Belvedere Golf Club

4.5833333333 4.6 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6943 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"A true classic in northern Michigan"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"One of my very favorite Michigan courses"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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



"A true local gem!"


lanesny's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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