The Loon Golf Club

4.1666705882 4.2 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: No
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

54 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for a weekend splurge playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include undulating greens forced carries water hazards   Great for patio dining  

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BrianReicker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not your typical Northern Michigan Course"


Ballcrusher62's avatar
Michigan Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Thumbs up for the Loon"


u000007593045's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loon and Swoon"


bjjans22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice but nothing special"


bpawielski's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Must play"


snewell's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Liked the Course, But..."


hbeadle814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


wtrain68's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not the quality of other resorts nearby"


u000003131042's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Beware of golf outings in the middle of the morning"


Thomas8299838's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loon"


nicksmith71's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

busy golf course that day<br/> a lot of waiting<br/> scenic course with nice pines<br/> fast greens


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time @ the Loon"


gpawson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day of golf"


Jimmyschuur's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"COURSE IS IMMACULATE"


billmar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


kball128's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Had a great time"


davidlinderman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Smell the pines!"


Casey9046800's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


u684762540's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


uKLFY4573KL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No Etiquette"


kidlumbo2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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