Indian River Golf Club

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4.9
29
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
98.1%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 reviews
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5.0
1
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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5.0
3
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6692 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.5
Previously known as Burt Lake Golf Club
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Indian River Golf Club - MI
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6692 yards 72.5 124
White 72 6173 yards 70.0 121
Gold 72 5380 yards 66.8 111
Gold (W) 72 5380 yards 71.8 124
Red (W) 72 5167 yards 70.7 121
Yellow (W) 72 4301 yards 64.7 114
Scorecard for Indian River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/125 314 169 374 374 528 425 416 508 142 3250 408 412 525 177 427 392 504 213 384 3442 6692
White M: 71.0/122 290 143 362 345 493 402 366 461 122 2984 375 385 484 144 385 352 472 188 374 3159 6143
Gold M: 67.6/114 266 129 308 296 448 322 310 415 108 2602 318 321 423 130 346 320 458 149 313 2778 5380
Red W: 70.8/120 261 117 306 293 435 305 290 408 103 2518 310 307 411 109 338 310 411 145 308 2649 5167
Handicap 9 15 7 5 3 1 13 11 17 4 8 10 18 6 16 12 14 2
Par 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 17 11 5 9 7 3 15 2 12 4 18 10 14 6 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Wilfrid Reid (1924) Warner Bowen (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

4.9
29
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice

This was good from moment we arrived. Picked up and put carts on cart. Inside, they reduced rate because season had changed. Very nice of them. Starter asked us about skill level, told us to feel free to play second ball.

First couple of holes are easier than rest of course. I wasn’t driving as far as I should and had longer second shots than I should. My wife loves the course because of the yellow, advanced tees. . We met club member who was attending to a garden on course and she told us she had promoted those tees . Thank you fellow Spartan !

Nice views from the 17th hole. Two playable par fives with approaches over the water are fun holes

Very nice and we will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Birchwood

Excellent local course. Great layout, friendly staff, good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great day for golf!

We were staying at a cottage on Burt Lake for the week and the course was nearby. We were first off in the morning... just us and the deer. We finished in about 2 and a half hours. Thank you, Golf Now! It was a great time out there! I think it's one of the nicer courses in Northern Michigan! They also have a great pro shop and restaurant/bar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Horrible Experiance

As soon as we walked into the proshop area we overhear some lady in her office making fun of guests and apparently laughing about some boss of hers or president at the golf course. Saying very nasty things it went on for about 5 minutes . We knock on the door and she rudely says what do you want. . Well we were interested in becoming members, and the costs associated with it. This lady, I think her name was Pat or Pam pipps or something like that said oh I don't have time for this and proceeded to rush us out the door as we were leaving we heard some very rude comments and profanity underneath her breath needless to say. A return visit is not in our future or anyone from are golf league again.. That is a shame we have played that course before and it's very lovely. We were shocked and amazed how someone could treat us that badly. And if she is reading this or someone does shame on you. No one deserves to be treated like that.

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

Great place to spend a day

Terrific golf course in wonderful condition. The layout is sneaky hard and requires all the shots. Staff is friendly. Beautiful range for practice

Clubhouse is inviting and the food and beverages were excellent.

Semi private club--if I lived closer I would join tomorrow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Great Old Club, Can't miss this one

A great old club, this club is one to play. Walked it in the fall. Gentle rolling terrain. Staff was friendly. The Greenside Grille had great food and the members I meet were fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Play this place

Greens were in perfect condition - many blind shots for first time player to this course - wish I lived in range of this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Northern delight

This was my first visit to this course and what a delight it was. I booked via Golf Now and the check in process was quick and simple. Steve in the pro shop was helpful and quick. The starter was very knowledgeable and gave a few pointers for some of the holes. The course itself was in good condition with a few patches on the greens......but this did not effect my enjoyment. I will be back to play next time i am in the area and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a pleasant day out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Good course for the green fees

Nice course for the up noth feel. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is an Up North beauty!

We played after a day of heavy rains so there were some soggy spots but overall the course was very playable and very pleasing to the eye! We arrived early and pro shop attendant (Steve) allowed us to start ahead of a large group. We had clear sailing and a great experience ! I'll play there again.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fun course.

This course was fun. Not overly difficult or long. Played front nine with some locals and they were very friendly. Played back alone. Want to come back next time I'm up north.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

One for the "TO DO" list.

Friendliest course yet. Good condition. Very well marked. Good food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is very well maintained.

Definitely will play here again. Played very early AM. Finished in under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Previously Played

Course was in great shape

Staff at desk and 1st tee (same lady) was extremely rude and very arrogant and she even said we did not get it on golf now, because they wouldn't put out a time for 2:56 she was saying we should be happy for our price and tried to tell us it was faster for 4 people to walk than ride carts

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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IndianRiverGolfClub
Commented On 2016-01-04T17:59:59.000+00:00

We're sorry to hear about your bad experience with this former employee. We would love for you to come back and meet our new friendly staff.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Up North Value

Nice course. Excellent greens and bunkers. Fairways were a bit furry and could use some TLC. Last 14 holes were very nice in a classic tree lined northern Michigan setting. Staff could use some work. Used golfnow to make my tee time and was promptly told it cost me more money to do that then pay them directly.... don't enjoy being told I am stupid when I am paying to play. I thought $59 was a little high for this course, but it is a value compared to most courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pleasant experience

We arrived an hour early, checked in and had lunch. The food was delicious. We had the perch special and turkey Reuben. Started early and finished in less than four hours. The course was in very good shape. The greens were nice except the speeds on the green were hard to judge. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Average

Vacationing in indian river since I was a kid and finally decided to pay the steep price to play their course. Very average course for the price, the younger girl running the pro shop was extremely rude and stubborn and is the reason I won't be returning. Made us wait 20 minutes for another twosome to pair up with even though the course was not busy. No beverage cart. Bummed. Not impressed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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IndianRiverGolfClub
Commented On 2016-01-04T18:04:22.000+00:00

We're sorry to hear about your poor experience. We have since hired new staff who are friendly and courteous. Please give us another try and let us know what you think.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course

Great course, friendly staff, not extremely difficult. Can walk it. We keep coming back here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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