View from Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
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4.5
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
92.5%
Recommend this course
63 out of 70 reviews
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4.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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4.5
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.4%
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32 out of 35 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6667 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Stoatin Brae - Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 2016
Architect Renaissance Golf Design (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2019 #23)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2018 #10)

Reviews

4.5
70 Reviews (70)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Must Play!

Super fun links style course - even for November the greens were firm and fast. The winds were blowing 25+ with gust up to 30mph which made it awesome!

The front nine is a little pedestrian, but the back nine is amazing and has some great holes. You gotta play this course when it opens back up next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Surprised but not impressed

Perfect golf weather in November but we were not impressed with this course. Greens were in good shape and held iron shots well. My threesome is seniors so we played the forward tees and found no real challenge in the boring layout. Views are OK if you like being on top but we were all skiers so being on top is no big deal. The fairways are wide enough to offer a good target area off the tee. We didn’t think this course offers any better experience than other Gull Lake courses.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Wide Fairways and generous greens

There is nothing to be afraid of on this course for the mid to lower handicapper, greens were in good shape I think the rollers are not out because of end of season so a little bounce here and there. Course management is very important but easy to figure out. This is always a fun play!
The temps were a little warmer than the Lakeshore, so I played here. Just another fine example of the great course selection we have in Michigan

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

November Golf

The course opened up after being closed for the season. They had to open because of unusually warm weather. Course was firm and greens were slow and this was to expected. The greens hadn’t been mowed in a while but still rolled fine. Great layout and the course gets really fun from 9 on thru finish. Always enjoy the links style gem

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Playable Links

I found this course to be very playable. There is plenty of trouble but workable, I'm an 8 handicap and got that way by focusing on course management. This course does require good management, also course knowledge is very helpful since few holes are somewhat blind. This was very late fall play for Michigan and the greens were in exceptional shape as was the rest of the course. The greens were firm and reasonably fast for this time of year. This course is a GEM, especially for the money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course but over priced

Course has extremely wide fairways and big fast greens. Greens are the best thing about the course. Driving range was in the worst shape of any I've played this year.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

More tee boxes

Course needs more tee boxes at various lengths. I’m 65 years old Some tee boxes were 100 yards apart or more. 311 yards is to close for a par 4 and 411 yards is to far for my age group. Need more play ability with tee boxes in the middle of 300 to 400 yards.
Most greens were large and very nice but the pin placements were horrible.
The price of $49 was fair but I would never pay any more than that for this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are its defense.

Truly a magnificent Golf Course. Not a difficult golf course from tee to green. However, the green complexes of this golf course are outstanding and will result as a challenge to every level of player. Plenty of motion throughout the layout. Really good greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful, Challenging, Fun

The best links course I ever played. Course was in perfect condition. It took me some getting used to the style (48 on the front and 36 on the back - tale of two nines for me). I thought that the fairways were more generous than what I saw in some previous reviews. However, the greens are pretty difficult and speedy. I could not stick it close to the pin on the front, then took one club less and ran the ball towards the hole on the back. Missing in the correct location is a must. Layout was awesome, will definitely try to play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Incredible

Very open, traditional style links layout. Incredible views looking down on the surrounding area away from the course. Very tough, yet very fair. Can’t wait to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over Rated

I personally feel that the course is over priced because it’s not very well maintained. The par 3 tee boxes were chewed up, with no maintenance on the turf. Playing surface outside the fairways are very hard and full of weeds. The Driving range is pathetic tees are the smallest I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
The marketing and advertising is misleading.
It’s not possible for this course to be rated as top 5 in Michigan !!!!.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Feels like Pinehrurst #2. Greens are challenging.. need to play like in Scotland.. run up the ball else difficult to hold the green.. 4 putted the first hole and then realized the difficultly..

fair course..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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