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1.4
Pace
3.2
Amenities
1.4
Conditions
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Value
1.2
Layout
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6566
Slope 124
Rating 71.5
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6566 yards 71.5 124
White 72 6139 yards 69.6 121
Gold 72 5506 yards 69.1 118
Red (W) 72 5007 yards 69.5 116
Scorecard for Branson Bay Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.6/124 446 310 402 402 348 156 539 173 532 3308 323 320 444 403 495 394 145 409 325 3258 6566
White M: 69.6/121 439 300 353 338 342 145 496 169 481 3063 315 291 396 373 487 365 130 398 321 3076 6139
Gold M: 67.8/118 364 297 315 293 330 138 481 122 463 2803 297 255 311 310 474 313 127 375 241 2703 5506
Red W: 69.5/116 278 228 305 257 282 138 431 117 457 2493 252 250 306 305 450 266 121 328 236 2514 5007
Handicap 1 13 3 11 9 17 7 15 5 14 16 4 8 10 6 18 2 12
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 36 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Kentucky Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

1.4
8
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

OMG do not waste your time or money

tees were nothing but dirt. fairways were full of crabgrass. greens were terrible, big patches of dead turf and dirt. no source of drinking water on course.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

POOR UPKEEP

Front 9 had horrible upkeep! I lost probably 20 balls in the middle of the fairway. Not only were the fairways in worse condition than the roughs; they always were caked with piles of dried up dead grass. Back 9 was upkeeped poorly but much better than the front. I payed 30 dollars for the 18 holes, so did my friend I was golfing with. So 60 dollars total. I asked nicely for 10 dollars off my next time there only due to losing so many balls literally in the middle of the fairway just buried in grass, I was told no, that there is nothing they could do. Horrible way for a golf course to start there year considering we golfed there over 10 times last year, won't be going back anytime soon and I would recommend anyone reading this to avoid, or be weary as well.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Where's the Care?

This was the first time that I played Branson Bay and I have to say I was disappointed. Granted - it's early in the season but I think this course lacks TLC. We played at 10AM on a Tuesday morning. All of the flagsticks on the front 9 were on the ground, I don't think the course has been mowed yet, the greens were scabbed and not cleaned, a few of the greens had worm mounds, the sand traps have not been raked in a few years - they're really not playable; it just seemed that the course hasn't received any attention. I probably won't play here again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Play the back nine for sure .... If you have to choose

This course isn't supposed to be a Hawk Hallow or Eagle Eye. This is the place you go to work some things in your game out and have a great walk. The layout of the back is interesting and challenging and you can have it to yourself for the most part. I come here quite a bit in the summer to walk the back and always leave happy I chose to come here. The condition is not champion caliber, if it was you'd have to pay for it. Branson does a good job at being what it's supposed to be.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has some very challenging holes

The course was not busy and the staff worked hard to satisfy all our needs. I would recommend this course to anyone
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This has to be at the low end of courses in the Lansing area

The condition of the course is fair at best, but for the most part it is a dump. It is worth the $12.00 price I paid to play it, but not worth anything more. It was the first time I had played it this year and most likely the last.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0

Not worth the price or drive.

I tried this course 3 times or so last year and it was always in rough shape but it could be a great course and lost of fun if some work was put into it. So this year I chose to give it another show and was once again un happy. You could tell the staff didnt want to be there, the fair ways were in horrible shape, and nothing had been fixed sense last year. wont be going back. will go to its sister course before driving back there. better value and better course.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Okay, nothing special

Nothing too special about the course, some of the greens were in pretty rough condition when I played it. I'll cut them some slack because the state was in the middle of a drought at the time as well. Didnt pay much to play it so I wasnt expecting anything pristine
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Excellent

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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