Lake Cora Hills

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3.9
53
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
81.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 53 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
9
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
9
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6185
Slope 120
Rating 68.6
Type Public
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Lake Cora Hills Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6185 yards 68.6 120
Middle 72 5597 yards 65.2 111
Forward (W) 72 4801 yards 67.0 115
Scorecard for Lake Cora Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.6/120 W: 69.2/117 183 519 472 332 190 396 300 283 167 2842 498 358 203 514 341 402 350 165 512 3343 6185
Red M: 65.2/111 W: 67.0/115 155 450 415 332 180 295 300 283 162 2572 483 358 135 453 303 366 345 141 441 3025 5597
Handicap 14 4 6 8 10 2 12 18 16 7 5 11 3 9 13 15 17 1
Par 3 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 35 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 10 4 8 6 12 2 16 18 14 5 11 17 1 9 7 13 15 3

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.9
53

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Water Hazards 6

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not kept well

Fairways weren’t recently cut making it a nightmare to find your ball with the combo of long grass and leaves everywhere. Staff was friendly at desk but the grounds made it super frustrating to play as one green was partially covered in water. Great value but I guess you get what you pay for.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A good layout poorly maintained = Bad Value

The layout of this course is very challenging. Rolling hills, elevation changes, blind shots, dog legs, water and more. I payed $40 for 18 with a cart and having folded in many other cities across the Midwest and being very familiar with golf in southwest Michigan, this is not a good value due to the course conditions. The fairways were patchy and long, the greens rolled inconsistently from hole to hole, and the course doesn’t handle water well. For example, number 9 green is elevated on a hill, but does not drain and there were puddles of standing water. Fair price would be around $25.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun track

It isn't Whistling Straits, but it is very affordable and the people working were very, very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good shape for all the rain

Area has received above normal rainfall this year. Hole 5, a par 3, over a pond was flooded all the way to the green. Though not closed, we chose not to play it because we did not want to get wet or damage the course by trying to play it. Rest of course was in good shape. Several of the difficult par 5’s they have shortened, cleared trees on 18th hole to open it up. All were good changes for the average golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very wet from recent rains

Nice little course despite areas where rain water had accumulated. Some of the greens were in rough shape. Pace of play was great because course was not crowded.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

Pleasantly surprised at this little hidden gem.

Got a great bargain on Golf Now and took my bride (who is pretty much a novice). We had a great time. Surprisingly nice layout. Not a long course but water and trees make it very challenging for the better than average player and easy enough for the novice from the forward tees.. Played on a Wednesday and the course was pretty wide open. Highly recommend for the Michigan tourist looking for a hidden gem.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun course

a 50-60's feel to the course not long but a fun course many different looking holes(blind shots and such)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Memorial Weekend Golf

Staff was friendly and engaging. Course was in pretty good shape with the exception of some standing water on some holes due to recent rain fall. Ninth hole green is in poor shape on the front and should be roped off with the pin set to the right or in the back. Pace of play was good and the greens putted true but a little slow. Overall excellent rating. If you are looking for a lower cost option Lake Cora Hills is a fun and well kept challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Country Golf

The clubhouse looks like a 50s ranch home left unloved. That immediately deflated our expectations. We were greeted warmly though so for a few minutes we had hope. Also I had read positive reviews so we headed to hole one with an open mind. This course is strange. The first five holes have horrid fairways. I'm not sure what kind of grass it is but it's definitely not bent or Bermuda. It's more of the "I'm glad that's not my lawn" type. At hole six fairway conditions suddenly improve. There's no first cut of rough anywhere though. Hole 9 is one of three par threes on the front. Hole one and five are also par threes. Number nine is unusual. The green is unfairly guarded by two huge trees. It's odd, to say the least. The greens were average. Play was extremely slow and we quit after hole 13. I like to be fair when reviewing and always try to say something nice. With that in mind, I did notice the one ball washer I used was nice, the water wasn't smelly and the brushes were fresh. I won't go back because I can wash my balls almost everywhere.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Lake Cora Hills Golf Club on 10/06/2017:
Hi Liz, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Lake Cora Hills Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the course layout and conditions were not at their best that day, but do hope that the friendly staff was able to make your round a little better. Thank you for playing with us and we hope to earn your business back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough Greens

This course is on the shorter side. You will have short irons into every green. You have a lot of blind shots into the greens too. Some of them have break you just don't see sometimes and boy you're in trouble if they're running fast. You will have plenty of birdie attempts and if you're a good putter you can score here. I love this place, the price is right and the staff is very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

1st year golfer

I love it here. This is my 1st year golfing and I've golfed here 3 times this year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is short

Course was somewhat hilly but played very well. The greens are undulating and smaller than most courses I have played. Some of the greens need work to repair winter damage. Front nine is short and plays easier than back nine. Water comes into play more on the back nine. A few of the fairways are narrow calling for accurate shot placement. Make sure to pay attention to the course layout on the scorecard. Be careful not to overshoot some of the greens to avoid hazards.

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Lake Cora Hills Golf Course on 05/08/2017:
Hello Robert, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly and enjoyed the pace of play. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very hilly corse

The fairways are ruff on some holes. It's has some very challenging holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful November day

Late season golf. Par 3 holes were tough pars. Par 5 holes were very interesting especially on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A quick nine

Fair to midland course. Short in length. Fairways not distinguished from rough. Up and down. Fair golf course for beginners....not so tough for the low handicapper. It's all about raised tees and greens that make this course more difficult to score on. The greens are small and flat, but slanted. No. 9 is a par three with a tree covering the front of the green, and your approach shot? Very little sand.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair

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