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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6669 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.8
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Crooked Tree Golf Club (BOYNE)
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/28 Closed: 10/15
Architect Harry Bowers (1991) Arthur Hills (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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5.0
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Arthur Hills gem!

As I referenced in an earlier review, I have become a big fan of Arthur Hills' courses over the years. Crooked Tree adds to this. It's a great course that is part of the Boyne family of courses.
There are a variety of tee boxes available for different playing levels. The course conditions were more than acceptable for this early in the year for Northern Michigan. The course itself offered a number of challenges including fast, undulating greens (some of the undulations have to be seen to be believed), difficult approaches to greens protected by deep bunkers, blind tee shots, and beautiful vistas of Little Traverse Bay. (Some of these rival Crooked Tree's better known "brother" course Bay Harbor, which is just down the road.
All in all, playing Crooked Tree was a great experience that I look to repeat the next time I'm in the Petoskey area.
Highly recommended!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Vacation golf

If you are in the Petoskey,MI. area this is a must play. Excellent conditions and challenging.
Very fair & only a few " blind" shots.. Greens are very true to putt..You will enjoy the challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful layout

Variety of challenging holes, well maintained, smooth putting surfaces, beautiful setting with views of Little Traverse Bay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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

Wonderful play but expensive

As part of the Boyne portfolio just a few miles north and inland from the top rated ridiculously expensive Bay Harbor course Crooked Tree has really nice vistas of Lake Michigan, elevation changes and in general is a very well maintained challenging golf course where there are several holes that you need to play a few times to get the hang of it. Nice range to warm up on. Recommended but yes some of the greens are a bit over the top. Pet peeves are that it's expensive......at least $80 plus, beverage prices are steep ($5 plus for a 12 oz can of Bell's beer, $3 for a Vitamin water) but worse is that the really nice looking from the outside clubhouse facility only has one mens toilet and one urinal and smells like a barn. At least you are treated right and it's not "snooty" like the employees at Bay Harbor.....nice welcoming folks at this place. 4 stars....and yes I'm downgrading a full 1 star because of cruddy men's "locker room" and prices.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
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
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in excellent shape. The only thing I could suggest would be yardage makers..perhaps the Kirby system.
The women handling our bags and setting up our carts did an excellent job. She is quite the worker also handling the driving range. You have a great employee.

Conditions Excellent
Value 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
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Northern Michigan Golfing at it's VERY BEST!!!

Played on one of the most perfect golf weather days possible... 80 degrees w/ only a trace of a breeze on a Saturday in late September. Staff was very friendly & offered advice on several points of the course to be aware of w/ shots. VERY difficult greens as they are extremely undulated & fast. Course design is excellent w/ a lot of fairway undulations along with incredible topography & views of Lake Michigan. #16 really stands out being a par 4 with an incredible elevation change after your tee-shot. Your 2nd shot goes down to a green that seemed like 50-75 feet below.
Nice driving range perfectly situated from clubhouse & so many great holes to mention here.

HIGHLY recommend playing this course---especially with the price at $37 w/ cart!

Only recommendation I would suggest---and I told this to the staff---- is that a yardage book with hole advice on each hole is a must due to many of the blind shots you are faced with and a yardage guide would help immensely w/ club choices off tees and in some of the fairway shots.......

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Love the layout, hate Greens

This is great track. The course has 5 par 3's which when you look at the tees for orange are at 5900 yards. Trust me unless you can drive it 250 yards plus all the time is all the course you could ever want. My only issue is the greens. There is significant undulation and to keep them fair they are slow. Hole 2 green far too tricked up as well as 9 & 18 shared green. 18 has been improved but in my opinion both of these could be completely redone. They offer few pin placements. I still give this high recommendation with the changes to hole 16, 17 and 18 did a lot of improvements to the course feel. The views starting from 15 one are just perfect looking out to the bay. Of all the Boyne courses the staff are certainly the most friendly that is not to say they all aren't just better with exception of Bay Harbor. I can only recall one time I have played it slow play was an issue and the staff were quick to apologize after loosing track of the slow group.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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