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3.6
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
77.3%
Recommend this course
53 out of 66 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
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3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6686 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.5

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Jerry Matthews (1993) Ray Hearn (1997) Jerry Matthews (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Reviews

3.6
66 Reviews (66)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 11
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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

Great Shape and Perfect for Walking

Much better condition than in passed years. Greens are almost perfect and as good as more expensive courses in the area. New greens keeper has made a huge difference.

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

What a difference a year makes!

Course has new superintendent and is in the best condition in years. All 3 nines are greatly improved from years past. Fairways and greens are in great shape. Best golf value in the area and worth a second chance.

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

Best Value in Traverse City Area

Fun layout and vastly improved from last year. Worth a quick drive from TC. Challenging enough for low handicappers but fun for all levels of player. A hidden gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worse greens I’ve ever played

Course is in really bad shape. Is dry and the greens are terrible. I don’t think I ever going to play there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 07/09/2018:
Hello Joanem, on behalf of Mistwood Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Going downhill

I've been.coming to Mistwood for over 20 years including a few Stay and play packages at their condos. After last week i must say what a dissapointment this last visit was. The greens have ALWAYS been amazing, true and fast.... but, sadly, it looks like those days are gone. Many of the greens were in terrible shape. Particularly, number 2 red course. It was really sad because no. 7 and 8 greens on red were in great shape... just like the place used to be. I told the cart girl and Penny,, who works in the grill. They both said they've been hearing the same thing from other regulars. When I mentioned it to the guy in the pro shop, it kind of did not matter to him. I dont know if theres a mew compamy taking over, but it will be awhile before I go back. The courses have a great layout (except for #7 on White... they messed that up a couple years ago with a real estate deal). Hopefully, things will improve.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice layout BUT...

Nice layout on blue and red nines...staff very friendly...but greens had a lot of disease and rough was cut quite high.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/02/2018:
Hello Gene, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Mistwood Golf Course, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for money

Course was in pretty good condition some greens were not real good not much grass but overall good condition and great staff

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 06/25/2018:
Thank you for playing Mistwood and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy about the condition of some of the greens, but he are happy to hear that you enjoyed the layout and our staff. We will continue to strive to provide a great customer experience for our golfers, and we hope you are able to see improvements with our greens the next time you are with us. Thank you again for the feedback, and we look forward to hearing more.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This was a very pleasant course to play! The greens are in great shape! Very well laid out.

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

Better than ave reviews

Played again after 10tyear abscence. Played White and Blue courses both 9 holes of 27 total. Excellent greens, true and fast. All greens rolled same. Second plus was wide areas for driving almost every hole. Course in much better condtion than reviews I checked. Will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Average across the board

When I played here I wasn't blown away, but I also didn't hate it. That's kind of how every hole on this course is. There are some cool holes, but there are also some that don't make much sense. The conditioning is fairly decent except for a few brown patches and some problem spots on a few greens. If you're in the area and have nothing else to do, you could play here; I just wouldn't go out of your way to play. You'll get a very humdrum golf experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the price

Shorter course but in good shape with many good holes.
Fun to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked

LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!

I've played Mistwood (they have three nines) dozens of times. Excellent hole after excellent hole. Superb, fast, challenging but not silly (this is meant as a great compliment) greens. This course is also perfect for walking (which is what I always do). . Greens and tees are very close. If you want a 90 foot uphill golf cart ride after every green go elsewhere. The courses have wonderful rolling landscape with almost no "cardiac" hills. There is a very good driving range. Nothing what I'd call fancy here. But the golf is superb and reasonably priced. Love this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value; fast play

Played here on vacation after dropping one of my kids off at Lake Ann Camp just a mile or so down the road. Greens were in great shape. Layout is fair and fun. Bunkers had enough sand. Super-friendly staff. Snack bar has all you need but the bar/restaurant has good food, albeit hours that aren't the same each day. If you're vacationing west of Traverse City, add this to your rotation as a good value place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

so sad to lose this course

Havong played this course regularly it is very sad to watch it deteriorate.
this was all premium bent grass fairways and greens

rocks in sand traps, moss on greens and gairways left in disarray
This may be the last we see of Mistwood
too bad really loved this course and the people.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from on 07/27/2017:
Hello Gary, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Mistwood Golf Course in the Norther Michigan area. We are sorry to hear that the course may have not been in the best shape when you played and we appreciate your feedback so that further improvements can be made. Thank you for your loyalty to our golf course and we hope to earn you business again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mistwood Decline

Unfortunately, I have to say that Mistwood has declined significantly over the last 2 years. My group of 30 has decided not to play Mistwood anymore for 2 main reasons. Their pricing is not competitive with other local courses and their overall turf condition is sub par.

It's really sad because Mistwood used to be among the best of the local venues and their greens were perfect.....not anymore though!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/22/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Mistwood Golf Course, in the Northern Michigan area. We are sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and that your round was not at a great value for you and your group. Your feedback is appreciated so that we know where improvements can be made. Thank you for your loyalty over the years and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't Do It!

It appears Mistwood is on the verge of folding. The fairways were dirt and weeds. The tee boxes were completely neglected. The greens looked like they haven't filled in yet from last years aeration. The one person in the pro shop was very friendly. The restaurants and bar were closed. We were there at 11:30 am. on a Monday. So sad to see it in this condition. We have played it for years and have watched the slow demise to the very poor condition it is in now. Way too expensive.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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This is bad to hear. I would really like the course to reply to this comment.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Course to Play

Staff very friendly, course in great shape for this time of year -- grass a little long. Greens in good shape, bunkers maintained.

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

white blue course

the greens were in great shape. fairways pretty good.hole 7 on the white was shortened because of construction.

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

This is a good vacation golf course!

Good course with fast and true greens. Challenging for all levels of players. Close to beautiful Lake Ann and Interlochen.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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