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4.8
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
98.8%
Recommend this course
60 out of 62 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.9
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
25 out of 25 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 7093 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.3
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Pilgrim's Run Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 73 7093 yards 74.3 138
Blue 73 6471 yards 70.9 128
White 73 5737 yards 67.4 122
Red 73 4863 yards 67.7 114
Scorecard for Pilgrims Run
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.7/143 540 435 427 136 427 498 225 369 380 3437 314 548 433 580 439 173 454 357 358 3656 7093
Blue M: 71.7/137 519 366 388 120 393 483 191 331 366 3157 290 517 393 526 376 155 412 323 322 3314 6471
Blue/White M: 70.4/135 519 366 356 120 360 483 155 331 366 3056 290 463 393 475 376 155 352 323 322 3149 6205
White M: 67.0/126 W: 71.0/130 445 335 356 108 360 404 155 295 296 2754 275 463 342 475 315 136 352 282 292 2932 5686
White/Red M: 65.5/118 416 298 304 108 328 449 155 274 252 2584 275 377 342 391 318 136 280 285 292 2696 5280
Red M: 68.4/122 W: 67.7/114 416 298 304 93 328 369 99 274 252 2433 198 377 270 391 265 91 280 245 221 2338 4771
Handicap 15 5 1 17 7 13 3 9 11 18 14 6 4 8 10 2 16 12
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 37 73
Handicap (W) 15 5 1 17 7 13 3 9 11 10 14 6 4 8 18 2 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Dominate Creeping Bentgrass
Greens Dominate Creeping Bentgrass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Mike DeVries (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.8
62 Reviews (62)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 9

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Another Great Experience

Yet another great experience at Pilgrim's Run today! Due to the off and on rain and storms today, we had the course to ourselves, AND were lucky enough to only have seen about 10 mins of downpour. Otherwise the weather was pretty nice actually, with even some sunshine for the closing 5-6 holes.
Conditions were excellent as usual and as expected on this well maintained, wooded course. And despite the rain, the greens were rolling like a dream!
Pilgrim's Run continues to confirm itself year after year as the GR area's #1 course, in my opinion!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Hello Mark, thank you for the amazing review! We are glad to hear about your recent experience and you sticking out the rain. Please come back out and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful

A well maintained challenging test of golf. Wide fairways with numerous well placed sand traps, hard but playable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
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
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Commented On 05/09/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

challenging

Awesome course in great shape always. Warm up with your flat stick because the greens are very challenging and fast. Colors were changing with very beautiful tree lined fairways.
Bonus ...get there early as every cart includes bucket of balls for warmup on the driving range!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 10/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Scenery

This course is in a beautiful area. The course is in great shape. Staff were very friendly. As an average golfer (7 handicap) the greens were too difficult for my liking. They rolled great. They have a lot undulation and depending upon pin placements, it can be very difficult. Other than that the course is a must see.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 09/10/2018:
Hello milo822, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Layout

Just enough length and width of the FWs to provide some challenge, but ample room to shape shots and bomb the driver also. You definitely get the feeling of being remote while only miles away from Grand Rapids. Must play in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 09/06/2018:
Hello jireland, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
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

Must Play

Once again I was reminded of the quality and beauty of Pilgrim's Run. I found a good price on Golf Now and jumped on the opportunity to play one of the best that West Michigan has to offer.
Don't miss it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/30/2018:
Hello Rj6384, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello scovelm, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/31/2018:
Hello rrosado, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on the pace of play and tee time intervals. We escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Pastoral

As a retired pastor, I appreciate the beauty and solitude that Pilgrim's Run affords. I also appreciate the way each hole references Pilgrim's Progress, a Christian classic by John Bunyan. The course is beautiful and challenging, sprinkled with wild turkey, red-headed woodpeckers, deer and other wildlife. Easily overlooked are the incredibly friendly staff and terrific practice facilities. Pilgrim's Run is, for me, a retreat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/31/2018:
Hello Michael1430, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and found our staff friendly. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course with a lot of tree lined holes

The course was in great shape, enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend it, a good challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Hello Daniel1033, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

This might, dollar for dollar, be Michigan's best. Great layout, very well taken care of, and a staff that is courteous and customer first oriented. Well worth the quick trip outside of Grand Rapids.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/20/2018:
Hello GolfMich, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and our affordable rates. Thank you for playing Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Track for the Money

If your in Western Michigan, this is a track you can’t miss. The course layout is challenging yet extremely fair. Lots of elevation changes, and twist and turns. The staff is extremely pleasant, and the pace of play is well managed.

Only drawback is that you can only use the bucket of balls you receive off of the hitting mats and not the grass tees that are available.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/12/2018:
Hello Bill5760414, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. We also appreciate your feedback on the driving range. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Top notch course that shouldn't be missed

Took our golf group of 53 golfers to Pilgrims Run and it was the first time for most of the group. Most of the comments back to us from the group started with WOW and got better from there.
Immaculate course conditions from tee to green and in between. Pilgrims Run may be slightly out of the way and off the beaten path but anyone wishing to be tested but also enjoy a truly great round of golf should make the time to get there.
The staff was so very pleasant and helpful in getting our group set up and out on time for what was just an excellent day of golf. The care given to the course by the maintenance crew is evident on every hole. Just pure beautiful golf. The greens are very demanding but also fair once you understand and take the correct approach to them. We used this course for our putting competition during a three day outing and it definitely showed who was who in the putting department. Many holes have some risk/reward and while the challenge can be tempting you had better get there as the risk can be very hurtful to the scorecard.
Would truly recommend this course to anyone wishing to have one of their most enjoyable days of golf. If you're a group leader then make sure it is part of any outing in the Grand Rapids area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 08/07/2018:
Hello rpruck, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed course course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First Class - Wow

First class experience for my first time at Pilgrim's Run. A little hike from GR, but shook off the cobwebs with a free bucket of balls included with my 18. The starter was very helpful, and there were marshalls across the course to help out and ensure that everything was up to snuff.

Beautiful course. From the trees to the sand and lakes, it was difficult but fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/11/2018:
Hello dfly626, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/06/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. We also appreciate your rating on the pace of play. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Go for it

Course in excellent shape. Staff friendly. Food was very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 07/02/2018:
Hello jeffwhelan, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions, our food, and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 06/27/2018:
Hello alext12, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

the has great views, some simply beautiful holes. the greens are challenging to sometime difficult

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Pilgrims Run Golf Club on 06/20/2018:
Hello mrsmoothy, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent golf experience. Thank you for playing Pilgrim's Run Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
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