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3.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.4
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.9
73.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
2.5
Layout
3.0
Pace
2.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
2.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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3.6
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6837 yards
Slope 143
Rating 72.9

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Arthur Hills (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2015 #19)

Reviews

3.4
52 Reviews (52)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 18
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Locals 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 7
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible staff and course is awful

The course at Lyon oaks looks great through pictures but that’s only on certain parts. The course is beat down and seems like there’s almost no maintenance. The staff was rude to us and held us up in the pro shop. The outside workers also stopped us and accused us of not paying and calling for a tee time. Worst course in Oakland county

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Good layout

Good Author Hills layout. Most fairways have room with only a few tight holes. Usually in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

For a senior, the course is a good deal. Tough course, challenging and normally in good shape. The course requires accuracy and position. I play this course every chance I get.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
D C Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Surprisingly nice muni

The conditions were great, very friendly staff and the course routing offered a lot of fun and interesting holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst golfing experience ever !

Got harassed so bad for slow play and told to skip a hole ! We actually had enough and quit after 15 holes ! Never ever happened before in my 50 years of playing golf! We do not play slow the course is tough and was Cart Path only ! The group behind us was a full hole behind ! The final straw was when a 19 yr old from the clubhouse threatened a physical confrontation with my friend a 67 yr old ! I paid $67 for this disastrous round! Avoid this course like the plague!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Nature everywhere

Layout is fantastic. Great Arthur Hills design. Conditions are horrible. Greens have patches everywhere. Course is not well maintained. But the views and natural surroundings are well worth the experience. The course is challanging for all levels.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/03/2018

Are the courses in Michigan in good shape in mid-April after a cold harsh winter. It was snowing and 20 degrees just before April 16, surprised the course was open.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good day on the course, we played poorly

Course was in great shap of July, weather was hot but a little breeze made it a very good day. Started/ Ranger were very friendly and didn't have much interaction with htem that day. Would and will play again. Rool up sandwitches a little on thepricey side, staff at bar was SOSO.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

lyon oaks

excellent course i will go back again & again (can not wait to go back). i injoyed myself alot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 57
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great views and fast greens!!!

Great fall weather for such a beautiful course! Great layout with fast greens. I was surprised just smooth and fast the greens were this late into the year. Would play this course every day if it was not 2 hours away. Definitely worth the drive!! Friendly starter and pace of play was 2 hr. and 30 min.
Some slight elevation changes mixed with a few blind shots. Tough layout with forced carries. Must hit to the correct side of the fairway to get home in two on the par 4's. Well mixed long and short par 4's.
Book a tee time it’s worth it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice Course. Good greens. Layout is Average except for back 9.

Good course. Front nine not as interesting layout. Back 9 is pretty cool. Greens rolled nice and pretty quick. Would NOT pay $40 to play this course. Rattle Run on east side is better. Not a Shepard's Hollow but still a nice course. Would like to play in summer time to get different feel.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Lyon oaks

Big up north golf for a fraction of the price. Greens and fairways both free of leaves.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Fall Golf.

Perfect fall golf. Leaves were maintained pretty well on course. Great golf course to play at anytime...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good for fall golf

Challenging layout with many sets of tees to choose from.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So so

Course is in nice shape but for the money I'd rather play moose ridge or whispering pines. It's open but challenging, just not a personal favorite of mine. Greens are slow and flat.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Excellent Course; worth the drive. Friendly staff. Challenging for the intermediate and advanced golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful , and well maintained .

Enjoyed the overall beauty of the course . Was a bit challenging but not overly so . Greens were quicker than other courses I've played . Had a friend from Fla. in town and he really raved about the course conditions .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lyon Oaks

Lyon Oaks is a beautiful golf course well-maintained. The greens Held shots and rolled true...perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best Value in Detroit Area

I saw a couple posts about this course being a little over priced. I strongly disagree. I will gladly spend the extra $10-15 for Lyon Oaks when you compare what the golf course has to offer stacked up to other courses in the area. The course conditions are on the same level as the Orchards, which seems to get all the credit for being the best maintained public course in the area. Lyon Oaks is easily in that discussion as well. Lyon Oaks is definitely a challenging course if you struggle off the tee, but it is not a course that constantly beats you up holes 1-18. My only gripe with the layout is hole #14. Not much room off the tee and anything left is dead while anything missed to the right will likely greet you with an awkward stance to an uphill approach shot. Its just not a quality golf hole but by no means does that make Lyon Oaks a poor track. Excellent golf course with conditions that are always superb. Almost a hidden gem in some fashion but its a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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