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The Links at Bowen Lake

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1.5
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Conditions
2.3
Value
1.6
Layout
2.5
Friendliness
1.6
Pace
2.4
Amenities
1.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6708 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6708 yards 72.8 131
Middle 71 6193 yards 70.2 126
Gold (W) 72 5696 yards 73.0 127
Gold 71 5696 yards 67.4 122
Forward (W) 72 5176 yards 69.9 120
Scorecard for Links of Bowen Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 73.0/136 397 194 395 458 575 184 438 414 403 3458 508 356 156 448 407 185 383 334 489 3266 6724
Middle M: 70.5/133 364 174 379 417 530 169 400 380 377 3190 496 344 135 433 397 156 329 302 457 3049 6239
Gold M: 67.7/123 W: 73.6/134 329 159 324 385 489 153 372 341 343 2895 445 331 122 409 357 139 300 289 421 2813 5708
Forward W: 70.4/128 284 147 286 348 460 120 342 315 315 2617 394 310 109 397 334 125 275 262 383 2589 5206
Handicap 5 13 11 1 7 17 3 9 15 4 16 18 2 6 14 8 12 10
Par 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 35 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Bill Newcomb

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn on course and grounds.

Reviews

1.5
37

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Locals 7
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Course was recommended to me by a friend for dollar a hole night, which might sound like a deal but ended up waiting 10 minutes per shot. The greens were bumpy and flat out was not an impressive course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Mid Michigans little secret!

Excellent grounds, the course is challenging and beautiful. Lots of trees, wild life and water. Very pleasant and easy to enjoy. A must for all MICHIGAN Golfers!

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

A Happy Course

Great variety of holes. Course is usually in great shape. I've been playing this track for a long time and still play it about 10 times a year. Staff is great and senior rates are top notch. Tuesdays it's only a buck a hole for both seniors and young 'ins. Plus hot dogs are a buck, and they're flavorful beef ones, not the tasteless skinny ones offered t many places. Bowen Lakes , a track where golf is fun!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Testy Championship course right in rural Michigan.

A hidden gem of a course in Gowan, Mi from the back tees. A tight driving course with a slope rating of 133 and over 6800 yards the course will require several long carries on the par 3s. The greens offer severe breaks and speed is of the essence on every putt. Expect intimidating shots with woods, water, traps, and elevation changes not usually seen in Mi.
Prices and availability are very good.
Club house is simple with some food and beverages available. Highly recommended.

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

Great Value Course

This is my favorite course in West Michigan that you can play for under $30. There are always coupons on their website to print for this price. The course is always in great condition and the layout and pin placements are fun and challenging. You get that "up north" feel as most holes are pretty secluded and scenic.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

this course has the up north feel

course layout is like being in northern mich. The greens are very challenging.

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

Enjoyable course

Definitely needs to be a "must play" course for the budget golfer!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and value

The links at Bowen Lake continues to offer a great value to those looking for a challenging layout. The course is in great shape, and the only thing I can knock is the general condition and grooming of the bunkers. In fairness a recent rainstorm a couple days prior to our play probably made it difficult to keep up and maintain. The clubhouse is still the original modular building that offers the essentials and a coveted deck to enjoy a beverage. The staff is friendly and efficient.
The course has a variety of challenging holes that will force you to play accurate shots in order to score.. Lots of marsh, trees, sand other hazards surround well kept fairways and greens. Green speeds are usually average,. Definitely worth a trip from anywhere to give it a try to judge for yourself.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2018-01-04T12:28:55.000+00:00

The Links has undergone great improvements. All new sand in the bunkers! The modular clubhouse is gone. A brand new clubhouse with sports bar and grill will be ready in spring 2018. Come back and check it out!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful condition, great vale

The greens were in fantastic condition, and the course is a nice variety of long short tight and open holes. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

wk

course was in good shape.surprised how nice the greens were for march.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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
Average weather
Used cart

Very friendly staff

Great value for the money. Course in good condition. Saw a lot of wildlife. Staff was extremely friendly/helpful.

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

Best value this year

I booked 18 holes with cart for $14 online. The course was really fun and surprisingly scenic. Overall it was in good shape.

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

Nice Layout

Greens were smooth and fair, not too fast.
Few tricky layup areas, but mostly open shots to greens.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Interesting Course

The holes varied from meadow links style to holes cut through the forest to holes that had forced carries across swampy lagoons. Very interesting course to play. The clubhouse was just a large modular trailer but the course was in good condition. Many holes you needed to cross community development streets to get to the next tee box. It was fun to play. I golfed as a single and got the round done in two hours and 40 minutes. I will play it again when in the area which is good ways from anything! :)

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

Bowen Lake is a winner!

Enjoyed playing course. Has some challenging holes and in great shape!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

fun challenging course

The course was in great condition and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Nice course

Played this course years ago. A good course for all players. Will definitely play it again. Real nice shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Another nice Round

I play here 1-2 a year and thoroughly enjoy it! The course is well maintained and the staff are very friendly. The course runs in and out of the woods so you have some tight fairways and some wide open ones. Challenging but you can be rewarded with a good round if you keep it straight!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great value would go again for sure!

Great value would go again for sure! Worth the drive!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A great course and a great value

I would recommend this course to all level of players. Challenging enough and yet rewarding.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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