have been nice if the course staff had asked them to pick up the pace as it was 2-3 groups deep behind us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Reviews 84
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course to play

somewhat challenging since it has hills but it was good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Unexplained Quirkiness

Check in layout and process has many quirks…from having to park a considerable walk from the clubhouse and bag drop. There is a closer parking lot that is just come first serve but isn’t clearly marked (looks like employee parking). You can’t get a key to the cart until right before you tee off, with no explanation…so you have to grab a few clubs and walk over to the driving range, where there are no options for teeing up shots. Just too many weird quirks that are missing signage and explanation for first timers. And the 3 9-hole courses are mix matched for your round of 18 and signage between some holes and between the 9’s can be a guessing game.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 95
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Slowest round

Took well over five and a half hours to play 18!!..no ranger around to speed up play…bad course management

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Burgers were good tho

Course was horrible because the amount of rain that we got this week. But if there’s a lake in almost every hole why charge almost $100 dollars.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

We had a great time golfing at great Gorge. We played the quarry and rail course. There are three 9hole courses here. Everything was great. Courses in great shape there’s definitely some holes where if it’s wet, the water would definitely pool up and make certain areas unplayable but for us today it was great. The food at Hef’s hut was very good and the cart girls were fully stocked.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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