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3.5
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.8
76.0%
Recommend this course
103 out of 153 reviews
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3.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.7
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.0%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back/Blue 71 6555 yards 71.6 129
Middle/White 71 6268 yards 69.9 124
Silver 71 5774 yards 67.9 118
Silver (W) 72 5774 yards 74.5 132
Forward/Red (W) 72 5316 yards 71.4 126
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) Jerry Matthews Ray Hearn (2017)

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

3.5
153 Reviews (153)

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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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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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
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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
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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
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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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
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
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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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course

Greens excellent,

Fairways very rough

Long course for seniors

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

Review

The course has a great design, some very long par 3/4s - no alcohol service if you're into that, and it is not allowed on course. I wish the rangers would have been a little more aggressive - course was also a bit of a mess in areas and we haven't had any major rain in about a week

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

Donald Ross

Rackham has withstood the test of time, great greens and tough par 3s on the back 9

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

Average public course in Metro Detroit

Tough greens demand precise approach shots to have a chance at birdie/par. A fair amount of ground under repair from weather damage. Would be nice if this course could inject some money into it and really restore this Donald Ross design to it’s full potential. Overall value is fair for the weekend. No issues with pace of play early in the morning. For Metro Detroit you can do better but you can also do a lot worse.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Decent course

If you are looking for something quick, in and out, rackham is your best bet. A good central southeast Michigan location. There were some wet zones considering it rained the day prior. I give it 6/10 score

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