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4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
93.6%
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42 out of 46 reviews
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3.7
Layout
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Amenities
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4.3
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4.3
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6564 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.3

Previously known as Washtenaw Country Club.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6564 yards 72.3 137
White 72 6205 yards 70.7 134
Gold 72 5661 yards 68.4 124
Red (W) 72 5415 yards 72.5 130
Scorecard for Washtenaw
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: 72.3/137 W: 79.3/147 349 425 511 172 411 580 348 322 192 3310 540 361 150 542 195 373 330 395 368 3254 6564
White M: 70.7/134 W: 76.8/143 319 405 483 148 399 562 338 286 174 3114 501 358 135 503 170 368 308 386 362 3091 6205
Gold M: 68.4/124 W: 73.4/133 314 388 469 137 387 478 276 265 144 2858 457 327 124 456 162 276 294 355 352 2803 5661
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
Handicap 13 1 17 15 3 7 9 5 11 14 16 18 12 6 2 8 4 10
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 36 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 5 17 7 3 13 11 15 8 12 16 2 14 18 4 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1899
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Reviews

4.4
46 Reviews (46)

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Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Washtenaw Golf Club
Commented On 05/23/2019

We appreciate your continued loyalty to the course and hope to see you out here again soon!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Washtenaw Golf Club
Commented On 04/30/2019

Hello, u460248318. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Washtenaw Golf Club
Commented On 12/20/2018

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!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 10/05/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Washtenaw Golf Club a 4-star rating. We're glad to have met your overall expectations at the pace of play and value for the money. Book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 09/17/2018:
Hello, We would like to apologize for the pace of play. But we're glad to have met your expectations in staff friendliness and food. Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Experience

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 09/07/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Washtenaw Golf Club a 5-star rating and raving review. We're glad to have met your overall expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 09/07/2018:
Hello, We're glad you loved our course conditions. Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 09/07/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We're glad to have met your expectations in the pace of play, staff friendliness, course conditions, and value for the money. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Great weather and excellent course conditions.
Enjoyable round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 09/07/2018:
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course conditions. Thank you for your business and book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course!

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 08/23/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Washtenaw Golf Club a 4-star rating. We're glad you had a great pace of place and enjoyed our course conditions. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 08/08/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving Washtenaw Golf Club with a 5-star rating. Yes, we are a public course now. Thank you for your business and book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving an amazing 5-star rating. We are glad you loved our friendly staff and course layout. Thank you for your business and book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 07/31/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We are glad that you enjoyed our course layout. Remember to book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and difficult test

Lots of fun. Course in great shape and a test of your skills

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

Great day

Fully recommend this course
Hidden gem that I had know idea about. Great find, we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 07/31/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us an awesome 5-star rating. Most people would consider us a hidden gem. We look forward to seeing you out on the golf course again.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 07/10/2018:
Hi Doug, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We consider ourselves a hidden gem. Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you very soon on the golf course.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/10/2018

Hello, Thank you for leaving Washtenaw Golf Club a 5-star rating.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast greens

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Washtenaw Golf Club on 06/21/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We're sorry for falling short on the value for the money. GolfNow does offer hot deals! We applaud you for taking on a challenge. Please allow us to make it up to you in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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