Lake Cora Hills

4.0522823529 4.1 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6185 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 68.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

42 out of 47 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include elevation changes water hazards  

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Reviews


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"Hidden Gem"


rwhalen13's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course"


Dogwood33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

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


"Memorial Weekend Golf"


dgrecon2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Country Golf"


Lizzzz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


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!


u741855760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tough Greens"


ericpol213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



e4garcia's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"1st year golfer"


u448050129's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Laurie5256090's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



TGgramsinmich's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
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


"This course is short"


u000005556108's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.

"Very hilly corse"


flipperrog's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful November day"


Jeff6323961's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A quick nine"


schwarkgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good course. But..."


Gary2902862's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Some greens need work. Staff always friendly. Beer way to expensive!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pretty course, great value, very nice afternoon."


Carla3759498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is perfect for recreational golf. Plenty of longer holes with mostly open fairways and challenging shorter holes too. Some blind hills (a bell to ring when you're off the green would be nice). Really nice staff and overall very good playing conditions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Late June Lake Cora Hills"


Ali1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

This golf course has been steadily making improvements over about the past 5 years. If you haven't been here in a while, it wouldn't be a bad idea to visit. Lake Cora is always one of the better values on golfnow.com.

Each of 9's have different qualities. The front nine is rather short even from the blue tees..par 35 but the lack of yardage doesn't make it easy, OB is a realistic possibility on 4-5 holes. Very target-oriented and tons of slopes and hills in most of the fairways.

The back nine seems to be about a decade or so newer design-wise. Par 37 with 3 par 5's. The key on this side is to get off the tee box well; markedly longer than the front 9. Hole #13 is probably a "signature hole" it's a medium-length par 5 with water and marsh everywhere, the second shot on this hole is very difficult..it doesn't matter where your tee shot went or whether or not you're going for it/laying-up. Hole 18 is a very tight driving hole and other than that the back nine is pretty much in front of you. The course has nice color and the greens roll nicely at comfortable speeds. Some holes are prone to getting a bit saturated if a ton of rain rolls through. The course staff is always very pleasant and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great for early in the season"


waynesr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It has just enough long & short holes. Challenging enough for a mere amateur. Had a great time & did okay for the first time out..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course for elevation changes"


stryba54's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many of the holes involve blind shots to elevated greens or approach shots down to greens below the fairway. It is interesting to play this course since rolling onto an elevated green seldom is successful.


I recommend this course


"Great medium size course"


uSFWF7304SF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a very nice course. Not too long or short but very challenging and a great golfing experience. Had a wide variety of conditions; i.e., water, sand, woods, hills, large & small greens, and blind holes. This course was in very good condition, especially for October. All 4 of us decided we will definitely make the long drive back to this course in the future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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