Lyon Oaks Golf Club

4.8440764706 4.8 stars from 5 (44)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6837 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6837 yards 72.7 137
Blue 72 6427 yards 70.7 133
White 72 6133 yards 69.3 131
White (W) 72 6133 yards 75.5 145
Gold 72 5389 yards 65.6 115
Gold (W) 72 5389 yards 70.8 131
Green (W) 72 4525 yards 66.7 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 44 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

42 out of 44 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include forced carries bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Good day on the course, we played poorly"


u2497674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shap of July, weather was hot but a little breeze made it a very good day. Started/ Ranger were very friendly and didn't have much interaction with htem that day. Would and will play again. Rool up sandwitches a little on thepricey side, staff at bar was SOSO.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"lyon oaks"


linkcarner's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

excellent course i will go back again & again (can not wait to go back). i injoyed myself alot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views and fast greens!!!"


Jammergolf70's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great fall weather for such a beautiful course! Great layout with fast greens. I was surprised just smooth and fast the greens were this late into the year. Would play this course every day if it was not 2 hours away. Definitely worth the drive!! Friendly starter and pace of play was 2 hr. and 30 min.<br/> Some slight elevation changes mixed with a few blind shots. Tough layout with forced carries. Must hit to the correct side of the fairway to get home in two on the par 4's. Well mixed long and short par 4's.<br/> Book a tee time it’s worth it!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course. Good greens. Layout is Average except for back 9."


uEDCZ2534ED's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Front nine not as interesting layout. Back 9 is pretty cool. Greens rolled nice and pretty quick. Would NOT pay $40 to play this course. Rattle Run on east side is better. Not a Shepard's Hollow but still a nice course. Would like to play in summer time to get different feel.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lyon oaks"


destill2's avatar
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Big up north golf for a fraction of the price. Greens and fairways both free of leaves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fall Golf."


Doug5832903's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect fall golf. Leaves were maintained pretty well on course. Great golf course to play at anytime...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good for fall golf"


Kevin7396623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging layout with many sets of tees to choose from.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So so"


Anthony1905461's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in nice shape but for the money I'd rather play moose ridge or whispering pines. It's open but challenging, just not a personal favorite of mine. Greens are slow and flat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


Gary1677122's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent Course; worth the drive. Friendly staff. Challenging for the intermediate and advanced golfer.


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful , and well maintained ."


CigarDave's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the overall beauty of the course . Was a bit challenging but not overly so . Greens were quicker than other courses I've played . Had a friend from Fla. in town and he really raved about the course conditions .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lyon Oaks"


DoctorGolf66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lyon Oaks is a beautiful golf course well-maintained. The greens Held shots and rolled true...perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Value in Detroit Area"


Grassleym22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I saw a couple posts about this course being a little over priced. I strongly disagree. I will gladly spend the extra $10-15 for Lyon Oaks when you compare what the golf course has to offer stacked up to other courses in the area. The course conditions are on the same level as the Orchards, which seems to get all the credit for being the best maintained public course in the area. Lyon Oaks is easily in that discussion as well. Lyon Oaks is definitely a challenging course if you struggle off the tee, but it is not a course that constantly beats you up holes 1-18. My only gripe with the layout is hole #14. Not much room off the tee and anything left is dead while anything missed to the right will likely greet you with an awkward stance to an uphill approach shot. Its just not a quality golf hole but by no means does that make Lyon Oaks a poor track. Excellent golf course with conditions that are always superb. Almost a hidden gem in some fashion but its a must play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is a little pricey"


MAURICE8479959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Regular prices are a little high... I played with discount rates which made it a fair value, otherwise would night have played at regular price.. There are other nice courses in the market at more reasonable prices. Course employees were very friendly. I would recommend a friend with discount rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lyon Oaks a West side favorite"


JohnMelucci's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played Lyon Oaks in several years. My golf game had gone south over the last few years due to lack of play. I was not confident that my game was close to challenging this magnificent course. With a lot of practice and play this year, I couldn't wait to play this challenging but playable and scorable track. It didn't disappoint. The layout was as fantastic as I remembered and the greens were in great shape except for the fact that there were many unrepaired ball marks. With the 50% Golf Now discount, it was my best golf value of the summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Keeper"


golfcolo's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What is there to say? This is the best of the the best in Oakland county. Have not played here in 14 years and I am impressed. Heavy rain night before round yet drainage was great. Greens are large and "fast." . Hit the fairway and you can score. Courteous Staff, great scenery, and pleasant weather , not to mention I was first off the box as a single. A golfers dream. Won't tell what I payed but I feel like I stole this round. Would easily pay double.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lyon Oaks a Great Experience"


u000001539263's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

When they say fast on their posting they're not kidding.<br/> Started got us out before 7 am and we were done just after 10.<br/> Course was in great shape, just a little soggy after the prior day's storms.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Day with friends"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There to golf with a friend who came in from out of town. Had two additional friends join us. Course was in good shape. It is challenging for the occasional golfer. I left several balls there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pristine course"


rdkng00's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

WOW...First time golfing this course....nice well maintained Oakland county course.Friendly staff and cordial ranger who kept a good eye on the pace of play.He allowed us to start a little early while a prior 4 some waited for some of their group to show up.Once we got underway played as a 3 some and only had a few holes waiting on the group in front. We did the 18 in 4 hours and the course time on the card is 4.5 hours.Deer/turkey/and the usual rabbits and squirrels were noted during out round.This is a course we will play more in the future for sure.Overall the course from practice areas and tee to green including bunkers were excellent


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent shape"


uMTSN5115MT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough greens long course fr blue and white, but worth it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Fun with Great conditions"


Chipbhp22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great staff beautiful conditions even with an inch of rain the night before course was in amazing shape. Will be playing again very soon !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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