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3.9
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
80.2%
Recommend this course
75 out of 87 reviews
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3.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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3.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6055 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Paw Paw Lake Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1918
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 9/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Master, Discover, Diners Club
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Tank tops are not permitted.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
87 Reviews (87)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 10
Elevation Changes 8
Narrow Fairways 7
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 7
Locals 7

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Extremely slow, but very cool course

Played on a Saturday morning in September. Tee time was set for 8:50, pushed back an hour due to frost, and didn't end up finishing until 3:30. Outside of that the course is really cool. Very scenic holes on the lake with tons of hills. It's not very long, but there are plenty of 190+ par threes to add some challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Won’t Be Back

It was our first time playing this course and unfortunately it was on a day where they had several different outings going on. The pace of play on the front nine was brutally slow as groups of 6-12 golfers were playing together on the same holes. There was no martial on the course to monitor this activity but there was a kid running more drinks to the golfers from the club house. It was an absolute circus.

As for the course, it’s in a beautiful area by Paw Paw Lake and surrounded by nicely wooded landscapes and some beautiful homes with two greens actually near the lake. But the layout is nothing like we’ve ever seen with the first two holes as par threes. This probably causes pace of play issues right from the start on any given day. The tee boxes are in horrible shape and the greens are completely marred with unrepaired ball marks which is a sign of the level of golfers that play this course. The par threes all seem to play almost 200 yards and most of the par fours are less than 300 yards. There are 3 holes in the middle of the course that are actually nice. One par 4 which plays 400 yards and a couple of Par 5s at 500+ yards.

All in all a really awkward design and disappointing experience. No matter the cost, there are better golf courses to play nearby. We won’t be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Vacation Course, Tough To Play Though

In town for a wedding, and we took the groom out for this course as Jack's place was too expensive. Its a fun vacation course, we played from the blues, handled the first par 3 rather well, Moving forward, we just have no idea how much trouble we could get into it. Some holes has lot of woods with poison ivy in it, so with that unfortunate bounces, ball would be lost.. Other holes had fun heather which make it difficult to find.. Unfortunately, we did not have any local guidance, areas to avoid, or best areas to land for better approach shots. Greens were in decent shape, although we had way too many 3 putts for our liking.. The bars at 7 and 12 seems ideal but they were not open.. If you are in the area, give the course a try, and expect to play bogey golf..

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well-maintained and quirky

This is an old-school course with tight fairways and compact greens. There are some quirky holes that I would play differently; hopefully I will play it again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent condition, poor pace of play

This course is always in excellent condition, and is a great value. A few long par 3’s on the front nine are challenging, but there are some short par 4’s as well. My only complaint is the pace of play. Every time I’m there there’s at least 2 groups waiting to tee off, and the front nine sometimes takes 3 hours. If they could manage their send off times better this would be a 5/5

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but beware

No policing on the course so beware of 5 or more playing together naturally slowing play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice as Usual, One Annoyance

I love this course and have been playing it since I was 16....40+ years. The course is well maintained, the open air bar is a nice touch. My issue has been the booking time the last couple of times I've been out. I booked a 1:07 pm time and you sure as heck better be off by 5 pm because leagues start and they trundle out to the tees and if you're not finished, too bad you're stuck. I was done by others behind we were not so fortunate. I think this should be made clear at time of booking or at least when you arrive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun time

People couldn’t be nicer and they have good irrigation so it’s not dry. Fun par 70 course with views of the lake. Really enjoyed the round and will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not worth it

In decent shape, but poor layout and not worth the money

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money

Poor layout, super short, some weird holes with no shots from the blue. In decent shape and staff was friendly but not worth the money. Maybe for $20 with cart, but that's about it

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value with enough challenge

Have played this course each of the last 3 summers. It is a fun challenge for a vacation Course. Pace of play was great. Condition of the Greens were the best I have experience on this particular course ever. Visit each year from the Florida heat and truly enjoy the atmosphere. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Strange little course

Interesting, yet needs maintenance help. Greens are small and roll well. Better get your yardages correct on some quirky & blind holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Paw Paw Lake Golf Course

This is a beautiful course with excellent views and elevations.
Small greens make it a challenge .
Overall it is a fun course and a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Value for money

Short course, less time consuming. Open and wooded places. All tricks involved

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