The Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms

4.9277833333 4.9 stars from 5 (31)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6651 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6651 yards 72.2 137
Blue 71 6298 yards 70.8 131
White 71 5788 yards 68.5 123
Gold 71 5062 yards 65.4 109
Red (W) 71 4606 yards 67.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.9 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 31 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

30 out of 31 reviews


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"Awesome hidden gem"


u000007668807's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

When others have said this a hidden up north gem. They are truly under stating it. The holes are beautifully cut into the hills and Apple fields. Greens are a true test to your skills.

The only two complaints I have is the carts could be better and they really need some type of chart of each green because you can really put yourself in bad position based on pin position. But other than that must play.


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


"Excellent challenge"


pmymdac's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We visited this course as a warm up in advance of playing The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort, but it is more than a warm up and is an excellent course in its own right. I actually found it to be tougher than The Bear due to slightly narrower fairways lined by trees so errant drives to punished. Greens are in excellent shape. Well worth making the drive to play. Very close to awarding it 5 stars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect day on the course!"


grabmom's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played as a twosome and scrambled. 2 groups let us play through. Finished in 3 1/2 hours easily and still had the entire afternoon to enjoy. Bonus: the cherries were ripe and made for a tasty treat :p<br/> Staff was very friendly. Course is lady & senior Friendly on the tee boxes


Pace of Play: 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 Course!"


u000007352696's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fabulous"


1ldailey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

4some played9 together and 3some then went on to 18. Course is beautiful, meticulously landscaped. Quite challenging. Would love to play there again on our next visit to Northern Mich. from Colorado.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, friendly place to golf"


Blindspex's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoy golfing at Bahle Farms. The setting is pristine with beautiful rolling fairways cut into the surrounding cherry farms. A real enjoyable and memorable experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Beautiful Views"


Hotsauce300's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Memorial Day Sunday, was a single but because of the slow play grouped with a twosome. Driving range was mats only and practice green was small. No ranger on the course so the group that was 2 in front of us was taking their time. Finally called clubhouse on 13. Took over an hour to play 10-12. Clubhouse did send someone out and got the group moving. Played 14-18 in an hour. There was a beverage cart, but only seen her one time which was on number 8

The course has some spectacular views, and I do recommend playing here. Even at full price it is worth the value. Some fairways need some TLC, and the greens were a bit slow, but it was a good test of golf. The cherry trees were in blossom and provided some excellent scenery, especially 14 with the fairway cut between the orchard.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"ONE OF THE BEST IN TRAVERSE CITY"


coby11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape considering the weather in the previous weeks. The only criticism was the fairways needed mowing. We always enjoy playing this course and whole heartedly give it our recommendation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course well taken care of -- good fall golf."


Pete3922166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course and great fall golf. Leaves blown from greens and fareways. Greens plugged but filled in with sand.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"beautiful, challenging"


u000007764167's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is not overly long, but the hills, slightly narrow fairways, andundulating greens make it wonderful for both my wife and I . Beautifully maintained and picturesque. Loved it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is very picturesque with lots of elevation variation."


CurtRaftshol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable course to play. Lots of variation between holes and lots of elevation changes, which makes for a fun and sometimes tough round of golf. Beautiful scenery throughout. My favorite local course here in NW Michigan.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff is rude"


dgiammit's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/3/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I went to play on vacation with my family. We are by no means active golfers, but play once a year. We were rudely interrupted by the starter/ranger, telling us that my sister should not be playing on this course because she wasn't good enough, but since we already paid he would let us continue. It was completely uncalled for and rude. We will not be returning and advice others not too.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Stunning Views!"


u000006908800's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Leelanau Club combines stunning views with demanding golf. With many holes playing up and/or down hill, the course plays longer than the yardages indicate. There is a good variety of open and tight holes as well. The greens are moderately fast and in excellent shape. They also have signicant slopes to them, so being out of position can be penalizing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really enjoyed this course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was our girls golf weekend. We are in our late 40's early 50's and we had a great time. The staff was friendly and very welcoming, the course was challenging but not too hard, and the bloody mary's were terrific!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"a great experience"


lucky65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a good value through golfnow. The course was in great condition the greens were challenging as was the course in general


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"good views"


chasstarr's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very hilly; play it forward- lots of trees and uphill shots


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very beautiful course, and wide-open with a lot of hills!"


u000007593705's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very beautiful and wide-open; making this and ideal course for golfers of all skill levels. Very enjoyable and the sights were stunning!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem in Northern Michigan"


u000007630311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dramatic elevation changes and great vistas await at every turn! Leelenau Club has many nice surprises that will entice you to return once you get the "lay of the land" so to speak.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course - great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out as a single, staff got me ahead of a couple groups. Was able to get 18 done in under 3 hours.

Course is in fine shape. While not long, it's still a good test. Par 3's are difficult. The 2nd and 7th greens are a bit gimmicky - other then that a solid course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u000001747966's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/19/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hot that day but the Course was in great shape...loved it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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