Rouge Park Golf Course

4.0760411765 4.1 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6325 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Shirt and Shoes Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6325 yards 70.1 121
Middle 72 6083 yards 69.4 118
Forward (W) 72 4868 yards 67.2 108

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

93 out of 102 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes forced carries  

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Doug818's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great classic course"


u000001604903's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I grew up in the area and Rouge was the first course I played, 40 years later it's a course I still play regularly. I course itself is generally in great shape. Great variety of holes, river crossings and elevation changes. Very fair rates. Small Donald Ross greens, you easily short side your shots.

Been through some difficult and management changes over the years I suspect. Small photographically old club house circa 1920,s. Course could be fantastic with newer amenities and facilities i.e. Restrooms, cart path improvements, new wood fencing along holes and improved hole signage. Bunkers could use alittle more sand. Nevertheless I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value but could be better"


Tony8469134's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape for a municipal course. Bunkers lacking sand. Very courteous staff. No rangers to help keep pace of play. Course has lots of blind shots and left turning holes. No beverage carts and water coolers are spread far between holes. Would recommend play on a week day if you get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007716389's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007716389's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in good shape!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A few upgrades could be made on the cart paths, bunkers & tee boxes but otherwise it's in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Strange Holes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although this course is very playable there are a few holes that have you wondering where to hit your tee shot. Completely blind shots require your need to play here more than once to figure out the layout. Number 9 is uphill that flattens out on top so no idea were landing area is. Also low ball hitters will never clear the hazard in front of them on this hole. 8 is a blind green on a par three were all that was visible was the top of the flag. The course was in good shape for city with limited funds. Hackers, Bring lots of balls!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty nice course.. just not so organized.. people playing whichever hole they like in no order..tee time was at 330.. played the front nine nice and smooth.. then the back 9 there was a league of 60 to jump in. got congested in the evening. But if that wasn't the case it would have been great.. the course itself is nice and challenging.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"some very tough holes but very well taken care of"


1basketball's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

l love the course, had a great deal of fun think how I was going to play the different holes, Putting on the sloped greens was great. The traps needed to be work-up but you could still play out of them; most courses in the area you can not play out of.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great natural aesthetics!"


u1126133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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Reviewed on

While I enjoyed the course's natural aesthetics it also caused me to lose several balls in that natural forestry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Inner City Golfing Gem"


aprobert3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The "Rouge" is a delight to play. The Rouge River meanders through the course layout providing anything but an inner city experience. Magestic Old trees, elevation changes, abundant water hazards, sand bunkers, tree lined fairways, and heather lined fairways provide for a challenging and interesting layout. I've seen deer, fox and coyote on the course over the couple seasons I've played there. In general the course is always in very playable condition. The personable and friendly course management team does a good job with the resources they have. I would hope for some improvements to cart paths and tee boxes in the relatively near future as they are beginning to show their age.

I highly recommend you play the Rouge Park Golf Course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"I was having a great time until the rain started!"


u825013494's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was a fun course to play on. I had to cut my round short on hole 16 when the torrential rain started, but was having a great time. There are lots of challenging holes and interesting layouts. Most courses I've found in Metro Detroit are all flat, devoid of trees and the holes are on top of each other--not to mention commanding a PREMIUM price because of their location. While this course has parallel holes, they really weren't small and lacking personal space. The elevation changes are great and they use them in ways I've never seen courses use them before. And there are woods! In Detroit! I even saw a deer!

The carts, clubhouse and all the amenities are perfectly fine. Your more uppity golfers would probably automatically give a low score to this course because it's not brand-spanking new and they're not offering super fancy things you'll find in the outer ring suburbs. It's a great course for your blue collar golfer and let's be honest--if you're not going to entertain the idea of golfing at a course in Detroit, the rest of this stuff isn't going to matter. I'm looking forward to going back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Fun Course"


u000004978632's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, friendly and helpful staff. A few easier holes and a few harder ones. Some short part 4's, so it does slow down a bit on the last few holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


u6551659's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I've played here 4 times already this year, and would go at any given opportunity. The course atmosphere has been relaxing as well as welcoming staff.

Course layout makes for some pretty fun, interesting holes. Holes with water hazards are tough a lot of the time leaving you to decide on risk/reward options.

All in all this course is great for the price ($32 for 2 people), plays long, scenic, somewhat forgiving for a determined beginner, challenging for experienced golfers.

I'll continue to play here for a long, long time.

In my opinion it's a must play if you live in southeast Michigan, you wont be disappointed!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u097220206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000006442363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent, I was able to book and then make a change to my scheduled time. Great thank you.


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


"Still Love This Course"


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 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played this course in 30 years. It's about time I came back since I forgot almost every hole. I love this course and all courses built in the 1920's.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best in Town"


Darrell1082073's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a great deal of rain in the city, course in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Rouge Park"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course. Staff is friendly, course is nice and price is great. Has amenities for food and drinks. Layout is nice, courses are well taken care of. Shame the neighborhood is not a good area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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