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Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
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Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6701 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6701 yards 72.0 140
Blue 71 6369 yards 70.5 134
White 71 6017 yards 68.9 130
Red 71 5123 yards 70.3 121
Scorecard for The Loon Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.0/140 370 188 482 176 530 426 407 491 209 3279 431 590 173 538 212 414 401 241 398 3398 6677
Blue M: 70.5/134 343 174 471 156 510 410 391 480 194 3129 403 532 163 525 212 395 384 238 386 3238 6367
Silver M: 68.9/130 304 150 447 136 443 361 312 434 173 2760 321 508 148 487 131 325 327 203 370 2820 5580
Red W: 70.3/120 254 134 370 126 434 314 267 414 137 2450 261 461 136 433 115 289 286 193 266 2440 4890
Handicap 11 15 3 17 1 9 7 5 13 6 2 18 4 14 10 12 16 8
Par 4 3 5 3 5 4 4 5 3 36 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Pencross Bent
Greens Pencross Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Mike Husby

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Reviews

4.7
60 Reviews (60)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 9
Forced Carries 7
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Must play

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

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.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Loon

busy golf course that day
a lot of waiting
scenic course with nice pines
fast greens

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day of golf

Great course layout with challenging greens. Will play again this fall

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

COURSE IS IMMACULATE

PLAYED THIS COUSE AFTER 2 DAYS OF RAIN WAS A LITTLE WET BUT VERY PLAYABLE

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

Beautiful

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.

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

Had a great time

It was a pleasure to play the Loon everyone was just great and really friendly .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Very challenging course for the average golfer yet room for some error. Friendly staff with great course conditions!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful

Beautiful course. Challenging but not overwhenlming. Wider fairways than The Lakes, and prettier. Only issue was slow play. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No Etiquette

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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