Belvedere Golf Club

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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.5
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.7
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6943
Slope 134
Rating 73.7
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6943 yards 73.7 134
Blue 72 6613 yards 72.0 130
Green 72 6281 yards 70.5 125
White 72 6085 yards 69.3 124
Red 72 5488 yards 66.3 116
Scorecard for Belvedere Golf Club
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: 73.6/131 370 447 434 230 537 383 460 162 478 3501 527 394 424 414 200 465 346 179 456 3405 6906
Blue M: 72.2/129 368 403 388 220 518 368 431 152 469 3317 521 387 418 389 173 459 340 175 422 3284 6601
White M: 70.4/128 362 385 373 200 475 354 394 142 457 3142 509 366 387 386 159 452 315 165 404 3143 6285
Brown M: 69.5/126 W: 75.6/131 353 375 339 190 466 336 394 136 447 3036 502 348 380 376 153 441 292 165 398 3055 6091
Green M: 66.5/115 W: 71.7/125 347 308 324 154 428 330 318 125 384 2718 426 342 357 341 145 405 263 153 357 2789 5507
Handicap 13 5 11 7 1 9 3 17 15 12 4 8 10 18 16 6 14 2
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 13 9 15 1 3 11 17 7 10 2 12 14 16 8 6 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Fescue Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Willie Watson (1925)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.7
4

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Brunch 1
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 1
Elevation Changes 1
Forced Carries 1
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 2
Advanced Golfers 2
Entertaining Clients 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
Near Local Attractions 2
Near the Airport 2
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gorgeous course from the past

Belvedere has a much different feeling than most golf courses you'll play in your life. While you're playing, you can feel how the course was crafted by the land, and not the other way around. The first tee box sits high above the front 9, giving you a great view of what lies before you. Many of the greens are crowned and protected, making second shot accuracy a must. There are also a lot of strategically placed fairway hazards that make it very important for off-the-tee accuracy as well. The conditioning was superb. The greens were very fast, for the most part, and rolled true. Just make sure you stick it on the green or else your ball will roll off. The elevation changes and history make this course a blast to play.

My only complaint is that I felt slightly like a lower-class citizen while playing here, but that isn't the course's fault. Some of the other players didn't make me feel as welcome as I'd like. Almost as if it's "their" course and my group (all under 15 handicap) had no business playing. One even picked up one of my tee shots and drove away with it. Luckily, I didn't have to interact with the other players (some members) very much, so that experience aside, I had a blast playing here. It's a beautiful old course that will challenge you while you're having fun soaking in the history and playing like they did a century ago.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A true classic in northern Michigan

Belvedere has so much history on its side. The classic course has hosted 40-plus Michigan Amateurs and now regularly attracts hickory club tournaments. It's the place where Tom Watson grew up playing during his summers in northern Michigan.

When Willie Watson's architectural plans were surprisingly found in an old building, the club went about restoring its greens to their original sizes, opening up more pin positions. The club even bought a roller for the first time, meaning they're faster than ever, so you've been warned.

The layout starts off on the elevated first tee and winds its way back to the pro shop. The back nine across the street gets even more interesting.

I can't give the experience five stars because, although the visitor's pro shop is cozy and cute, there's no real place for guests to unwind and hang out for a burger and beer. The clubhouse restaurant and locker room are private. All in all, just be happy you can play such a historic track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

One of my very favorite Michigan courses

This is what golf is all about -- interesting holes, great conditioning, imaginative greens and tradition. Nothing is tricked up here; and you can appreciate the natural contours from building courses during the golden age of American architecture. It's a course that you instantly get to know, but never truly learn, and each time you play it, there are different shots you must hit. It will test your long game, but really test your short game and putting skills. The 16th is one of Tom Watson's very favorites because its unique green, and it's one of my favorites, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A true local gem!

I have taken an annual golf trip to Northern Michigan for the last 5 years. This past June was my first time playing Belvedere GC in Charlevoix. I played the course a week after the Michigan Amateur. The course was in impeccable shape and was the highlight of my trip. The conditions were perfect and I didn't find any imperfections with the greens or tee boxes. I walked the course and constantly saw employees fixing divots in the fairways. The course is a great walk in the park and is very challenging and a course you can't miss if traveling to Northern Michigan. I prefer Belvedere to others in the area such as Bay Harbor/Boyne/Treetops. 5+ stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5731 Marion Center Rd, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720, Charlevoix County
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