Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort - Quarry/Rail Course
|Blue (W)||70||6769 yards||78.9||136|
|Green (W)||70||6390 yards||77.4||139|
|White (W)||70||5921 yards||75.2||135|
|Red (W)||70||5435 yards||72.6||130|
|Blue M: 73.3/137 W: 78.9/136||192||529||234||364||424||180||449||452||407||3231||456||415||207||341||156||586||519||412||383||3475||6706|
|Green M: 71.1/134 W: 77.4/139||178||538||215||352||417||155||403||437||381||3076||440||400||188||328||151||566||498||370||373||3314||6390|
|White M: 69.0/129 W: 75.2/135||152||523||190||340||413||126||389||429||325||2887||345||350||166||310||138||549||483||338||355||3034||5921|
|Red M: 67.1/124 W: 72.6/130||95||488||157||307||388||114||367||405||283||2604||321||316||134||293||128||518||455||319||347||2831||5435|
No Playboy Bunnies here
The drive into the course takes you past the shuttered hotel that was once the Playboy Club. It’s an odd sight. Signs direct you to the club drop which is a good idea here since it is a walk from the parking to the club house.
We played the Quarry and Rail 9’s. Lake 9 was not in use due to the recent rain.
We had an 8 am tee time and we got to the par 3 first tee on the Quarry 9 only to wait. That was the theme for the entire round which took 4:45. No ranger ever appeared and given there were not a lot of groups ahead of us the problem was solvable if the course wanted to speed up play.The course is not overly long which means that there is a tendency to play from the back tees when you shouldn’t.
The course has a combination of elevation changes, narrow fairways and wide fairways. Water comes into play on a number of holes and stray shots disappear into the rocks and trees if you stray too far. The rocky terrain in this part of NJ gives the course a unique look and feel similar to Crystal Springs.
The second hole has a old silo on the left side of the fairway that’s an unusual look. Stay to the right are the instructions. The tin roof on the silo makes a great sound if your tee shot lands on it and veers into the woods.
The par 3 railroad hole has a bunker with remains of and old concrete railroad trestle. Hit in there and you may have no shot at the green.
With all the rain we were limited to the cart path on some holes and there was a fair amount of water damage in some fairways. Greens and bunkers were in good shape.
There was no drinking water on the course and we saw the beverage cart three times which was not enough on a hot day.
At $51 with a cart I thought this was a fair value if the course played faster. I would play again only if the course was dry and I had an earlier tee time.
Great Gorge, Rail and Quarry courses
Nice design. A lot of interesting holes. Elevation changes and shape of holes will hold your attention. Conditions are not pristine but good. Pace of play was very good. My threesome was not playing particularly well and we let faster players through. Even though it’s a 2 hr drive, we are looking forward to playing again.
If you go pace of play very slow. Bring water
I really like this golf course . Very happy it is open again. I played here twice in the last 3 weeks., course is in very good condition and not overly crowded. Pace of play is very slow 5 hour rounds both times. NO RANGERS! to move pace along. This alone would make me think twice about going here again. Bring water no water on course and is $2.50 a bottle. Gatorade is $4.50. They have some loose ends to tighten up to make this a better expierence for all.
Super Hot Day at GG
Very hot and humid conditions, but course was in nice shape. Greens fast and true. Cart paths in bad shape. Staff was very friendly. Pete especially nice as starter.
Great Course/Great Price
Played the Rail/Quarry. First time playing since the club reopened. Course was in excellent shape, greens and fairways are well kept. Challenging holes, quick greens. Wish I could say the same for the bunkers - mostly stones, they need work. . Played Holiday morning, expected slow play but had a leisurely 4:15 round without holding anyone up or being pushed. At $51 the price can’t be beat for the course especially with the prices of the Crystal Springs courses. Worth the 50 minute drive.
great old course, needs a few trees trimmed and cart path work.
Great layout. Great value. Great staff
Fantastic place for a day of golf. We'll worth the trip from NYC. 3 great nines with gorgeous views and wonderful staff. The greens were top level. Very true and fast. Only critiques were the tee boxes and fairways were pretty beat up. Definitely a challenging course. I'd recommend this place to anyone.
Great Gorge Disappointment
After having heard some good reviews about the reopening of Great Gorge, I was interested in playing there again.
I was disappointed in the fact that over a 2 year shutdown, the course didn't seem to have much work done to make it better.
The tee boxes were worn and thin, the cart paths were suspect at best, the greens were very good though.
Price of $39 was good and fair for what was offered.
In defense of the conditions, the extremely wet fairways were nothing more than the horrendous amount of rain that everyone was experiencing this summer. I won't be going back for a long time to come.