Sylvan Glen Municipal Golf Course

3.7304705882 3.7 stars from 5 (54)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6686 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, Michigan 48098, Oakland County
  • (248) 619-7600
  • (248) 879-1200
  • www.troymi.gov

Year built: 1922
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6686 yards 73.4 123
White 71 6208 yards 69.3 119
Gold 71 5554 yards 66.3 116
Red 71 5094 yards 68.8 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 54 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

39 out of 54 reviews


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"Nice city owned course"


u00000664340's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably one of the best city owned courses I have ever played. Very good course condition with fast greens. I think the personnel could be a little more friendly both at the course and at the attached restaurant. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Absolute Grueling Pace of Play"


u2650548's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here with a buddy - it took us over five and a half hours to play 18 holes. Two people - over five and a half hours. The Pace of play was absolutely grueling and was immediate from the second hole all the way to the 18th.

At one point in time, we were stacked up four groups deep on one hole waiting. I never once saw a ranger the entire 5 and a half hours. Not even once. (isn't that their job to move people along?)

All in all, I didn't find the course that fun to play either. The holes are long, average over 400 yards. There are some challenges, such as a creek you need to go over - but all in all, it wasn't that challenging of a course. Nor was it breathtakingly beautiful.

For the price I paid to play here - there's better, faster, more fun courses in metro Detroit. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Value"


Adam1219940's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled true and green fairways considering the recent lack of rain


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Surprising"


u000006903935's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition . Some difficult holes, but great advantage for women.


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



Ricky5375333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4623520's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Early Morning Round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had the first tee time at 6:20am. Staff was busy getting ready but very friendly. Course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better than average"


u2756716's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course for the money, and a variety of tough and easy holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000006347594's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Updated"


Jsn142's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time out playing this year. I totally did not realize how long this course has become from the blues. Course played long but in really good condition. The greens play well, so course played well but much harder than I remember I will be back to defeat this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u691332348's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fair Course; Slow Play"


MBinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in decent condition for early in the season. The price was reasonable but the pace of play was quite slow. Front 9 took 2 hrs, 40 min. Quit after 13 holes because it was moving so slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/05/2017

Thank you for playing Sylvan Glen.


"My thoughts on the course"


u000004286060's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My thoughts on the course this course is well maintained and the staff was very pleasant to be around. The course layout made it very challenging but very enjoyable. I love playing a course where you have to play Avery cub in your bag I would recommend it to my friends


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Decent Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course. Front was more challenging than the back. Very little water. Starters were grumpy and rude.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started early morning; finished 18 in 3.5 hrs

Am 15 handicap; the course was easy and forgiving to play 12 over. Conveniently located. Enjoyed playing


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"The retaining wall is going to be great"


Perry6248847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would recommend to anyone.


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


"SYLVAN GLEN"


uUSOI8037US's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

It was a sunny, yet windy day, my first time ever at Sylvan Glen. Second round of the year. I found the course to be somewhat challenging because of water at uncomfortable distances and modest elevation changes and more than a few off balance stances that I had to make. Some of that is due to poor play on my part, leaving myself in awkward positions, but hey, that's golf. The course was in great shape, save for a few chewed up tee boxes. The greens rolled true, with decent pace. Some nice long challenging par 3s in the middle of a lot of par 4s and 5s. If you don't mind road noise (front 9) you'll love it here. The course is just long enough, has just enough water, sand and trees. It has just enough undulation, just enough slope. I will definitely play here again. The signage could be a little better to keep you headed in the right direction. Use your map, it helps. Other than that, it's definitely a nice course worth playing more than once.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Be aware of construction"


srw1965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy golfing. This course is usually overpriced for me. Good deal on GolfNow. The course has construction on local stream/drain that runs through it. There were temporary greens on holes 9 and 18. The course did charge me a cart fee that I was surprised by as I thought my reservation included a cart. Greens are undulating and had lots of challenge for early in the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/07/2016

Thank you for playing out course during the construction, we anticipate for it to be done and the greens be open on April 18th. Hope to see you again.


"Waste of time."


russmcclure's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

We showed up on time and after waiting one hour for a cart we asked for a refund. this was nothing but a waste of time.


Pace of Play: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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