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Value
3.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7020 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7020 yards 73.9 132
Black 72 6527 yards 71.4 130
Middle 72 6011 yards 68.9 128
Forward 72 5168 yards 69.9 121
Scorecard for The Nightmare Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.9/139 358 216 462 458 191 573 341 626 443 3668 313 483 161 434 214 413 360 393 580 3351 7019
White M: 71.4/130 321 184 404 415 175 544 320 603 427 3393 291 453 146 397 193 396 341 364 553 3134 6527
Gold M: 68.9/128 303 150 312 384 144 515 300 583 411 3102 257 429 130 355 171 368 319 346 553 2928 6030
Red M: 66.5/123 W: 69.0/121 225 109 230 318 122 462 252 543 367 2628 220 412 98 314 122 294 276 314 490 2540 5168
Handicap 14 16 4 7 17 3 12 1 6 15 8 18 9 11 5 10 13 2
Par 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
29 Reviews (29)
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5.0
Previously Played

Play

Must play Dream and nightmare. Play same day or back to back days to get a deal. Non peak hrs you can get a stellar rate for how nice they are

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Horrible Staff

Beautiful course but i brought 9 other guys spent 1000$ between us and the rangers were rude and harassed us the entire round...we had a handicap golfer with us and 2 unexperienced golfers and offered to let others play through which they declined and told us our pace was fine...get some more polite staff...it was a bit rediculous and although i loved the course the treatment from staff makes me never want to return nor will i reccomend the course to anybody....just because the course is nice doesnt give them the right to be down right rude and harassing...

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

In great shape!!

Awesome views and enjoyable play! Lots of sand on the back 9 which my ball found on every hole!! Thanks!!! Enjoyed!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun course to play

Contrary to the name, not really a nightmare at all. Great value for the money. Allows you to make a mistake and not pay for it dearly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful scenic course!

Great course in excellent condition. Greens in great shape & not too fast. Lots of hilly terrain. Great views from the tee boxes & many sand traps. Makes a very good day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Swoosh!

Hidden gem in mid-Michigan! Wel taken care by the staff. Greens were fair fairways were perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Track

Big wide fairways, well groomed, greens nice but not to fast and in super shape. Nice test of golf but does not beat you up! Great track!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course!!!!

Played The Dream last year and thought we would try playing The Nightmare this year. Wow! What a great course! Fairways and greens were in great shape, and the staff is friendly.

Highly recommend playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

No nitemare

No nitemare just a pleasant course to play. Greens and fairways are in top conditions. Course has plenty of water drinking stations and coolers on carts to ice down beverages.

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

Fantastic Course, Excellent Conditions Tee to Green!!

Beautiful golf course. I expected pretty good conditions from the things I've heard, however, tee to green, the course was in phenomenal shape. Greens were gorgeous, and large. Fairway landing areas were generous also, but well placed bunkers - and they are large - come in to play constantly. Although the name suggests otherwise, this course is very fair to play for mid to high handicappers. It's visually an outstanding golf course, and it's laid out wonderfully. I'd highly recommend it. I know some feel the price is a bit steep, however, the quality of golf and the experience you get from playing a course like this is worth it. I've played rounds at much poorer courses for only $20 or $30 less. Don't worry, that little bit of extra money is well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A Gem!

So, I'm a San Diegan, visiting family, who live in the Gladwin, MI area, and I'm always looking for interesting, challenging golf courses that I can find good deals on. In the past 4 years, I've played some very good golf courses at an extremely good value. Sheperd's Hollow, near Detroit is the all time fave, and I seriously played it for under 50 bucks! Huron Breeze, Pohlcat, Hawk Hollow & Wild Bluffs are also courses that I've managed good twilight deals on. Today, I played one of the most relaxing rounds of golf i've ever played at The Nightmare (ironic, right?) Dan, the owner, was one of the friendliest owners that I've ever met! He hooked me up with Courtesy Sticks because my luggage rate was already off the chain for the airlines, being that I have two children. He even, but dont expect this for you, let me use the driver and 3 wood from his own bag -- What a Guy! His family driven golf course gave a friendly feel where anyone can feel welcomed. I'm critical of golf courses and was extremely impressed with the Nightmare's well- manicured timber lined holes, along with his quick, undulating greens that were in great shape. The holes all had their own identity, yet uniform so it didn't seem incongrous, like a Mt.Pleasant course that I know. The fairways are bendy, yet large and fair, while the bunkers are well-maintained and appropriately placed. The par 3's are fairly straight forward, and were not especially challenging, minus hole #14, which is a beast of a par 3 (Gotta be dead on for this one). The par 5's are challenging, and long, very long! And the par 4's particulally #3 and #13 are beastly. The back 9 was incredibly peaceful. Just me, the wild turkeys, and lot's of deer. The collective experience was incredible and unexpected and this course needs more write ups!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is beautiful.

This course was in great condition. I didn't think it would be this well maintained being it was the second week of October when we played it. I will recommend this course to everyone I know. Will make the trip back up to West Branch and play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bigest fairways,bigest sand traps,bigest greens of any course i've played

Although it was foggy the day we played,we thoughly enjoyed this golf course. Interesting holes ,and well maintained.But the best feature is the vast fairways ,and large sandtraps and greens.Great course for bombers off the tees and those who want to improve their long putts.The courses name should not worry prospective golfers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Tribute is a beautiful course!!!

The Tribute is a beautiful course to golf in the fall. Really enjoyed it. Going back again this week.

Note: Never golfed the Classic course so no opinion there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great price and a awsume course

course was in excellent shape, they need to lower there price and get some play in it, but thats there problem. we loved it played round in less than 4 hours, alot of wildlife to be seen also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Great value thanks to Golfnow.com. Super friendly staff.

This course has great visual appeal. Wide, inviting fairways. Fun, challenging elevation changes without any silly "mountain goat" stuff. Excellent greens. The Nightmare and its sister course, The Dream, are ideally located just off I-75 between Detroit and Northern Michigan. Play one on the way up and the other on the way back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful northern scenery

Love this course. Wide forgiving fairways. Sister course, The Dream, is also one of my favorite. Both are absolutely wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value for the money.

I completely enjoyed my golf now tee time experience. It was only surpassed by the day of golf at the Nighmare golf course. The process was easy and went flawless considering It was the first time using your site. Midday tee time at a great rate. We had the course to ourselves minus a few senior groups that allowed us to play through. I've played the best courses Michigan offers and this course didn't disappoint. $29 dollars with a $15 dollar charge to play an additional nine holes after my original 18 is a steal for this quality course. I already booked the loon course at Loon resort for midday tee time mid week for $15. Yes that not a typo or lie. Forest dunes for $150 dollars. I don't think so. I can play comparable courses all week for one round there. Thanks for my affordable vacation golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

I would highly recommend this course. Very playable and in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice scenic Course

Beautiful views and very friendly, Alcoholic drink on the course not available but will let you bring in from outside. Coolers on the carts was a nice addition on hot days

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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$279 Starting price
Valid dates: Apr 18, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Come experience why Golf Digest awarded our course with Four Stars and recognized us on their Top 50 Great Service Facilities List.
5745 W M 76, West Branch, MI 48661, Ogemaw County
(989) 345-1500, (888) 345-6483
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