Hemlock Golf Club

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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7037
Slope 139
Rating 73.4
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7037 yards 73.4 139
Blue 72 6720 yards 71.6 136
White 72 6265 yards 69.6 132
Red 72 5775 yards 68.0 121
Red (W) 72 5775 yards 72.8 131
Yellow 72 4801 yards 67.9 116
Scorecard for Hemlock
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.4/139 438 339 306 367 183 565 477 421 441 3537 433 518 583 195 366 163 412 424 406 3500 7037
Blue M: 71.6/136 413 325 278 344 168 549 459 401 422 3359 424 505 564 169 355 154 390 405 395 3361 6720
White M: 69.6/132 388 306 261 324 157 530 413 374 403 3156 398 459 508 153 336 145 369 378 363 3109 6265
Red W: 72.8/131 363 290 246 252 137 480 395 343 384 2890 374 436 496 128 300 117 348 332 354 2885 5775
Yellow M: 67.9/116 316 238 200 232 136 393 290 281 308 2394 308 360 431 108 273 102 239 288 300 2409 4803
Handicap 16 18 2 6 12 4 10 14 8 9 3 1 17 7 15 11 13 5
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 4 5 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ray Hearn

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.9
6
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun, fantastic layout

Hemlock is a must-play course if you are in the area. The design is fantastic, and definitely forces you to think. Accuracy is a premium off the tee, but the course has decent width and is playable as long as you select the right tees for your game. Highly recommend, and hope to return again.

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

Fun,fun,fun

This place has the best conditioning. I had a blast playing here. The tee boxes were perfect. The greens were perfect. Please play here. It was my favorite round this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great and Unique Course

This is a challenging course with lots of tee box options. The course uses massive sand waste areas to create a unique look and challenges. Split fairway on one hole is fun and difficult. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Exposed sandy soil gives the Hemlock a unique look and feel

The Hemlock gets lost in the crowded northern Michigan golf landscape, simply because there's such limited nearby hotel options in the summer and the clubhouse is still temporary. The golf course, though, stands out as one of the best examples of architect Ray Hearn's creativity. He used the sandy dunes in one section of the property to build its most interesting holes - the par-4 third and the controversial par-5 12th. The third green can be driven, but only by a great shot that avoids a massive sand hazard. No. 12 needs some tweaks to make it better, but I'm a fan of the approach shot over a shapely sand dune. If you chose the right side of the fairway on your second shot, it leaves a blind approach to find the hidden green. It's not any easier even if you can see the green from the left side of the fairway. Tall trees and a few elevation drops (like the par-3 13th hole) provide the traditional northern Michigan ambiance golfers love.

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

Fantastic Course, A Hidden Gem!

Fantastic golf course, conditions were exceptional. The golfing experience and uniqueness of the course immediately vaulted it into my top 5 in the state. The course definitely has the "up north" feel, but with a distinctly "southern coast" influence. There are quite a few holes that, if you dropped someone off that didn't know where they were, would immediately think they were playing a course in the coastal Carolinas or Georgia. Tall pines and hardwoods, large waste areas and wetlands, and dunes and bunkering that are unlike any other course in the state, with maybe the exception of The Grande in Jackson being close behind. The course feels very natural in the sense that I didn't feel any holes were shoehorned in or contrived, each one is different and many are very memorable. Because of it's location, the course is relatively flat, with subtle undulations. Greens are large and receptive, and were in beautiful shape. The fairways were also in great shape, and are well proportioned - landing areas are generous but not huge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Challenging

Very challenging, monstrous sand traps, huge waste areas. Beautiful and fun, if you're hitting well. If not, bring lots of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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