The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
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|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|
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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!
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!
Very green course. Tight driving holes! Very nice greens.
Beautiful course and conditions. A lot nicer than courses just south.
Beautiful course. Tough, but fun test.
Greens were fast and tough to read, very grainy. But the course is beautiful, quite hilly. Fun to play.
Play the Natural
The Natural was in great condition. I could tell that a lot of over growth has been trimmed back to restore the courses original look. Golf carts looked brand new. Paved golf cart paths looked brand new. Everyone there was friendly to us. Greens were a little slow, but consistent. Play this one if you get a chance. Up North golf with tight fairways, long carries over wetlands, and elevated tee boxes.
nice layout, with some nice holes by the water
Challenging, but manageable for the average golfer.
Bring your A game
If you do not like target golf than do not play this course. Of course if you enjoy beautiful Mchagan and are not concerned too much about where the ball goes then you must play this course.
Lovely elevations and sweeping dog legs and greens that will drive to drinking.
Fabulous test of golf.
Very nice resort course,condtions and layout were quite nice.Staff friendly and helpful,good value for a pleasant Gaylord course
3-4 groups waiting on half of the holes and no ranger.
6 hours 15 minutes to play 18 holes. Was told at the end there was a group of about 30 in front of us. Why don't they tell you that before you go out so you can prepare. Sitting out there with nothing to eat or drink and no beverage cart running....long long day. Other than that NO complaints. Course in great shape.
This was one of the most beautiful courses I have golfed at. It was very challenging but not too much. The staff was awesome from the young men/women who greeted you to the staff who served and the ones who cleaned my clubs at the end of my game,. I will return again when I am in the area, absolutely loved it!
Tight, tight, tight
Stay on the fairway or you will cost yourself a shot. The rough is thick and the trees are close. Every home offers something different from the hole before. The course was very wet, but still beautiful. The greens were quick but fair.
I don't understand why but, we almost had the course to ourselves. We only saw other golfers twice the entire 18 holes. The course and surroundings were pristine. The pro shop and restaurant are very nice as well as the personnel. We definitely will return!
Improvements from the past
It has been 10 years since I played the Natural. There has been improvements with Cart paths and overall course conditions. There was one hole on the back where it appears they have an old bunker and can't decide what to do with it (my opinion). Other than that the course was in the best condition since I played. If you want reasonable priced place to play in Gaylord area I would certainly return. This not going to have the viewing vistas of Treetops or Tribute but it is solid course. The only other issue was the person opening was late. Said couldn't let us on the course early. Wasn't the issue we were there early to hit some balls and get a little practice in.
Very nice course from what it was a few years ago Greens are in great condition, staff very friendly
A Natural Transformation
Perfect conditions, friendly folks and the new cart path has transformed this course back into a jewel near Gaylord, Michigan. My revisit was worth while. One of best set of closing three holes in Michigan.
A Gem in the Woods
We enjoyed our round at this course. The first 9 holes were a little slower with a threesome ahead of us where one golfer for sure was a beginner. The course was in excelllent shape with paved cart paths and woods surrounding each hole. There were a couple of holes that were odd esp. hole 18. Some shots were blind and we surely would have played some holes differently with course knowledge. All in all a pleasure to play. We enjoyed ourselves and probably would not have found the course had it not been on golf now.
Keeps Getting Better
I reviewed this course back when I played it in October 2016, but wanted to write again. Something about it keeps bringing me back. The fresh asphalt cartpaths constructed last year really make things SMOOTH. Also, the removal of many trees has really opened up some areas for sunlight to boost some growth (especially behind #2 Green and along-side #13 Fairway, always a tricky hole). The GREENS were putting very FAST and TRUE even with wet conditions as I endured all day. Bring your A-game to this A+ course.