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Amenities
2.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6415 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.5

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/15
Architect Jeff Gorney

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.7
9 Reviews (9)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I used to like this course.

I play this course almost every year when I vacation in the area and typically enjoy it. It's quiet, the layout is beautiful, and you can score well on it.

However, in the past couple of years I have become increasingly disappointed in the experience. I last played there on Sept. 4, 2017. The greens were VERY slow (I venture to say if you put a Stimpmeter on them they'd be about an 8), the fairways were shaggy, and the sand in the bunkers (not sure how best to describe this) was the consistency of quicksand (that includes the fairway bunkers); it was very difficult to get a sand wedge to bounce off of it; most of the time the wedge just dug in (btw, I'm a 16 hdcp so I feel I can get out of bunkers fairly well).

They need to mow the fairways and greens more often as well as roll the greens. Also, they need to get an official USGA course rating and slope. It puzzles me as to why they've never done this.

Not sure if I'll be back to play it in 2018 or not.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, nice day

Only negatve for my wife and me as senior golfers, was the rough was a little long and thick. But if I was 20 years younger they would have been fine.

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

Large greens

Course was in great shape, greens are bigger than most courses

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Amazing Course

Every time I visit Sault Ste Marie I always make the effort to play here. The greens are always in amazing shape and the layout of the course is challenging but fair. The staff is very friendly and will go out of their way to help make your round as enjoyable as possible. If your in the area I definitely recommend going to play Hessel Ridge. You won't be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A gem in the UP

The course was in great shape! The carts are always clean! The gal at the check in is awesome! It's a gem in the upper peninsula !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

DISAPPOINTED IN STAFF

The owner charged my 70 year old,disabled mother to ride in the cart with me.We have golfed there for years.We will not be back!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

good day of golf

We enjoyed Hessel Ridge .while not a long course has some holes requiring thought. The course has gotten better each time out.
Greens are good . I recommend the course for a very good round. It is an easy walk if you desire.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice

Good course. Fun. Easy course that is enjoyable. Yeah

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Walk in the Woods

Course in good condition but minimal course yardages (even from tees). No current slope/rating. Pro shop minimal but friendly staff. Overpriced.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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