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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
97.4%
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4.9
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.9
31 Reviews (31)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7049 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.1
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The Meadows at Grand Valley State University
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Kendall Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2019 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2019 #17)

Reviews

4.7
63 Reviews (63)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Long, challenging course

The course was in excellent condition, which is paramount for any course. It has some forgiveness with larger fairways, but if you miss, it can make you pay. It's 7,000+ yards from the tips, and has yardage marked every 25yds or so from 225 and in. A little on thr pricey side, but compared to other courses that charge around the same, it's 2nd to none. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition and a challenging course.

Was first off this morning and walked 18 with a single cart rider and we finished in 2: hrs 39 min. Greens were excellent, bunkers well raked and sandy and the fairways and rough in great shape.

Layout is good for walking and reasonable rates to play a course in great condition. Always enjoy the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

GVSU Meadows

The course was good. Any ball in the rough was lost as it is very thick (but obviously I should stay out of there, haha). The matchings on the course done by the marshall was very odd and made the pace of play very undesireable. They were matching two 80 year old men walking with two younger guys on a cart. My pair was not matches up, thankfully but the pace was very slow and halfway through the front nine the younger guys ahead of us ditched the older gentlemen and we were stuck to pass the older walkers. Then the older gentlemen were very rude to us as we passed them. We ended up passing the twosome in front of them as well as they slowed down after a couple holes.

I would play here again for sure as long as the pace of play was more consistent.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Idyllic Links on Grand Valley State University's Campus

I hadn't played this course since I was in high school (math says it has been 13 years) so I was pleased to find it as I remembered - links style, plenty of risk reward, inherently walkable, and just over 7000 yards if you're so inclined. One of the finest public courses in the Grand Rapids area, and a value even on the weekends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Saturday golf at the Meadows

Our favorite course in the area. Great value for the money. Course in great shape, especially the greens. Very accommodating staff. Took 4:15 to play 18 with an early morning tee time. Not an easy course for beginners, so move up tee boxes if you’re a novice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful challenging course

We enjoy this course very much. It is always in great shape and the the greens are very fast and roll out beautifully! There is also a practice facility across the street that has something for everyone. The staff is very helpful and friendly! There are golf carts available but this course is very walkable . It is great value. highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging features.

Course and weather were perfect. I scored my first hole-in-one and the course gave me a commemorative flag.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value!

Great value for how nice the course is. Interesting layout, some narrow tee shots favor accuracy over distance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

My first time p!saying this course and I found it exceptional. A tough but fair layout! The greens and fairways were in excellent condition! It is a great value for the green fee. I would definitely play this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day at the Meadows

Clubhouse was close due to Covid but everything else was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Purchased round as hot deal. Very good value for this quality course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Prime time conditions

Perfect time to play. Course team did a great job adjusting to pandemic mandates. Course is in great shape even with all the rain!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Amazing physical conditions especially the fairways and greens...

I played 18 holes after 48 hours of 4-7 inches of rain dumped on the course. The drainage is amazing and the staff really works hard to provide safe and challenging golf. Can't wait to play again today!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions, reasonable rates, and friendly staff

We enjoy playing this course because it’s always in good shape, very walkable and It has fast greens. It’s also a good value for the money. The practice facilities are top notch although not open yet. There is a lot of play so be prepared for that. . I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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