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4.0
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3.9
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3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6620 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.8

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Reviews

4.0
52 Reviews (52)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Forced Carries 8
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 8
9-Hole Rounds 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

mixed bag

interesting layout, not too easy or hard for average golfer. staff alternates from friendly to officious. greens mediocre, lots of bumps. good practice facility.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good conditions, poor drainage, fun course, good value

It was the first time I have played this course so there was something of a learning experience. The course has a good design with lots of tee options for all levels of golfer. The carts are nice but simple without GPS or club washers. The cart paths are good but some end abruptly into the native areas and all could use a repave. The layout is varied with lots of elevation changes from tee to fairway and fairway to green. The greens are interesting but not extreme. There are a lot of blind tee and approach shots so some local knowledge is helpful. A fair value for super-twilight. I will be back to play the back 9.

The course has a great grass range with plenty of hitting stations and decent balls, mix of good and fair, a dedicated pitching green with up to 40 yards of fairway, a huge chipping green with many holes and lies, there are grass and sand bunkers and a putting green. There is a full restaurant and bar. The pro-shop is small with only a few things but has all the balls and tees you could need but not a shopping destination.

There are 5 sets of tees with good spacing for different levels of golfer. There were several times when the blue and black tees were the same. The tee boxes had good coverage but were a bit uneven. I never had a problem finding a place to tee it up.

The fairways had good coverage with minimal divot damage in my landing area. The fairways like the rest of the curse was damp so tee shots didn't run out. also they were a bit fuzzy and the ball would sit down just a little bit. There are a lot of elevation changes with uphill and downhill shots to the greens. I can't think of many shots that didn't have an elevation change.

Greens were good but not great. They were soft and had a lot of moisture in them. It was hard to hold a low trajectory shot (the ball would just skip). Like the fairways the greens were a bit fuzzy late in the day. There were good contours in the green but no big breaks or shelves.There were minimal pitch marks in part due to the size of the greens.

The bunkers were damp and grainy. There was sufficient sand in all of the bunkers. However, several of the bunkers were flooded. Also the bunkers were not very well edged but not a big issue. People left many of the bunker rakes were left half in and half out of the bunkers. I ended up against a rake outside the edge of a bunker.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lake forest

Great course, greens fairways and tees are in excellent condition. We booked the tee time and did not know there was an outing, the first 7 holes were played in record time then we caught up with the outing and we crawl the next 8 holes then it was over and we finished fast. Great course and worth whatever the price but it is very reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Day

Course was in good shape with just a couple of condition issues on a couple of greens. Lots of hard pan areas off the fairways can cause awkward bounces. Plays short which is good for seniors looking to find more fairways. Not the best course in the area but worth picking up on a "Hot Deal".

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dry Conditions

Beautiful course. Fast greens. Super challenging layout. Dry though. Not the courses fault, been super dry everywhere all year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course

Many holes are fairly straight-forward so first timers can shoot good scores. But #11-15 are in & out the woods and really tight. Greens were relatively fast. Course kept in decent shape. Worth a visit.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course!

Lake Forest is well worth playing again and again.

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

Very enjoyable golf.

First time playing this course and really enjoyed it. Front is open heathers style while the back nine are into the woods. However even the back is fair when it comes to risk / reward and very scenic.
Really like that they have plenty of yardage markers in the fairway. Typically we do not use a range finder. Having those markers really helps pace of play. We finished in just under 4 hrs and did not rush. Course was in great shape from tee to green. Front feels like you're out in the country and the back has a little more of the up north feeling. Some of the cart paths need maintenance and could be better marked however. Especially coming off number 8. (Turn right).
Only a few miles from downtown Ann Arbor so we went into A2 for lunch after the round. Great fun day. Will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course demands course management when choosing clubs

Love the course,course is mostly wide open but enough heather to pose problems.Greens and faiways in great shape.Will definitely be going back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Playing the course

The course is in excellent condition with fairways and greens in tip top shape. Traps were in good condition, I know since I was in a few and had no problem getting out..

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

Course is in great condition

Love the fact that you get two different nines with the back being a little more challenging. Greens were in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Poor Pace of Play

Played 18 holes here and took 5 hours to play riding. No rangers on course to move play along. Waited on every shot. Course was in sub par condition. Wouldn't play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but...

Staff was awesome. Pace of play was on par with time on card (4hrs and 15 minutes) but we waited almost 10 minutes on every hole so it seemed like a long round. Property is impressive when you pull in and I love the open, farmlike holes (which is most of them). There are a few tight and or gimmicky holes on the back. Personally, I don't understand why courses are designed to have a different feel about them on the front nine vs the back. I just don't get why this is desirable. This course would be better if it maintained the feel of holes 1-10, and 16-18 throughout. Holes 11-15 seem like they either ran out of room (they didn't, there's tons of space here), or are just there so they can tout a bit of a different "feel" on the back than the front. If I want a "different feel" I'll go to a different course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

2 unique nines

The staff is very friendly and accessible, with great practice facility and clubhouse... The best way to approach playing here is with the mindset you are playing 2 nine hole courses. The front nine is very wide open, semi links style, and you can make a lot of pars or birdies... The back nine is very scenic, but also tight and cut through the woods... All and all this is a great course for different levels of ability and is also walkable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Lake Forrest

Greens are excellent, Fairway are excellent, tee boxes are excellent. Enjoyable course, they changed the front nine around a little and I liked it the way it played before but it was not drastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprising Find!

Great course! Tee'd off at 8:30am and greens were medium speed but very true. As the sun dried up the dew and we made the turn WOW were they rolling fast on the back 9! The starter was very friendly as was the inside staff. Course in great shape. If you haven't played this course before and are considering it give I suggest giving it a shot. You will not be disappointed!!!

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