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3.6
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.8
76.2%
Recommend this course
134 out of 195 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.6
68.6%
Recommend this course
24 out of 35 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.6
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
76.1%
Recommend this course
35 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6555 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.6
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Rackham Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Bent/Poa Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1923) Jerry Matthews Ray Hearn (2017) Bruce Hepner (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #13)

Reviews

3.6
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Undulating Greens 8
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Walkers 9
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

August 3rd 2020

This place is trash in every aspect. Rude desk lady, snail pace of play on a Monday morning I played 8 holes and just walked off because it took 3 hours. Do better Rackham.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Old school Muni

This course just has something special about it. I love the old school Art Deco clubhouse/pro shop. The greens were fast, course was well maintained and I’m looking forward to playing the third and final Detroit municipal course soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

The greenest course I've seen in months

The course has been kept up during this extended hot and dry stretch. There were very few beat up areas and the greens were great.

Everything they had control over was very good to great.

But it is a a little bit on the expensive side.
$47 to ride, $40 to walk.

I hadn't played there in almost 10 years and it seems to have improved. I'll return gladly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pretty good course right next to the zoo

Greens played tricky at this course but overall fun and some long par 3's.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

The pace was great. The staff was very helpful. I would play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Rating

Bad experience. I booked 2 golfers through Golf Now, then tried to adjust my reservation to 4 golfers. Called Rackham all morning to adjust, but nobody ever answered. When I arrived they rudely bumped my tee time an hour back, did not give me the Golf Now credit / discount, their clubhouse was closed and they did not sell beer. No beer available for purchase to drink in the clubhouse, or on the course... no cart girls. All around bad experience - many better courses around!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun Place to Play in Tight Quarters

This course is central to the metro Detroit area and it offers a chance for people from many parts of the region to get together for golf. It is not too long but you still have to make shots to score. It was obvious today that many were coming out of quarantine because golf shots were being sprayed all over the place. The fairways were relatively close so one needed to be on the lookout for errant shots. We had an enjoyable round with some inexperienced golfers but the slow pace of play allowed us to keep up with the group in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Rackham!

What a great historic course Rackham is. Bring your putters A game as greens are large and challenging.
Beautiful course is great location. Saw 3 beautiful deer out there and fairways were good. Donald Ross design is challenging and so much fun. Course in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Disappointing

Horrible course management here. Tee'd at 950 for our set 920 time. 2 groups deep on every box. When talking with the group ahead, we were told they had the 916 tee time, meaning they booked 4 minutes apart. Took 3.25 hours to play 9 holes. When we informed the ranger he shrugged his shoulders and stated 'you're lucky to be out here, this is why I don't play here.' Course layout was fine and had a nice look, but today will keep me away from Rackham for a while.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Detroit Gem

Grateful to have this terrific course nearby.
Well maintained and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Golf now is a rip off

Why is Golf now charging me money when the golf course themselves adjusted my teatime? This is absolutely insane

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very nice muni

Old Donald Ross course. Greens in good shape. No water on course. Lot of doglegs. Bit pricey but fun and fair.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great feeling course

Love the detail of the course, and character of the greens. Historic feel to the club from parking to in on the 18th green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Greens. Great Pace

Quite a nice round. Pace of play was excellent and course is in nice shape. Greens are awesome!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Changed pricing upon arrival

Our reservation was made through golfnow and it was supposed to be $25 per player for 18 holes walking. Once we checked in we were told new price, that allegedly changed due to holiday weekend, was $40. It’s not about extra $15 but about false advertising, there are much better courses to play than this one for $40 in Metro Detroit area. Pace of play was super slow. Will not be back to play Rackham.

Jake S.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Trash

They don’t care about the golfers. Pack as many in as you can, charge as much as you can, enforce all the rules possible. Course is average, but hour plus round, sit at the first hole waiting for an hour alone. Wear a mask, no booze, nobody washes the carts, but congregate at 1 with 2 dozen people for an hour

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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