Chandler Park Golf Course

2.6732823529 2.7 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5832 yards
  • Slope: 109
  • Rating: 67.3
  • Layout

  • 12801 Chandler Park Dr, Detroit, Michigan 48213, Wayne County
  • (313) 331-7755
  • (313) 331-6713
  • chandlerparkgolfcourse.com

Year built: 1999
Type: Municipal
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 5832 yards 67.3 109
White 71 5325 yards 64.8 105
White (W) 71 5325 yards 69.7 112
Forward (W) 71 4570 yards 65.3 102

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

51 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for beginners locals walkers  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course poorly maintained"


BABEGURL1121's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Way too much goose droppings. Quite disgusting. It's usually not that bad. Friendly service.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rough and Very rough"


Adam7273179's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not sure what to say. The course has steadily declined for the past three years. Outside the baker's dozen things I'd do to improve the place, they have to make people feel secure. Unfortunately the east side does not have good golf. If it did...Chandler would not exist. It's partially due to the fact they are on a year by year contract. Partially.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Need some work"


Doug818's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need some ball washers and trash cans out on the course. Rangers should monitor the entire course because I have been stuck behind 5 some son more than one occasion.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What you expect for a city course"


69beeper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lack of ball washers was striking. We have had a good deal of rain recently so there were a lot of areas which had water or mud in them.

Good course loused up years ago when the Ford Freeway was built.

You get what you pay for.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rough Fairway"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Now this is one of favorite courses to play in the city On this day the course was in terrible condition. Nothing was cut. The fairway was just as thick and high as the rough. The greens were not in good shape. I wish i was given a choice to on the non maintained course. It was a was of money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good for the money"


u639565734's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is not a great course. However, it is well maintained and a bargain for the money. It is close to where I live and provides me with the ability to get in a quick 18 without having to drive 2 hours round trip to get to a great course. It is relatively short, so I always play the blue/black tees to add a bit more to the distance. Just to be clear....I am recommending this course as a good place to stay in shape and for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Disaster"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course hundreds of times over 30 years. Worst shape I've ever seen it. Greens are torched, fairways and bunkers riddled with weeds and Canadian Geese have taken over 3-4 greens and left dropping everywhere. Disgusting!

Never a ranger on the course so pace of play is always a problem. Had to skip all over the course to get in 18 holes otherwise we would have been looking at a 5 1/2 Hr. round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course is in bad shape"


u000007370099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many of the greens were burnt there were multiple fareways that had huge holes dug by tractors for the sprinkler system. I have played this course over 100 times and it has never looked this bad. I felt paying $20 was too much. I have they can repair the course for next season because I don't this it can happen for the end of this season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This course is poorly maintain"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rates are too high for the poor condition of this course the greens were burnt out the fairways barely cut just overall a very poorly kept the people running this course must be using it to take his money and nothing else city of Detroit City of Detroit need to find a management team that will care for the course they will surely make money if the course is kept up


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is poorly kept, no marshalls to help keep the pace. Three hours to play front nine


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"It was a unorganized"


uCRRN1575CR's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

People jumping holes staff just letting anyone go anywhere, very unorganized


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Weeds, weeds, and ball stealers"


u000004470205's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Horrible fairways, tons of weeds, slightly off the fairway is basically no mans land...even with perfect drives I couldn't find my ball, not to mention when I knew where my ball was the two older "gentleman" who were wearing jeans and the other two who one was wearing all purple head to two, with his counterpart wearing all yellow head to two would literally take my ball...when I said um, I think that's mine they would just take it anyways lol. Course was super crowded, worst golf experience outing ever, not even worth the 15$ I paid.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"In good shape for April golf"


u000007652446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, course is in pretty good condition. Greens are slow--it is April after all--but roll true. Many of the 'bunkers' are now 'waste bunkers' with no sand...kinda lame, but overall, good value for your money


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Rude"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rude rude rude. Closed half an hour before posted twilight time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great deal!"


Jon6623930's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Do you want to just get out on a Saturday and shoot 18 holes for a decent rate this is the place. Very friendly staff didn't feel rushed. The courses are hit or miss some of the fairways are a little rough but for a beginner like me I'm not going to argue and for the price I paid.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course and location"


Adam9929596's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course in a good condition. Great round in the heart of the city!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Chandler Park has been allowed to deteriorate"


Frank8360090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing Chandler Park for over 40 years and was severely disappointed in how poorly this course is being maintained. This decline has been very sudden in the past year. The sand traps have been allowed to grow in with weeds and grass, there were long grass clippings in the rough, the greens were long and slow, the cattails around the ponds had all been whacked down and left behind. The Friday evening golf league we played behind were extremely slow and lacked basic golf etiquette. On every green I was repairing a handful of ball marks. Find some where else to play and skip this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2015

I totally agree. Vargo Golf has ruined this course. I was shocked to see how far it had fallen. They had some of the best greens around in years past, but no more.


"The Peoples Club"


TimVan1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always fun, great atmoshere... There's a great camraderie around the clubhouse.<br/> Rounds can be REALLY slow but that's just part of the reality of a course that gets this much play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sorry, but just another dump! Get a new super! Deplorable!!!"


u000006261880's avatar
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

At one time a nice course. Great history!! But now something is askew. The super must not know his job? Rouge is in great shape!! 2 years in a row went on Memorial weekend. MY GOD WHAT A DUMP!!!! This year on the Saturday before the weekend the grounds crew "took the day off"!!! Greens not cut, tee markers not moved, greens full of Maple tree pods! They obviously do NOT care!! Excuse of no money does not fly!! Vargo does Rouge also and what a GREAT course!! Chandler..........maybe time to give it up? Stay away and save the money!<br/> P.S. On May 23 the bunkers had not been touched!! I mean not touched!!! Weeds 2 feet high!!! Laughable if not so sad:(((


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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