Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

4.4000000000 4.4 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 7093 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 11401 Newcosta Ave, Pierson, Michigan 49339, Montcalm County
  • (888) 533-7742, (231) 937-7505
  • (231) 937-9884
  • www.pilgrimsrun.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Mike DeVries (1998)
Type: Public
Greens: Dominate Creeping Bentgrass
Fairways: Dominate Creeping Bentgrass
Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 7093 yards 74.3 138
Blue 73 6471 yards 70.9 128
White 73 5737 yards 67.4 122
Red 73 4863 yards 67.7 114

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers  

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"Pilgrams Run"


George1044263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course that is always above average in condition and service and enjoyment. Because of the spacing of the tee time you very seldom see any other golfers once you tee off. This should be the first stop on anyone Michigan golf vacation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It's Got to Be"


Wgeckert's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's got to be one of the top two or three courses in West Michigan, if not the best. The course conditions and layout are superb. Staff friendliness Is tops. I particularly like that (in summer) you get a bucket of balls for the driving range to warm up for your round. I played in November and felt like I had the course to myself and just enjoyed the fall colors. Senior days are on Tuesdays and if you qualify, you can play for $30. I get a kick out of the holes being named. I highly recommend this course. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. The club house has everything you need and quiite often at the turn there is a person grilling dogs and burgers. It's got to be the best!


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


"Great course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Front 9 fairways being done on my trip


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Jeff8513197's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is now one of my favorite courses in Michigan! It has pretty wide fairways, lots of sand traps and very undulating greens! It is definitely a very good test for you. If you hit it straight you will be good, if not bring a lot of balls. It is very tree lined and lots of hills. I loved it!!!


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


"Excellent"


u9210250's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Without a doubt one of the best courses in West Michigan from a layout and conditions perspective. A great value as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome Track"


Ray6537773's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thoroughly enjoyed playing this course. It was challenging but very fair. The greens were amazing. The overall beauty of the course was a sight to behold!

The only thing that seemed completely out of order was the Starter. He didn't fit the otherwise very beautiful and welcoming agenda displayed throughout our visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is beautiful!!!"


Carlos4304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love a challenging golf course. Well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent Golf Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course. Great price of of GolfNow. A must play course!!!


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


"overbooked"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

There were two other groups scheduled for the exact tee time as mine and at least one 10 mins after. The group ahead of us was starting late and was slow. Most of the time was spent waiting. Not sure why so many were there with prices much higher than surrounding courses. Maybe they were all members. I probably won't return unless they have some better hot deals. They need some later in the day also. That goes for all the courses.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Doesn't Get Much Better than this"


theburyman's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great afternoon on the golf course. Conditions were very good, good mix of holes but only 1 par 3 on the back and first par 3 on the front you don't get to till number 4. Starts off right out the gate with some tough holes which is a great test if you are playing well.

Greens have big humps and bumps so some hole locations can be super tricky. I wish they had divot fix mix on the carts, I could have filled a bunch during my walk to and from ball and waiting around. Saw lots of divots put back with no chance to grow again.

I've heard lots of great things and you should go play it. You won't be disappointed and you'll feel like you are all alone out there, no houses or many side by side holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Members ruined our round"


Bill9375733's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We started on the back nine due to league play. As a foursome we keep up with the threesome in front of us. Hole after hole members hit in on us (these guys were big hitters) they quit after nine holes. On the front nine a twosome caught us to us as we waited on each tee for the group ahead of us. On the first par three we were going to let them play thru until we noticed they wouldn't let the single behind them join them. The twosome would pull up on the tee as we waited for the group ahead of us and just stare at us, as if we were there problem. Management should turn this course private, because green fee players seemed to be an issue with members. I'm sure there our plenty of courses in Michigan will take our money on our next golf trip to Michigan. Over 25 years of taking golf trips to Michigan this is the only course which we have decided not to return to play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"It's a public course** NOT private FYI to staff"


uBXMZ1173BX's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

When you depend upon the public to pay your bills will better be friendly , service orientated, and welcoming. All three need help. Like put a sign for no chipping on the putting green before the first tee instead of no no no no below the knees on all shots??? Really. How about just no chipping with a sign. Staff overall just felt like I was the privileged one for selecting the course. Wrong. Michigan has so many wonderful courses it's really the service that will set most apart. Too bad this place doesn't get it, or doesn't care. Course was nice but the way people talk about I thought it was just above average. NOT in the category of the nice courses just a little further away.....


I don't recommend this course


"Great course - Golf Now"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a $40 deal on golf now. Awesome course for that deal


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"My absolute favorite course!"


Pat8405255's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played Pilgrim's Run for more than 10 years on average once a week. It is impeccably maintained, the staff is professional and friendly, and the course is country club level. It Is challenging for the scratch golfer yet is course friendly for all levels. The setting is peaceful with beautiful scenery and wildlife. Don't miss this Michigan gem. It's the best!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the Trip"


u000007648432's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I had never played Pilgrim's Run before but was invited by someone who had. What a great track! PR is very secluded. Very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Need to revise their refill policy for soft drinks, but the food was great. I wish I lived closer so that I could play it again and again. If you are in the area, make time to get to Pilgrim's Run.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lovely course/well maintained"


Maureen1014's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I am a middle aged female and play Pilgrims about 10 times a year. This is truly my favorite course in Michigan. Each hole has its own unique layout - country club conditions and yet very relaxed atmosphere. We bring family members from out of state to play every summer - it is a family tradition! The scenery is beautiful and no matter the weather it is always a great day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Almost worthy of that fifth star"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I tend to only reserve five stars for courses out of this world, but I came awfully close to handing one to this out-of-the-way gem north of Grand Rapids. It's that good. The conditions were excellent. The routing fun and interesting. And I loved the finishing hole, a short par 4 with a risk-reward tee shot around or over a pond. The big selling point, however, is just how affordable it is, for the caliber of golf you're getting. This is a $120 course at a resort up north. But since it sits isolated all by itself - a golf island, if you will - the reasonable price is what ultimately attracts golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, like a private country club setting"


Halacious's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pilgrim's Run is a gem. The club house is nice, the range great and the very large putting green nice. We were one of the few players on the course and it has a country club feeling. You hardly ever see the other golfers even on a crowded day because the holes are tree lined. I recommend this gem to anyone, but it is a bit challenging, but fair and fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good addition to any Michigan itinerary."


MattGinellaGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2013
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

While looking for a course to fill out an itinerary that included Tullymore in Michigan, I found this hidden gem in Pierson. From the middle of the first fairway, and having paid $55 in peak season, I knew it was going to be a good day. The Kris Schumacker and Mike DeVries design uses more than 400 acres as the routing rolls through the woods with just enough undulation to make you think twice about club selection on certain approach shots. Be sure and ask about the “Four for the Price of Three” special that they offer in May and the first two weeks of September.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unbelievable scenery cut into the wilderness."


genobouwens's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/7/2012

Reviewed on

If you enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife, this is the course for you. Bent grass all the way around. You can literally putt 100 yards out from the green. This is a full blown championship course. The pictures on line does not do justice for what it really looks like in person.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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