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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6538 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.7

Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Mike Shields

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
81 Reviews (81)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 11
Water Hazards 11
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A hot one

95-degrees, very few golfers, like the oncart GPS, although this slowed play when Cary was taken between holes and it was put in crawl mode. While it save course conditions around greens takes a lot of time to get an errant shot. Course layout and conditions were good except for the many ball marks I fixed on the greens. Planes trains automobiles and boats keep one amused.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course too bad it's closing this fall. I would most definitely play this course every year since I have to come out of town

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time with son

I think the course was in good shape and layout was a challenge pin some holes. The pace of play left a little to be desired on the back nine. We got stuck behind a fivesome and a foursome that was doing a scramble. I would recommend playing this course to anyone. It's a shame the course won't be open for play next year

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, play it while you still can!!

Love this course, it's a shame that this is the last year it will be open. Great piece of land tucked back away from the noise of KZoo. Great layout with some beautiful holes, #16 and #17 are the best holes on the course. Get out now before it's too late!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play while you can

Sad to hear this fun course is closing at the end of the season. Always a fun and challenging layout. The conditions are great, a few areas are not perfect but very playable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is beautiful!

We had a great front nine but when we made the turn we had to wait to get started. During the front nine we never saw anyone in front of us and we were making good time it took us three and a half hours to play the back nine. We will return and if it happens again we will ask why they send people off on the back nine when people are making the turn. The people behind us were disappointed too.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/31/2017:
Hello Mona, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Thornapple Creek in the Kalamazoo area. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course, but we apologize that the round may not have been as smooth as expected, especially on the back 9 holes. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Took my sons to golf. We had a blast, golfers in front and behind were consistently friendly. Loved the bargain price via GolfNow.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gonna miss you......

I went and played TC when it opened in 1979 while i was in gobles high school, and many times after that. After i moved to florida in 1986 i would always come to visit family here and while on vacation to the kalamazoo area i would play TC with my father in law. I have many great memories of this course and i was very sad to hear it will close after the 2017 season. I sorta feel like i am losing a member of my family. I know it sounds silly, but its true......I suggest playing here before it closes, its a beautiful clubhouse for a 19th hole beer.....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure.

Whenever I am in the area visiting family I make time to golf here. The course is in great shape and was able to play 36 holes. The staff was polite and professional. The other golfer were also very cordial as I was a single and was allowed to play through. Challenging course and great layout.

Not being from the area, having played the course twice before I would absolutely recommend playing this course to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun

We used to play league at this course and it was a tough challenge week after week. I much prefer playing it more sporadically. Bring extra balls, though during this last round, mine manged to stay dry. It's a beautiful course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This is a great challenging course. The greens will challenge your putting skills. The course is a good length for us average golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

This course challenges your imagination and club selection. Must know where to place your shots to optimize your score.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course

Playing this course for the first time was a challenge requiring the use of all golf clubs in your bag. This is a target course with plenty of water hazards and out of bounds areas. Play was on the slow side with plenty of errant drives hit by other players. I would not recommend for beginners due to number of areas and conditions to place a golfer in trouble. I enjoyed the course and will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

NICE COURSE!!!!

This was a 3rd course we played on a couples trip to the Kalamazoo area. The weather was perfect...We were warmly greeted by the course staff and told we could start a bit earlier than our scheduled tee time. Who would have thought the kalamazoo area had some decent elevation changes and therefore made for some interesting golf holes.We followed several groups of senior gentlemen. Pace of play was decent and think we finished in a little over 4 hours. The course was in great shape with just some recent "clumping" from mowed grass in some areas.Greens were good and rolled true..medium speed...not super fast but I would consider typical for most public courses. The rough was cut a bit higher and offered a challenge from time to time to find a ball that was only a few feet off the fairway...Would be a nice "visual" course to play when the colors change in the fall..though the falling leaves would make finding golf balls even harder...A must play if you ever find yourself in the Kalamazoo area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

While We're Young

I pulled up the course excited to play a round of golf on a beautiful Sunday. Course looked nice lots of rolling hills and sloping greens. Only problem was, I was only able to play 13 holes. It took 3 HR 45 minutes to get through those 13 holes. The course was not even busy, but someone must not have been paying attention to the way the groups were sent off. I had a 10 minute wait before each tee and groups were not following golf etiquette. Very frustrating and wish it could have been a better experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

Have played a number of courses in Michigan and this was one of the best. Some very interesting holes requiring good shots. Greens are undulating but in excellent condition. Enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Little soft

All the fairways were super soft the greens were cut long and very slow. The course layout was great I just didn't care for the conditions

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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