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3.8
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
80.9%
Recommend this course
146 out of 170 reviews
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3.8
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
75.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 16 reviews
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3.9
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6540 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.7
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Lake Doster Golf Club
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
170 Reviews (170)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A good day for golf

Had fun playing golf with family.
Tee boxes were in very poor condition, mostly hard packed dirt that Meade it difficult to stick a tee in the dirt.
Carts were very slow, probably governed because cart paths were very rough.
Fairways were in pretty good shape but were quite hard.
Not likely to return this season.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Secluded Course

I enjoy playing here because of the long holes, good elevation changes, fast greens. The cart paths could be much better, but the actual playing surface was good. A few rough spots but it has been a rough summer of hot dry spells.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun in the sun

Good choices from multiple tees.
Challenging layout that rewards shots that stay in fairway.
Tee boxes were in fair condition, greens were in great shape.
Cart paths are quite poor and should be replaced.
All in all it was an enjoyable round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poore management

Booked 4:00 tee time. Made the turn as they were letting leagues off both sides they were already clogged up to 16. Didnt appreciate no heads up as I checked in

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

Great place greens in excellent shape tough but fair. Would absolutely play there again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Recommended

The course has difficult elevation changes, well-places bunkers and trees, and the greens are challenging to play. The staff has always been very friendly, and the course is well-kept.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Had a great time

course is layed out well with some trouble to be found playing it the first time. Managing the course for the traps, water, and woods you can get on the greens. But the greens are tricky with the breaks that are hard to visualize however the greens rolled nicely and speed was consistent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First time this year.

This was my first round of the year at Lake Doster. I was impressed with the condition of the golf course for the money. I will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the cost!!!!

Course was great! Well maintained and a fantastic layout. One hole was a pretty overgrown at the tee box. They had a hitting mat down to makeup for it. Same hole around the green was pretty flooded from the recent rain But the green itself was fantastic. Other than that the course was awesome! Will definitely come back here soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Will never play again.

Their signature hole the par 3 3rd hole was a total mess. The blue tee had a mat to tee off from. The other tee boxes on this hole were mostly dirt. The cart path to the hole was under construction and being downhill was difficult to manage. Many of the tee boxes were beat up and so hard it was difficult to put in a tee. Several of the women’s were all dirt. The fairways were ok and the greens fast but on many of the greens the old holes were noticeably visible with gaps around the plug. Many seemed badly in need of water. The only things positive were the pace of play and the price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Still had a good time playing golf

Friendly staff.
Cart paths desperately need replacement as they were very very rough. That is probably carts are governed to a slow speed.
Tee boxes were mostly hard packed dirt.
Fairways were pretty good but quite hard.
Greens were the best part of the course, fast and challenging but rolled true.
Players should repair their ball marks.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Still a Gem.

One of West Mi Best courses to play. Greens were excellent. Friendly staff, .PGA SUPER SENIORS USE TO PLAY HERE WHEN THEY PLAYED IN GRAND RAPIDS. COME OUT AND ENJOY.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Doster

This is a tough review because this used to be one of my favorite places to play. I first booked my tee time on golfnow only to show up and find out that golfnows price doesn’t include a cart (even though it says cart included) so they basically cancelled my golfnow tee time after I paid the $9 fee. They then charge me $72.00 after I booked a $42.00 tee time for 2 golfers with a cart. I drove over an hour to get to the course and wasn’t going to leave without golfing so I paid it. Word of advice if you decided to play this course do not use golfnow. The course over the years had also been let go. Greens are in good condition but tee boxes are a wreck and the little monster par 3 is a mess. Currently having you hit off turf. Overall pretty disappointed after being a regular at this course for many years.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great play

fun play and layout. Greens are great with hardly visible breaks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was ver the

We were very impressed with the course layout and scenery. We would like to have played it when it was not as wet from all of the recent rain. The only negative was the availability of a restroom until after the 8th hole. We will definitely be back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Labor day

Course was challenging and interesting but they let a six sone of members play ahead of us the whole eighteen holes was not happy about that changed the whole pace of the game. Course talked to them once but not much changed. Poor decicion on a holiday.Waited every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Doster

The course was in great condition considering how dry it's been. The greens were receptive and smooth. Tee boxes were not the best but that's as minor detail. It looks like course has had some water damage, but it barely effects play. I would recommend this course to others

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