Fern Hill Golf & Country Club

3.6381117647 3.6 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5810 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 67.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: No
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5810 yards 67.3 120
White 70 5604 yards 66.7 118
Ladies' 73 4400 yards 65.2 103

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

85 out of 111 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks dinner brunch  

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Reviews


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jbogusz1956's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jwitt36's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very slow pace, and dangerous layout"


u5331746's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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I played as a two some and teed off about 20 minutes behind the two some ahead of us. We caught up to the two some on hole 2. There was a 4 some ahead of the two some who averaged about 20 minutes a hole. There was no ranger helping with pace of play. Finished 9 holes after 3 and a half hours. Totally unacceptable! We sat at the tee on hole 10 for about 10 minutes with the two some ahead of us because of people on the green. A ranger eventually came walking down the fairway from the green, and told us to skip to hole 11 due to a wedding. We were never told about this wedding when booking our round. We decided we had had enough and went to the clubhouse for a refund. They would not refund our round, but instead gave us a raincheck. This was a pointless raincheck, since we will never go back. Very short par fours and poor dangerous layout. On a busy day you really have to keep your wits about you to avoid being hit. Nice staff, but overall i would not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fern hill"


u000007953857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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The course is in great shape !

Lots of hazards tight fairways , water to can not wait to play there again this weekend !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Front vs. Back"


u00000664340's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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Course conditions were just okay. Greens were somewhat slow and the sand traps need attention. Pace of play was great on the front (1 1/2 hours) however, the back nine we hit a wall. It took 2 1/2 hours. Followed threesomes that thought they were in a longest drive contest and didn't tee off until the group in front of them were on the green. When they finally did tee off their balls went about 150 yards.

I think I'm done with this course for the rest of the year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course beautiful"


u6379584's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Very busy on Sunday but a beautiful course was unsure of green location on number 2. It's a little deciding because 3s hole is right in front of you. Very friendly staff


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dgale2jr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Fun to get out at a reasonable price, Good staff place was packed they tried to speed play along.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love Fern Hill"


Patrick2723's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
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The pace is great and the staff is also. I left my Odyssey putter there and went back a few days later and it was there, thank you to whoever returned it and thank you to Fern Hill.

The greens are in great shape and this is a course I love to play during the weekdays.

I will be playing there frequently from now on!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Craig6343833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First Timer - I Will Return"


jazzbocrac's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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I finally got around to playing Fern Hill GC. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. Greens were in great shape. Some very tight, challenging holes. Some of the ravines and creeks were a bit unexpected so you need some course knowledge. I had fun out there and look forward to returning soon for a rematch.


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


"Nothing Special"


jimmymack517's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
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Front nine was in decent shape, back nine wasn't. Tee boxes were almost non-existent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"SLOW!!"


Ryan2149078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Pace of play ,there is no pace! It's around the block from my house & I will not be going back this year.The guys in the pro shop are great. Course is in good shape. SLOW!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Fernhill"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
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the course is nothing special ... I like to work on my game at this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u8518015's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Snails Pace"


bigfrankie's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
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Course conditions are improving but the youngsters in the pro shop are glorified check-out clerks and it causes a nightmare on the course. Too many singles, 2somes, or 5somes!! I've been there 3x and EVERY time this has been the case.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Extremely Improved"


higginsrussell's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
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Reviewed on

I grew up playing this course and it used to be a joke. Within the past few years the owners have taken steps to continuously improve the course. Although some of the tee boxes need improvement you can tell they are taking baby steps to do so with some rocks being input around them for scenery as well as revamped tee boxes all around with less divots or dirt in the box itself. The fairways were quite nice as opposed to years ago when you couldn't really tell if you were on the fairway or not (they are well cut and the grass is green now). The greens were still a challenge as it has been dry making them quite firm and fast. The restaurant always has good food and the price for this course makes it easy to want to come back and play again unlike prior years. Pace of play was great even though we didn't see a ranger. I hope the owners continue to make improvements to the course because they are doing a great job!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Affordable golf"


fireman74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
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Course has improved over the years, green speeds average for an east side course with an under 4 hour round. Will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Okay Course"


randy48316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
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The course is worth playing if you don't mind the bad smell around three of the holes. There is a building near those holes that my guess is what the smell is coming from.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very female-friendly course!"


Juliecat4's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
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The course played well - a little on the easy side, but a few holes with tight fairways offered challenges, especially to slicers like me. I wouldn't have believed that some courses are NOT female-friendly, but having played in an outing at The Links of Novi the following day, I can attest it is indeed a real thing. The staff at Fern Hill were fabulous, the course was in great condition & everyone we encountered on course was having a great time. Will definitely make this a regular playing spot!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mark6471543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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