Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort - Rail/Lake Course

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4.2
209
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
94.7%
Recommend this course
186 out of 209 reviews
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4.2
209
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 54 reviews
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4.2
209
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
94.9%
Recommend this course
75 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6877
Slope 134
Rating 73.1
Type Public/Resort
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Great Gorge CC
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6877 yards 73.1 134
Blue (W) 72 6877 yards 79.6 139
Green 72 6551 yards 71.5 127
Green (W) 72 6551 yards 78.4 142
White 72 6133 yards 69.9 124
White (W) 72 6133 yards 76.3 139
Red 72 5516 yards 67.3 118
Red (W) 72 5516 yards 72.8 129
Scorecard for Rail/Lake
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: 73.1/134 W: 79.6/139 456 415 207 341 156 586 519 412 383 3475 530 432 424 205 359 495 368 178 411 3402 6877
Green M: 71.5/127 W: 78.4/142 440 400 188 328 151 566 498 370 373 3314 512 410 401 179 347 478 358 158 394 3237 6551
White M: 69.9/124 W: 76.3/139 345 350 166 310 138 549 483 338 355 3034 484 399 395 150 336 463 338 148 386 3099 6133
Red M: 67.3/118 W: 72.8/129 321 316 134 293 128 518 455 319 347 2831 401 382 334 146 309 424 320 139 230 2685 5516
Handicap 5 1 15 13 17 3 9 11 7 8 2 6 16 14 10 12 18 4
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 5 4 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

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

4.2
209

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
19th Hole Scenic Views 4
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
In the 'Burbs 5
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Holy beautiful!

Not sure the 3* folks are reviewing the right course. The fairways, tee boxes, greens were all fantastic! A lot of the traps do need some work though, and the prices did go up a bit from last year. Still not as high as South Jersey!!! Views from this course are pretty amazing also. Cant wait to play again. Good job folks, now go fix the traps!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good Conditions on Tee Boxes, Fairways & Greens

Good quality conditions on the tee boxes, fairways and greens. Rough was low and a non factor. The cart paths are horrible. Much of the course have the pavement paths and they are in terrible condition. Management needs to either repave these paths or make them all stone. Pace of play was great. Fix the cart paths and this place will be back to pristine condition all around.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

I played quarry / rail this is truly a unique layout course was in exellent condition greens were particularly good condition but pin setups were tough. They are offering great value rounds my second time there this year and will be back
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Close to home

Live down the valley from Great Gorge, Have played there since the seventies. Currently the course is in the best shape I remember. Very accommodating staff. Have put a lot of work into course since reopen in 2017. Agreed the cart paths are horrendous but well worth the money for senior Monday through Friday.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Good Value

We played the Quarry Course and the Lakeside Course on a very hot day (there are 3 nine-hole courses). One objection is that there are no drinking water facilities on the course itself - bring your own water. The Quarry Course fairways were browned out due to the very hot and dry weather, but the greens were in good condition. The Lakeside 9 was in better shape. The course layout on both was very good. Suitable for golfers at all levels of skill. The staff was very friendly. Great Gorge is, unfortunately, well over an hour away from our home, but the plus side to that is that the course was not at all crowded and the pace of play was therefore very good.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course, but not worth the money. Still needs work

I played here a few times a couple of years ago and I remember the course being in much better shape. Today, you could tell it was not very well maintained. Some greens were very fast, some were very slow. Yellow, dried out grass all over, some soft fairways, and many instances of “ground under repair” (clearly some construction still going on). In fact, 2 holes had the sprinklers on WHILE we were playing and we had to play around them! And it was around 9am, not that early... Overall, a rather disappointing experience. Courses in that area are usually worth the drive all the way out there, and while Great Gorge had some scenic views, it wasn’t worth it. I’d say save your money (and gas, if you’re not local) and play a local, county course. Most likely it’ll be in the same (if not better) condition than Great Gorge.. Hope the construction ends soon and this place turns around. It has potential.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Response from Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Great Gorge at Mountain Creek and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions and the work being done that interfered with your round. Our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape, and we hope you will be back to see the improvements. Thank you again for sharing your concerns with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Take time to read the green.

Fast greens, watch out for breaks. Grounds were firm, extra round. Lots of fun, play strategically.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways & Rough need better maintenance

Looks like they've been stingy on the maintenance. The fairways & rough are not in the best shape. Bunker sand is packed down & hard. At least the greens and the areas around the green are nice.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Resort on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointments with the course conditions. Our staff will keep working to have the course in shape during these summer months, and we hope you will be able to see the improvements the next time you are with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Good course. Superb staff, greens superb but very hilly. 3 putts common. No water - meaning drinking water - on course!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

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Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
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