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4.5
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
95.4%
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48 out of 50 reviews
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4.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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9 out of 9 reviews
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4.8
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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25 out of 25 reviews
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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

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.5
50 Reviews (50)
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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 25
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 50
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 1
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 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Course was in super shape.better hit it straight and keep it out of the fescue grass

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wonderful round

Went to Michigan to visit my Dad and played 3 rounds at different courses. Course was in great shape with a very friendly staff. Not a long course but narrow and playable for my dad in his 70s and me at 50. Had a great time and will be back when I visit again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice track

The Meadows offers wide landing areas for most drives. The greens have a lot of undulation, and today's pin placements were a bit extreme. I really like this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
First Time Playing

Book it!

I don’t give 5 star reviews very often but The Meadows deserves 6 stars if I could give it to them. One word, immaculate! The greens will test you. They are big, multi leveled yet inviting. I am a senior woman and my drives top out at 180 now. My hubby and I play the forward tees together. We loved having the opportunity to hit irons into them. I birdie the first hole, a par five. I got to hit my 3rd shot with a 9 iron. That’s unheard of normally. Of course, I can’t speak for those of you who play from the tips but I’m sure you’ll love the course. There’s 5 sets of tees so choose yours wisely. The Meadows staff is amazing. Crews were out working in force on a course that looked like it couldn’t possibly need anything. I live 4 hours away from The Meadows but there’s no doubt I will play it again. It’s perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course that will easily compare with PGA

I live in southern Florida near Jupiter. This course plays as well as PGA courses I play in southern Florida. Fairways well groomed. You can take a divot as you should be able to with a proper stroke. Greens fast and true. Only one green that had several bad ball Marks. We arrived early and were allowed to play early. Only got held up for two holes. A great value for hot deal. Would gladly pay full price. I will be back
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing Course

The Meadows at GVSU is a course I would recommend for any golfer no matter what skill level. Can be very challenging depending on what tees you play from. Make sure you keep your shots in the fairways as most holes have tall thick grass in the rough areas which are trouble. Course is very well maintained and has a beautiful layout with the campus of GVSU in the background on some holes. Home of many NCAA Division 2 golf championships, there is no doubt why this course is chosen. Great value for what you pay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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