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3.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
70.0%
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2.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
2.5
Value
2.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
2.5
50.0%
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Conditions
2.5
Value
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Layout
4.0
Pace
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2.5
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2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6837 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6837 yards 72.7 137
Blue 72 6427 yards 70.7 133
White 72 6133 yards 69.3 131
White (W) 72 6133 yards 75.5 145
Gold 72 5389 yards 65.6 115
Gold (W) 72 5389 yards 70.8 131
Green (W) 72 4525 yards 66.7 112
Scorecard for Lyon Oaks
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: 72.9/143 408 353 362 432 529 168 380 208 556 3396 417 440 422 171 348 354 575 204 510 3441 6837
Blue M: 70.8/136 387 334 345 410 512 144 364 174 542 3212 390 422 405 140 319 338 549 164 488 3215 6427
White M: 69.5/130 W: 74.7/135 371 322 333 398 501 116 356 129 530 3056 379 410 391 110 321 328 531 130 477 3077 6133
Gold M: 66.1/114 W: 70.3/126 334 289 290 367 466 92 247 104 494 2683 346 297 350 92 265 297 513 107 439 2706 5389
Green M: 66.4/111 W: 68.0/118 265 218 221 301 393 82 210 93 444 2227 276 277 268 80 210 208 480 98 401 2298 4525
Handicap 9 8 12 5 3 18 14 15 1 13 10 7 17 6 11 2 16 4
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 36 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 36 72

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.

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Reviews

3.2
47 Reviews (47)

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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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
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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
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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
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twiet
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.

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Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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
Played On
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
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
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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course is a little pricey

Regular prices are a little high... I played with discount rates which made it a fair value, otherwise would night have played at regular price.. There are other nice courses in the market at more reasonable prices. Course employees were very friendly. I would recommend a friend with discount rate.

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

Lyon Oaks a West side favorite

I hadn't played Lyon Oaks in several years. My golf game had gone south over the last few years due to lack of play. I was not confident that my game was close to challenging this magnificent course. With a lot of practice and play this year, I couldn't wait to play this challenging but playable and scorable track. It didn't disappoint. The layout was as fantastic as I remembered and the greens were in great shape except for the fact that there were many unrepaired ball marks. With the 50% Golf Now discount, it was my best golf value of the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Keeper

What is there to say? This is the best of the the best in Oakland county. Have not played here in 14 years and I am impressed. Heavy rain night before round yet drainage was great. Greens are large and "fast." . Hit the fairway and you can score. Courteous Staff, great scenery, and pleasant weather , not to mention I was first off the box as a single. A golfers dream. Won't tell what I payed but I feel like I stole this round. Would easily pay double.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Lyon Oaks a Great Experience

When they say fast on their posting they're not kidding.
Started got us out before 7 am and we were done just after 10.
Course was in great shape, just a little soggy after the prior day's storms.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Day with friends

There to golf with a friend who came in from out of town. Had two additional friends join us. Course was in good shape. It is challenging for the occasional golfer. I left several balls there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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