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3.7
107
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
0
83.4%
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92 out of 107 reviews
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3.7
107
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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107
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
85.7%
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18 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6483
Slope 129
Rating 71.7
Type Public
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
championship 70 6483 yards 71.7 129
middle 70 6039 yards 69.7 125
forward 70 5274 yards 70.2 122
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 Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
107

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 5
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
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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Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On 07/31/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/31/2018
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/30/2018
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/14/2018
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!!!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/14/2018
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/10/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/15/2018
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).
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/10/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 05/28/2018
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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 05/23/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

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