Lake Doster Golf Club

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3.8
134
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
78.8%
Recommend this course
116 out of 132 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
13
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
15
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
66.7%
Recommend this course
10 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6540
Slope 134
Rating 72.7
Type Semi-Private
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Lake Doster Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6540 yards 72.7 134
White 72 6112 yards 70.7 127
Gold 73 5530 yards 67.7 120
Gold (W) 73 5530 yards 72.8 126
Red (W) 72 4828 yards 68.5 117
Scorecard for Lake Doster
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: 72.7/134 338 426 100 304 396 483 397 162 540 3146 348 515 138 531 426 195 409 427 405 3394 6540
White M: 70.7/127 W: 72.7/125 320 392 88 283 353 462 377 141 515 2931 327 476 125 514 413 178 369 414 365 3181 6112
Gold M: 66.5/119 W: 71.2/121 301 383 88 262 341 388 356 120 448 2687 305 465 105 421 399 162 359 279 355 2850 5537
Red W: 67.9/111 301 270 81 220 262 388 287 84 448 2341 237 405 105 421 255 162 268 279 355 2487 4828
Handicap 13 1 17 11 5 9 3 15 7 12 16 18 8 2 14 10 4 6
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 5 17 9 3 13 7 15 1 10 2 18 4 12 14 6 16 8

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Charles Scott (1966)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times. No cut-off shorts or tank tops.

Reviews

3.8
134

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Timing

Course was in good condition, arrived early and first tee was empty. Was told we would be on time or late getting off the tee.even though next players hadn't arrived yet. 2hrs50min first nine. No course management.. Left due to pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just Average

Not well maintained, bunkers terrible, not maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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

The course is fun to play.

fairway in great shape ,the greens were rough at best.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Showing it's age and neglect.

Lake Doster used to be a very good course with very good amenities. The course and facilities are showing their age. The course played very slow, about 5 hours. Tees were backed up from start to finish. Stopped at the turn for a snack, the only thing available were hot dogs, and they ran out of them right after our purchase. The carpet in the bar area is dirty and stained and a number of the chairs have holes in the seats. Not sure what they are planning to do with this course but it is in need of major investment.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

Great layout. Fairways very nice. Greens in rough shape. Ball washers empty. No paint or towels on ball washers just shreds.

Started on back nine behind 6 threesome league. Front nine was open. Actually asked if we could play back again after brutal nine. Sailed through. Course needs someone who cares. Being as honest and fair as we can. Love to see this layout in the right hands.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice out in the country golf course.

This course is an old school layout. Plenty of hills, doglegs and blind tee shots to challenge both the experienced and novice golfer.

The staff couldn't have been friendlier.

A great value for $28 on hot now deal ( we got an additional 25% off) due to special promotion.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Value in West Michigan

Even without finding a Hot Deal from GolfNow, you can't go wrong with Lake Doster's daily rates. The course condition and difficulty level make it my go-to course for all occasions. Keep up the great work

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

Great course

Hole placement was challenging which it should be for a good course. Can’t wait to play it again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Experience

Beautiful course. Just one golfer playing. A very slow 3-some would not let me through. I will try to be nice about their golf etiquette. Staff was great, tee boxes in great shape, fairways were great and greens in great shape. Would love to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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

green bigger than most courses

started playing on the back when we made the turn a league play was going off. Front desk said to get in front of the league that tere was no one in front of them.But there was to groups in front of them. But we were a able to play in between.

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

Good time with my wife

I enjoy this course enoughI would recommend it to everyone. I wish my league was here dio I could play here more

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

Taken well care of with lots of scenic beauty wish hot deal times on weekend earlier

I like playing Doster early in the am last 2 Sundays I saw deer on the fairway During the first two holes. Usually the staff in the clubhouse are friendly and courteous even though they were busy at 8 am they let me shoot off the back as I was by myself. Even though I put my first two tee shots in the woods as ground crews were itching to get to the back nine greens and traps and kindly stopped their machines as I teed off--I was courteously informed by the club house staff when I checked in they'd be there when I asked to play the back first. I think the course is very nicely cared for, challenging in spots with its bit slope indexes in spots traps well groomed scenic woods abound most holes pretty private from each other. I know singles are tough to get off during prime season on the weekends but they are super freiendly if I book early to avoid crowds if you could put hot deal times earlier in the am during weekends--7 or 730 or even earlier I'd be there every weekend--because of crowds and not getting earlier hot deal times on weekends I only was able to play 9 of the 18 I paid for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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