The Captains Club At Woodfield
|Red (W)||72||5047 yards||70.3||123|
|Black M: 73.0/141||473||405||538||145||383||165||513||221||518||3361||501||354||182||330||378||221||398||439||601||3404||6765|
|Blue M: 69.9/130 W: 76.1/148||408||367||510||112||335||156||486||220||479||3073||444||323||149||300||338||182||376||372||564||3048||6121|
|White M: 66.8/120 W: 71.8/135||375||360||490||96||302||133||468||165||426||2815||409||300||107||276||309||142||306||344||493||2686||5501|
|Gold M: 63.8/118 W: 69.6/121||336||315||458||94||284||105||431||112||388||2523||386||287||90||250||290||127||299||309||490||2528||5051|
There are too many forced carries on this course. If you don’t know the course, it is hard to knOw which way the hole goes. Too gimmicky
Fun with a few caveats
Enjoyed the round, people were really nice, price at 40 for sunday morning wa son issue. Course was in good shape, save for the traps which were very hit and its, some nice, some basically not playable. These are subjective which is whY i don't write many but...
my issue with the course was that is was clearly designed around houses. Long drives between holes, lots of short par fours with severe doglegs, so you have to on at least 6 or 7 holes tee off with as little as an iron and you still have a short iron in. All three par fives on the front have something in front about 75 yards out, with means that unless you hit your drives(we played blue tees) 240 you end having to hit driver, then mid iron, then 8 or 9, it is generally a 210-230 carry over the stuff, so you can't really get close to green as you'd hope on a par five just sort of goofy.
But if you haven't played, its worth the 40 minute drive from the detroit surburbs just be prepared form some holes where you just scratch your head and wonder why
Course poorly managed and designed
Took 5 hrs 6 min to play!! Was paired with another couple which included a 96 year old grandma and we even had to wait. No ranger. Crammed to many onto course. Course itself was in nice shape other than cart paths. Greens were best part with many breaks and reasonably fast. Cart paths were worn asphalt with pot holes. Course layout felt shoe horned into residential area. Many blind tee shots. Multiple par 5's that you had to drive to landing area, then 2nd landing area then onto green. Poorly maintained growth in areas you had to play over making landing areas blind due to high growth. #14 a 200 yard par 3 (blue tees) all carry over marsh you could not see green as they let bushes/shrubs grow to 10+feet leaving only right of green visible. Restaurant food was good. Do not see myself ever returning nor recommending this course to anyone.
Just ok if you don’t mind taking over 6 hours to play a round of golf.
I booked it through Golfnow. I had promo codes which made it free. However the pace of play was the slowest I’ve ever had to deal with in the last 26 years. It took 2 hours just to play 6 holes. I couldn’t take it anymore and left. Not worth it (and this was a FREE round).
Parts of the course also smelled like human waste. You can tell that they don’t have the capital to keep this place in order. It’s definitely deteriorating.
Find someplace else to play!
Enjoyable round of golf
The course played well and each hole is unique which keeps it interesting. The greens were challenging and smooth.The staff were very friendly. Always a treat to play!
Pace of play
The course itself is beautiful. It is very challenging if you play it from the back two tees. However what looked like a promising round turned into the longest round I’ve ever played in my life. There were zero rangers to be found anywhere on the course to ensure the pace of play was kept. The worst part was that the course was not very populated. It was simply one or two foursomes causing everybody to back up. I probably will not be back here again even though it is quite a fun and challenging course.
Greens and fairways were in great shape. Bunkers were well maintained. Hole 5 was very wet where you lay up . Always enjoy playing here because you have to play so many different shots .
Course is Great! Pace of play was not
Course was great. Grip and rip holes mixed in with placement golf. Course was in pretty good shape. Pace of play was atrocious. Zero enforcement to speed up play. Golf shouldn’t take 5.5-6 hours for 18 holes.
Course was in great shape with all the rain we have had this year. Enjoyable round. Course is challenging, need to trust distances as there are many landing areas.
I've been playing here for years but......
Love the course but on this day the course had standing water in the fairways and pools in the traps. Groundskeeper was mowing and leaving mounds of grass throughout the fairways. So bad that you could lose a ball on a perfect shot. Mowing while approaching the 10th green and he wouldn't yield to the paying customer. We waited from 200 out for 7 minutes while he mowed around the green. Tee boxes backed up due to 1 slow playing foursome. This may be the last time playing here for me.
Played great, the course was flooded from a storm the night before but overall still a nice experience!
Captain of the Greens
I was very press with the course.. we have experiencing so much rain in the last month. The greens were very well maintain. Can’t wait to go back.
Great course in Grand Blanc
Course was well maintained, and good shots were rewarded.
Extremely challenging course layout.
I give this course a five star rating on all categories except course conditions. Here in Michigan she have had an unusual amount of rain and some snow storms this spring. With that said you have got to play this course if you get the opportunity. The Captains Club layout is challenging mentally as well as physically. You’re forced to use most of the clubs in your bag to get around the course itself. The course has an “Up North” feeling to it. Watch out for the deer watching you as you make your way to the next hole. The pro shop staff are friendly and helpful. After my round I sat down in the bar/ lounge and enjoyed a meal and a beer. I’ll definitely be back to play this course again.