Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

4.5000000000 4.5 stars from 5 (26)
  • 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 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
17
4 stars:
6
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

24 out of 26 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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"My Local Favorite"


markd4's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
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 100 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


"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



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