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4.1
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
94.6%
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6452 yards
Slope 127
Rating 70.5
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Forest Akers East Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01
Architect Bruce Matthews Arthur Hills (1997) Chris Wilczynski (2010) Arthur Hills (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Spartan Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.1
111 Reviews (111)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 9
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 11
Convenient to the City 10

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Rained On

Enjoyed the course. It is a fair mix of challenging and fun holes. The course was well maintained. I enjoy the great range and very large putting area readily available before the round and after.

College students run the check-in and snack shop. Some are very good and they all seem to try very hard. The outdoor snack facility is conveniently located to the ninth and tenth holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Fun...Can BOMB it!

I was visiting Michigan and had played the West course two days ago, so wanted to play the easier East course.... And I'm glad that I did. Much much more forgiving and definitely more fun. Not quite in as good a shape as the West course where the MSU college players play (Dottie Pepper being one!), but still just fine. I played Summer golf and didn't get a bad lie for the two days I played the East course. Super nice Ranger and pro shop staff and right next to a wonderful huge driving range. I came from New York with my son to visit my sister who's a professor at MSU and we may just have to make this an annual trip knowing there's such a great facility here to play!!

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

Great value

Great value. Paid 27$ for 18 holes. Nice course. Friendly staff. Course was in great condition. Will play again

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

Good Course

Quick pace. Course in pretty good shape. Goose poop on some greens and should be removed by staff. Kind of gross. Mix up with Golfnow app price and what they tried to make me pay when I got there. Handled well by staff though.

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

Visiting from Texas

This was an absolute treat to play. Greens were in great condition. I love Michigan golf courses.

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

Great value

Despite the rainiest spring in forever, Akers east was in great condition, greens were fast and true, the fairways were surprisingly firm in 80-90% of the space (just couldn’t be completely dry given recent monsoon) and the starter routed us around a women’s league expertly so that we played 18 without any wait

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad condition

Bad condition The course was in terrible condition flooded water smells ,mosquitoes not really happy with Forest Akers right now

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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The East at Forest Akers Golf Course
Commented On 07/02/2019

Hi, Tucker. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The East at Forest Akers Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked

Course is always overbooked and moves incredibly slow

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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The East at Forest Akers Golf Course
Commented On 06/03/2019

Thank you for reviewing Forest Akers East. Let us first start by apologizing for the pace of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Akers never disappoints

Solid course for all levels of players. Course was in great shape and speed of play was good especially considering how busy it was. Finished in just under 4 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Time at Forest Akers East

Greens great, fairways low and even with cloudy/light showers the course was great. Bummed the shop didn't have hot dogs available at the turn though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course to play

I had a 1:15 tee time on a beautiful Saturday, so I can’t really complain about it being slow. The course layout is nice and it was in pretty good condition. I’ll definitely be going back to play again.

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

Good course, but some faults

Multiple tee boxes makes it fun for every length player. Usually in good shape, but with the rain there was flooding in spots. Price for range is high, and they keep a mix of range balls that doesn’t help consistent feel. Some are very old, and come off the face very poorly. Also think their short game range should be open to the public. It isn’t very well maintained, they don’t offer shag bags of more premium balls like others I’ve been to, yet they want $250 per season

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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The East at Forest Akers Golf Course
Commented On 07/05/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback in regard to the range to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The East at Forest Akers Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Bang for your buck

Hard to beat the price for the quality and conditions. Fairly open, but, still rewards accuracy. Greens were immaculate, except for all of the unrepaired ball marks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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The East at Forest Akers Golf Course
Commented On 05/28/2019

Hi Rick! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your positive review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Loved it!

An absolutely awesome course! Takes a hole or two to get used to the high quality of the fairways/greens, but that was part of the fun of it. Great layout and scenery. Highly recommend, especially on GolfNow!

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