Preserve/Natural at Binder Park Municipal Golf Club

4.7852529412 4.8 stars from 5 (44)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6533 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6533 yards 71.4 128
Blue 72 6034 yards 68.4 121
White 72 5786 yards 66.5 120
Gold (W) 72 4943 yards 67.8 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 44 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

44 out of 44 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens  

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"will play again"


davidderhammer's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in fairly good shape considering the snow had just melted and the grass is just starting to grow the staff were all pleasent and seemed glad we were there


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



marvdixon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Jerell5649761's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great fun with Hubby!"


vraehtz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course for the first time about 3 weeks ago. The desk staff was harried, not nice. Turns out, there was an outing and not all participants had arrived timely. We decided to give them a second chance and I'm glad we did.

There are three courses available to play. We didn't play The Natural the first time we were here. Don't miss the opportunity to play this nine. Hills, valleys, swales, flat fairways were all in play and made for great variety. Don't attempt to walk this nine...you'll regret it!

Just a short drive from Binder Park Zoo, you could hear the train whistle signaling fun for the kids!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




mk8q16ophx9779300's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



cuttycut's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout, great course condition, & friendly staff."


nicksgoodstuff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely loved it. Great layout and the condition was near that of a private club. Friendly staff. The course has everything you want in a golf course and is moderately challenging but fair. Cannot wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorite courses"


u344473945's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing Binder Park, beautifully kept course. Greens are tough, layout is excellent. 27 holes so you are able to change it up. Staff is friendly. They are very good about regulating how many are on each set of 9 so that you don't get backed up very often. I really like playing this course and can find great deals on golf now.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"27 worthy holes"


jordlinc12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

With three unique nines you can almost always get golfing even without a tee time. They do have leagues however and an occasional outing so best to call ahead. Course is always in pretty good shape, greens fairly smooth with gentle to sharp breaks. The trees will require that you hit straight tee shots on lots of holes and you will need to sweet spot your driver to get past the 150 marker on some par 4s. Ron the pro is great, his staff...a bunch of good folks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf experinence"


srebhan's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A great variety of golf holes with great conditions. Played poorly and still had a good experience. Up North feel without the drive. The staff was friendly and professional


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place!!!"


u966428157's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a extremely nice course. The layout was prefect it was very challaging with a fair share of forgiveness . Put it on the 10 courses list I play every year!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a great track for the money!"


golfdealseeker's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played mid day on a beautiful Friday afternoon. Was rather surprised the golf course wasn't busier for such a nice day. The staff couldn't have been nicer, the whole operation from arrival to departure was too notch. I've payed twice as icy for courses half as nice. Greens rolled true and fast.

My only complaint is the did not have sand on the carts to repair your divots in the fairway. I replaced what I could during play but that sometimes felt inadequate since the course was in such nice shape I wanted to leave it just as nice as when I arrived.

If you haven't tried this hidden gem you should it's well worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Super Impressed"


Wgeckert's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Binder Park for the first time with my wife. I was extremely impressed with the course conditions on the Marsh and the Natural. Unlike many courses this summer, I saw little dormant grass or blight. Greens were excellent and played true. I definitely will play again if in the Battle Creek area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Layout"


Wgeckert's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed our round on the Marsh and the Natural. The landscaping and course conditions were excellent. Finished the 18 holes in 3.5 hours on a Friday morning which is pretty good. The holes were varied with some being spot golf while others were doglegs. I thought some of the holes played longer than the yardage indicated,. This is a great municipal course and would highly recommend it for others to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


kingcobra71's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the drive! Great course at a great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A fun day."


CarolPileri's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

had an enjoyable round. The pace was somewhat slow, but we were a threesome, playing amidst foursomes. The weather was hot, but there were plenty of water jugs available on the course, every 3-4 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Binder park always worth playing"


Jeff6323961's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course can be very difficult if you are unable to find the fairway from the tee! It was playing firm and fast. Excellent facility, from the 3 practice holes, range, 27 holes of golf and clubhouse with plenty of choices for food and beverage.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Josiah4829725's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A joy to play there! A good choice of 3 nine hole courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens were fast but smooth"


gcdagget's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice place to play and great service. Thought the greens were very nice and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"battle creek gem"


mjwdelivers's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

binder creek's pro said it best when he found out it was the first time i played there..he simply said you will love this course,and he was right.they obviously take great pride in their facility,and it shows-nice greens,manicured fairways,and a really well kept property made for a terrific round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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