Downing Farms Golf Course

3.3301176471 3.3 stars from 5 (94)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5866 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 5866 yards 0.0 0
Middle 70 5087 yards 0.0 0
Forward 70 4271 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 94 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

66 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways undulating greens  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

Golfgarcia's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for rating #DowningFarms 5-stars and for your feedback on your round, Golfgarcia!


wayneman100's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Hi wayneman100, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your review to five-stars during your next visit.

"DOWNING FARM"


uJZAQ4085JZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE NAVIGATION AWKWARD AT TEE 11,

GROUNDS PRETTY MUDDY AND FALL LEAVES ARE HINDERING BEST PLAY.I still would rate it with a 3 star. Would return because it was a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for coming out to play Downing Farms and for your feedback on your experience. We look forward to you coming back to visit us!

"good value"


Volvoxc90t6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice quiet course for a practice round, not the greatest but you get what you pay for. Very inexpensive with friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/21/2017:

Thank you for your 4-stars and your feedback on your round at Downing Farms, Volvoxc90t6. We appreciate your kind words about our great staff!


u848493076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/13/2017:

We appreciate your feedback on your round. Thank you for playing Downing Farms and we hope you will come back for another round soon!

"Old reliable"


djfarmer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cheap, quick, and fun round. Scenery and upkeep isn't going to blow you away, but there's plenty of good things about this course. Interesting layouts, tough greens, and did I mention its cheap and a 2-2.5 hour round?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/08/2017:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope you get to play another speedy round with us again soon!

"Not well maintained"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was empty so pace of play was nice. The layout is very confusing, some tee box signs were broke and couldn't be read. Around one turn it appears someone has dumped old oil drums and a bath tub off the cart path. If it was cheaper I may return just to get out and hit 18 to work on a specific part of my game.

Restaurant was closed, even after I called to make sure we could grab a bite to eat before we drove out there. Staff was still really friendly and easy going.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/24/2017:

Thank you for playing Downing Farms and your feedback on your experience. We appreciate your kind words about our staff.

"great Value"


Golfer1920's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a biased opinion because i love this place and have gone here for many years as well as my family. my sons first round on a " real course " was here. its easy but its fun, usually moves along pretty well and is very peaceful and secluded. The staff here is always very friendly and helpful. i would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/21/2017:

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Downing Farms, Golfer1920! We love that you have made such great memories of our course and appreciate your recommendation!

"Incredible Bang for Your Buck!"


Andrew6093763's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was it the best course I've, played? No. Was it incredibly well groomed? No. But the quality of the course for what I paid was well worth my time and money. I will definitely be visiting this course again and frequently!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/21/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, Andrew. We're glad you enjoyed your round and look forward to having you back again soon!


Adam2236323's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/11/2017:

Hi Adam, thank you for coming out to play Downing Farms. We appreciate you sharing your experience and would love to know if there is anything we can do during your next round to boost your rating!

"Great course to get out and play"


u000002766684's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The front and back or 2 different worlds. Not a bad thing. Front was like an old Michigan course and little tight but fun. Back was a little more open and even more fun. Greens where in great shape. I enjoyed the course, a good place for an after work round.

But don't tell anyone so it stays this way. Enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/07/2017:

Thank you for reviewing your great after work rounds!

"Cheap, decent course"


cosmogoblue's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This may not be the best course on the planet with unmanicured bunkers and some other signs of age, but it gets the job done. Great for those learning especially for the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/07/2017:

Thank you for your feedback on your experience at Downing Farms, cosmogoblue.

"Poor Conditions"


u674730806's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Morning dew is not removed from greens. No sand in sand traps. Tee boxes are in rough shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for your feedback on your round at Downing Farms. We are always looking to provide the best golf experience we can for our golfers, and hope that you will come back to see all of the improvements we make throughout the season.


u505822845's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for reviewing Downing Farms. We hope you enjoyed your round, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your rating during your next visit!

"Fun course"


bluemandp's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Downing Farms numerous times, it's a fun course with some challenging holes. The staff is great, never have an issue getting a tee time. Course was in real good shape when we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/02/2017:

Thank you bluemandp! We appreciate your recommendation and continued support of Downing Farms!

"Get what you pay for"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Downing is the course I have played most, being it's location is very close to home.

This course is very convenient, almost never have I encountered a day where I couldn't book a tee time short notice.

The rates are very fair, many times you can get a "hot deal" available for this course. That being said, you get what you pay for, so dont expect to show up to a particularly well kept course. For beginner golfers like myself, this course is great and should be taken advantage of by anyone who lives in the area.

This is by no means the easiest course around, you will encounter many trees and heavily wooded areas on both sides of fairways. This course has many holes that force you to make decisions regarding course management. The bunkers are "free drop" due to their lack of quality, there has been signs claiming they are under repair, but have been up all year with no sign of urgency to make them better. Decent amount of water hazards come into play.

Overall, this is a great course if your short on cash and want to play a real course that offers par 4 and 5's rather than going to play a par 3 course. No where near a favorite of mine, but I know I will play here many times before this season ends.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate you coming out to play Downing Farms, and your support throughout this season.

"Best value"


Lou1080265's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice comfy course, not to hard but technical in places, good history in the area, excellent staff in the clubhouse, nice low pressure place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for your five stars, Lou!

"Great course for the price."


taylorg55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This isn't Palm Springs, it's a course that needs some work. However, you can't beat the value. Great course for beginning to intermediate golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review taylor55! We are for sure not Palm Springs and are continuing to put the TLC into the course it needs. Thanks for playing and we hope you return soon.



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review eunmie! We are always trying to encourage our team to keep up the good work and improve where needed so please let us know if there was anything that stuck out while you were here. Thanks for playing and we hope you return soon.


"Average Course for Great Price"


u7931297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Downing is my favorite course in the area. With 2 different 9s. The front being tighter and lines with trees vs the back which is more open but hillier. Course is im decent shape. Tees and fairways mowed well. Greens suffer from major pitch marks. But I consider that more of a fault on the golfers than the course. Also some minor green issues but reseeding would fix that. All bunkers are under repair and free drops as they are being replaced and moved.

Overall for the price I can't complain. Easy enough for beginners to not feel overwhelmed while still having tricky shots and slopes greens to keep you honest.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review u7931297! We are happy to hear we are your favorite. We are working hard to improve course conditions every day. Thanks for playing and we hope you return soon.



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed