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3.9
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
86.9%
Recommend this course
99 out of 115 reviews
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4.6
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.9
19 Reviews (19)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6338 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.8

Sunset Valley Golf Course is consistently ranked as one of the best public courses in New Jersey. It is one of four golf courses in the Morris County Parks system and it's considered the toughest. Located in Pompton Plains, the course is nestled in a wooded valley. It has a dramatic topography that provides plenty of ups and downs throughout the golf course. Golfers can expect a variety of elevation changes as well as a few blind shots and forced carries. Strategically placed bunkers come into play along the fast, undulating greens and mature trees line the rolling fairways. Water hazards come into play on a few holes too. Sunset Valley Golf Course's final three holes present one of the area's toughest finishes. The trio begins with the uphill par-5 16th and then finishes with two long par 4s.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6338 yards 71.8 130
White 70 5990 yards 69.5 128
White (W) 70 5990 yards 75.2 131
Gold 70 5679 yards 69.5 128
Gold (W) 70 5679 yards 73.3 128
Red (W) 70 5157 yards 70.6 124
Scorecard for Sunset Valley Golf Course
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: 71.8/130 370 537 201 408 402 185 355 352 378 3188 384 329 203 342 396 147 542 433 404 3180 6368
White M: 69.5/128 W: 75.2/131 345 500 176 384 374 166 335 325 356 2961 368 299 194 323 380 134 516 421 394 3029 5990
Gold M: 68.0/126 W: 73.3/128 320 481 166 370 346 139 318 315 340 2795 345 295 188 303 360 130 477 409 377 2884 5679
Red W: 70.6/124 285 392 149 314 334 114 289 291 317 2485 326 267 170 288 337 119 433 373 359 2672 5157
Handicap 13 1 15 3 7 17 5 9 11 10 14 16 12 8 18 2 4 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11 - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
115 Reviews (115)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 17
Undulating Greens 14
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 7

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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather

Tough green

Sunset is an excellent course with very challenged green. It is more of county course with professional layout and setup.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/13/2019

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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A HIDDEN GEM

A GREAT DAY AT SUNSET VALLEY. GREENS ARE FANTASTIC AND VERY VERY FAST!!!! 4 HOUR AND 15 MINUTE ROUND. THIS COURSE HAS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST FINAL THREE HOLES IN NEW JERSEY!! A MUST PLAY !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Highly Recommended

This was my first time at Sunset and I was not disappointed at all. Solid course layout and conditions were great. Staff was friendly as well. Looking forward to being back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Love this place

Played here many many times. It is a shame this time there’s was no warning of the aeration and top dressing. I played here 3 weeks ago and inquired about the punch and was told it was happening that same week. 3 weeks later looks as though it was just done. Punch is expected this time of year shame there was no notification from the course to Golf Now booking. Seems as though not much communication occurs between the course and Booking in that I woke up to an email that my 9:10 tee time was double booked and I needed to arrive 20 minutes early then expected. Looks like Golf Now May be losing steam.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Greens aerated

Greens were aerated but nothing was mentioned on Glofnow or by the staff.
Pace of play was slow, had to wait 10 to 15 mins per hole and there was no marshall to manage the pace of play for the slow players

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is a very nice track, The greens were in good shape,fast and tricky for the first time playing them. Fairways were in good shape also. all in all its a beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5:15h for 18 holes!!!

My first time here. Loved the layout, very challenging. Lots of elevation changes, fast greens with tough breaks, fairways in good condition. Too bad people don’t repair their ball marks on the greens. I fixed at least 3 marks per hole, and there were many still left.

My main complaint was pace of play. It took us 5:15h to play 18 holes!! I’ve never experiente that in my life. Sure, it was Saturday afternoon, but come on! You’ve got to do something about this. It is hard to believe someone can take so long to play a round of golf. It just kills your entire day.

I would never go back if I knew it would take me another 5:15h, but I heard from people that played with me and are regulars that it was very unusual, and the normal time is closer to 4:30h. In normal circumstances, I would definitely go back, even though I have to drive all the way from Jersey City. Very good value for the money.

YOU HAVE TO FIX YOUR PACE OF PLAY ISSUES!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunset great value

Great conditions
Challenging greens
Really nice layout with nice variation in holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great greens- some rough patches

I've been playing Sunset for years and always enjoyed the track. It is tough walking course for me so parring 16-18 was especially rewarding. The greens in typical form were almost unfair on #1, #4, and #6 on the front, especially with the pin placement on 4 which was insane.
I'm still disappointed they can't get grass to grow evenly throughout the course. The first par 3 down hill had some very rough areas with hardpan and uneven growth. I'm always surprised the yardage from the White tees is less than 6,000 yards- the course plays tough and is always a challenge (84 today).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

not too bad course

Bit slow in part due to expected rain, but was surprised at the number of golfers. Layout is interesting, but most challenging parts are greens. Super fast and well maintained, really found putting to be most challenging part of the course.
Fairway maintenance could use some work and noticed seeds on carts were empty so couldn't fix my divots well on front nine. Rangers were driving by which is good to see, but they should advise golfers to fix their own divots on green. All in all fair round at fair price. For Golfnow users, additional charges on carts for 18 pp.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Over 5 hr round. This is too slow. Course is nice, good condition but I won’t be back. I played a couple years ago here and that round was even slower. 2 strikes, you’re out

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

First time on course. Course has great elevation changes which provides a good workout if walking. Greens were fast but fair. Would definitely go back for another round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a challenge

If you remember Sunset from the 80svand 90s you will enjoy the redesign.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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