Loon Golf Resort - The Loon Golf Course
|Black M: 72.8/139||370||188||482||176||530||426||407||491||209||3279||431||590||173||538||212||414||401||241||398||3398||6677|
|Blue M: 71.1/136||343||174||471||156||510||410||391||480||194||3129||403||532||163||525||212||395||384||238||386||3238||6367|
|Silver M: 68.6/124 W: 73.9/136||304||150||447||136||443||361||312||434||173||2760||321||508||148||487||131||325||327||203||370||2820||5580|
|Red W: 65.5/123||254||134||370||126||434||314||267||414||137||2450||261||461||136||433||115||289||286||193||266||2440||4890|
Great course with a great golfing experience for our entire group of 20. We have visited this resort 5 times and the course is always in great condition and memorable.
Thank you again.
Not your typical Northern Michigan Course
This course layout is unique to Northern Michigan as it has no elevation changes more typical you would see with Treetops or Otsego. But still great layout and can be hard. There have been some improvements, most noticeable was the 9th hole since we last played. The tree and junk that covered up pretty good part of the hole was trimmed back and down. This made this hole much more playable. Greens ran great the only one that was in below average condition was number 13 looks like it had some mold issues attempting to fix. The only other issue if I recall was the 7th hole. Missed the hole to the left and chipped on the green (typically would have stayed on the green) and as it picked up speed rolled off the green and then rolled down to the water. Not sure what can be done about the right side of the green as it is grass bare but shouldn't run off into place out of play for ball that hits the middle of the green for average non professional player. I guess just don't miss left but don't over compensate and miss right either.
Thumbs up for the Loon
Our group of 8 golfers played an afternoon scramble here, and had a great time. Everything was in good shape, and pace of play was alright. Loved the cheering from the restaurant deck as we tried to make one last birdie on the 18th green.
Loon and Swoon
First time playing this track and was not disappointed. The course played very tough. Driver is a questionable call having to navigate the skinny fairways. You'll pay for an errant one off the tee, as the rough is thick and punishing.
Course could've been in a tad better shape, some shag but all in all solid course.
The ranger kept pushing us to stay and play; however, we have a house 5 min down the road so we don't know why he was so adamant about the S&P, but a nice dude.
nice but nothing special
Did the stay and play. Great clubhouse/pro shop. Food very good, accommodations excellent. Staff extremely friendly. Course is ok. Typical thru the woods layout w/ some swampy areas. Nice scenery. Greens very beat up but it was late Sept. so that can be expected. Caught 2 couples on #3 and they never let us thru. No one ahead of them or behind us. Waited on every shot. Guess you shouldn't blame the course because people ahead of you were discourteous idiots.
A must play. This course is our go too course in gaylord. Great risk and reward. Friendly design. Good value. Sign up for special emails.
Liked the Course, But...
Nice course. Reasonably well conditioned, nice rolling greens, firm set up. Some areas in fairways that need work (ant hills, ground under repair), but overall not too bad. Bunkers needed to be power raked too. Good driving range. Played on a Golf Now discount for $25. Enjoyed playing it and would again.
Some loss of golfing ambience early on, with several holes bordering I-75...serious traffic noise could be distracting.
Took over 5 hours to play...an outing where 20+ handicappers were playing the Black tees slowed play down considerably. Rangers and course could have easily prevented this. Disappointed that the course didn't act.
Well maintained northern Michigan course with several scenic holes overlooking natural wetlands. Open fairways provide leniency off the tee, but each hole still feels secluded and unique. Would definitely play again.
Not the quality of other resorts nearby
First one off at 8:25am so played fast as a twosome which was nice. Website boasted Butch Harmon and Natalie Gulbis, but I doubt either would put their name on this place now if they came back. Course conditions don't compare to Treetops or Boyne nearby. Greens had moss spots, many I repaired divots, and cart had two sand jugs that were completely empty which shows how poor they upkeep things. Only saving grace was our $35 price to play. If you are coming up here to play, play a nicer course.
Beware of golf outings in the middle of the morning
I really don't remember the course because we were so frustrated following a golf outing that made it a five hour round. The course did not indicate that there was an outing nor did golfnow show anything when I made the reservation. It would certainly be helpful to know that four men cannot stay ahead of four old men and women. It took five hours to play a course that should have taken four. Golf is in serious trouble if that is not corrected.
busy golf course that day
a lot of waiting
scenic course with nice pines
First time @ the Loon
Not extremely challenging but a very fair layout. At 6300 yds from the blue it was a good test of skill level. Greens read very true. An enjoyable day for father and son combination.
COURSE IS IMMACULATE
PLAYED THIS COUSE AFTER 2 DAYS OF RAIN WAS A LITTLE WET BUT VERY PLAYABLE
The course was in excellant condition, even though a thunder storm moved through 5 minutes after we arrived. The staff were very nice & told us we would be able to get started as soon as the storm quit & it dried out a bit. Even though it was cart path only & a few very wet spots we enjoyed our round & hope to back soon.
Had a great time
It was a pleasure to play the Loon everyone was just great and really friendly .
Smell the pines!
Well manicured and cut fairways and greens. Great staff that is extremely personable. Beverage cart passed through 4 times. Yes, no starter, but everyone very helpful, and cute girls!
Very challenging course for the average golfer yet room for some error. Friendly staff with great course conditions!
Beautiful course. Challenging but not overwhenlming. Wider fairways than The Lakes, and prettier. Only issue was slow play. Definitely recommend.
We were behind two fathers and there two sons it was absolutely the worst time I have ever had golfing. The kids were running up to there balls like Happy Gilmore and just destroying the tee boxes and the dads were encouraging them.