Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

4.5784705882 4.6 stars from 5 (32)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.6 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

30 out of 32 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens  

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deboer69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 09/06/2017:

Hello deboer69, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"One of Best Courses in Michigan"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great golf course. Great conditions. Nice range, clubhouse, free range balls with round, putting green, layout. Highly recommended.


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


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/28/2017:

Hello ctreiber, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/22/2017:

Hello, thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club.Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!

"Favorite Golf Course"


bobrfb2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Pilgrim's Run is my favorite golf course. The layout allows me to feel like our group is in our own beautiful, serene world. Each hole is separated by enough space that you don't see the next hole and there are no houses or roads that can be seen from the course. The golf course is immaculately maintained and the tees offer playability for all the different levels pf players. The staff is gentle, caring, kind and attentive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/24/2017:

Hello bobrfb2, thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!

"First time playing"


u00000626238's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I were looking for challenging but fair course to play. We did the research and we were not disappointed. The course was in good condition. It was a 11/2 hour drive from where we were staying in Michigan but it was worth it. We will play it again. We are both pretty good golfers but the course took its toll. We want to go back to do a better job.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 09/05/2017:

Hello Mr. Sheehan, thank you for the four-star review and for driving a long distance to play Pilgrim's Run Golf Club! We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and playing conditions. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


u000006121947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Hello, thank you for the 4 star review! We are glad you had a great experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"My Local Favorite"


markd4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Of all the GR area (non-private) courses, I'd rank Pilgrims Run #1. A round here is more of a journey through the woods of West Michigan than anything. I've played it dozens of times and yet to have a round where I didn't see abundant wildlife such as turkeys, deer and foxes.

On top of that, the conditions are perfect and the course is looking as beautiful as ever! A solid layout that's fun to play. Highly recommended and looking forward to returning soon!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from GolfNow Plus on 07/25/2017:

Hello markd4, thank you for ranking us #1 in the Grand Rapids area and for the 5 star review! We are glad you had an exceptional golf experience at Pilgrim's Run! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Stunning course"


SgtBocaBob's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Words can not describe the magnificent condition of this course. The fairways, greens and traps were all pristine. The design was fair but challenging. I would recommend this course to anyone who is within 200 miles of this course. The $32.00 senior (Tuesday) rate was a steal. Come any play this diamond in the ruff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrim's Run Golf Club on 06/29/2017:

Hello Robert, thank you for taking the time to review Pilgrim's Run Golf Club in the Pierson area. We love hearing that you had a great experience at our golf course and that it was a fair challenge. I am glad that you are a fan of our senior specials. Thank you for the 5 star review and please come back anytime.

"West Michigan at its best"


Rj6384's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Truly enjoyed my round at Pilgrim's Run. Staff and course are excellent. Multiple tees to ensure playability.

Disappointed that Golf Now booking only saved $2 from regular senior fee. If I was not VIP, transaction fees would have made it more expensive than calling course direct.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/20/2017:

Hello Rj6384, thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad you had an excellent experience playing Pilgram's Run Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Excellent condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is only one block from my house. I would travel 100 miles to play this course. My son & I had a great round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/20/2017:

Hello sandlake, thank you for the 4 star review! We are glad to hear that you and your son had a great round at Pilgrim's Run! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great course"


Matt4024547's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses to play up north. Challenging layout but still playable. Love how fast the greens are, And mostly undulating. Fairways are crisp. This is one course you definitely have to play to appreciate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/20/2017:

Hello Matt4024547, thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad your had a wonderful playing experience at Pilgrim's Run! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


Chasara1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/20/2017:

Hello Chasara1, thank you for the 5 star review! We are glad you had a great experience at our golf course! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club again soon.

"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



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