Whitefish Lake Golf Club

3.2581000000 3.3 stars from 5 (31)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6122 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 2241 Bass Lake Rd, Pierson, Michigan 49339, Montcalm County
  • (616) 636-5260
  • (616) 636-5140
  • www.whitefishgolfandgrill.com
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Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Jerry Matthews (1996)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

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

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

Average Rating 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 31 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

22 out of 31 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


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
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"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


"Nice easy playing courses"


Daniel1013852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice people's work there. The course is in good shape. Enjoy myself would recommend this course playing it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Much Improved"


vanessak8's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times over the past few years. There is new management since March of last year and the course is much improved. The fairways are cut short now, used to be like most roughs . The greens are in good shape. I booked a t-time through Golf Now and this is a great deal for the money. I played at around 1:30pm and the course was not at all congested. I think we played 9 holes in about one and a half hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tree and leaf abundance"


SZPROGERS's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I know it's late in the year but I've never seen so many leaves on the course. Fairways covered. Greens covered. Hard fairways, lost ball on the green. No attempt to blow leaves off. Nice course in the spring or summer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly good course"


Thomas1413230's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a shorter course but none the less challenging. Narrow fairways and lots of bends. Course was very well maintained and this was not the first time playing it. Hope to play 18 very soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great price"


Thomas1413230's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course, we'll maintained, friendly staff. Course is short bu challenging, very tight fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"New Owners have improved conditions"


u720141814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golfed the course on father's day this yaer. The new ownership has made great improvements to the conditions of the fairways and greens since then. The owners (Rich and Steve) were both on-hand and were very friendly to talk with. Great food and drinks in the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good deal!"


u527465650's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Got a $10 18 hole round on golfnow! Good course, in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome Time With My Family!"


nkonwinski's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Once a year my family and I play this course. Great to see how much the greens have improved. Struggled on the back nine :/ but shot a 48 on the front!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course For a Beginner"


shawc's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was one of my first times golfing, but I thought the course was challenging and fun. The food at the clubhouse was also great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"You pay for what you get"


bgrutter24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a joke. Staff is hit or miss. I guess if you just want to lose golf balls and drink beer its a great place. If you want an enjoyable course stay away


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"1 man scramble was a hit"


Clutchputts2'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 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played in the July 5th 1 man scramble. It was a fair format. We had prizes for first place, CTP's, and skins. Cannot wait for the next event.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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