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3.5
162 Reviews (162)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.9
76.5%
Recommend this course
112 out of 162 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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3.9
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 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

Accolades

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

Reviews

3.5
162 Reviews (162)

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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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Better course

So easy Very widely General area,
But winding green and difficult pin layout today.
It’s unbalanced.

But I like this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Donald Ross Designed Course!!

Great simple course located in Huntington Woods. Too early in the season to give green condition report, but well worth the money to play in omen of the Donald Ross designed course Inn Detroit at very reasonable price!!
Staff was friendly and courteous. No starter to Ben found on the day I played but no problem amongst friendly players here!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course, good staff

Was a nice sunny day. Course was well maintained. Certain holes did have a lot of ground under repairs which is to be expected this late in the season. The fairways and greens were well kept.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Enjoyed the course very much. It was very busy. Greens were great, fairways are good, sand traps were good. Big Donald Ross fan and the course layout was really good. The pro shop/ clubhouse building is about 100 years old and is really cool. They don't want make them like that anymore. I definitely want to play this course again now I know what to expect. The 18th confused me. I thought the green was right behind a sand trap but it was about 30 yards between the trap and the green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Time

The course was in good condition. The pace of play was good. Course layout was not too challenging. Used golf now to get a good price.

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

Swiss Cheese

Aside from greens looking like Swiss Cheese & actually having mud/clay within bunkers, fairways could need some TLC.....otherwise for a muni owner by the city ( Detroit ) she’s fair at best & needs lots of work, to bring it back to what it should be.....

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love This Donald Ross Course

Always a pleasure to play Rackham. I've been coming here for 50 years and it's in the best shape ever. Pace was a bit slow due to pokey threesome ahead of us. Ranger talked to them but that made no difference. First-timers thinks the course looks easy but there are some long par fours and the wind always sweeps across the course to add to you challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rackham

We arrived 30 minutes ahead of our tee time and they let us go out and play. Pace of play was great, we really didn't see anybody out on the course for a Tuesday morning. Greens were pretty quick, and were in good shape. Tee boxes weren't amazing but they were definitely doable. As a twosome, we finished our round in 3 hours, and I'd definitely come back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ehh

My buddy and I showed up with plenty of time to spare for our round. The starter proceeded to let two groups of 4 that were late go out ahead of us. This resulted in a log jam and awful pace of play. It took us over 2 hours to get through 5 holes! The ranger was cruising right by the slow groups and never said a word. Eventually we just skipped a couple holes to get a head of the mess. I've played there many times and had the same issues. The value for money at this course is pretty terrible.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course. Challenging, but honest. No beer in the clubhouse

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, struggling from all the rain

The course is long, natural and challenging. There has been so much rain the the area over the past month and there are a lot of damaged fairways.

The greens are in great shape, and other than that the course was good.

Being a Saturday in June and a nice day we expected a bit slow of pace, and we had it, 19 took just over 5 hours, we teed off early AM.

One issue we had happen 5 different time was having people hitting into our group and not giving a “fore” warning. That is not a reflection on the course, but they could perhaps have a ranger on duty to address it. Some were extremely close calls.

Conditions Average
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

Friendly course

The course was fair for the average golfer. Wet weather this spring has caused this course to have pretty severe water damage at this point.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Awesome classic Donald Ross Layout

Course has gotten much better over the past year! Looking awesome! Hope to see others checking out this gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Over priced and slow

Place will sell as many tee times as people will buy, I’ve left without finishing a round multiple times because it was so slow

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry to see that you did not fully enjoy your time with us. We are always looking to improve, so we appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback. We hope to have you back in the future.

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