Great Rock Golf Club

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4.1
381
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
86.2%
Recommend this course
322 out of 381 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
13
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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4.1
53
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.9%
Recommend this course
45 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6254 yards
Slope 129
Rating 70.5
Opened in 2001, Great Rock Golf Club is one of the newer golf clubs in Long Island but it feels much older thanks to its scenic landscape of rolling green hills covered with mature forests. The mountainous landscape provides plenty of elevation changes that make it difficult to find a flat lie. At 6,254 yards, the course is short but it is still a challenging round with narrow, tree-lined fairways that demand accuracy. There is hardly any water on the golf course but with strategically placed bunkers, sidehill lies, and towering trees to contend with, golfers will hardly notice the absence of water hazards. Great Rock's signature hole is the challenging 10th. This par-4 beast is a double uphill climb with a seemingly flat green, but if you read it that way, you're in for some trouble.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6254 yards 70.5 129
White 71 5898 yards 69.0 126
Red (W) 71 5106 yards 69.8 122
Scorecard for Great Rock
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.8/130 489 430 319 383 182 300 498 376 180 3157 444 351 123 394 328 395 175 381 506 3097 6254
White M: 69.0/127 W: 74.2/126 460 404 302 367 170 290 484 342 173 2992 418 316 110 375 315 365 161 363 483 2906 5898
Green M: 67.4/123 440 386 287 339 150 260 459 303 153 2777 402 286 105 326 284 357 140 341 476 2717 5494
Red W: 68.6/119 416 368 252 314 133 236 443 265 133 2560 375 251 100 286 262 350 132 320 470 2546 5106
Handicap 2 4 14 6 10 16 12 8 18 1 11 17 9 13 3 15 5 7
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 2 6 18 8 12 16 4 10 14 1 13 17 7 11 9 15 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Blue/Rye
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire (collared shirts) is required at all times; no jeans or tank tops allowed.

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Reviews

4.1
381

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 12
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 64
Undulating Greens 44
Bunkers 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 36
Locals 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
In the 'Burbs 32

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Real nice course but terribly slow.

This is a nice course but only if there is a normal flow to playing. It is very difficult to enjoy golfing when you have to wait on each shot for the groups ahead. There has to be a ranger out there keeping things moving.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Great Rock Golf Club
Commented On 2018-12-10T18:39:04.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate you coming out and hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Great Rock Golf Club
Commented On 2018-11-20T21:03:24.000+00:00

Thanks for the 5-Star review!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall golf

Course in very good shape. Greens at fast but fair. Leaves in the rough tried to hide errant shots but largely unsuccessful! Good day on the course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Great Rock Golf Club
Commented On 2018-11-05T16:46:59.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions, especially after the weather we have received. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Greens...Great Pace of play!

Check in was smooth...Staff is always friendly and informative.The greens and Course were in pristine condition....Can't wait to come back and play again....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Great Rock Golf Club
Commented On 2018-11-05T16:25:54.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 10/03/2018:
Thank you for the 5-Star review. We are sorry that mother nature did not cooperate on this particular day. We hope that once the weather improves you will give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poor fairway conditions

I've played this course several times in the past and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the fairways have been let go, making it necessary to move my ball to a good lie on most fairway shots.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 10/03/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We appreciate your patience as the course has received a lot of play this peak season. As the course continues to transitions out of the hot summer months, we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Rock Review

Course in good condition. It's much more challenging than it looks. Many elevation changes. Pace of play is good. I give this course a 4 star rating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 10/03/2018:
Thank you for the 4-Star review! We hope the course wasn't to challenging for you today. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Amazed

I was truly amazed how fast this course went downhill. A good portion of the rough was crabgrass and miss 2nd fairway is nothing a crab grass and dirt. The 2some I played with, it was their 1st time here, they said , I "if this course was kept in shape would be pretty decent" If I can figure out how to add a pic to this, I will show you how atrocious tthe 2nd fairway was , the remainder of the course wasn't all in that much better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
Thank you for the honest review, we appreciate your patience as the grass is transitioning out of the hot summer months. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 4-Star review. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again this weekend.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice firm fast greens but fairways need attention

I haven't played Great Rock in a while. It's a good course with doglegs, guarded greens and water carry. Greens are still in good shape. But the fairways need a lot of work. Crabgrass and bare spots on fairways, disappointed with conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the honest review. The course is transitioning into the fall season, we appreciate you patience and hope to see you again in a few weeks.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course very dry. Fast. Missing grass. Great lay out. Interesting course too bad not taken care of better

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for your honest review. The course is transitioning out of the hotter Summer months with new grass starting to grow in. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again this fall.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 4-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrible Course

This was not a fun experience. We had the first tee time so nobody slowed us down. The course is very hilly with lots of blind shots. Many fairways were very sloped so good shots on the fairway would wind up in the rough. Rough was very deep and it was very difficult finding balls. All four of us lost numerous balls that were in the rough but we just couldn't find them. Sand traps and bunkers were a mess and sand was hard and rocky. A lot of dogleg holes with narrow landing areas. Greens were hard and in fairly poor condition. The starter was unfriendly and in a bad mood. Maybe he didn't like being there so early. The bar was very nice with a great selection of beers. Next time, we will skip the golf and go straight to the bar.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 08/25/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We appreciate you pointing out any customer services issues at the course, we will definitely address this issue. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
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Commented On 2018-08-30T10:43:58.000+00:00

This is not a course for golfers looking for flat lies on every shot. It is challanging and tests your shot making.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden gem

I had a tee time for 8 am, pro shop got me out 1/2 hr early which was great. The grounds crew take great care of the course my hat off to that wonderful group. The rough is a tad high but nothing to lose sleep over just used a few more balls from not finding them. The design of the course is incredible. i will definitely be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 08/13/2018:
Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the value at Great Rock! We are so glad that the pace of play was up to par on this particular day. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again this weekend!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

So-so

Conditions were just OK. Fairways are showing weather stress. Grass was thin. Greens were just OK. Better in spring. Pace of play was slow. Group in front of us was spraying the ball all over. Ranger came by a couple times but didn't get things moving. Still a decent day with good weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 08/13/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Thank you for coming out and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has great features and can be very challenging

Definitely worth playing. You won’t be disappointed!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 07/21/2018:
Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the value of our course. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lovely day and conditions

Played at 12:48, a great pace of play. No one in front or behind. An extremely hilly course for Long Island, NY.

Thanks to GolfNow got a $30 rate. I wouldn’t pay more for this course. Greens on the back were in great shape. This course plays long, so you need to one putt.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 07/21/2018:
Thank you for your honest review, we appreciate you coming out to see us and hope that next time we can increase your overall star rating!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The Greens Are NOT in good shape

Layout of the course is great, fairways are ok. The greens are not good, some spots are burn no grass on it, some fast most of the time slow.

A February Greens in July. disappointed!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 07/11/2018:
Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Lots of hilly areas and a hand full of tight fairways makes this short course somewhat challenging. I enjoyed it and will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Great Rock Golf Club on 07/12/2018:
Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad that you enjoyed the challenge, and we hope you join us for another round soon.
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