Hemlock Golf Club

4.9411764706 4.9 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7037 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: No
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Fun, fantastic layout"


thrashwr's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun,fun,fun"


tpuff14's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great and Unique Course"


Sunnysquared's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exposed sandy soil gives the Hemlock a unique look and feel"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course, A Hidden Gem!"


szczechowski's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


uYIVF9380YI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/23/2012
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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