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4.6
77 Reviews (77)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
96.3%
Recommend this course
74 out of 77 reviews
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4.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.2%
Recommend this course
35 out of 36 reviews
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4.8
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.6%
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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

4.6
77 Reviews (77)
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Reviews 56
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Course in nice shape,the greens were a little softer than normal and would really hold a shot but still rolled well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value - tough course

The course plays like links style course. Really important to understand your target lines. GPS would really help the golfer who has not played here before, and you can download the course yardage book to your phone (highly recommended). One of the few courses the fairways were like a sponge. Greens were in excellent shape and when you hit the green the ball stops. Don't plan on hitting in front of the green and the ball rolls on. I'm pretty good putter but I sure struggled on the greens. They run true but have subtle breaks. Best recommendation hit it close and let your playing partners give you gimme.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are excellent.

Course is great shape, with excellent greens, fairways bunkers and tee boxes.
Was first off and walked in 3 hours. Grounds crew were working hard ahead of me.
Great layout and harder than it looks - rough Is fair but deep grass will cost you a ball right now. You might find two balls looking for yours..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Felt like Scotland....

Early morning tee time (6:30) brought ominous clouds and wind gusts to 30 MPH. Lots of fun on this fine links course. Starter was a tad late showing up to send me off but he's always very friendly. As the fist one off, I had a single behind me that kept me moving. Finished the front 9 in an hour!

Back nine was challenging as the wind and rain really started to set it. Got to the 16th green (in two hours mind you!) before the lightening put an end to the round.

This is a nice course to play and the staff is always friendly. They never do seem to have any amenities avaiable though - beer cart, snacks, etc. Bring your own!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

The course is in great shape.keep it out of the fescue grass and you can score well here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Very slow, no golf course etiquette

Showed up for a 1:30 tee time, was behind a walker starting at hole #2, never once did he offer to let me play through nor did the starter while making the turn make any gestures to let me play through. One of the most miserable rounds of golf is played while being on vacation.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meadows - GVSU Course

Always enjoy the course at GVSU. very well kept and a nice variety in layout and challenges.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
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 8
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
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