Bay Valley Hotel & Resort

3.3634941176 3.4 stars from 5 (95)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6661 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, with restrictions
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, Master Card, American Express & Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 95 Reviews
5 stars:
35
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
14
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

82 out of 95 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for locals advanced golfers group getaways   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Needs Work"


taxman57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000001640082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 Clubhouse was outdated and a little misleading going into the round .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 .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


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.


31bringdeal's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



BillMax07's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.

"Nice Course but Could Use TLC"


Jfgutowski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


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.


Rob7552684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



scott7191822's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


carguy12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


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.


craig4041808's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Don't Understand!"


taxman57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must have a great course in the past"


u293491616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000001711532's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Bay Valley"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is easily accessible, a good layout. It it needs water badly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000007757066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u125454576's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Painfully Slow"


u4070502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was out of control. There was on more than one occasion 4 groups on a single hole. They were severely overbooked and took people without tee times.

Some of the folks who had played before talked about how bad the conditions of the course were too. I didn't have a problem with most of the shape of course, however at the normal price point I expected much better.

I'll never play this course again unless it is $12-15


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Always a good round"


u1454978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bay Valley remains as a great place to play in the Tri-Cities. Easily in the top 2-3 public courses in the area. Some terrific signature holes. The pro-shop staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. A solid afternoon of good golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Douglass3853825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this course challenging and fun. Nice greens and fairways with a good mix of long. And short holes. I will definitely be back and recommend this course to beginner and pro a like.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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