Woodlands of Van Buren, The

4.0852941176 4.1 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6055 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 68.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6055 yards 68.4 119
Back (W) 71 6055 yards 79.4 134
Middle 71 5541 yards 66.3 112
Middle (W) 71 5541 yards 72.3 126
Forward 71 4771 yards 62.8 105
Forward (W) 71 4771 yards 67.5 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

39 out of 47 reviews


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"great value"


u9352952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

right off of I 275 great location. course was well groomed.great value for the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course nice but..."


u000004209473's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nice and is quite open so a good place to build confidence. Just be aware that Course borders a landfill and if the wind is blowing a certain direction you get some interesting smells. Again nice course but.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rainy days and aerated greens!"


u302699420's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rain made round end at hole 11, oh well! Course is well maintained and has a nice layout with rewarding holes and club selection being a necessary thing....

However nothing was noted online about greens bein aerated (already) and that ruins the putting and with many courses available at the Same price I was disappointed the site didn't mention that...

So nice course but with weather and greens it became a wasted outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1438310486's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The Mosquito's were terrible!!"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The mosquito's on the course were so bad that if it wasn't for one of the employees giving bug spray (which I normally have but ran out) I would not of continued to play, and this started on the first hole. They should of warned the players before going, since all the employees knew how bad they were.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Saturday Golf"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last minute decision to play. Was crowded, guess should expect it. Decent conditions, short course, close to home.

People, please fix your ball marks!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Putting surface"


culv20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Putting greens were in great shape.


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


"Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and the rate was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value for a Great Course!"


u000001630025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first Golfnow booking. It was so simple. We checked in and off we went. Had a great experience at the course. Will definitely use again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"you get what you pay for"


homer223's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were torn up and the speed was so slow it took five or six holes to adjust to them really being that bad. The sand traps were mostly filled with water after just a brief shower the night before. The sand that wasn't under water was unplayable. We had to drive the cart at half speed or off the paths to make sure we missed the craters on the cart path cement. Nothing to stand out about the course. There are much better courses in close enough price ranges nearby. Go to one of those.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not again"


wauersmith's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course if you want to practice irons off the tee.<br/> pace of play was horrific and not a ranger in sight for the 2 groups ahead of us. won't go back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"far too congested"


Mark8990698's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Today, sadly, will be the last time I play this course. The players club has turned this course into a mass gathering. While this is very good for the employees, it has made it unbearable for golfers. I've tee'd off as early as Noon and haven't been able to finish more than 12 holes before work at 5. The fairways are destroyed with unfixed divots, the greens are littered with HUNDREDS of unrepaired ball marks and when you add that with booking 4 groups per hole, it's a recipe for disaster. I understand the membership is unbeatable but for low handicap golfers this place is not for you. I hope this opens up surrounding courses.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"a few bad apples"


Mark8990698's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

When I signed up for their players club, everything sounded too good to be true...and it was. I was told I would have NO PROBLEM golfing as a single (being a 7.2 hcp I wouldn't be holding anyone nor rushing anyone) that lasted one week. The starter Ed isn't too fond of young players who wear flat bill hats, every time he spoke to me he was direct and rude. I did nothing to deserve this. One of the girls in the clubhouse would literally roll her eyes if you walked in while she was eating or sitting down, heaven forbid you had to make her work at WORK. Everyone else is perfectly friendly and comforting! As for the course...it's clogged with people. Ball marks on the greens are absolutely astounding. The bunkers are hard pan dirt. No one fixes or replaces their divots, and for the quality of people who golf there? THREE TIMES in one round I had three different seniors pick up my ball just feet away from the fairway, and would get nasty and throw my ball back no where near where they snatched it when I confronted them about it!! A few bad apples and extremely slow play make it cringing...but the players club is just too good of a deal for an every day golfer like me.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ok course, but...."


Sidney8535614's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The landfill behind the golf course is something to stand for when you are playing. The smell horrible.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful course that is a little rough at this point in April."


jglee's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

My 14 year old son and I played the Woodlands for the first time and thought that the course was very beautiful. The course has lots of water (12-13 holes by my count) and I love courses with water views. I was impressed by the layout and challenge of the water, but the course if very short (6,120 from the tips).

Even though it is very early in the season for Michigan golf, the greens and bunkers were in BAD shape. The greens had been aerated. All you could do was just try to get it near the hole with your first putt. The ball would often leave the putter face on line and take a detour left or right. The bunkers were hard, bare and muddy in many spots. I decided a while back that I will not try to play out of bunkers like that anymore.

We paid $13 for 18 with a cart using GolfNow so the price was great for Saturday golf, but I would have been upset if we had paid more to play with the course in this kind of shape. We will be back in a few months when there are leaves on the trees, smooth greens and sand in the bunkers. But, again, that's the great thing about GolfNow. You can try out courses for a low price so no matter what you encounter, you get to play a lot of golf for the money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very short course"


u000004212333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The back 9 holes are very very short, I think I used a driver on 1 hole, wish it was longer. They just aerated the greens and had sand all over greens so they were kind of a mess. The wind changed directions about our 15th hole and had a rancid smell from the garbage dump adjacent to the course. The price was right I got 18 holes with a cart for $13, that was the best part.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"woodlands ? should be wetlands"


ekhaz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

water comes in play in almost all the holes ..not a bad thing , just reminder ..great rate on golfnow. the only reason we played here , very short course so play from the tips.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great conditions"


u000001539263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in great shape, staff got me out a few minutes early


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First timer"


cjscott18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With the heavy rain the night before the course was in great condition. Some greens were getting aerated, outside of that and the bugs the course is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ok"


u920125599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No one seems to replace divots, fairway was very wet. The greens were ok no winter damage was present but also no one repaired ball marks. Would play again if price was under $30.00.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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