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4.4
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
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
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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0
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1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.7%
Recommend this course
22 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
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2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
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22 out of 24 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6330 yards
Slope 128
Rating 69.2
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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

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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 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

Really nice course... If you are in the Gaylord area, make sure to put this one at the top of your short list... We where the only ones on the course. Maybe because I was the only one dumb enough to play in those conditions... The weather was my only complaint.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will be back

Had a great time and the staff was very friendly. Beautiful course and great rates

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent round of golf

The course is in great condition. The stAff does a great job

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A day to remember

Beautiful course with a fun and slightly challenging layout. Greens tees and fairways all in excellent condition, just keep it in the fairway because the rough was exactly that. Worth the trip everything about the day was perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great place to play

Staff very friendly and accommodating. The food is good albeit a buck or two pricey. But as to the golf...a very nice course. Challenging but not extremely. Greens were tracked up by our late round but still able to roll the ball well. Tee boxes also got a workout but very nice views from the back set. Golf here, you'll enjoy it very much!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Find in Gaylord

What a pleasant find while on a golf trip to Gaylord, Mchigan. The staff was very accomodating and the course was in great shape...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A hidden gem

This course is a hidden gem. The pace of play, and course conditions are excellent. It's not a long course, but it's challenging and fun. This a great alternative to the big name resort courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Seems short on the card, but long shots needed to carry the water

You have to hit straight to avoid the woods on both sides of every hole. #1, #8, and #18 have big water hazards to carry on the 2nd shot, or 3rd if you don't hit it 260 down the middle from the blue tees. Well-maintained, good variety of holes, used every club, scenic, pleasant walk in the woods.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Northern Michigan Vacation Golf

Course was in excellent condition. Scenic holes with various elevations. Quick & delicious food at the turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

fun course

greens in good shape, some narrow fairways, water and woods. Good shots get rewarded.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fantastic deal!

This course was in excellent shape and very fun. We could not believe the bang for the buck. I will be sure to play the Natural any time I'm in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for a beginner like me.

Staff and facilities where great. Course really offered an opportunity to try many different shots with beautiful scenery all around. The only thing they can improve on is repaving some of the cart paths and some more signs as to where you are going. Great pricing even without using the app. I will be going back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful Setting

Beautiful course! Well worth playing. Nice rolling terrain in a gorgeous northern Michigan setting. Only negative thing I found was that the rough was really deep on the back side. Don't really need a 4"-6" rough for a course with lots of natural obstacles. Other than than, it was a pleasure to play and definitely will return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fairway Rough

The course was well groomed and taken care of. The rough outside the fairway was extremely long and made it super challenging to hit the ball out of it. I enjoyed playing the Natural and would consider playing there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Much Improved - but no need for US Open rough

The new owners have done a nice job with the greens and fairways. The course is a very picturesque, up-north tree-lined course. However, the fairways are narrowed by not only the trees but by the length of the rough. The fairways are only 25 - 30 yard across, protected by the trees and the 4-5 inch rough, consequently, playability is a factor (which should make "replay-ability" a concern for the owner).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

the natural is unnaturally great

Great course, great value! Good or bad, we had the course to ourselves.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

This course has been well taken care of.

I loved playing this course with the natural beauty and the challenging holes, even though my score wasn't where I would like it to be. (certainly NOT the courses fault)

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

Rough

Stay out of the rough and you will do fine. This can be said about most courses, but especially this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful!

Staff was so nice and wonderful people!!!
We will definitely go back. And, you have to check out the adorable cabins to rent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The course was in excellent condition

I typically play this course two or three times a year.condition and care and maintenance of the course was excellent, I think the condition of the course was the best I've played this year. The course has several water features and marsh features that do present a challenge. The greens are a little on the large size and very well maintained and a little faster than the other courses I've played this year. I intend on playing this course several more times this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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