Northville Hills Golf Club

2.6666333333 2.7 stars from 5 (9)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7003 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout


Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Ed Seay, Arnold Palmer (2000), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7003 yards 73.0 137
Blue 72 6193 yards 70.0 128
White 72 5627 yards 67.2 122
Silver 72 4956 yards 65.1 117
Silver (W) 72 4956 yards 69.7 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 9 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

4 out of 9 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great course"


Kelseyhastings's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We enjoy the course because we like the variations in the course challenges . Staff is always friendly and pace of play usually decent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/14/2018

They should pay you to play unfriendly staff exclude the wait staff they even make jokes about how people complain the pace of play is truly intolerable but really what you would expect from a golf course in a subdivision that looks like suburbia 700 houses 3 models generic just like the facade that is northville hills...


"Not so nice"


Doubleeagle2345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018

Reviewed on

It looked like a nice place when we pulled up but that's where it is you're looking for a house might be a good place so pace of play over 5 hours and not a friendly staff


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


ChrisBennett's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It's pretty easy to tell (2 'players' submitting multiple awful reviews on the same day or one day apart) that there's a disgruntled former employee or someone else with a bone to pick trying to crush the course rating, so I thought I'd provide a real review.

I've played NVH probably 400 times in the last 15 years. The holes are challenging but fair - hardly any blind shots, and the greens run fast and true. In terms of conditioning, it's frankly immaculate, on par or better than most private courses.. It is a public course - no one is going to run out to the parking lot to grab your clubs or fall all over themselves kissing your butt every minute. But the staff is friendly and wants you to have a good time. It's one of the higher priced public courses in Metro Detroit, but it's also consistently ranked in the top 10 places you can play in the tri-county area too, and for good reason. It's a great course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shockingly bad"


Jaxson57's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Too bad when you drive up kind of looks nice except that little fountain nobody runs to your car to grab your clubs in fact when you get there they don't even help put it on the cart they take your money and tell you to proceed to the Tee 10 minutes before your tee time you virtually unaware of the range unless you ask because it's so far away then get ready for the time of your life 5 and 1/2 hours atrocious when you get done a kid ask you if you want your clubs clean to make a couple bucks and that's it you're pretty much on your own here all day no customer service talked to a person says they have a low membership so they have to have a lot of outings and leauges so they're not used to real golfers but anyway nice golf course nice piece of property horrible horrible staff I really don't know how the members take it


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointment"


Jaxson57's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

You would think that an Arnold Palmer Golf Course would be a top-notch organization but it's not. When you arrive at Bay Hill Big Lot either way to let you know that you are there guest the bend over backwards so you feel like you're the most important person there if you want the total opposite experience go to Northville Hills once they take your money you might as well be invisible legs weddings outings that's my money maker not a golf course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Doubleeagle2345's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Best value in Metro Detroit"


golfer1686's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

What a great course. I have played many private clubs that do not even come close to be in as good of condition as Northville Hills. We make sure to visit Northville Hills every time we are in the area. Great value I would expect to pay double to play a course of this caliber elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"TO SLOW PACE OF PLAY"


swhitfiel's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Decent Arnold Palmer signature course. The course was playing to slow at almost 5 hours on a weekday afternoon is not acceptable for what they charge for the privilege of playing their course. Not enough ball washers on the course either which is a disappointment. Apparently they are having problems with people stealing them. Their problem now becomes my problem, not acceptable. Also, they had aerated 3 of the fairways on the back 9 which was a pain to hit off of, quit large chunks of soil and no roll of your ball. Not offered a discount or voucher when I asked in the proshop said their boss had left for the day. Poor customer service.

Overall a nice course, poor customer service, not enough ball washers on the course and horrible pace of play. Good once a year at best.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Glad I checked it out"


u00000296934's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Gorgeous course conditions. Undulations everywhere. Not just on the greens. Challenging yet fair if you play the right set of tees for your game. Don't be afraid to admit you might need to play the more forward tees. Great experience each and every time I've played there. Well worth checking it out. We generally like to play in 31/2 hours or quicker but we usually play here in 41/4 hours. Well worth it


Pace of Play: Good

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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