Vassar Golf & Country Club

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3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
2.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6439
Slope 126
Rating 71.1
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6439 yards 71.1 126
White 72 6156 yards 70.6 124
Red 74 5482 yards 72.1 125
Scorecard for Vassar
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/126 537 176 388 359 449 512 213 396 295 3325 344 478 409 387 166 349 169 385 477 3164 6489
White M: 70.6/124 W: 72.9/121 525 148 369 341 429 507 200 296 282 3097 338 472 395 379 156 319 159 375 466 3059 6156
Red W: 71.0/117 464 139 313 275 410 435 153 238 271 2698 316 388 381 296 146 309 148 345 455 2784 5482
Handicap 11 13 7 9 1 15 3 5 17 12 14 4 2 6 18 8 10 16
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01
Architect Harley Hodges (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

Reviews

3.3
40

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Beginners 7
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best value in The Thumb

We got their GolfNow hotdeal, $10 for 18 w a cart. Front 9 was excellent. Great fairways and greens 1-9! Back 9 was good but dry and hard through most of it. Saw their fall rates and can't wait to get back a few more times before it's too cold!

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

Redesign improving

By far the best course in the immediate area. Greens and fairways in good shape. Most days pace of play is good. Staff is outstanding always ready to help. Front nine redesign is a work in progress. It's still a little awkward but its growing on me. You need to do a lot of thinking to play it well. The back is more straight forward.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

re-design

the redesign of the front is horrible, fairways 2" thick, groung spongy, ball hit and stop no roll at all. back not bad, #8 tee box is 10yds off back of range (new). all in all the redesign ruined a relatively nice little course, I feel it was changed to make money off the not-so-good-golfers, not a course for the accomplished player

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Response from Vassar on 05/30/2017:
Hello Jerry, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

it was real bad the grass was real high the holes were all mixed up been playing this course for years and this is a very new low don't know why anyone would play it even for $15 unless you could play the back twice.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from Vassar on 05/23/2017:
Hello Dennis, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Redesign Disaster

Sadly, they ruined the front nine of this course with recent redesign/rerouting. I played this course a lot during my younger years, and always loved the pArkland style, easy walk, great conditions and good greens. Whoever redid the front nine ruined it- long walk between tees, stupid doglegs, terrible par 3 for number 9, and a range they moved that is terrible, and the balks look like they are 29 years old

The back nine is still great- play it twice and the greens were good, rolled true and a little quick.

Indifferent staff inside- no cart services on course.

Please bring the front nine back or I won't be, neither will the 3 guys I played with and no doubt countless others

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Vassar Golf & Country Club on 05/24/2017:
Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We value your feedback and thank you for being honest about the recent improvements we added to our course. We regret to hear that the front 9 layout and conditions were not enjoyable. We will take this into consideration along with the opinions of our other golfers and look to provide a better experience overall moving forward. We are happy to hear your group enjoyed the back 9 and had an efficient pace of play during your round. We thank you for your support and for stopping by Vassar Golf & Country Club. We hope to see you back again soon and have a great day!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back 9 is beautiful!!!! Front 9 is being redesigned...

Great rate on golf now!! The guy working in the pro shop was just super. Played the front nine with some cool local gents - good thing because they have the front a little tangled up - changing the layout and it was a bit confusing.

Long drives to some new tees.

Back nine was really outstanding with several picturesque greens surrounded by trees.

Great day overall - would like to come back when front is all reset!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Course, Decent Layout for the Price

The course was in pretty good shape considering the wet Spring. Greens were in good shape and decent speed. Most of the cups were slightly crowned, meaning not flat - this could be easily remedied if the greens keeper would utilize a plate designed to flatten the hole after it has been cut. This is common in the area, I don't know if it is laziness or lack of training. Overall, the round was enjoyable, the food is great people are friendly. There were 3 of us and we played in 3.5 hours. Definitely will play again. I rated it a 4, based on the condition of the course for the rate, don't expect a tour quality course for $27.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ronald lawrey

Overall very good. Holes haven't been cut in awhile.. Holes number four five and six need to be updated in sky caddie! That new hole you are trying to create #5 needs lot of work and a better plan

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

Well taken care of

Staff was very friendly and course was in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

beautiful fairways...

Beautiful fairways and condition. Better than bay valley, Saginaw valley golf and bay county....

There are a couple holes where they are upgrading. They could have a better scorecard. If you golf on some Mondays before noon you'll have the place to yourself. If you use an app for gps you'll have an easier time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Golfnow.com Deal

I got a deal to play for $18. It was worth it, just not for more money. There is a lot of dry/dead grass covering the course. It was my first time playing here and I'll tell you that yardage markers would be helpful. I don't believe that the majority of the holes had them; if so, they did not stand out

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for a high handicapper

Course is going through some improvements, but would be great for beginner to Intermediate golfers.

Cannot figure out why there is no GHIN rating for this course. Too many other good courses around to recommend this one.

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

Saturday Golf

Course is in good condition and they are in the process of improvements on a few holes. If you have a chance to play Vassar you will have fun especially on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Fun Course for the Price

Vassar was a fairly easy course. Some holes were challenging but overall had a good time. Some holes appeared to be changed (tee boxes moved, new fairways) but not that big of a deal. This course is well worth the trip to check out especially for the price. Once you've played, you can decide on coming back. As a 22 year old golfer playing with a buddy, I say, Check it out, play the round, have fun.

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

What a DANDY DAY

Played after an outing and had the whole course to our self. Beautiful day. Stayed for dinner after the round and had the Friday night fish. I have a membership at Vassar and went to GolfNow for my wife to play. $10.00 bucks on a prepay for 18 with a cart. AWESOME ! !

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the GolfNow Rate

The course was in good shape, except for the sand traps they need maintenance. Pace of play was outstanding our twosome finished in 2h40m. The greens, fairways, and rough were in good condition. 3 of the holes were redirected/changed this year to add a driving range and they should be marked better it was hard to know where to hit the drive. Overall, worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good course fun to play

Played 18 holes and had a great time. the course was in excellent condition. You can tell it is taken care of with care. Not too difficult but makes you think. Looking forward to playing there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Course was in good shape and pro shop guy was friendly. The course was pretty busy, but thankfully all the slower groups let me and partner play through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Love the new layout on the front

This course is a good confidence builder for a great price. Clubhouse is small. Front nine and back nine are very different from each other. Greens are always in excellent shape. Just changed holes 4 through 6 and they are much better now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

vassarcourse

very good course for a beginner to moderate golfer, can be challenging. course in good shape, except for the change/design of a couple of holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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