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3.6
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
83.5%
Recommend this course
89 out of 103 reviews
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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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3.7
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
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0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6661 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.2
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Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6661 yards 72.2 131
Blue 71 6175 yards 70.1 125
White 71 5629 yards 67.8 119
Red 71 4923 yards 69.0 121
Scorecard for Bay Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/121 346 354 461 390 174 587 154 476 320 3262 421 404 367 227 554 170 356 519 381 3399 6661
Blue M: 69.7/119 335 291 442 362 156 547 141 433 309 3016 388 375 359 208 500 162 324 487 356 3159 6175
White M: 68.2/115 W: 69.2/117 293 262 392 347 145 515 106 372 275 2707 379 364 334 160 441 129 312 455 348 2922 5629
Red M: 64.9/105 W: 65.9/107 287 230 383 319 71 319 101 314 242 2266 354 336 324 149 397 90 275 408 324 2657 4923
Handicap 11 15 5 7 9 3 17 1 13 2 8 14 4 6 16 18 10 12
Par 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 11 15 5 7 9 3 17 1 13 4 6 14 10 2 16 18 8 12

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Desmond Muirhead (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, Master Card, American Express & Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, with restrictions

Reviews

3.6
103 Reviews (103)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Group Getaways 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
At a Resort 11
Near the Airport 6

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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Bay Valley Hotel & Resort
Commented On 06/10/2019

Hello, Bill. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Coming back into shape

I have played this course multiple times per year over the past decade and the conditions this April were the best I have seen in years. The greens are really starting to make a comeback and the course was in extremely good condition. Also, this course is one of the few in the area which have a GolfNow Hot Deal Tee Time attached to it, which makes it much more affordable than other area courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

So close to a 5 Star

Thought the course was beautiful and layout was challenging but the greens had dead patches that for the price was extremely off putting.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I really enjoy this course. Recommend it to everyone. Only problem is pace of play is always slow. There's never a ranger advising slow golfers to speed it up or advising to let slower golfers play through. Great course for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Response from Bay Valley Golf Club on 07/25/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a rating. We are always looking to improve and would welcome any feedback from your golfing experience.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bit rough -- Coming back though

Course has experienced a rough couple of years but now has a new superintendent and it is coming back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Bay Valley Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointments with the conditions over the years, but we are glad that you are able to notice some of the improvements. Our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape, and we hope you notice further improvements the next time you golf with us.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs Work

This course use to be well groomed. The sand traps are not taken care of and the condition of the course is not what it use to be. I really thought the new owners would take better care of the course. It is really a shame. This course has some very good challenging holes and you need to think before you take your shots.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was in good shape and the greens were in excellent shape as well! Clubhouse was outdated and a little misleading going into the round . Overall though great course for the value! Would play it again if opportunity is there .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Bay Valley Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Bay Valley and for recommending our course. We are happy to hear that you liked the course. We will continue to keep working on our facilities, and we would love for you to come back again sometime soon. Thank you again for the review.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course

We had a great time!! The course was in pretty good shape considering the weather lately. The staff is always great.. The greens were clean and fast. Excellent value also!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Bay Valley Hotel & Resort on 06/28/2018:
Hello Greg, Thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate your positive feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Bay Valley Hotel & Resort, We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course but Could Use TLC

I played here last year a few times and enjoyed the experience. I was disappointed with the conditions of the greens this time. They appeared to be in rough shape. The bridge to/from pro shop to cart barn could be a problem. Stairs are slanted.
The portapotties need attention. I’ll give it another look in a month.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Bay Valley Hotel & Resort on 06/22/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Bay Valley Hotel & Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Michigan area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Course is short, greens are in good shape, pace was slow with no Marshall’s controlling anything.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Bay Valley Resort on 05/30/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Bay Valley Resort, in the Bay City, Michigan area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Marshall ’s so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't Understand!

I really don't understand what is going on. I have played this course many times and I just can not believe the condition of it. The greens are spotted, the bunkers are as hard as a brick and not taken care of. I know that the place has new owners by why would you let your investment go to heck. We had a great day, almost perfect conditions but, no cart girl, dry conditions, spotted greens, rock hard bunkers with grass growing in them. If they don't start taking care of the course, no one is going to play there anymore. No reason for this.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must have a great course in the past

The course was not in great condition. Some of the greens were in pretty bad shape (rot).
I would imagine this course was once a high-end stay and play, but not anymore!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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