Washtenaw Golf Club
Previously known as Washtenaw Country Club.
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|Red M: 67.1/120 W: 72.5/130||304||350||456||122||350||478||274||219||129||2682||457||311||124||451||154||270||274||344||348||2733||5415|
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Nice old Classic BUT.............................
We played on a Friday noonish, we were harassed by an old curmudgeon member from the 1st tee until an eventual altercation on the 14th green. We were surrounded by 2 groups of former members (I assume) who are now seasonal members as the course IS open to the public. We are 4 single digit handicap players. The groups in front and back regularly did not finish holes or putt out on greens. The group behind us had 3 carts for 4 players. We played the front nine in 1:50 having never seen the course before (tricky greens and VERY tight off of the tee along with thick heavy rough). On th 14th hole the old timer hit into us just missing one of our group. The altercation started when he drove up to the green shouting wheres my F/"_*6 ball! Which we had taken and thrown into a hazard. It was obvious members of his group were familiar with his behavior and allowed it although he wasnt very well supported. The altercation was loud and aggressive. On the next hole the Dir. of Golf came out to stalk us on the 15th green, it was clear he too new the trouble maker. We then gave him our opinion of the group behind us behavior. Needless to say our back 9 was ruined. I went to proshop to ask for B9 raincheck Dir of Golf had left for day. We hit our 1st shot at 12:14 and were done with two lengthy stoppages due to confrontation at 4:10. Players like that man are VERY bad for business. I am a member at another club and would never behave like that toward guests. In addition the one member of our group was lucky to not be seriously injured when the horrible old timer hit a long shot over a hill missing him by inches. Loved the track waiting for our rainchecks, one seasonal membership is not worth having a jackwagon like that on your course.
Good layout. Rough shape
Have played here a lot. It has changed ownership a few times. It’s a classic old layout and when in good shape it’s a fun course with some good holes. But it was in rough shape. The tees were beat up. Greens were ok. Fairways were shaggy. No dirt on the carts. Just needs work and it can be good again but it needs work
A Gem from a Bygone Era
If you love playing courses from the golden era of golf course architecture, Washtenaw Golf Club is for you! Beautifully lush, rolling fairways. Exceptionally groomed and sculpted greens all complemented by a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is a tight course that rewards good ball striking and positioning, but a fair test of golf by most measures. The course has great bones and was in excellent shape when I played it, save for the sandtraps, which have been an issue all season. They need to be better maintained and adequately filled with sand that is consistent from one trap to the next. Also, the trap rakes feel like Fisher Price tools you give to a young child, they are so ridiculously light. They should have wider, weighted heads with longer handles to allow guests to do a more effective job of raking after playing out of them. As stated here by many, the course is tight, but I'd argue it's too tight and can use some tree thinning. There are at least two part threes (holes 9 and 12) where tree limbs obstruct the line to the green and the same for overhanging limbs on fairways that penalize goods drives. Were management to address these two areas and make the course a fairer test of golf, I'd give it five stars in a heartbeat. That said, I'll be back many more times to play it in 2019.
Hi Mike, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We appreciate your feedback and would like to apologize for the sand traps. We will address your comments with our management team. In order to make improvements. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019!
Wonderful Old Course
This is a classic, with origins to 1899. A private club until the last couple of years, it still bears marks of exclusivity, even if the 10th hole snack shack has been dismantled. Narrow by today's standards. Lots of old trees. Hilly. Very unusual, obviously, for a public course. And an absolute crazy value with the Golf Now tee time.
Slow Saturday at Washtenaw
I’ve played this course many time (a private membership previously) and this is the slowest I’ve ever had. We gave up after 15 and headed to the 19th hole. Food there was exceptional bar food. Wait staff were super friendly. We found out that we were following an outing (on Saturday!). Well at least we beat them to the bar!
I was here for a work meeting and was able to get out and play 9 holes. Course was in fantastic shape, definitely in the top 5 for course conditions I have played all year. Great spot to have a meeting as well, we had a nice room overlooking the golf course. 19th hole has some fantastic lunch options to which was an added bonus. I got the chicken wrap one day and the quesadilla the second day and both were great. Will definitely be back even if it is just for lunch.
Great conditions, tough greens and tight layout
Conditions were pristine and it was a great 9 hole test. I lost 3 balls due to some sprayed tee shots but it didn’t ruin the round and the layout has everything in front of you. Greens were very hilly and I can see a round blowing up with some bad pin positions. Not on our day, I think they were fair. Love to come back and play the back as I hear those are some fun holes. Not many picturesque holes that I’ll remember but a good test. Carts were newer and was something I remembered as well as the par 3 were longer tee shots.
Really nice old course. Please keep it maintained as it is now!!
Could use a starter and a ranger or two and a beverage cart.
Great weather and excellent course conditions.
This is a very nice course! Make sure you hit it straight, narrow fairways and small greens. Not a very long course, accuracy is a must! Excellent conditions, fun club house, with a pool table, and big screen tv to watch the players that really know what there doing! Lol. I always have fun here. I’ve played here twice, both rounds it was not very crowded! Excellent public course!
ann arbor gem
course has gone from a private course to now being a public course and it is still in tip top shape! nice OLD course, over 100 years old!
Must be a hidden gem
Visiting from Tennessee and Loved playing here. Granted it was Monday but at 8:30 virtually had the course all to ourselves. A mature course that reminded me of an old private country club. Keep the ball in the fairway, the rough is a bit thick but fair. The greens are small, in great shape and not all dinged up like you might expect this late in the season. I'm a 12 HC and shot 80. The staff was very friendly and took good care of us. If you have time for the grill the mac & cheese is a good bet! Will definitely play again.
Course is in great shape!
I really enjoyed this course. It is now public! Course was in very nice shape. Lots of character to the course. You can tell it was a country club. Happy to play it!
Great course and difficult test
Lots of fun. Course in great shape and a test of your skills
Fully recommend this course
Hidden gem that I had know idea about. Great find, we will be back.
Oldie But Goodie
It is easy to tell Washtenaw Golf Course is more than 100 years old. Short walks from greens to next tee, parallel fairways and trees that look to be hundreds of years old. This was my 1st time playing it but will not be my last. It is a course with character. Short, mid and long par 3s. Testing but fair par 5s and a variety of par 4s ranging from under 300 yards to over 400.. Greens were good. Very few ball marks. My only complaint would be this... There are 4 sets of tees. They measure 6500+ 6200 5660 and 5415. There is not enough difference between the 2 shorter tees and 5400 yards makes for a very long course for a lot of ladies including my wife. It would be great if Washtenaw found a way to put in a set of tees that measured around 5000 or 5100 yards. I think the ladies and perhaps some juniors would enjoy the course much more. That said, I think Washtenaw is an oldie hut goodie.
Other than fast challenging greens and narrow fairways it was easy. Lol tough course but nice. Only thing was no beverage cart and a lot of walkers. A little expensive. Not worth the price.
Great old style course
Hidden gem. Course has a great layout. Tough greens running very well for April in Michigan. Always enjoy my rounds here. Staff is always courteous.