The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort

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4.3
100
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
93.7%
Recommend this course
96 out of 100 reviews
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0
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0
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4.4
17
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.1%
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16 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6330 yards
Slope 128
Rating 69.2
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6330 yards 69.2 128
White 71 5845 yards 67.3 123
Red (W) 71 4830 yards 67.8 117
Scorecard for The Natural
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.2/128 545 340 420 405 100 395 310 445 165 3125 410 540 335 290 140 400 485 160 445 3205 6330
White M: 67.3/123 495 325 395 390 95 375 300 415 135 2925 375 510 295 275 120 340 455 130 420 2920 5845
Red W: 67.8/117 390 305 310 305 80 320 280 370 100 2460 365 405 180 265 80 315 355 85 320 2370 4830
Handicap 6 14 4 8 18 12 16 2 10 9 3 13 17 15 11 5 7 1
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 35 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Jerry Matthews (1992) Ray Hearn (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2015 #18)

Reviews

4.3
100

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 8
Group Getaways 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Totally miss managed and outrageous pricing. Hot Dogs were $7.50?????? Talk about price gouging. No rangers on the course to keep play going. Very slow and no help from the course. I would never recommend this course to anyone and am very disappointed that Tree Tops booked this as they are such a class act and a wonderful place to play and stay.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot deal

Great day for golf. Course was in great condition. 4th time I played it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 09/06/2018:
Hello, We're happy to hear that you had a great day of golf. Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best of Michigan for a decent price

Teens were well marked good to better condition
Fairways excellant
Ruff a little long

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 09/07/2018:
Hello, We're glad to have met your overall expectations in the pace of play, staff friendliness, course conditions, and the value for the money. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this quirky layout

Fabulous layout. No two holes are the same. Great variety on this tight and very hilly course in perfect condition. Definite shot placement course. Greens true and fast. I play it every year when I visit this area, it is one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 09/07/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We're happy to have met your overall expectations. Book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Golf Course

The course is extremely well kept and the layout is fantastic. It was a challenging course, but not overly-difficult. I can see why this is one of the top rated courses in Northen Michigan. I'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/08/2018:
Hi Max, Thank you for leaving us an awesome 5-star rating. We are pleased to hear that we met your overall expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

This course is in excellent condition with the exception of 2 greens. Challenging layout with sloping fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/08/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We are glad to hear that you were pleased with the course conditions. Remember to book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Natural, and exceptional

The course is in the best shape since I began playing it 10 years ago

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2018:
Hello, Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We are glad to hear that you continue to come back.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

beautiful course

Very nice layout, agree w other reviews - great kept secret N Mi course - not many people on course, great layout, narrow, well maintained; only issue might be - greens a bit slow compared w say Boyne courses, Gaylord CC, and Little Traverse Bay.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 07/31/2018:
Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback and apologize for our course conditions. Please allow us to make it up to you.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions, despite no rain for about 6 weeks. Fairways and greens were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 07/13/2018:
Hello, We're glad to hear you loved our course conditions. We do hope to see you out on the golf course again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Natural

Perfect day for golf. Not a flat course by all means except the T boxes! Very challenging. Fairways in great condition. Greens great and challenging. Will definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair course design.

Played The Natural several times, no goofy holes. It's a good value in a area with over priced golf courses

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 07/09/2018:
Hi Jack, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed playing at The Natural at Beaver Creek. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 07/02/2018:
Hi, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course; Pace Toooooo Slow!

The course was great as usual! Good value for the money. But the pace of play was too slow! 5 hrs 45 mins to play 18. Tee times too close together; especially when foursomes are playing not just for fun, but have wagers on their play. Tend to think they're professionals and the pace slows down. Group in front was playing in a group, and were playing a scramble, so it too more time for them to chase down all the shots. We will play again, just not on a Friday afternoon in the summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 06/26/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We would like to apologize about the pace of play. Thank you for your business and come back again soon.
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Commented On 2018-07-19T17:24:26.000+00:00

Sounds like someone needs to get up earier! I never wait for anyone when I have the first tee time. Anything else and you run that risk.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 06/18/2018:
Hi, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 06/18/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating review. Book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Final Review

This is my last chance to boast and brag about The Natural. I've done a few reviews on here, but I'm leaving 5 stars this time.
It was a damp day with minimal wind but the course was in the BEST condition I had seen it, especially during the peak of the autumn season. I can't gloat enough about the fall colors bursting everywhere. I spent more time taking pictures of the orange and red leaves than I did focusing on my game. Barely any leaves in the fairways, greens, etc. It was excellent.
Had the entire course to myself which was not a surprise given the weather conditions. I managed to shoot under 80 with three penalty strokes on front 9. This course is a GREAT VALUE in the Gaylord area and I will always return every season until if conditions ever detereoriate. I doubt they will!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #TheNaturalatBeaverCreek on 11/10/2017:
Thank you for sharing your last round at The Natural! We're glad you were able to make it out before we closed for the season and enjoyed some of the best conditions of the season! We look forward to seeing you back here in the spring!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 09/28/2017:
Thank you for your 5-star rating and review! We're glad you enjoyed the course and we hope you'll come back for another round before the end of the season!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Bad Experience

The course was ran very poorly. First 6 holes went fine then it started to back up big time! Wait on every hole was long. When we finally got to the turn there was three foursomes waiting to tee off... There were a lot of younger groups at the course and they were loud and rude. There pace of play was horrible and there was no one working at the course to get them moving. When I suggested in the clubhouse that something wasn't right I was scolded for daring to say they weren't running the course very well... we decided to play the front 9 again only to have it all backed up again by the 4th hole... Needs new management!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 10/25/2017:
Hi David, we appreciate you playing The Natural this season and your feedback on your experience.
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