Great Gorge Country Club is a virtual golfer’s paradise. The George Fazio designed Golf Digest 4-Star-rated, twenty-seven hole complex offers a truly exceptional challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Opened in 1970 as an amenity to Hugh Hefner’s famed Great Gorge Playboy Club, this classic course continues to stand the test of time, winning awards and maintaining popularity with golfers year after year.
In spring 2004, Crystal Springs Resort assumed management of the Great Gorge Country Club, enhancing the golf experience at Great Gorge with the expertise gained in the operation of the other five award-winning resort golf clubs.
Great Gorge Country Club is comprised of three separate and distinct nine-hole courses:
The Quarryside Course – From the back tees, this is the most demanding nine. This course plays through spectacular rock outcroppings and diverse water hazards.
The Lakeside Course – Designed to be a fair challenge for all levels of play, this nine is set amid sparkling lakes and mature trees, and features dramatic elevation changes.
The Railside Course – The most scenic nine is also the most forgiving as strategically protected greensites are sculpted into the dramatic terrain. The par-3 third hole on the Railside Course features artifacts from the railroad era in a formation reminiscent of Stonehenge.
Amenities and services include a pro shop, bar and restaurant, driving range and putting greens, a chipping area, lockers, showers, PGA professional instruction and club rentals.
Yardage: Quarryside Purple: 3,308 Green: 3,077 White: 2,907 Black: 2,669
Railside Purple: 3,450 Green: 3,292 White: 3,019 Black: 2,833
Lakeside Purple: 3,402 Green: 3,237 White: 3,099 Black: 2,685
Rating/Slope: Lake/Quarry Purple: 72.7/133 Green: 70.8/131 White: M 69.3/127; L 75.3/137 Black: M 66.6/119; L 71.8/128
Quarry/Rail Purple: 72.9/129 Green: 70.8/129 White: M 68.6/124; L 75.2/135 Black: M 66.8/115; L 72.6/130
Rail/Lake Purple: 73.3/132 Green: 71.7/130 White: M 69.7/126; L 76.3/139 Black: M 67.2/117; L 72.8/129
Designer: George Fazio
General Manager: Art Walton
Superintendent: David Brubaker
Golf Professional: David Glenz, PGA National Teacher of the Year
Clubhouse: 5,000 square feet, Neo-modern style
Greens: Bentgrass and Poa Annua
Fairways: Bentgrass and Poa Annua
Tees: Bentgrass and Poa Annua
Roughs: Kentucky Bluegrass
# of Bunkers: 72 (27 Holes)
Holes with Water: Quarry #3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9; Rail #6, #7, #8; Lake #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #9
Amenities: Pro Shop, Driving Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Area, Lockers, Showers, Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar, Part of Crystal Springs Resort including a new Hotel, Spa & Sports Club
Services: Club Rentals, Lessons/Clinics, Beverage Cart
Location: 400 Route 517, McAfee, NJ 07428
Mail to: P.O. Box 1140, McAfee, NJ 07428
Tee Times & Lodging: 973.827.5996
Golf Outings, Meetings & Corporate Events: 973.827.4357