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4.4
248 Reviews (248)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
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3 Stars
22
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
216 out of 248 reviews
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4.5
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 29 reviews
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4.5
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.4%
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34 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6903 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.5

Makray Memorial Golf Club is a public course that has been open since 1962. To commemorate 40 years of great golf, the course was remodeled and revamped in 2002. The renovations improved its playability and also made it more challenging. The championship-caliber layout features strategically placed bunkers, including some Scottish-style sod-faced ones, and tricky water hazards on several holes. The hilly terrain offers both challenging elevation changes and scenic views. The golf course finishes with a long par 5 that plays across a canyon of berms to a narrow fairway. Further accuracy is needed to reach the well guarded green surrounded by high berms, a pot bunker to the left, and a deep, steep bunker to the right. In addition to the course, Makray Memorial G.C. boasts an extensive practice facility with 1 1/2 acres of grass teeing ground, two putting greens, and a short-game area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect ILT Vignocchi (2002) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No blue jeans. Collared shirts for men, although mock turtlenecks are acceptable. Shorts no shorter then 3 inches above the knee.

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Reviews

4.4
248 Reviews (248)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 35
Elevation Changes 26
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
A Weekend Splurge 13
Entertaining Clients 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 31
Worth the Drive 22

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Stay below the hole.

Greens are very undulated. It's best to be putting uphill whenever possible. We had a great time and will be back.

Conditions Excellent
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Great course for weekday play. Weekends might be a little too expensive for an intermediate golfer.

Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Good could be Great

1st time playing the course and they layout and challenge are excellent. Advice - move up one tee it is longer than you would think.

Greens were fast and seemed to run out and out and out.
Nice that in several places around the course that they have coolers set up with cold water bottles.

Some head ups
1. There is an ongoing dispute with a home owner so no drivers, fairway woods or hybrids on the driving range - it is irons only..

2. Also it is cash for the ball dispenser machine, so make sure you have cash with you. Same for the concession stand by practice green.

3. They need to fix the bunkers. Middle are washed out and have little sand and the edges are fluffy for buried lies.

4. The greens need some TLC and players need a ball mark repairer as way too may spots on the greens that have been left unrepaired.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Horribly backed up/bad sand

One foursome completely tied up the golf course. Unfortunately, the ranger finally talked to the group on the 16th hole!
Also, the sand in the bunkers, although manicured, was actually razor thin. Probably 1/4” sand and then black dirt. Quite disappointing considering the price paid.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Nice, serious golf course and facility

Great, beautiful place. All around. Very well maintained and challenging layout. We play here often and we’re never disappointed with the experience. Except- the greens are tough enough without them having to be stimped over 10. Most down hill putts are impossible to stop anywhere near the hole. For most that play the course you’d want to keep that tough but not super tough to the point of too much frustration..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

slow pace

It would have been perfect if the pace was not too slow. I will still going to come back but I do hope they can do something about the slow pace...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tuesday golf

Really nice track! Staff was friendly and helpful. Fairways roll nice and greens are very fast especially in this heat! You don’t want to be long around the greens. GPS in cart gives you yardages to front, middle and back of green. Nice to be able to order food (house phone) at the tee box on 9. Deal on GolfNow made it a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout 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
Previously Played

Did Not Disappoint

Has always been a favorite. Great course. Fantastic clubhouse

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens need water

Good track with plenty of challenge. Greens are too firm, every approach shot needs to be played short to have any chance of staying on the green.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course. Very hot day!

Makray is a great course with very challenging layout that really makes you think. Played it on the hottest day of the year..so far! Great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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