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4.4
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
93.4%
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118 out of 123 reviews
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4.4
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4.5
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4.5
Layout
4.5
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4.2
Amenities
3.8
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4.7
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22 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
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4.5
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6330 yards
Slope 128
Rating 69.2
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The Natural Golf Course
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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

4.4
123 Reviews (123)

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
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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The natural

Very green course. Tight driving holes! Very nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort on 08/22/2017:
Thank you for sharing your experience, Jason. It sounds like you had a great round! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your review up to five-stars during your next visit!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course and conditions. A lot nicer than courses just south.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/11/2017:
Thank you for coming out to play at The Natural at Beaver Creek, and sharing your five-star experience. We're happy you can rate us this highly with the sheer number of courses back in Central Florida!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/11/2017:
Thank you for your review and feedback, Glen! We're glad you enjoyed your round at The Natural!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/09/2017:
Thank you for sharing your five-star experience at The Natural at Beaver Creek! We're glad you enjoyed your round!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice layout, with some nice holes by the water

Challenging, but manageable for the average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/07/2017:
Thank you, Garry!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/07/2017:
We are glad you enjoyed your experience and the style of our course, emiliocan! Thank you for your five-star review!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

natural

Very nice resort course,condtions and layout were quite nice.Staff friendly and helpful,good value for a pleasant Gaylord course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/03/2017:
We're glad you enjoyed your round at The Natural at Beaver Creek, mjwdelivers! Thank you for coming to play our course!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

3-4 groups waiting on half of the holes and no ranger.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for golfing The Natural and for your feedback on your round.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

slow day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the course, and appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Breathtaking

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your round, Weezer195! Thank you for your review, and we look forward to seeing you when you are in the area again!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for your review and feedback, Mrklig! We hope you didn't hit the rough often, and are glad you enjoyed the course!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tranquility Personified

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for your five stars! We're glad you had a quiet, relaxing Thursday round at The Natural at Beaver Creek!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/03/2017:
We're glad you came back out to play The Natural at Beaver Creek. Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course from what it was a few years ago Greens are in great condition, staff very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/01/2017:
Thank you for your review and compliments of the great staff at The Natural at Beaver Creek!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 06/12/2017:
Thank you Dan! We're glad to have you back for another round and appreciate your outstanding review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 06/02/2017:
We're glad you found us, lmaule! Thank you for coming out to play The Natural, and for reviewing us. We're happy to hear you all enjoyed your experience, and hope that you will be back again for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort on 05/31/2017:
We appreciate your continuous support, MSTRN8! Thank you for coming back to play the course again this year, and for your great review!
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