Downing Farms Golf Course

3.4075882353 3.4 stars from 5 (103)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5866 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 5866 yards N/A N/A
Middle 70 5087 yards N/A N/A
Forward 70 4271 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 103 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

73 out of 102 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways forced carries undulating greens  

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Reviews


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"Nice"


u618208947's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course in good condition at a cheap price, what more do you need


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

Hopefully nothing! We are glad you enjoyed another great experience at Downing Farms!

"Worst course I've ever played"


u020466153's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Management has just plain neglected the course. First off if one thing can tell you the neglect, they seeded all the bunkers on the course. The only bunker left on the course was a par 3 tee box. The greens hadn't been mowed in days and you could tell. It was difficult to tell where the fairways started and stopped. The staff was friendly and the beer was cheap, but those were the only bright spots.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything short of 5-stars, and appreciate your feedback.

"Great course--Dont let the price fool you"


Radrk734's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

We booked a Friday afternoon tee time on line for two golfers ($40.00 for both including the cart) and were just looking for a change of pace on a Friday afternoon. I was not expecting a lot, but had a wonderful time on a great course. The first hole is nothing to write about, but after that you encounter a variety of terrain, uphill, downhill shots on holes which are tight in some places and wide open in others. I really enjoyed my round and my buddy and I will certainly be back.

We played on June 22 and the course was in really nice condition and the pro shop and ranger could not have been nicer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We're glad you found us! Thank you for reviewing your first visit to Downing Farms and for your kind words about the staff! We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!

"Farm course"


sesson45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is rough. Tee boxes not well maintained. Fairways grass is too long. Greens had a lot of debris on them. Some holes ok and others not.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We appreciate you reviewing Downing Farms and hope you will reconsider coming back for another round at one of the great rates we're running this summer!

"Very User Friendly"


lmarsh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course generally is in much better condition, but I think the rain has hampered the conditioning. I will give them a pass on it. It still is in better conditions than most courses in this price range. It's a shot-makers course. Make shots and you will score, don't make them and pay the price. The course has a little bit of everything. I have played it a number of times over the years and always enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We appreciate you coming back for another enjoyable round at Downing Farms and hope you will come back to play us again soon!


Scarantinom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

"Great course"


Scarantinom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course looks simple but it will fool you. Ball placement is everything.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Downing Farms Golf Course a 5-star rating. We're glad you took on a challenge while playing at our course. Thank you again for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.


u618208947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played a day after heavy rain so there were a number of spots puddled and soggy but not the courses fault. Overall it is a decent course worth the price and usually has openings when most others don't. Course layout makes no sense when 13 and 18 are involved and if it's your first time you can easily get lost finding 11, 12 , 13, 18 so layout gets a hit. But value and the course are very nice,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Chris6764005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/03/2018:

Hi Chris,

Thank you for leaving Downing Farms Golf Course a 4-star rating. We pride ourselves in always providing great customer service to all our customers. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next tee time with us soon.


Golfgarcia's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for rating #DowningFarms 5-stars and for your feedback on your round, Golfgarcia!


wayneman100's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Hi wayneman100, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your review to five-stars during your next visit.

"DOWNING FARM"


uJZAQ4085JZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE NAVIGATION AWKWARD AT TEE 11,

GROUNDS PRETTY MUDDY AND FALL LEAVES ARE HINDERING BEST PLAY.I still would rate it with a 3 star. Would return because it was a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for coming out to play Downing Farms and for your feedback on your experience. We look forward to you coming back to visit us!

"good value"


Volvoxc90t6's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice quiet course for a practice round, not the greatest but you get what you pay for. Very inexpensive with friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/21/2017:

Thank you for your 4-stars and your feedback on your round at Downing Farms, Volvoxc90t6. We appreciate your kind words about our great staff!


u848493076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/13/2017:

We appreciate your feedback on your round. Thank you for playing Downing Farms and we hope you will come back for another round soon!

"Old reliable"


djfarmer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cheap, quick, and fun round. Scenery and upkeep isn't going to blow you away, but there's plenty of good things about this course. Interesting layouts, tough greens, and did I mention its cheap and a 2-2.5 hour round?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 09/08/2017:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope you get to play another speedy round with us again soon!

"Not well maintained"


jasoncraigfowler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was empty so pace of play was nice. The layout is very confusing, some tee box signs were broke and couldn't be read. Around one turn it appears someone has dumped old oil drums and a bath tub off the cart path. If it was cheaper I may return just to get out and hit 18 to work on a specific part of my game.

Restaurant was closed, even after I called to make sure we could grab a bite to eat before we drove out there. Staff was still really friendly and easy going.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/24/2017:

Thank you for playing Downing Farms and your feedback on your experience. We appreciate your kind words about our staff.

"great Value"


Golfer1920's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a biased opinion because i love this place and have gone here for many years as well as my family. my sons first round on a " real course " was here. its easy but its fun, usually moves along pretty well and is very peaceful and secluded. The staff here is always very friendly and helpful. i would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/21/2017:

Thank you for sharing your experiences at Downing Farms, Golfer1920! We love that you have made such great memories of our course and appreciate your recommendation!

"Incredible Bang for Your Buck!"


Andrew6093763's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was it the best course I've, played? No. Was it incredibly well groomed? No. But the quality of the course for what I paid was well worth my time and money. I will definitely be visiting this course again and frequently!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/21/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, Andrew. We're glad you enjoyed your round and look forward to having you back again soon!


Adam2236323's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/11/2017:

Hi Adam, thank you for coming out to play Downing Farms. We appreciate you sharing your experience and would love to know if there is anything we can do during your next round to boost your rating!

"Great course to get out and play"


u000002766684's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The front and back or 2 different worlds. Not a bad thing. Front was like an old Michigan course and little tight but fun. Back was a little more open and even more fun. Greens where in great shape. I enjoyed the course, a good place for an after work round.

But don't tell anyone so it stays this way. Enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 08/07/2017:

Thank you for reviewing your great after work rounds!


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