Orchards, The

4.9523833333 5.0 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7036 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7036 yards 74.5 136
Tournament 72 6487 yards 71.0 129
Invitational 72 5868 yards 68.5 123
Competition 72 5158 yards 70.3 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

9 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


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u239355949's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, Challenging and Awesome!"


brianc316's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a chance to play this course in an outing I was invited to. I got there and hit the range and putting green. The putting green was large and the driving range was very nice. What a great course! Very nice layout makes it challenging and you have to position shots to get into good scoring chances. Also the separation of the holes makes it as if you are really in the moment of that hole. Greens were in perfect shape and rolled nicely. Did get into some green side bunkers and had no problem, well manicured. We enjoyed our time playing, all staff were nice.


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


"Mt. Rushmore of Metro Detroit Public Golf"


smith851's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Orchards is easily one of the 4 courses on the Mt Rushmore of Metro Detroit Public Golf. It is a stern test that will require precise and accurate iron shots. Greens are moderate sized, and the area around the greens can be punishing with thicker rough and usually tricky bunkering. There is a nice variety in the layout with some holes guarded by woods and other routing through the near by housing developments and allowing for great playability. This is easily on of the most expensive public tracks in the area; however, this is a MUST PLAY for any nearby Michigan golfer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top 3 Course in Detroit Area"


Grassleym22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Orchards is easily one of the best public golf courses in the Detroit area. You will pay a premium price, but if you can appreciate the quality maintenance put into the golf course, it is worth it. Pace of play can get a little sluggish on weekends but in all honesty, what course has A+ pace of play on weekends if you don't tee off before 9am? The design is spectacular, no gimmick holes and for the most part, it is fairly forgiving from tee to green. Personally, I prefer Lyon Oaks in Wixom to The Orchards based on the value and considering the course conditions are on the same level but The Orchards should still be a must play for any level golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"In bad need of rangers"


BoringGolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Really too bad that some people dont have the courtesy to be concern w/ pace of play. Course over booked or in need of rangers to move people along. Waiting more than 10 min on every tee box & in the fairways. Really a great course, too many other course to play will not be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Best Course Around!"


bschmidt2140's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Well worth the money / drive to play here. The facilities were sparkling clean, the practice area is massive. The course itself is breathtakingly beautiful and hard. Greens are very fast. Pace was average on the front 9, we waited on a few holes for a few minutes, no big deal. For some reason at the turn they put a 3 some out in front of us, and a 2 behind us. We waited almost 20 minutes between finishing 9 and teeing off on 10. After our tee shots on 15 we were berated by the ranger for slow play. He said we were 20 mins off pace. Go figure..... It wouldn't have bothered me that much if he was polite with us, but it was the starters fault that we were behind and the ranger was inexcusably rude with us. If I remember right the highest score in our 4 some was an 85, its not like we were hacking balls all over the place.

This is just my experience, and I hope it was a one time incident. This is an amazing course and everyone except the ranger was extremely polite and professional. I highly, highly recommend playing here. Its well worth the $$


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of, if not the best public course in Metro Detroit."


SStombs89's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I've played about a dozen rounds here going back to high school golf where this course hosted our Regional tournament. If it's your first time playing here, it may be a bit of a shock to the system how quick and undulating the conditions are, and how seemingly tight the landing areas off the tee might be. But trust me, the more you play here and learn where you can get away with missing it, the more enjoyable the experience will be. Even from the tips, it doesn't play that long because the fairways run out so much. This means your #1 priority should be putting the ball in the fairway off the tee, rather than automatically taking driver just for distance. Even fairway woods, hybrids, and long irons will get plenty of roll to leave you a manageable length approach shot. The greens are generally large and receptive to well-struck shots, but definitely putt pretty quick. Trust me, play almost 1/3 more speed and almost twice as much break as you think, especially on putts over 10ft. On holes like 6, 8, & 13 which are dogleg right holes with trees/hazard along the right, give yourself plenty of room to aim left and fade/slice it to not roll in there. This is a course where you can miss it sometimes up to 100 yds right off the tee, but generally not left a fraction of that much because of hazards/O.B. Overall, one of the best public courses in Metro Detroit and impeccable conditions. Try to play as often as you can, since it only gets better the more you play it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best"


2parstie's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/2/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing here... Wonderful condition...great design.<br/> Course is challenging, but fair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


drock11289's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Orchards is a great course and kept up very well. Everything about the course is upscale. The course is challenging with a lot of bunkers that are precisely located. The only drawback is the price, but if you can catch a deal through Golfnow, then I would highly recommend you play this course. Definitely one of the best in the area!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tournament syle gold course"


fightingirish2009's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/19/2011

Reviewed on

Top 5 in metro Detroit. Would play here more often if it wasn't so much dough. Front nine is tight. Back nine more of a links style with wide fairways. Greens are hard to figure out if you don't play here on a regular basis. They are not really comparable to any greens in Michigan. Hard to read. In tourneys in the past, I am a fairly good putter and have had 36+ putts here. Putt well here and you will do fine! Definitely play here when you can.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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