Clear Lake Golf Club

3.2448857143 3.2 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6455 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6455 yards 71.8 121
Middle 72 6107 yards 71.8 121
Ladies 72 5527 yards 71.8 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

13 out of 15 reviews


loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"a lot of golf for little money"


fisherjoe13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was a little skeptical about playing here because of some of the reviews. Was pleasantly surprised and played it 3 times during our week in the area.

Very fun layout with some challenging holes that make you think about your game. Front nine is pretty open and not hard, but then you make the turn and its like you are on a different course, with tiny but good greens and rolling fairways.

Only bad thing is the length of the grass, fairways not bad but tee boxes need to be cut shorter.

Had a couple encounters with the grounds crew and they were friendly and seemed concerned about the quality of the course.

Would recommend if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not the Mesceola Country Club I Remember"


Dakzoo10's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played this course several years ago when it was the Mesceola Country Club and while I can't say I remember the specific conditions of the course at that time, I will say they couldn't have been as poor as they are now or I would have remembered and wouldn't have chosen to play here.

On a bright note, the greens are in decent condition and roll fairly true. That is where the brightness ends. I was playing from the blue tees and actually had to forgo those tee boxes for the whites because the blue area was overtaken with weeds and hadn't been cared for in what seemed like weeks. Even the white tee boxes were sparse of grass and weeds were abundant.

Fairways?? Hmmmmm. Not really sure there was such a thing. Grass again was sparse throughout the course. Many times while in the middle of the "fairway" I needed to find a patch of grass to place my ball on. The fairways were simply rough mowed a little bit shorter.

The clubhouse is beyond outdated and a trip to the bathroom shows all of its age and lack of infrastructure investment.

If you're looking for a course to learn to play or take young kids out to just have fun this might be a good choice but I wouldn't pay more than $15 to play this course. Management/ownership needs to invest some serious money and time into this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome"


Steve5575841's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course great layout easy to navigate and the other golfers were informative


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good experience for the price"


go4itnow's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a little improved since the last time I played it (about 3-4 yrs. ago).<br/> It's a rough ride with lacking/poor cart paths and really bumpy fairways & roughs.<br/> But hopefully the new regime will continue to make improvements.<br/> Pricewise: it was a good deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


ERLER's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice and friendly staff. Really nice course and the Greens were excellent.

I hope to go back there again this fall when the colors are on the trees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"first timer"


IMDiBo79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value!! Paid 16.50 for 18 w/ cart for a golf now hot buy.. I am always looking for the best combinations of cost and quality, and at that price, you can't go wrong. I would value rate this course as $30-$35 per 18


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Surprise"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape and was not very busy. Variety of interesting holes makes for challenging and interesting play. Greens a bit small on average, but in great shape. Overall great value for your dollar and would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Daniel1013852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The coures just keep getting better all the time. Food need to get better ant the price of the food for what you get need to be lower.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


sjstaton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course with many hidden greens and very sloped fairways. The grass in both the fairways and rough was high enough to hide golf balls in what should be plain sight.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for starters."


jmsolo3440's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times with my sons who are just beginning to golf. Great course for them to learn on. Not to busy so you are never rushed. Course is in good condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wonderful greens and views. Great service."


dchilli32's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/1/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is under great care and will only continue to improve with the new family ownership. The greens are immaculate, best in area. Service inside is awesome, and they don't overcharge for food and drinks like other area courses do.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty good value, front and back play different"


rmatsui's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the old Maceola Golf course, I never played it but if you have, maybe it helps you recall the course. The club house is a little rough, nice enough, needs some work to finish the place off. The desk man was really nice, he made me feel very welcome. There were tee boxes that suited myself and the ladies in our group, they played the silver tees instead of the red. The tee boxes could have been mowed a little better, the girls sometimes felt like they weren't tee boxes but they were. The front nine was more open, the back tighten up quite a bit. a couple holes required placement shots which makes it more challenging. For the money we paid on Golfnow.com, I enjoyed it. The pace was a little slow because of the 4-some in front of us but not too bad. Some up-north courses charge an arm and a leg to play, this course lets you hit the ball around and not need to put a 2nd mortgage on the house. I will be playing this again when we visit our friends in Canadian Lakes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Find somewhere else to play!"


Bellopatrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/06/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very old course that is not well maintained. It's pretty much a cow pasture that's seen better days. The website for the course is extremely misleading and not representative of what you'll find. I would never play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Clear lake Golf Club"


meastley'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 5/31/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

My favorite golf course in the Big rapids area. Much is made of some of the resort courses in the area but Clear Lake has the best greens in Mecosta County.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed