Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club
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Good Track, Great People
Kinda slow on the day we played, but it was Saturday. Not alot of amenities but staff was really great and accommodating. Would recommend.
See my previous reviews below
Dumpy trailer to check in as usual. Build a clubhouse or go back to the original Torch course clubhouse guys! For a course of Sundance's pedigree it's a travesty. Great interesting golf course. Recommend and play it in early June of each year. Very wet but when dry it's always an enjoyable day. Savor the view of Torch Lake from the 17th tee. Cheers!
Always fun to play the Original course
You still have to check in at the dumpy trailer shared with the Sundance course. Build a clubhouse guys or move back to the original Torch clubhouse. Torch course in nice shape greens are of good speed and it's a pretty old school routing. The 10th hole is quirky. Always a strong challenge Torch holds your interest. Very very wet from recent rains. You have to play this course a few times so you know where your ball will bounce. Overall 3.75 stars. Recommended and play 36 by going over to Sundance in the afternoon.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Great out of the way Resort
Beautiful golf course with views of Torch Lake.
Greens were quick but not unfair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everything was great. Have played this course before and always come back
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.
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.
After one round, this course jumped to my top spot of favorites. The layout is unforgettable, best course in northwest Michigan.
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.