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5.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
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

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.

Reviews

4.9
11 Reviews (11)
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The most beautiful course I have ever played

This course needs no introduction. It's absolutely perfect in every way. Difficult course to play for someone like me but a lot of fun. Couple of drawbacks were no food or anything at the turn and nothing on the cart. Just kinda leave you out there once you start. No real bathrooms out on the course just out houses. Should be out there for the money we are paying. Other than that, what an experience!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Off-Course Amenities where AMAZING

I did not play at this course, but as I drove in I could tell that the course was well kept, and had immaculate views of the bay. I did eat dinner at the restaurant and thought it was FANTASTIC. You can sit on the patio, see the golf course and bay in the same view. It was GORGEOUS and I would definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the Traverse City area's best courses!

Lochenheath is a gem. Great golf, great food, great experience.

Steve Smyers design has fun on every hole, conditions are always superb, and the staff has always been gracious and accommodating.

Make a trip before it goes private!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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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
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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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Commented on 05/14/2018

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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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