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4.8
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
96.3%
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6803 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.0

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike DeVries (2002) Chris Shumaker (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2018 #17)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #22) (2015 #24)

Reviews

4.8
118 Reviews (118)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 22
Bunkers 18
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 14
Advanced Golfers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top Notch

Well to start off this course was on my bucket list to play.
It took me about 2 hours & 20 minutes to get here.
Quite a challenge o play, so bring extra golf balls .
To start off they the staff of Mike & Travis were very friendly and helpful. 5 stars to them.
Almost forgot their newest addition of Caddie their puppy yellow lab course dog. Very friendly too.
They did the smart thing and checked you in outside, but under a roof because of the Covid. Very smart move.
Mike checked me in and was very hospitable & explained the course to me. ( My first time here)
When I was ready to tee off & was standing on the first tee Travis came out & explained the course to me in detail.
Warrned me about the ravine & the fescue in the latter holes.
The course is out in nowhere but is very quiet & serene.
Being by yourself & playing golf is good for the mind & is good therapy.
The course was in great shape & very beautiful & well marked. Toward the end the par 3 hole is a little confusing but was explained to me before I played so it was not a surprise.
Got to admit it was a tough course in spots for a senior but well worth the challenges that it presented.
Should you try if? By all means yes, what have you got to lose but some golf balls. The fescue grass will eat up some golf balls for sure. Hard to find once it bounces in.
Also the ravine from 14 on comes into play. Just play smart golf there stay away from that ravine..
Anyway the course is well worth the price & a great way to spend a summer morning.
I rate it 5 stars & will one day be back.
Put it on your bucket list too. Thanks to the staff again..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Fall Golf

Course was in great shape for late September, although a little damp following a lot of rain. Enjoyed the challenge the course presents, especially the back nine. Looking forward to my next round at Diamond Springs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

$42 dollars for a mid week, mid September round is highly overpriced. Tee boxes and fairways are all the same length, and haven’t been mowed down in probably over two weeks. Course was extremely dry and hard packed. Fairways hit would roll into the 8 inch plus rough. Greens wouldn’t hold any shots. Extremely overpriced for a course in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of September. Won’t survive the next economic downturn or the next two years. Never again for this guy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 70
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

What a gem!

Diamond Springs is one of the handful of courses I've played that has no weak holes. Each tee box provides a unique challenge that doesn't resemble anything you've done elsewhere on the course. The collection and routing of par 3s, 4s, and 5s, is exceptional. The way the land flows through the course gives it some visual flair and strategy. The short par 4 15th is now one of my very favorite holes. DeVries makes you think your way around. The greens are undulating but true. Throw away any hesitations you might have about making the trip to Diamond Springs. I'll surely be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

perfect family golf outing

a great day on the golf course. our son was visiting from san diego and we had a perfect day of golf. course is beautiful, fun and tough. will do again soon with friends.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now Booking

The course is great as well as the staff! This review is for the Golf Now App. Beware of shared tee times when using the app!!! The staff was courteous enough to let us split our shared tee time with the other twosome.( they went alone as did my party). Would be nice for the app to tell you that you could be paired up with other golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Senior Citizen Haven

Five Star course if it weren’t for the pace of play. This course is dominated by seniors, many of whom walk. So it can be painfully slow. We had a threesome and were waiting on the slowest twosome I’ve ever seen. These guys easily took 8 strokes a hole each. Today was extreme but pace of play is always an issue here.

Bring your own alcohol. Just hide in bag.

They did some vertical cuts on greens which made them a tad rough.

I’ve also played many times in the afternoon and the sprinklers were on. We just park our cart over them to block the water, although that did kill one of our carts.

Course layout is awesome.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, great staff

This was a nice course, good layout, good variety of tees. However all tee boxes were essentially just like the fairways; longer grass and not level at times. The staff, everyone from the starter to the workers on the course, were friendly. Definitely would play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Might be my last time playing here.there is no defined fairway and the grass is cut the same height from tee to green.sometimes hard to find the ball in the middle of the “fairway “

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unique course and beautiful landscape

First time playing Diamond Springs after many recommendations. The course has an "up north" feel and is heavily wooded. I found the front nine to be nice, and the back nine to be spectacular, and impossible from the blues.

Two suggestions for the course - keep the tee boxes mowed. I appreciate that the course utilizes minimal maintenance to keep greens fees low, but they were pretty shaggy. Also, creating a blue/white tee card would be helpful, as it's a big drop from 6800 yds blue to 6000 white.

I play Ravines frequently down the road in Saugatuck. If the pricing was similar (offseason or twilight), I'll play Ravines. But for midseason peak weekend pricing, Diamond Springs is the far better value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 219
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Unreal value on a course you could play every day

How good can inexpensive public golf be? Pretty darned good, judging by Diamond Springs. With a maximum rate for walkers of $35 ($52 for riders), it offers the type of thoughtful design with effective (though low-frills) conditioning that would make it a good value at $100 or more in a more populated area.

Mike DeVries routed the course, through, along and over some wonderful moderately hilly terrain interspersed with deep ravines. There is not a single weak hole on the course, though the somewhat cozy confines of the last few holes do stand out against the generous corridors that precede them. The green contours are a great defense, and require not just good execution but careful strategic planning if the strong player wants to card some birdies. Any golfer would be lucky to play here regularly, even though it's about a 35 minute drive from Grand Rapids proper.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition, excellent greens

An excellent condition golf course
that's fun to play. Last 4 holes will
give you a challenge with its ravines
that run by each hole. I call them canyons.
Play Diamond Springs you won't be
sorry.
TDM

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Local Muni

Local course that contains memorable gold holes. Difficulty builds to final 5 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Hidden Gem

Diamond Springs is a surprisingly nice track hidden away in the farm country southeast of GR. I enjoyed the layout which meandered around a large ravine and cut through some woods and fields. Conditions were good and the fairway tee boxes were fine. If it weren't for slow play in front of us, it would have been a real solid experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good and not good.

Pace of play is painful but that’s well known with this course. Bring your own food/snakes and alcohol. They have minimal stuff.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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