The Fountains Golf Club

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3.3
4
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.2
55.6%
Recommend this course
2 out of 4 reviews
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3.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.0
Layout
2.7
Pace
2.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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3.0
3
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.0
Layout
2.7
Pace
2.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
3.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6164
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Fountains Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6164 yards
White 70 5843 yards
Red (W) 71 4883 yards
Scorecard for Liberty
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 69.8/130 522 179 340 512 189 370 396 370 411 3289 527 206 361 375 168 365 202 308 358 2870 6159
Blue M: 67.7/122 510 169 320 489 178 354 392 355 400 3167 523 169 399 362 160 356 176 258 348 2751 5918
Silver M: 66.2/116 W: 71.3/130 455 152 302 480 167 304 338 337 330 2865 493 150 330 341 121 288 159 242 348 2472 5337
Gold W: 67.2/116 395 142 260 409 115 301 292 309 296 2519 402 105 300 306 100 238 92 200 267 2010 4529
Handicap 9 17 15 3 13 11 5 7 1 6 8 12 10 18 2 4 16 14
Par 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 34 70

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.3
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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High prices - old golf crowd - slow play

Drove by this course for 3 years now living in Clarkston and always wanted to play it so I finally did and was a complete waste of my Saturday. Took a full 7 1/2 hours to play 18 holes. So unacceptable for the pace of play and for the staff to not call our foursome before they let an outing of 24 people out in front of us, we didn’t tee off until a half hour past our tee time. We should have gotten a courtesy call to ask if we would of liked to of been bumped up in front of the massive group of all seniors golfing in front of us. This course would do its self a favor and stop catering to baby boomers and retirees and welcome a younger crowd, and also stop pricing people out, that course is not worth the expensive rate they charge. I’d maybe come golf this course if they offered a twilight of $20 at a reasonable time not just 6pm where I’m paying $30 for 9 holes and a cart and to golf in a forest of trees and power lines.

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

Silly greens on front

A decent course layout ruined by some silly greens, especially on the front. I don’t mind challenging greens but many are just plain unfair. I don’t want to play on Augusta style greens especially when the green quality is sub-par as they are here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Golfers know a good value when they play it.

What can one tell about a golf course that fits like a comfortable old shoe or plays like a worn-out but trusty wedge? The Fountains GC, a typical parkland design, is all of that and more except that it doesn't look old. This course is blessed by a ground keeping crew that takes pride in their work. The greens are several cuts above the quality of the average Muni and rival courses charging 4 or 5 times as much for a round of golf. They even go so far as to protect several green complexes during the Michigan winter months by covering them in protective plastic tarps. Of course, the fairways and bunker complexes are maintained to the same high standards.

This course has surprising elevation changes which come into play on the opening front and back par 5 holes and the finishing front and back par 4s in which golfers must contend with strategically placed hazards protecting their greens.

Still, this course remains "walker friendly" and a delight to play without a cart. (Cart prices are far lower than typical - usually five dollars over the cost of a non-riding round.)

The clubhouse and its staff are everything one would expect from a highly regarded facility.

What more can I say? Just put on a comfortable pair of old golfing shoes and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful "walk in the park" golfing experience at the Fountains.

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