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4.2
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
140
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
89.6%
Recommend this course
337 out of 381 reviews
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4.2
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.7%
Recommend this course
47 out of 53 reviews
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4.2
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.7%
Recommend this course
63 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6338 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.8

Sunset Valley Golf Course is consistently ranked as one of the best public courses in New Jersey. It is one of four golf courses in the Morris County Parks system and it's considered the toughest. Located in Pompton Plains, the course is nestled in a wooded valley. It has a dramatic topography that provides plenty of ups and downs throughout the golf course. Golfers can expect a variety of elevation changes as well as a few blind shots and forced carries. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the fast, undulating greens and mature trees line the rolling fairways. Water hazards come into play on a few holes too. Sunset Valley Golf Course's final three holes present one of the area's toughest finishes. The trio begins with the uphill par-5 16th and then finishes with two long par 4s.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11 - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.2
381 Reviews (381)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Undulating Greens 14
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

golf on a rainy day

Golf was also romantically fun on a rainy day. Now, it is highly recommended in the fall.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tough Greens

The lack of rain has made the course dry, and the layout is challenging. The greens are inconsistent...some are fast, some are slow, which made it difficult to find a rhythm when putting. I would play this course again...I'm guessing it would be fantastic in October.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Expected more of Sunset Valley

Maybe my expectations were too high but the course was in rough shape outside of the fairway and greens. Greens were challenging and fast. We had a cart and were paired with a walking group which delayed our round but the pair with us were friendly and did their best to keep the pace. The dry weather in NJ did no favors to this course and there were several areas that were dirt and felt like you were playing in a trap because of the condition of the course. For a public course, it was fair overall but I won't be going back this year based on the last round there.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The worst condition by far in years

Used to be one of my favorite courses to play, but I was very shocked to see the condition of this course on 8/18/2022. Too many spots with no grass (even on some of the tee boxes) & the green wasn't properly managed neither. I think it will take a while to bring the course back in a good shape. Any changes in management or something? Course is fun but won't go back for a while.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rough Shape

Course was in terrible condition. I know it’s been a hot month but this was in the worst shape out of several I’ve played in the area over the past month.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gone downhill

I used to be a morris County resident and played here most weekends. I played today for the first time in about 6 years and did this place go downhill. Burnt out fairways, dirt patches, no sand in bunkers, untrained bushes. Ever the lake fountain were turned off which lead to a lot of mosquitoes. Bring back the old maintenance crew.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 35
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 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money

Tough greens, interesting layout, a bit short, but otherwise a nice place to play for the money. Needs more watering, but the weather has been dry and hot. Pace of play a bit slow at the turn.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course usually

I’ve played here many times over the years but this was the first time this year. They apparently have 90 degree rule all the time on every hole now and you wouldn’t know unless you read the one sign they have at the start or if a a-hole grounds keeper comes and talks down to you at hole 16 for riding up the fairway on a 97 degree day with completely dry conditions. Do you know what 90 degree rule is? Followed by Did you have to ride up the fairway? he didn't let it go after we acknowledged him and had to tell him ok about 5 times before he finally moved on and I could set up for my next shot… with that commitment you would think he’s prepping to host the next pga tour event… just another d bag with no people skills… way to ruin an otherwise really great round…

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rate of Play

Never saw the started until the 14th hole. Playing behind a foursome who took 40 practice swings before hitting the ball 10 feet. One person in the group kept opening an umbrella to walk to his ball and then put it away prior to their 40 practice swings. By the time the starter said something to this group, they were teeing off on the 16th hole. Absolutely abysmal.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 219
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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