University of Michigan Golf Course

4.9444500000 4.9 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6730 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.8
  • 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

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Wolverine 71 6730 yards 72.8 135
Blue 71 6348 yards 71.0 131
White 72 5999 yards 69.4 128
White (W) 75 5999 yards 75.6 141
Maize (W) 75 5320 yards 71.3 128
Maize 72 5320 yards 66.2 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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Reviews


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"Absolutely Beautiful"


AdmiralChet's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is one of the most enjoyable golf courses I've ever played. The architecture is top notch, and the land it is built on is incredibly interesting. Mackenzie used the land perfectly to pair golden age architecture with challenging terrain.

Greens and bunkering are out of this world. Massive greens, severe undulations, and bunkers adding material strategic design nuances to the experience.

I can't recommend playing this course enough. It is technically "private," as it is only available to students, alumni, faculty/staff, and other school affiliates. If you fit one of these categories, or know someone who does, don't delay playing this memorable golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Glorious Layout, Tough Track"


mcnultyn1's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hole by hole, this course is long. Par 3's scaling over 200 yds, blind shots on long par 4's. playing from the tips becomes a really fun challenge. Love this layout, great views of the city.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ann Arbor's Augusta"


pmymdac's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

First class course with some of the most challenging greens you will find in Michigan. Perfectly maintained tee boxes, fairways and greens up to PGA Tour standard. A fantastic golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the top college courses in the country"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Classic Alister MacKenzie at its best, the University of Michigan Golf Course is challenging, beautiful and oh so interesting. In fact, the greens alone are enough to return. Every putt is an adventure, which means you have to find the right parts of the green. Lots of doglegs, too, as well as rough and tall fescue, which you have to avoid at all costs.


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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A great, historic Mackenzie design"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Being an Ann Arbor native, I have fond memories of the Michigan course, which was about five minutes from my house. I'd come here after dinner often to practice my putting, and once in awhile, someone working in the cart barn would grab me and we'd sneak out for a quick nine holes before sunset. I wasn't Michigan affiliated and practically never paid a green fee here. I hope high school kids are still getting the same kind of access here.

I did go to golf camp at Michigan one summer and we'd have matches and events here often. Having played most of my golf on area munis or little $10 courses in metro Detroit, the bunkering and greens absolutely blew me away here. The 3rd hole, while always a menace to me as a kid, is one of my favorite par 5s in the world. The par-4 13th hole was one of the first par 4s I could drive off the tee.

The only things I don't like about the course aren't the courses fault: development has pinched this golf course from all sides, so the holes along two of the four boundaries are right up against busy streets. Also, it's yesteryear yardage of about 6,600 yards means the college kids these days probably shred it alive. If they were able to somehow find an extra 400 yards or so, this course would still stack up with the best college courses in the country.

It's been many years since I've played U of M but I'm excited to back. Heck, if they let me on, I'll even pay the green fee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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