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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6612 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2
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The Torch at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6612 yards 73.2 133
White 72 6203 yards 71.5 128
Gold 72 5510 yards 71.1 127
Red 72 5105 yards 69.2 124
Scorecard for Torch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.2/137 362 413 532 385 217 526 209 346 360 3350 394 511 339 184 340 490 400 183 355 3196 6546
White M: 70.2/134 W: 76.1/137 363 403 484 368 158 513 152 337 354 3132 386 497 326 172 303 485 374 173 320 3036 6168
Gold M: 67.4/121 W: 72.1/128 346 347 474 353 130 451 122 283 276 2782 344 469 300 164 245 408 334 167 306 2737 5519
Red W: 69.5/123 277 339 411 287 121 438 122 277 269 2541 332 403 226 164 235 388 294 144 280 2466 5007
Handicap 14 4 7 15 12 8 16 9 5 1 3 10 17 13 2 6 11 18
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 3 14 12 9 17 10 8 1 4 7 16 15 2 6 11 18

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
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A-Ga-Ming Sundance

Awesome course. Can't say enough about how fun it was to play. Great condition, pace of play was fantastic and staff was very helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

new and excellent condition

stuck us behind a women's tournament. their pace was 5 hours. should have allowed 40 minutes for next tee time to avoid slow play. Thank God they decided to play scramble, otherwise 5 1/2 hour round.

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

Outstanding

Course conditions were near perfect in all respects. Fairways lush, greens fast and true. Elevation changes added to the interest. Challenging but very playable. You are missing out on a great golfing experience if you pass on this one!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Track

Writing this as a former PGA Professional in the state of Michigan. This course has to be on your short list of places to play in Northern MI! Beautiful layout that requires every club in your bag. Course conditions were private club level. Tight fairways, pure fast greens and consistently perfect bunkers. Views throughout the course were great. Very playable but challenging at the same time with a great mix of scoreable and tough holes. I can’t say enough good things about this course. Go tee it up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great out of the way Resort

Beautiful golf course with views of Torch Lake.
Greens were quick but not unfair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Condition and layout disappointed

This was my first time playing the Torch and I do not think I will be back. In hindsight, I should have played the Sundance course. The front 9 was beautifully maintained and the layout showcased the location. When we made the turn, with the exception of hole 10, the course dropped off significantly in terms of maintenance and layout. The layout did not seem to make much sense and the fairways and greens were not in the best condition. I would consider playing at A-Ga-Ming again, but definitely not at this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

BUILD A PROPER CLUBHOUSE

See my review of 6/9/17. I've played Sundance every year since it opened. It's a wonderful track with wonderful conditioning. For the rates they charge I'm down grading by two stars because I'm sick and tired of dealing with their trailer for a clubhouse. Better yet Ag-a-ming renovate the original Torch course clubhouse/add onto that and you might get your 5 star rating. Same trailer, smelly bathrooms and sorry guys but it's about time your invest in the proper facilities to welcome golfers to this premier NoMI track.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Torched

By no-means is the torch the standard bearer at a-ga-ming, that honor goes to Sundance; however, the Torch offers a beautiful course for a little less-money than Sundance does next-door (I would still highly recommend playing Sundance over Torch).

The course was in pretty good shape, but it is a little-bit in a valley and there was some muddy spots in the fariways due to all the rain we had. My group of 16 played in a 4-man scramble here and everyone had a great time, which the copious amounts of alcohol drunk throughout the day may have played a part in. Just watch your level of intoxication because the Miller-group behind us (who were animals) got black-balled by the cart-girls for their rowdy behavior somewhere in the middle of the round.

Course is pretty tight, have to hit the fairways, but it is definitely a course where you are rewarded for your good shots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Let us Dance (on carts)

I was pretty appalled when I saw a 3* review for this course as it is up-top on my list of "must-play" courses in Northern Michigan along with the obvious Forest Dunes and hidden-gems like Dunmaglas. This course had everything going for it: the views were spectacular, the rolling hills and elevated tee-shots made for some challenging golf and the staff there was top-notch. One thing of note, the elevation changes on the par-3s really had no effect on how far the hole played (at least for my group), which was frustrating but now you know. The cart-girls were fantastic, they made their way to our group seemingly every-other hole--which I am sure was in no small part to one of my buddies getting a little wild and dancing on their cart...

Anyways, this course is a must-play in Northern Michigan, I will definitely check it out again and also advise playing the other courses at a-ga-ming.

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

Sundance

Everything was great. Have played this course before and always come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf

The course was laid out well and the views were great. Challenging yet fair, course knowlwdge would have helped on a few holes. Good price for a round, staff was very helpful, would play again. Thanks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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

Worth playing

Interesting holes, course in good condition, fairly tough but, unlike other area courses we recently played, the rough was not overly punitive. Elevation changes added to the enjoyment. Par 3 #7 very scenic. The on-course restaurant is a don't miss.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Best layout!

After one round, this course jumped to my top spot of favorites. The layout is unforgettable, best course in northwest Michigan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Nicely conditioned and recommended NoMi play

A nice routing, well designed and in very good condition. Have played the Sundance course since it opened at least once a year......it's a very nice challenging fun play. The par 3 8th and par 5 9th can be scorecard killers if you don't watch out. Sundance does require some course knowledge to master and there are several greens that are next to impossible to hold if the flag is in the wrong position so approach shot angle position is extremely important. The downhill par 3 tee box of the 17th hole provides a pleasurable vista of Torch Lake....and the 18th is a demanding finish over a pond well protected by sand traps. Excellent range and practice facilities. 4 stars plus. Downgrading only because they still operate out of a trailer so it's very cramped with only one bathroom for each gender. Old school Torch course is also on site (also worth a play) with food/beverage at the original clubhouse with beautiful vista of Torch Lake on the deck available post round. I wish A-ga-ming would either build a new clubhouse or just move out of the trailer after renovating and upgrading the original Torch course clubhouse.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome course, somewhat expensive

I'm not against paying a lot of money for a round, but I want my money's worth. The website and pictures make it seem like every hole is gorgeous, but that's not the case. I played The Natural the day before and some of those holes were better designed. Don't get me wrong, this is a GREAT looking course, but I'm just not sure it's worth the money. The pro-shop is lacking (and they seem to have two of them which was confusing). Pace of play was downright EXCRUCIATING!! Took two of us over 6 hours to finish 18 (without stopping for lunch)! They allow singles to play on their own and won't combine them with a 2some/3some. Thankfully the beer-cart and girl came around pretty often so we ended up drinking a lot more than playing golf. We had fun overall, but I'd rather pay for an average golf course where I can actually play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Beautiful views of Torch Lake!

Grabbed a Stay and Play Deal. All the weekends were booked, but managed to work in a Wednesday overnight in October 2012. The colors were simply spectacular. We played Sundance the first day and, even though the weather was a bit overcast, we enjoyed ourselves and the rain held out until we finished! It rained overnight making The Torch course a bit squishy in some areas, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The views of Torch Lake on the Torch course were simply spectacular. The staff was extremely friendly. The food in the clubhouse was tasty but nothing fancy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor

Pace of play can be poor/Very good golf course 4.5 stars

Since Ag-a-ming opened the Sunset course in 2005 I've played it at least once each year. It's always been maintained well, greens are smooth and fast, decent sand in the bunkers and they do have a nice range and practice facilities. A very fair and challenging golf course that's scenic with generous fairways. Not your typical Northern Michigan golf course cut through forest. It's by far the most expensive of the three golf courses Ag-aming runs (Sunset, Torch and now Antrim Dells) and must point out that you can play several courses in the area that are just as well maintained for significantly less cost (by as much as 50pct or more). Pace of play if crowded has always been an issue. Some rounds can take more than 5 hours if you're behind an outing. Again very nice track....they need to build a clubhouse rather than continuing to work out of a trailer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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