Rackham Golf Course

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3.0
133
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.6
60.3%
Recommend this course
86 out of 132 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
3
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
33.3%
Recommend this course
1 out of 3 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
11
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
2.9
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
54.5%
Recommend this course
6 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6555
Slope 118
Rating 70.8
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Rackham Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6555 yards 70.8 118
Middle 71 6253 yards 69.2 116
Forward (W) 72 5413 yards 70.7 114
Scorecard for Rackham Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 71.6/129 530 326 376 364 166 322 507 185 420 3196 451 424 348 213 519 387 220 349 448 3359 6555
Middle M: 69.9/124 W: 74.5/132 515 315 365 348 145 311 502 143 387 3031 442 418 333 204 511 369 215 299 431 3222 6253
silver M: 67.9/118 492 315 291 300 135 311 439 132 365 2780 415 353 333 181 473 346 180 299 414 2994 5774
Forward M: 67.9/118 W: 71.4/126 446 262 291 290 124 273 439 102 321 2548 368 353 319 181 449 319 180 282 414 2865 5413
Handicap 3 11 9 7 15 13 1 17 5 2 8 16 10 12 14 4 18 6
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 11 7 5 15 13 1 17 9 2 4 16 10 6 12 8 18 14

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Bent/Poa Grass
Greens Bent/Poa Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1923)

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

Reviews

3.0
133

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
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rackham Rebirth

Old Course, new ways..... Place looks amazing! All new Golf Carts with USB ports, Pro-Shop has a lot of new and cool items! Place is easy to get to and local... Staff have been working hard to make this place better and I am very happy because this course is one of my favorites. It's playable for any person or skill level. Would check out the changes if you get a chance...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

The course was is great shape, except the greens need a little work. Other than the greens, my only other gripe was that it was a little over price. $45 on a Saturday Morning seemed like a bit much for the course. Otherwise, the course was great to play with some challenging, but accessible holes. I will definitely be back.

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

Good Course

The course was in great shape overall, except the greens needed a little help. They’re doing a great job with what they’ve been given. Besides the greens, my only other gripe would be the price. $45 for a Saturday Morning is a little much for that course. Otherwise, a great course with some challenging, but accessible holes. I will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rackham

Pace of play worst I’ve experienced in years. Very frustrating. No ranger to speed slow players long.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

The greens need work...but at least the groungs crew were out there making the effort!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I booked 18 holes, but when we got there, wa told could only play 9 holes

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Was great to get out for the first time this year. Perfect spring day. Nice course. Could tell they are working on some stuff for the full swing season to get going.

Enjoy the course and cool being able to see animals from the Detroit zoo!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Classic

Great layout.

Great price.

Very slows players all over the course but that's what happens on a 60 degree day late in November in Michigan. All the horrible players were out there for a last hurrah.

Nothing anyone could do about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SUNDAY AFTERNOON ROUND

We got behind some slow players to begin. They need a Ranger to police this. Yet the Ranger would not let the group behind us play a fivesome even though they were keeping up. Slow players must be reminded to keep up with group ahead.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Deal

Got a great deal on price. Course was busy but pace of play and golfers were great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disgrace to treat a Donald Ross Course

First time playing this course and I was absolutely astonished on the condition of the golf course. I love Donald Ross golf courses and the disrespect that the management group of this golf course has done to a Donald Ross course is beyond belief. The green speed of about 7 and condition for Ross greens was something I have never experienced playing a Ross course. The condition of the fairways and the rough was nothing more than complete neglect. Course layout was great.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I Love Donald Ross-Designed Courses

Great course I've played for over 40 years. Today's round was only marred by two groups ahead who held up everyone. Where are the marshals? Round took an extra hour.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyed playing the Donald Ross design...shot 78...and it's a great value through GolfNow!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good local course

Living in the Royal Oak area, I don't have the greatest public golfing options in the immediate vicinity. Detroit courses are all falling apart and the good courses in Rochester and Oxford are a hike. Luckily, Rackham is right in our backyard. Don't come here expecting anything amazing, but if you are looking for an affordable round of golf on a well groomed track, then Rackham is a good bet.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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