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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6808 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.7

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Bruce Matthews Jerry Matthews (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts to be worn at all times

Reviews

4.0
6 Reviews (6)
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Must play in Grand Rapids

One of the best municipal courses anywhere. Greens are fast and true. Course is always in great shape. (Watch out of it's the week before the amateur, they'll have it more firm than you know what to do with) Don't be fooled by other options if you're visiting the area, Kaufman is as good as any course in Grand Rapids.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Meh. Not great not bad.

It’s okay course. Pace will be slow due to some holes not allow carts. So you have to a walk 50+ yards to your ball. Hit and walk back. I’ve waited for people who walk up realize they have wrong club then have to walk back. Easily waiting 15 minutes.

They allow a lot of singles so plan on letting them play through.

I’ll play a couple times a year but it’s not one I rush to play. Little pricey for the quality you get. Just meh.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

This is one of my go to tracks in Grand Rapids. Fair and challenging. I love the dichotomy between the open front 9 and the, somewhat, wooded back 9. Greens are maintained better than most in the area, don't read too much into the breaks as these greens run incredibly true.
Try to wait a few days to play this one after any rain: 1, 9, 10, and 18 are soaked for days after.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best Public Course in Grand Rapids Area

Kaufman Golf Course is one of the finest public courses in the Grand Rapids area. Course conditions rival any county club. The greens are always perfect! The clubhouse staff is always courteous and helpful. You will not find a better course for the money anywhere!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Don't Waste Your Money

L.E. Kaufman describes itself as "one of the finest". It's a nice course but WAY overpriced and the staff is ridiculously rude. We had a group of 7, a foursome and a threesome. The course got upset because the foursome couldn't keep up with the threesome. Really? When we made the turn, they made the foursome skip #10. There was no warning. There was no encouragement to keep up. Just skip a hole. Nevermind the fact that the front 9 was still completed in less than 2:15. It is a municipal course on a Saturday morning...who would've thought it would be busy. Half dead trees and unkept areas to close to the green attributes to the pace of play. There has to be better values in the area for your money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

one of the best muni's you'll ever play

This is one of my favorite West Mi. courses. Always a challenge. They hold a lot of Am. tournaments.for that reason. Definitely not for beginners. Course is in good,not great shape, but the greens are something else!! Old style park like course with some nice views: I love hole# 14 going through the pines.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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