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4.8
39 Reviews (39)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
98.0%
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38 out of 39 reviews
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4.9
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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17 out of 17 reviews
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4.8
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.7%
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29 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6813 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.8
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The Fortress Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #15)

Reviews

4.8
39 Reviews (39)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fortress in Frankenmuth MI

Course was in excellent shape even after early morning downpour
Lots of natural areas. Greens roll true. Liked the "combo" tees playing some gold & some maroon. Mostly generous fairways. Challenging for all golfers with water and sand in play. Full course cart paths with connections to next tee. Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice - feels like a real course

Where I normally play, this was far and above those. Really enjoyed this course, will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Conditioned Course in the Area

I play in a league at the Fortress. It is as well conditioned as any course in MI, it is a little bit pricey but not when compared to other great courses like Arcadia Bluffs. It favors a straight and long driver. The heather is tough and the greens are very fast. It is a beautiful course. The staff is friendly and there are many places for excellent food in Frankenmuth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

Five stars. First time I’ve ever played it after years of hearing how good it is. Set up is challenging but very fair. Fairways are pretty generous. Lots of bunkers but I felt that 70% of them help save your errant shots rather than being penalizing. Greens run fast and true. Tee boxes are flat and well maintained, not a mine field of divets. Landscaping and maintenance details galore make the round a joy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent golf course

Perfect shape and awesome track...Absolutely one of our favorite courses to play. The greens are fast and it’s very challenging course that’s beautiful and very relaxing. Looking forward to my next round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Track

5 Star course that’s in excellent shape with fast greens

The Fortress is one of my favorite courses and is totally worth the hour drive to play. I finally pared #13...#1 handicap hole with water on both sides of the fairway. I love the course and the workers are all friendly and attentive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good job

great day of eighteen holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything you need to play 18

This course has all the challenges you would want to play. Beautiful layout and very consistent with keeping everything clean. The golf carts has clubs and ball cleaners on em.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

This course is worth every dollar

Greens are fast and the fairways are always beautiful! If you’re Looking for a challenging course this is the course to play. Even if you don’t want a challenging course you can always play forward vs back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Gorgeous

My mom and I got this on a Hot Deal so we only paid $26 each for 18. This is the best manicured course I've ever played on. The holes are long and hilly. It's a beautiful course and I look forward to bringing my husband back to play so he can see it for himself!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course

Could not ask for a better fall day to play this beautiful course. Blue skies and sunshine really accentuated the colors of the trees, adding to the beauty of this course! Very nice layout and conditions! Only one drawback, we were not aware that the greens were aerated. I guess we were not surprised being that it’s October in Michigan

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