Palmer Park Golf Course

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2.5
Value
3.8
Layout
2.7
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
1.9
69.9%
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6007
Slope 104
Rating 67.4
Type Municipal
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6007 yards 67.4 104
Middle 71 5809 yards 67.0 103
Forward (W) 71 5259 yards 70.2 108
Scorecard for Palmer Park
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 69.7/119 447 280 215 304 285 370 380 456 155 2892 405 300 380 400 190 480 380 260 320 3115 6007
Middle M: 68.2/115 439 272 196 298 276 358 369 449 145 2802 385 292 373 380 182 458 366 256 315 3007 5809
Forward W: 66.1/111 391 251 180 269 258 330 340 368 135 2522 350 251 331 346 161 420 343 235 300 2737 5259
Handicap 1 17 5 9 13 11 7 3 15 4 6 10 8 16 2 12 18 14
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 35 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Poa/Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Reviews

2.5
59

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 2
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 7
Bunkers 2
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 8
Locals 5
Walkers 5
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

excellent value

I appreciate this course for it's availability and it's value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Palmer Park

Wonderful and cheap in the heart of Detroit. Great for a quick 9 holes. Had to ding a star for course conditions because the third hole was literally underwater.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Starter Course

Great little starter course for a new golfer to learn the ropes. Flat greens with few obstacles to deal with.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

STAY AWAY FROM THIS COURSE

This is not even a golf course. There are no cut fairways, The greens are not cut right, Some greens do not exist and are just a hole cut in the middle of the fairway. Would never waste a dollar here again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hmmm where to start

Not even worth $8 to play. Perfect course for a tough mudder, the fairway which was no different from grass in a forest wasn't cut. I kid you not, the fairways had grass 11" all the way through. The first hole I lost 3 balls hitting straight and watching them land. I stand 6'6 tall and even with a birds eye view couldn't find balls. The greens were no different from being at the beach, No grass all sand. I played 3 holes, lost 7 balls and left.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Save your money

Even for just $10 for nine holes you should save your money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible

DO NOT EVER PLAY HERE. The grass in the fairway was so long youd lose balls in it. The greens were made out of dirt. Better yet the back nine was completely overgrown and unplayable and we didn't even know until we drove over there. This place is a disgrace to the game of golf. VERY SAD!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Vargo must go!!!!!

Played the first time here this year after a bad experience last year. All the prior reviews are correct,this is no longer a playable golf course.

Balls will get lost in the middle of the fairway, the greens have more dirt than grass and are unputtable.

It's such a shame as this was a nice course for seniors and kids when run by American Golf but Vargo has let it go. I truly believe they are trying to keep people away so they can show the city it doesn't produce enough revenue to remain open. I could keep this course in better condition with just the equipment in my garage.

Vargo has also let Chandler Park run down compared to when American Golf ran it. Vargo Golf has got to go!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's all rough

Pulling up to the clubhouse the afternoon looked promising. After our first tee shots we discovered there was no fairways, all the grass looked like the grass at a poorly kept residence. Most of the greens were bare, very bumpy, and in extremely poor conditions. If you want to go to a course to practice shots on a course instead of a range don't spend more than the price for a bucket of balls. The back nine has been neglected for an entire season which is unfortunate because it was a great hidden gem. Not any more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sorry excuse for a golf course

The greens had more brown than green, yet were muddy from the night before. The front 9 had not been cut.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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