South/North at Sycamore Hills Golf Club

4.0365411765 4.0 stars from 5 (57)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6291 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6291 yards 70.2 132
Blue 72 6033 yards 69.6 130
White 72 5613 yards 67.5 123
Green 72 4934 yards 67.2 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 57 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

43 out of 57 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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fbullard72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017

Reviewed on


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



joe0267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Slow day"


bigfrankie's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Very slow with super slow 4somes.. stacked 2somes.. Weather was good.. Greens were horrible.. looked like they were aerated 2 within last couple weeks (why?)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice but short"


u2014444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to get a round in where the family could play at a decent pace and see the course for a scramble we'll be playing in October. The greens were smooth and played at a nice pace. Not lightning, not slow. We played in about 5 hours.

Wasn't all that happy getting the North, West routing. Courses are very short. Each 9 has a pretty tricked up hole where you almost have to play a 300 yd hole with 2 150 yard shots. You don't have to have holes that are drivers every time, but, two mid irons to a hole is a turn off to me. Twice in the round.... even less.

Since this is a course with three rotating nines, we were dismayed that they snuck a 4-some on as we were making the turn and they were SLOW. It took us at least 30 minutes longer on the back as a result.

They didn't mention that an outing was getting ready to start just as we finished. That was fine, but, they choked the entire limited room to pull our carts back to the bag drop and leave.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



wserra's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



Shane3276198's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000001720504's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great metro Detroit course"


navyman7064's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course on a beautiful Sunday in May; generally one of the slowest days on a golf course. Our foursome played in just over 4 hours which was reasonable. Greens recovered from any previous year damage. First time playing this year, but I'll be back if I end up in metro Detroit again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



joe0267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Matt9711415's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was my only problem with this course. For the first 4-5 holes we had to wait a good 15 minutes before we could tee off. It didn't really open up until we were halfway through the second nine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad just bad"


Mike1112690's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I bought a group golfer for this course. About 30 minutes from my house, thought this group golfer deal would give me a chance to try it. Showed up and had my group golfer number and was told they didn't have a list from the website so they would not accept my number. I asked if I show them my certificate number and just wrote it down and updated the sheet once they got it. No. Paid 35 bucks to play a course that was covered in water. Two holes were shortened and pace of play was at 3:25 for 7 holes. Never said anything about the water on the course when I paid. They had 4 twosomes out and never paired anyone up. There were 8 carts on hole tee box. Course was already super short and didn't have any blue tee boxes out. Only white and green. Terrible experience. Staff was short and unfriendly. By not accepting the group golfer, they get paid full price from every person that shows up expecting to use the round they already paid for. Won't go back to use this group golfer. Not worth the wait or the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/17/2017

Mike,

We are sorry you had an unpleasant experience at our facility. My name is Matthew and I am the person you spoke with. Group Golfer had yet to deliver the booklet which provides the roster list. Without the booklet or a hard copy of the voucher we were not able to accept it at that time. I apologized for this inconvenience.

We did have one shortened hole that day due to recent flooding, which left us with an 18-hole, par 70 golf course. After checking the starter sheets, groups were able to play 18 holes in 4.5 hours. While this is not an ideal pace, it was also cart path only that day because of the wetness and recent flooding. If you do encounter slow play at our course, we recommend contacting the Pro Shop or a Ranger so the problem can be addressed.

It is our hope you reconsider using your voucher and decide to come back another time so you are able to have a better experience at our course.

I encourage you to contact me at (586) 598-9500 ext 1.

-Sycamore Hills Management


"Leaf-free, Challenging & Aesthetically Pleasing"


ccecchini's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Mid-November golf in Michigan leaves little to complain about. This was my first time playing Sycamore Hills (West/South) and am now wishing I discovered this place earlier in the year. The course is extremely well kept given the time of year, leafs were only an issue on 2 of 18 holes, greens are challenging, scenery is unique, hole design was fun and overall experience was great! Will be booking my first round of next years season here!


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


"West to South"


u00000664340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the West course (9 holes) then the South course (9 holes). The west was the easier of the two. The South has a lot of water in strategic locations that made it difficult. Both nines were in good condition and the fallen leaves were only in the rough so it was important to keep your ball in the fairway if you wanted to find it. I lost 5 balls but found 6 so I felt ahead of the game so to speak. My score was 5 shots better on the west than on the south.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great package"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't play the course in 20 years. Enjoyed it then as a new course and had same feeling yesterday. Most greens were newly aerated and a little dried out due to dry season but still appreciated playing again on a very nice track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


terrybig's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice. Plenty challenging. Some airiation going on but didnt affect play. Great value thru goffnow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"favorite course in macomb county"


u9677892's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I cant understand for the life of me why this course has only 3.3 stars on golfnow.com This course has extremely nice fairways and greens and the course layout is my favorite of any course in the area. Ive played this course many times and only once was it over booked. It was pretty bad with 4 groups waiting at the first tee box. But after a couple holes the pace of plsy was fine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course and staff"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well run golf course. Fun and challenging. Staff is top notch! I play here all the time and each visit is enjoyable


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 09/19/2016

I will never play this course again, the staff is more interested in loading up teetimes instead of putting in time for maintenance for the greens which was in terrible shape. Two golfers took 6 1/2 hours to play 18 holes behind an outing was flat out ridiculous. We talk to a staff member in the pro shop and they were very arrogant and did not have any considerations of my time and my partners time and did not show any remorse


"Not what I had hoped for"


smjcote's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I won't complain because we got a golf now "hot deal" but that's the only reason I am not complaining. However, I am not going back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2016

To Whom This May Concern,

Thank you for playing at Sycamore Hills. However, I am having trouble understanding your review. You rated your experience as good/fair yet only gave a 2 star rating. Was there some issue or problem we should be aware of?



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