Clearbrook Golf Club

3.9074000000 3.9 stars from 5 (54)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6547 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 6494 Clearbrook Dr, Saugatuck, Michigan 49453, Allegan County
  • (269) 857-2000
  • (269) 857-1768
  • clearbrookgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1935
Architect(s): Charles Scott (1966)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6547 yards 72.6 131
White 72 6121 yards 70.6 126
White (W) 72 6121 yards 75.9 134
Gold 72 5809 yards 68.5 124
Gold (W) 72 5809 yards 73.7 130
Red (W) 72 5043 yards 69.2 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 54 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

50 out of 54 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review Demobr! We are always trying to encourage our team to keep up the good work so please let us know if there was anything that stuck out while you were here. See you again sometime soon.



wesk928's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review Wesk928. 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. See you again sometime soon.


"clearbrook"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

clearbrook is a great example of an old design that is still playable,fun and can have a challenge without having to be 7300 yards long.mant hills,tight fairways,and nicely groomed greens make an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review mjwdelivers! Great to hear you had fun while getting challenged out on the course. See you again sometime soon.



u2210657's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is tight but fair. Many challenging holes for all skill levels. The greens were slowe than normal. They are well maintained year round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review u2210657! We are anxious to get the speed of the greens running in mid-season form as well. Happy to hear your skills were tested out on the course. See you again sometime soon.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review gomsu1979! 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. See you again sometime soon.


"Clearbrook"


u000007311926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty basic course. Lot of up and down parallel holes. Not a bad place to play for the money. Ill stop by again at some point.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 3-star review u000007311926! While we can’t do much about the layout of the course now we’d love to know if there is anything we could control to earn those 2 other stars. Let us know and we hope to see you back again sometime soon.


"Great course with many good features"


risselba's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Four of us (seniors in our early 60's) played the course. This is a great course with many features including ponds, sand traps, trees, woods, etc. Considering it was November in Michigan, this course was in excellent condition. The greens were in great condition considering they have already been cored this year. This course is well maintained. They have cleared out some trees and brush in recent years that help to make it a little more playable than it was a number of years ago.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review risselba! We are always trying to encourage our team to keep up the good work and your review about the great conditions in November are helpful in motivating us to stay on top of things. See you again sometime soon.


"nice course to play"


slopoke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

greens were really in great shape. cart paths well marked and fairways were in very nice shape


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


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review slopoke! The feedback on the shape of greens, fairways and cart paths is a great motivator for us to keep working hard. See you again sometime soon.


"Very unique layout"


robsloma's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just spectacular! !! Love this course!


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


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review robsloma! This is one of our favorite reviews, always great to hear such positive feedback. Would you mind if we use this in promotional materials like email and perhaps on our website? Thanks for the approval and we’ll see you again very soon.


"An excellent course for a great value!"


u011004011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Clearbrook has been remodeled and is so much better. No more standing water. The fairways and greens are in great shape! Great value!


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


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review u011004011! The construction process was a long one but seeing reviews like this makes all the work worth it. See you again sometime soon.


"Nice place"


tpuff14's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a fun layout. I'm not sure why the previous reviews say how great the conditions are. The greens were really nice, but aside from that , the tee boxes and fairways were sub par. All in all it was well worth the money spent, but not the greatest comditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 3-star review tpuff14! We appreciate the feedback on the conditions and will continue to work hard to improve and get better. We hope to see you back again sometime soon to earn those 2 other stars.


"Challenging Yet Enjoyable"


Tfags10x's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The one thing that is a killer is the back to back par 5s. As its stated as the #1 handicap for men, a par 4 447 is crazy.

Overall fun course and well worth the value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review Tfags10x! Great to hear you had fun while getting challenged out on the course. See you again sometime soon.


"Very, very nice course !!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have done a lot to make the course much more "golfer friendly".

However, at 90 plus degrees, it would have been nice to have the bar open and a cart person on the course with refreshments.


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


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review jycbc! We appreciate the feedback on services at the course and will continue to get better. See you again sometime soon.


"Green"


Mike6228558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were smooth and fast, good shape , had a good time playing there.


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


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review Mike6228558! Glad to hear such positive things about the conditions and happy to hear you had a good time. See you again sometime soon.


"Gem of a course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very good layout and a good test of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review jkamps! Great to hear you enjoyed your time spent out on the course. See you again sometime soon.


"Great Course"


golfonetwo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course last year and had a great time but, this year was even better. Go play thiss course for sure. You will want to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 5-star review golfonetwo! This is one of our favorite reviews, always great to hear such positive feedback. Would you mind if we use this in promotional materials like email and perhaps on our website? Thanks for the approval and we’ll see you again soon when you are back in town.


"Aeration and sanding, but was still fun."


uYIVF9380YI's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason we downgraded the course condition is because it was just aerated and greens sanded. We knew that was the case but we didn't mind. Normally, the course is in excellent condition. Very friendly staff, and because of the aeration and sanding, not many players, so we took our time. Beautiful weather and superb price thru Hot Deals on GolfNow. Thanks to all!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review uYIVF9380YI! Aeration is part of the way we can keep things in the excellent condition so glad you had an enjoyable day while we were taking care of things. See you again sometime soon.


"Minuscule Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch greens, good luck hitting or holding them. Be prepared to execute precision shots to manage this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review Jeffreybu! Good to hear you had a challenging time spent out on the course. See you again sometime soon.


"Rained out"


Ted1827089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in rough shape. The holes were definitely challenging.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 3-star review Ted1827089! Rain, rain go away come back another day when you aren’t playing golf and hopefully between 9pm and 5am. See you again sometime soon.


"Quality course at good price"


goeblue's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Clearbrook presented many challenges, but very playable. Two of the fairways have a tree lined barrier to the Interstate, but a little noisy; otherwise very nice layout and conditions. Played it once before, will probably play it again. There is also a premium Arnold Palmer course in the area. GolfNow does a great job.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Thanks for the 4-star review goeblue! Glad to hear you were challenged out on the course. See you again sometime soon.



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