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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6956
Slope 141
Rating 73.2
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6956 yards 73.2 141
Member 71 6480 yards 70.8 133
Blue 71 6309 yards 70.1 132
White 71 5755 yards 67.7 127
Red (W) 71 4987 yards 69.5 129
Scorecard for Kingsley Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.2/141 602 161 426 411 222 396 569 360 165 3312 446 180 455 292 615 465 225 544 422 3644 6956
Member M: 70.8/133 568 161 412 411 191 373 512 360 165 3153 393 180 425 292 510 421 175 509 422 3327 6480
Blue M: 70.1/132 568 140 412 385 191 373 512 349 148 3078 393 141 425 271 510 421 175 509 386 3231 6309
White M: 67.7/127 W: 70.5/130 542 115 374 376 178 306 490 321 115 2817 364 121 335 246 466 408 154 484 360 2938 5755
Red W: 69.5/129 480 73 287 281 140 270 447 251 106 2335 300 114 335 246 445 370 138 412 292 2652 4987
Handicap 4 6 2 18 12 14 8 16 10 11 13 3 17 7 1 9 15 5
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 35 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 2 18 4 14 8 16 6 12 10 13 15 3 17 5 1 9 11 7

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Fescue
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Apr 15 to Oct 31
Architect Mike DeVries

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes, 100 tees driving range
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Reviews

5.0
4

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 4
Elevation Changes 3
Bunkers 2
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 4
A Weekend Splurge 3
Advanced Golfers 3
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 3
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf as it should be

This was my second time playing the Kingsley Club and I enjoyed it even more than my first. As you walk up to the clubhouse, you're met with some of my favorite views in golf. It certainly isn't something you're expecting in Kingsley, MI. The fescue fairways play firm and fast and the greens are scary fast, but extremely enjoyable to putt on. Of the many great northern Michigan courses I've played (including Arcadia Bluffs and The Bear), this is the one I think about most often. The elevation changes and scenery make this course breathtakingly beautiful. If you're in northern Michigan and have an opportunity to play, I highly recommend it. This is my favorite course in Michigan!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Pure Golf Experience

Kingsley Club is the purest golf experience i have had the pleasure to play. The terrain and topography is absolutely stunning, greens are complex and true. Many tee shots are blind over huge mounds and ridges with generous landing areas if the correct line is taken. Practice facility is the best ive seen in the state as well with many pins as well as a large bunker to practice fairway shots (you will hit some of those throughout the round). The clubhouse is the modest of any club ive had the privilege to play, and its supposed to be that way. Kingsley Club is ALL GOLF, no frills. Come and enjoy what is easily one of the greatest tracks in the entire state.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

A modern take on classic architecture

The most coveted round in northern Michigan may be at the revered Crystal Downs, but the nearby Kingsley Club near Traverse City, just over a decade old, has quickly made a name for itself as one of the most architecturally fascinating rounds in the state. Designed by Mike Devries (who grew up at Crystal Downs), Kingsley Club has a lot of similar elements: rugged, tumbling fairways, fescue rough and imaginative green complexes. Fairways are huge and the greens are all shapes and sizes. This is a true members club in the fact that you'll want to play this course a few times to learn the many nuances, and every approach shot keeps you on your toes. There are a lot of neat holes and the par 5s are all a lot of fun. But this is a course that has such a pleasant flow to the round you seem remember the overall ambiance more than any "signature" holes, though the split fairway on the 1st hole and the massive slope on the 17th fairway are certainly some memorable touches. You're sure to have a "memorable" lie to say the least in one of the many bunkers with wispy fescue borders and passive pitch shots are bound to end up back at your feet. The club itself is no-frills. A small clubhouse that's barely bigger than a double-wide and unpaved cart paths. The practice facility meanwhile is excellent and the club recently added some stay-and-play, 4-bedroom cottages for groups. It's still a private club, but golfers who are sponsored by a phone call from their PGA professional have a good chance of getting on. If you love seeing a 21st century take on classic era architecture, there are few if any better rounds in the Midwest than Kingsley.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

A private retreat in northern Michigan that's accessible

The Kingsley Club has that exclusive private-club vibe that every course aspires to, but it's also got a little bit of public access allowing serious players an in. Golfers need to have the golf pro at their club call on their behalf to book a tee time. The Kingsley Club is all about fun. The hilly terrain and hardwoods of northern Michigan are the setting for an inland links that plays firm and fast on all-fescue fairways. The five par 3s are all fantastic, and overly penal on misses. There's plenty of great golf in northern Michigan, but none as unique and inspiring as the Kingsley Club.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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