Loon Golf Resort - The Ridge Course
Formerly known as Marsh Ridge Resort.
|Gold (W)||72||5237 yards||71.8||135|
|Red (W)||72||4495 yards||67.1||119|
|Blue M: 71.2/132||301||136||573||371||370||415||423||147||458||3194||172||483||334||168||391||591||353||167||378||3037||6231|
|White M: 69.0/128||289||120||482||352||354||389||393||130||432||2941||150||463||329||161||366||584||340||143||365||2901||5842|
|Gold M: 66.4/121 W: 71.8/135||264||116||438||333||335||346||381||117||381||2711||129||418||300||94||333||446||316||133||357||2526||5237|
|Red W: 67.1/119||241||113||383||313||298||275||308||92||317||2340||118||387||279||94||303||360||293||110||211||2155||4495|
Part of a great weekend
Great course with a beautidul layout. Course needs some TLC and will be the best course of the three options at the loon if completed.
Definitely recommend the entire Loon Resort and this course to anyone considering a stay and play package in the gaylord area. Great value and hospitality every visit.
Same as I remember
The course was in pretty good condition considering the area had rain every day for the last two weeks. The pro at desk said the course was on its way back after some green neglect (mold). The exception of sand trap on the back that I mentioned to the pro (when i said something he knew exactly what hole I was talking about) had no sand and had to pitch high to the green did not work out well. This course is under the management of the Loon and if you played the Loon they do know how to create good course conditions.
bad weather, good course
Played on a very cool, windy day. Only people on whole course. From what I have read, this course has made a lot of improvements. Loved the elevation changes. Greens have recently been infected w/ "silver dollar" mold which is being treated but may remain remainder of season. Staff super friendly. Great clubhouse. Will definately play here again.........on a nicer day !!!
An old friendly course.
Being late October, there were lots of leaves down even though the ground crew were doing their best to blow them off. The tee boxes were in poor shape. Rough, uneven, uncut. The value was great as we only paid $20.
Played at Marsh Ridge recently with friends. The greens and tee boxes were not attentively maintained with leaves (which is understandable for fall) and earthworm holes (maybe due to recent rain) on them. Pace of play is fine since we are the first group off the tee in the morning. When I got to the course, pro shop has not been opened yet (our tee time is 8:10 AM). Our group checked in at the front desk of the resort and was told to take our carts and go, so we did. Unfortunately there were no keys in the carts. It took us a little while before we can get on our way. The staff and manager are very nice and helpful (rushed to get us checked in and finding the keys to the carts). With so many nice golf courses to play in the area, I will play other courses next time I'm in the area.
First played this course 15 years ago, enjoyed it then and even more this time.
West branch foursome
Really enjoyed the outing. The course was just difficult enough to be lots of fun but not difficult enough to beat you up.
The prettiest scenery of all the courses we played, but the course condition was the worst. Tees didn't look like they'd been moved all season and greens were in very poor condition. Too bad they don't take care of this beautiful course.
This course was highly recommended, but turned out to be a huge disappointment. Course is not being maintained at all. Found large rocks in sand traps, fringe was in horrible condition, along with tee boxes, fairways and greens. The sand was really dense and heavy and traps don't appeared to have been raked in a very long time. This course, if maintained, would rival the other courses in the Gaylord area, but right now, don't waste your time. Even at $32/round, this course was NOT worth that.
Course was in great shape!
Played a foursome- slow going but a super nice day, so who cares! 10th hole jam up, lunch people merging back into play caused a big backup!
Very nice course with great views & great staff.
Arrived early due to unfamiliarity with the area. Was allowed to go off a little early due to folks with earlier tee time were late. Course was very well manicured and greens were consistent. Lots of trees and a fair amount of water, but not a lot of bugs, thank goodness. Did lose a few balls in the woods and water, so bring plenty of extras. Will definitely come back again someday. Very nice scenic setting in Northern Michigan with great views.
Hack hack hack!
Course was in great shape and pace was great, however I stunk up the place! Not long but tight in spots. Cut back jungle in some areas, and you can usually find an errant shot. Did notice additional landscaping, plantings, and workers.
Great Up North Golf!
Excellent Condition. Great value. Perfect intro to northern Michigan golf!!!
Pace of play
There was a foursome in front of us that was slow otherwise everything would have been fine
There was no savings for using golf now
There was no savings for using golf now. The golf now rate was the same as the regular rate. The tee boxes need alot of work as well
disappointed in Gaylord
We booked on last minute golfer and that was the last good experience of this golf course. The golf course was in horrible condition from the tee box's with four inch crab grass to the fairways that look like the where rototilled and debris everywhere. Now lets get to the greens. They had sticks all over them and again look to not have been cut in a week. We actually found a roller from one of there mowers in the middle of one of the greens. So in a nut shell Dont waste your time and money
This course has been poorly taken care of.
This is not my first time at this course, and I was extremely disappointed with the pace of play, and the course conditions. It almost appeared that it will soon close.
I know it's early in the season however winter clean up should at least be addressed.
I used to be happy to bring people here.
Nice course, needs some TLC
Nice course, with lots of challenges. Several forced carries over marsh and water. Elevation changes, both up and down. Pace of play was great until two groups from an outing were put in front of us playing best ball. We would have played in 1/2 hour less, easily.
The course, however, needs some TLC. Lot of weeds on tees on fairways. Greens were in better condition. We played early in the year, so this may have been a part of it. We saw maintenance on the course, clearing leaves, etc from fairways, and areas near, so they were definitely working on it.
Would definitely play the course again, however. We got a great bargain with GolfNow, so the condition did not take away from our enjoyment.
Fun course to play in good shape. Some very tough holes. Beautiful course to play in the fall.