Whitefish Lake Golf Club

3.6942117647 3.7 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6122 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6122 yards 70.0 128
White 72 5816 yards 67.9 126
Red (W) 72 5062 yards 69.1 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

33 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals 9-hole rounds advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks dinner family dining  

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Reviews


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"Whitefish Golf and Grill"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is dry and burned up in middle of the fairways. Conditions haven't changed much with new owners. Appears to be problems with the irrigation system throughout the course. All of the control boxes are opened up. Greens are in the best condition I seen in years. I'm a one time member who would the see some noticeable difference with the new ownership.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"wonderful value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting aside the Golfnow service charges, I paid a total of $36 for 3 people to play 18 holes. Considering the good quality of the course, this is an absolutely astonishing deal. Beautiful new and an ancient trees, flowers, ponds, green fairways, nice greens, inexpensive driving range, etc., etc., etc. Best deal I have found in Western Michigan. Go play a few rounds and make sure this course doesn't go the way of so many others in the area, that being, turned into farmland. Staff is doing a great job with this course. Reward them. Wish we lived closer so my wife and me could play in leagues at this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u444071859's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value - course is improving"


Rob1970774's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played here in a couple of years because the course was not in good shape on my last visit. Today I was really surprised at how much better the course looked and played. The greens are in great shape and the fairways, while still somewhat firm, and much improved.

Carts are old and the range balls need an upgrade. Clubhouse is very nice with full service restaurant.

Looking forward to playing here again soon.

I recommend you give this course a try.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course with great staff. Condition was excellent and restaurant was top notch!


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Getting better"


u747232020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The new owners are doing good things here. The course is getting better every year. Greens are much better and taking some key trees out is helping the fairways and layout


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mcobrien62's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

fun layout with elevation changes and some fairways that require more strategy than "bomb and gouge", greens were a bit fast but true, some tight lies and hardpan in fairways but this area is overdue for a good soaking rain, friendly staff, inexpensive beer, restaurant on site--- this is the first time id been there in 20 years and hadnt remembered much of it--- i wont hesitate to return!


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


"Off the beaten path gem!"


geezee28's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on a whim with my 13 year-old son and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Greens in great shape, well manicured fairways and roughs. Even the woods are relatively cleaned up so you can find errant shots. Clubhouse was clean and staff are friendly. Good selection of food and beverages. To cap it off, my son sank a 54 foot putt on Number 7!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good bargain rounds"


u000007441549's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is dry and hard, which is difficult to believe after all the spring rain, greens not cleaned off. The layout is OK and the staff friendly, it is a good work on your game course at this price point. Enough challenge to let you use a variety of clubs. The carts are not in good working order either.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u271094730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Avoid"


pokyjones99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions are very poor. lots of dirt, hard fairways with little grass. super hard greens. maintenance a real issue.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/28/2016

This is one of the best deals around at $10 for 18 holes with a cart online. The conditions aren't really that much different from the expensive places according to all the recent reviews and personal experience unless you caught them in the middle of a project.


"Corse much improved"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff courteous and helpful our cart had a flat tire came right out and swapped carts

While the course is much improved from the last time I played the tee boxes need some work course is a tight layout but fair

Great price for 18 holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course - loved it!"


uXOEC9118XO's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was wonderful, very friendly and accommodating. We loved the course, the layout was challenging it allowed us to use clubs in our bag that we are not typically able to utilize. Looking forward to heading out there again before the end of the season. Kudo's to the bartender - our Bloody Mary was to die for!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Snarskia5112's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape to play. Down side was we had slow groups ahead of us and they wouldn't let us play through


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoy this course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course with "old style" holes (small greens) and blind shots but very playable. The Golf Now rate was phenomenal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great value. The greens were in good shape and were receptive. I played from the blue tees and my kids from the red....good family course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"5 Stars Since New Management"


dhmulligan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course should be rated higher as you will see if you read the comments. The only reason it isn't rated higher is that the ratings from before the management change bring it down. This should be adjusted by GolfNow or GolfAdvisor or whatever. The rating is deceptive considering the recent changes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greatly Improved"


vanessak8's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I play here frequently. I used to play when the past owners owned it and I quit going there because course conditions were terrible. The course now is in better shape. still needs improvement. I do not think they have a watering system and the fairways are quite hard. The greens are not bad. I book through Golf Now and there are some great deals. I would recommend this course .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"B-"


scottf12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the most part it was a pretty good day. Handful of holes were very dry and burnt up. Only other complaint would be that it seemed like there were workers sitting on every hole. I like that they are out doing their jobs but to me it seemed like they were always in the way. Had dinner in the clubhouse after round. It was fantastic. Fantastic food and service. Definitely going back for at least the dinning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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