Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort - Quarry/Rail Course

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4.1
221
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
91.9%
Recommend this course
196 out of 218 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
66
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.4%
Recommend this course
61 out of 66 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
82
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.7%
Recommend this course
76 out of 82 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6769
Slope 137
Rating 73.3
Type Public/Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6769 yards 73.3 137
Blue (W) 70 6769 yards 78.9 136
Green 70 6390 yards 71.1 134
Green (W) 70 6390 yards 77.4 139
White 70 5921 yards 69.0 129
White (W) 70 5921 yards 75.2 135
Red 70 5435 yards 67.1 124
Red (W) 70 5435 yards 72.6 130
Scorecard for Quarry/Rail
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: 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
Handicap 15 5 11 13 3 17 1 9 7 6 2 16 14 18 4 10 12 8
Par 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 35 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 36 71

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 Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
221

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
At a Resort 7
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Great Gorge at Mountain Creek on 09/11/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Great Gorge at Mountain Creek, in the McAfee area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the rangers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

timeless

great old course, needs a few trees trimmed and cart path work.

love it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from Great Gorge at Mountain Creek on 09/11/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Great Gorge at Mountain Creek, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the McAfee area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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