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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
42
1 Stars
38
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
59.9%
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352 out of 460 reviews
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2.5
79 Reviews (79)
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Conditions
2.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
38.0%
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2.6
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Conditions
2.1
Value
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Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
41.0%
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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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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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3.2
460 Reviews (460)

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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Poor Condition

I know it is the end of the year but they did very little to maintain this course (By little I mean nothing). They should not be charging those rates and be embarrassed the course is in that condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience . Thank you for playing Great Rock Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course..needs attention!

Unfortunately this course is going down...we have played it for years, and it is in bad condition..that said..we still enjoy playing...the value and fast play make this a pleasurable round..

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/02/2019

Hello, Christine. Thank you for reviewing the course. We're sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations, and we are working hard to improve conditions. We're glad you found the pace of play and price during your round excellent. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. Thank you for playing Great Rock Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course conditions.

The greens were very fast, The rough was too high overall. The fairways were in OK shape. There is a need for more directions to tees on some holes, especially if your not used to the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Great Rock.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

What a mess

I can’t believe what a mess this place is. I golfed here two years again s was so surprised to see the conditions. The fairways overgrown with crab grass. The traps have grass growing in them. Many of the traps are surrounded by overgrown grass. The greens are also beaten up.

I was also amazed to see one groundskeeper, one, with a weed wacker in the woods between 3 and 10 cutting down the grass. He was there when I played three as well as when I came to the tenth Tee.

Pitiful!!

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Commented on 09/20/2019

Hi, Bob. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. Thank you for playing Great Rock. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

My front yard is mowed better than this place

To be honest it was absolutely terrible. This course has so much potential but they let it go. A firmed me myself were extremely disappointed with this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Hi, Sean. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointment

This used to be one of the nicer layouts and courses on Long Island. The conditions were terrible. I was very disappointed. The fairways and tee boxes were more weeds than grass. The greens were fast, but layered with a fungus. As we were warming up, we asked how the course was; When an employee tells you before you tee off that its "in bad shape", that should have been our warning. I am not sure how long they will be open if it stays like this.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello, Aguerne. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Great Rock.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Miserable

Terrible conditions, brutal lies, chopped up fairways and greens, just an overall miserable experience.

Pace of play was great but I guess that’s because nobody wants to play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We have projects underway to recover the tee boxes, fairways, greens, and sandtraps. We hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

My second time playing this course. First the staff is terrific. Always laid back..The cart kid greets you at the end and helps to clean the clubs,,,Very nice touch. Enjoyed the holes The 10th hole # 1 rated is one heck of a challenge,,,The rolled greens are quite fast but fair. Will play this course again..No onsite eating facilities...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi, Frankie Jo. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @GreatRockGC.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Neglect

I have played this course a few times in pass years. Was always a really nice course, great routing , challenging and good condition.
Has fallen into disrepair. Greens, fairways and rough covered in crabgrass. Rough not cut lost too many balls due to course condition not bad shots. Such a shame was a gem and unique for a L.I. Course. Like being in the mountains. Hope somebody steps up and saves it.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi, Michael. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Great Rock Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

New owners hopefully coming soon!

It's a shame that such a great course has been neglected this way.. it's reminiscent of city public courses in the 80's. Tee boxes are overrun with crabgrass; greens with many fungus patches and fairways that are just not kept up to par. This place used to be a hidden gem with a phenomenal steak house to boot! Now there is no restaurant or 19th hole to retreat to after a round; nor any adult beverages on the course because there's no liquor licence..
All that said, it is not for the serious golfer. But, if you're just starting out or looking for a cheap round, the bones of the course are still there. You can get online and get a round for under $40. That's ridiculously underpriced by todays standard.
Word is that new ownership is coming in. If they put in the right people, this course will return to the great course it once was!

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge as they work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What happened

Played here 6 years ago. Crabgrass has taken over the fairways and tee boxes. Greens were burned out in spots. It needs work. Liked the layout and we had a fun round. Winter rules a must

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Needs new management

What a shame still a nice course but not what it use to be. The bones of the course are still there. But could use a lot of TLC.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @GreatRockGC.

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#drivechipandputt
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a shame

I’ve played this course numerous times in the past and loved it. Great layout and it’s usually in very good condition. This is no longer the case. There were weeds filling up the bunkers and crab grass all over the fairways. The greens had numerous bald spots. It looks like the only maintenance they do now is mow the lawn and they are still charging full price. I won’t go back until they take some pride in the course. It could be a gem

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Great Rock. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Rock not so Great

Where do I start. At one time, 10 years Great Rock was a well maintained course. Fast forward to today: This course without a doubt is in the WORST condition imaginable.
The tee boxes are 100% Crab Grass and it needs to be cut. The fairways are also filled with Crab Grass. The greens are in decent shape due to no one playing at the course. The traps are
Not maintained and has grass growing in all the traps. I suspect that there is no head groundskeeper and no Pro.
This is so sad for me to see. Great Rock could be the best course in Long Island because of the beautiful terrain. It is the hilliest course that reminds me of an upstate course.
Get out and play before it closes for good.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too bad about this place

I have played this course for years, but apparently it is for sale and it is not being maintained at all. Crab grass on the tee boxes and grass growing in the sand traps. No ranger and pace of play is terrible. Restaurant is closed so there is no food or alcohol. Really sad about this, because the course layout is great-I wont be back unless it's under new management.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi. Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we will continue to work towards a 5-star experience. We hope to see you back, and thanks for choosing Great Rock!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too many damage greens

When I played this course last year it was in very good condition that time. However, there was too many damaged greens when I played today. No doubt there was no delay at all.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience. Thank you for playing Great Rock. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need overhaul

Nice friendly staff, The greens here are a mess. They need a complete overhaul.
The tee boxes where not In great shape either but not as bad as the greens
I don’t think I could play here again until the greens were repaired

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

What A Shame

So sad to see one of the prettiest most interesting courses on Long Island in such awful shape. We got a deal for $25 per person so we figured we’d give it another try. It was in pretty bad shape two years ago. Considering it takes an hour to get there, even $25 wasn’t worth it. As someone mentioned....play it before it closes for good......what a shame!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Great Rock. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Doesn’t look good.

Love the rock ! That being said, course looks like it’s going out of business. Course is in bad shape unfortunately- to the lack of money I’m assuming.

Great layout and course it was.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi, Alex. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Great Rock. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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