The East at Forest Akers Golf Course

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4.0
91
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
84.5%
Recommend this course
80 out of 91 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
17
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
18
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6452
Slope 127
Rating 70.5
Type Public
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Forest Akers East Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6452 yards 70.5 127
Black (W) 72 6452 yards 77.2 134
Green 72 6189 yards 69.4 124
Green (W) 72 6189 yards 75.2 126
White 72 5511 yards 66.3 112
White (W) 72 5511 yards 71.7 122
Silver 70 4634 yards 62.6 103
Silver (W) 70 4634 yards 66.4 109
Scorecard for East
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: 70.5/127 W: 77.3/134 355 379 516 153 403 552 360 173 368 3259 301 200 531 201 399 488 523 360 190 3193 6452
Green M: 69.4/124 W: 75.2/126 335 363 494 144 396 540 341 163 361 3137 278 187 514 188 383 483 510 350 159 3052 6189
White M: 66.3/112 W: 71.7/122 313 315 482 133 330 430 329 156 286 2774 252 181 459 175 333 442 420 329 146 2737 5511
Silver M: 62.6/103 W: 66.4/109 255 268 390 111 318 415 280 114 276 2427 196 114 415 135 295 280 410 251 111 2207 4634
Handicap 17 3 1 15 5 11 9 7 13 18 4 6 8 2 14 16 12 10
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 5 5 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 3 17 1 5 7 15 11 18 8 12 14 4 2 10 6 16

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)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
91

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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow

Pace of play was very poor, no beverage cart, nobody working the snack bar at the turn either.

This was a weekend. I understand maybe not having any beverage carts or an open snack bar on a weekday. We were very dissappoonted with our round. Way too many people on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Forest Akers Golf Course on 10/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Forest Akers Golf Course. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. We appreciate the review and value any feedback you give so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course, awesome start!

Great staff and perfect conditions until lightening was spotted in the area. Play was suspended and rain checks were distributed. Can't wait to get back!!

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Well maintained. A joy to play. Not too hard ,not too easy. MSU has great agronomy program and it shows at this course. Condition was excellent . Love it!!

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

Excellent condition

Fairways and greens are well maintained. Greens are exceptional, good speed and putts roll true. Rough is also well maintained, not heavy so pace of play is good. Tees are at good yardage’s for different abilities. Bring your own soft drinks/water because there was no beverage cart on this Saturday morning round. Hot dogs st the turn were good and staff are friendly.

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

Lefty’s

Greens and fairways nice-rough has long grass clippings-nice course

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

Well maintained.

A little wet on a couple holes. Beautiful trees throughout the course. Over all a pleasant course to play.

The only negative was waiting on a slow twosome on most holes, which could happen anywhere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect course for an enjoyable round

Great condition! Varied hole designs. Moderate length. Trouble on fairways & greens, but not overly penal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from Forest Akers Golf Course on 10/10/2018:
Hello Tucker133, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Forest Akers Golf Course, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. We are glad to see that you had a smooth round and a friendly experience with us. Thank you for playing our golf course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Midweek round

Foursome on a beautiful day. Mid morning tee time, not a lot of traffic on course resulting in a round little under 4.5 hours. Except for a couple of wet spots it was in good condition. Need to clean up mud pit just beyond short tee box on #3.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Not worth more than 20$

Course has been “under repair” for a few years now, parts of the fairway are roped off. The rough has lots of mud and patchy grass. Not to mention the amount of players they push out, you will be waiting for the players ahead of you for every shot. I would avoid the course on the weekend if you like playing golf in under 4 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Forest Akers Golf Course on 10/10/2018:
Hello Shmitty8, thank you for taking the time to review us, Forest Akers Golf Course. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play and course conditions, and we greatly appreciate your feedback so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course Early season play

Course is a good track, seems like it is where the college kids play. Even early seemed like greens were beat up (no one repair ball marks). Pace of play here is awful! Did seem like GolfNow was double booking the course on one of the first nicer days but when you have a nice day when you know you're going to get busy it would be smart to have a starter to try and keep things in order. No starter, no organization, was told go off when you get a chance. Pace was not good wish I would have played first thing in the morning. Oh well nice track but won't be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Forest Akers golf Course on 10/10/2018:
Hello kingpin426, thank you for taking the time to review us, Forest Akers Golf Course. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play and possible double bookings on your day of play. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will use it to work towards making the necessary improvements. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic

Fast green for challenging putting. Excellent price. For being fall not too many fallen leaves. Awesome course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Anxious to play the East Course...not disappointed!

I had been anxious to play Forest Akers East for some time. After finding a GREAT Hot Deal, my wish was fulfilled. This course is definitely one that we will play again. Water is available to drink in locked containers on the course; fresh and cold! We'll try walking next time we play.

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