The Club at LochenHeath

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5.0
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4.9
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4.8
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7239 yards
Slope 147
Rating 76.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7239 yards 76.6 147
Black 72 6770 yards 74.4 144
White 72 6024 yards 70.0 137
Charcoal 72 5219 yards 72.0 134
Scorecard for Lochen Heath
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: 77.2/148 429 532 240 465 468 310 579 184 378 3585 559 252 313 466 471 171 444 488 531 3695 7280
Blue M: 73.7/144 392 488 223 419 453 294 553 152 358 3332 513 217 306 425 434 158 396 457 514 3420 6752
Member M: 71.1/141 W: 72.3/138 392 488 198 344 409 294 553 116 358 3152 513 165 306 342 434 139 344 410 514 3167 6319
White M: 70.3/138 W: 76.1/145 343 441 198 344 409 278 512 116 340 2981 498 165 274 342 391 139 344 410 485 3048 6029
Gold M: 66.6/127 W: 71.8/132 312 378 167 306 356 264 442 77 235 2537 453 140 242 324 362 109 318 330 412 2690 5227
Handicap 9 5 13 11 3 17 1 15 7 6 14 16 10 4 18 8 2 12
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 5 15 9 1 13 3 17 7 2 18 16 14 4 10 6 12 8

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Steve Smyers (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.9
8
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Northern Michigan Must-Play

Lochenheath is a fantastic 18 hole private golf club just on the outskirts of Traverse City. Members or guests can expect to find friendly staff and top notch food before they even step on the practice tee.

As for the course itself, it is a challenging Steve Smyers design that will test all facets of a players game. I found myself with a different iron/wedge into many of the greens, which speaks to the overall variety of the course. The collection of par 3s on the course are truly some of the best one-shotters in the entire state. The design navigates the rolling terrain of the property very well and makes for some fun, interesting golf.

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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Golf Course in the World

I've traveled all over the world visiting and playing courses, including 3 continents. This is the best course I've ever played. first class in literally every category. aesthetic, views of the bay, conditions, layout, topography, staff, you name it; Lochenheath is a 10/10. Yes, the Bear is across the street. If you're in the area, make this one a priority.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Well done Lochenheath!

Played here on vacation to Traverse City. I have played plenty of "private clubs" that allow some outside play, many of them treat public players like they are a nuisance. Not here! Every staff member we encountered went out of their way to welcome you to the club and provided outstanding service! From the guys unloading/loading the clubs in the car, to the pro shop staff, the starter, and the cart girl. Top notch!

As far as the course itself. Stunning views and equally great golf! It certainly isn't an easy course but if you can manage to find fairways it is very playable. If you stray it can get tough quick. Tough but fair. The greens are excellent, quick and pure. Put the ball in the right spot on the greens and you can make putts, but put it in the wrong spot and you'll be grinding to get out without the dreaded 3 jack. Great variety and use of the land and the natural elevation changes, which leads to many uneven lies. Didn't find myself playing a stock shot very often.

Overall it was a great day of golf and I would recommend to anyone visiting the area to check them out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Play somewhere else

Tricked up greens and a price that is twice as high as any other course in the Traverse City area make this course a MUST MISS. The most unfair green complexes in all of golf. Pirate's Cove putt-putt is a better test of golf than this overpriced track. I would rather lose a dozen golf balls playing The Bear at Grand Traverse resort than give these people my money again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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mcnultyn1
Commented On 2018-05-14T04:09:00.000+00:00

You're obviously not a golfer. J, nothing in this world would agree with your sentiment about this place. Rating this course a "must miss" is laughable. If you knew anything about golf, you'd recognize that Lochenheath is first class in any and every category. Enjoy your home goat range that you probably gave 5 astoundingly misguided stars.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great pure golf

This course will get your attention from a difficulty

and beauty standpoint. This is a serious test of golf and greens are speedy. Nice mix of links and woods style holes, but mostly links feel. Great finishing holes are in the woods. A must play in my view. When we play here we always grab a few beers afterwards on deck but they disappointed us this year with poor service but everybody has bad days I guess and will not keep us away. Super nice cart girl as well. Cool experience overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course in outstanding condition

This is an interesting layout with greens that will give you your money's worth. Beautiful views and wonderful condition. One of the best courses in northern Michigan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Wow, what an experience

It had been three years since I played LochenHeath. It was one of thebest experiences I have had on agolf course. The course conditions are exceptional and the staff was so warm and helpful. When finished make sure and have dinner or lunch and enjoy the view overlooking the bay.

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
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Northern Michigan's Hidden Gem

This is in my top 10 for the state. It is truly a hidden gem located on the Grand Traverse Bay. With breathtaking views and a wonderfully designed track, this is a MUST PLAY if you're in the Traverse City area. I hope you enjoy this course as much as I did

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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