Garland Lodge & Golf Resort - Swampfire Course

4.3048117647 4.3 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6854 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6854 yards 73.4 141
Blue 72 6422 yards 71.3 139
White 72 6108 yards 69.9 136
Red (W) 72 4791 yards 68.3 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

12 out of 13 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great value"


arrowflyin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was a great value from Golf Now. Samd traps need work, but it was in good shape, had a great round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Resort and Value"


zuppy's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Have nothing to complain about. Stayed for 3 days and didnt want to leave. 4 courses on the property and they were all excellent. Practice facilities great.

Going back for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Ballofhate's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. But in the summer warm weather too buggy.<br/> The associate in the pro shop was rude.<br/> The gentleman at the carts when we got there was very nice & helpful. The starter was very nice.<br/> The young man at the carts when we were done just stood there with hands in pocket and watched us unload the clubs and go to our car, he did ask if we had a good time. Not sure why he was there except to put the carts away.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


krawdad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couldn't pass up the price. I haven't played the course in a number of years. Loved it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful area"


laidlerm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful area but maintenance could be better. Sand traps were hard & not groomed. Fairways were very nice but ruff was very high. Great value on Golf Now but definitely not worth what they charge full price. We were pretty much the only people on the course, which was great for us but tells me few will pay the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Don't forget the bullfrog!"


caley4214152's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So I've played the course 2 times now. The first time was back in June 2014.<br/> And it had been raining really bad the 2 weeks leafing up to it... The bugs were to say the least "A day from... Well not fun in the millions !"<br/> Thought it was the weather n time if year last time... Nope!!! No bugs around the club house or driving range ...but 1/2 way into first hole...Look Out!! I had a super deep woods off formula n the bugs laughed at it... In fact it mad them mad n swarm more !!!!<br/> Try putting when bugs are flying in your ears or up your nose !

Carts are new clean and fast! Staff was nice! But in the middle of no where n bug city.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful property"


u000004788265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolute beautiful property from the second you drive in till you leave. Wonderful course and very we'll manicured. A+++ experience. Can't wait to get back there and play the other courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing value , beautiful northern Mich golf"


u070420627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather, staff had no issue with reservation. Wide open in front and behind.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Brad2681260's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most beautiful course I've ever played. Tough but very fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf course still nice to play."


MEU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We did not eat there. Driving range had not been cut in a long time, no range balls. Had to find our own out of the long grass. Bunkers have not been maintained, only a few ball washers some with a little water. Markers on some tee boxes have not been changed for a few days. Goose dropping have been removed from the greens but put in the front of the greens, not good for approaching.. The "half-way house" bathrooms very dirty. In general, course all right certainly not worth the posted price. My "golf now" price more in line with our playing experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course water everywhere"


joe7661636's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Water on almost every hole. Challenging course from the back tees


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Garland - Swampfire"


sfrockow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Garland Resort's Swampfire Course was challenging and a joy to play for me, but also provided a reasonable test from the red tees for my wife; who carries a 30 Index. She was able to navigate the course without frustration, at least.

There's water in play on 15 holes and almost every fairway is cut tight to the woods. But, there's usually a bailout side and there are very few bunkers. Precise tee shots are required to score and the rough, while penal, is not ridiculous.

Greens Stimpped about 11-12, were tough to hold hitting from rough and undulated within reason. Again, a bailout is available on all of them if you're in position on the fairway. Par 3's were all fun shots, no crazy elevation changes, but some. Doglegs on the 4's & 5's were evenly spread right & left. So, working the ball both directions will help lower scores.

Very picturesque, holes wind through swamps, hence the name, and few, if any, holes can be seen from another. The perception was we had the course to ourselves and we finished our round in 3 hrs 25 min; typical for us.

Bring your bug spray; it's the north woods. But, worth playing, IMO.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Garland Swampfire"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging. Tight and not long, even from the blue tees, and a test of course management. Must keep the ball in play. In good shape despite the tough winter.


I recommend this course



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