Katke Golf Course

4.6491117647 4.6 stars from 5 (38)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6900 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $10 - $15
Pull-carts: Yes - $5
Clubs: Yes - $10
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Gentlemen must wear shirts with sleeves, short or long, pants or shorts, but not cut-offs. A ladies shirt must have sleeves if it does not have a collar.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6900 yards N/A N/A
Crimson 72 6377 yards N/A N/A
Silver 72 5830 yards N/A N/A
Gold 72 4845 yards N/A N/A
D.O.G. Tee 72 2354 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 38 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

36 out of 37 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive on a college campus convenient to the city   Great for seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards  

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Reviews


Overall Rating
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Type of Golfer
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jri33055's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course in great condition. Greens rolled true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Layout"


GolfMich's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is fantastic. I love the layout and varying challenges it brings. The greens are very smooth and roll well.

They also have one of the best practice areas I’ve been to.

It is right off US-131, so very convenient if you are driving by.


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



boatski3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



boatski3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Round"


uPDMD6329PD's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a pleasant round of golf at the Katie. Met up with a gentleman from Philadelphia and a had a good round. Weather was great as well as the course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout, Friendly Staff"


uPDMD6329PD's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice clean carts, good course layout. The pace of play is like most courses with with experienced players, like me. I wish there was a good answer to this problem.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


u000007665533's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 after 2-3 inches of rain fell in a week. Excellent conditions. Especially for first weekend of may. Greens are very challenging but wonderfully true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rainy and wet day"


ptkawka1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was very wet due to lots of rain overnight. Still a good time on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice place to play, the college is doing a nice job.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best value for the money"


Hitman42's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played many courses around Michigan and this one ranks at the top thus far as money spent for course playability.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"MUST PLAY"


NUMLIKESGOLF12's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
First time playing Walked Excellent weather

Reviewed on

For those golfers who like a traditional public materpiece, Katke or Katke National as the locals call it. This place is a hidden gem surrounded by a large university with a outstanding staff and facility. You will enjoy a top of line facility catered to every golfers need.


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


"Great condition"


cperetto's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained, good lay out allowing for you to drive all holes you should


I recommend this course


"Katke first"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first visit northern Michigan. Friends encouraged me to play this course. Challenging course construction and a superb value!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golfing"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good course to play. Good value for the money. I would play here againg


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Got to give it to the Bulldogs....nice course....coming from a Laker"


Kathy2536308's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was somewhat challenging for a moderate player but not so much that it was discouraging. They are doing some maintenance on the course (it was a Wednesday) which meant there were several workers driving around the course. Also, a large bulldozer on Hole #7 was loud and annoying. They moved the tee boxes to one location and it changed the whole "feel" of how you should play that hole. I wish the staff had told us they were doing a lot of work and allowed us to substitute play for Hole #7 with hole #10. The girl in the office was very sweet but they didn't have any course maps so we had to guess at where the flag was. It made it a bit more challenging!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice"


boatski3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Real good condition were great. Day was perfect weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"very nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

the course in maintained well the pace of play was excellent nobody in front of us the whole time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Day"


Wgeckert's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a couple of fellow recent retirees. Great weather and the course was in good condition....although the green speeds seemed a little inconsistent from hole to hole. Highly recommend this course to others. Have played before in lare summer and found the course to be in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"subtle greens"


therealdog's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2014
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent track, super greens, good test. Very enjoyable. Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


Ade1354858's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I love the course and if I lived closer to Big Rapids I would be a member. As it is we try to play it as often as we can.


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



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