The Links at Bowen Lake
|Gold (W)||72||5696 yards||73.0||127|
|Forward (W)||72||5176 yards||69.9||120|
|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|
|Green W: 68.6/126||256||70||257||313||414||120||307||283||283||2303||354||279||98||297||299||112||247||236||300||2222||4525|
BAD PACE of PLAY
Rough is never cut. 9 inches or more. Bunkers never ran through. No drains in them. If you are not 70 yrs. old don't go there. Full of super seniors always. Played twice and won't be back. Was 4 hrs. for 14 holes so we left. No ranger No starter. Just no management at all.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
this course has the up north feel
course layout is like being in northern mich. The greens are very challenging.
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.
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!
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
course was in good shape.surprised how nice the greens were for march.
Very friendly staff
Great value for the money. Course in good condition. Saw a lot of wildlife. Staff was extremely friendly/helpful.
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.
Greens were smooth and fair, not too fast.
Few tricky layup areas, but mostly open shots to greens.
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! :)
Bowen Lake is a winner!
Enjoyed playing course. Has some challenging holes and in great shape!
fun challenging course
The course was in great condition and the staff was friendly and helpful.
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!
Great value would go again for sure!
Great value would go again for sure! Worth the drive!