St. Ives Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5765 yards||74.4||143|
|Gold (W)||72||4821 yards||68.9||121|
|Black M: 73.1/146||424||176||410||530||345||347||487||171||348||3238||353||501||395||234||429||369||175||560||448||3464||6702|
|Blue M: 70.8/139||404||153||399||510||312||324||476||143||315||3036||346||487||368||179||402||346||134||534||415||3211||6247|
|Blue/White M: 69.4/129||381||153||333||484||312||324||476||143||315||2921||346||487||347||151||366||311||134||483||394||3019||5940|
|White M: 68.9/127 W: 70.7/130||381||150||333||484||290||264||455||116||279||2752||321||454||347||151||366||311||128||483||394||2955||5707|
|Gold M: 67.5/124 W: 68.2/125||336||103||281||436||241||229||404||90||214||2334||295||422||247||108||315||231||108||429||332||2487||4821|
Over Rated At Best
Many Gimmicky holes/ At bestthere are 2 holes where my wife could not reachchch the play area and one of them has no bailout.We had early tee time and the range was not available for warm up.
The staff cart person/starter were excellent and informative .Lunch,was great and rhe service great.
This place has a long way to go to be a world class Golf Resort.
St. Ives Golf Club
The Good: Excellent design from Jerry Matthews may be his best Michigan work. Has a true "Pure Michigan" feel with significant elevation changes for a course in central Michigan. Superb course conditions and very slick greens, along with a very tight layout make for a challenging round. Track has some of the best Par 3's in the state and some of the better Par 5's that you will find. Beautiful clubhouse and inn with on-site lodging available. Excellent layout with nice variety in holes enough challenge for the best of golfers. Good practice facility. Pretty decent value at $120 during peak season and even better for seniors and juniors.
The Bad: Jerry Matthews didn't believe in starting you off easy at St. Ives: one of the most challenging opening holes in the state. No GPS and very limited yardage markers. Staff is good but not great for a resort course. Many uphill or forced carries that are too challenging for the average golfer. Will not be enjoyable if you don't appreciate target golf.
The Verdict: St. Ives is arguably one of the most beautiful courses in all of Michigan. If you love golf with no houses and pure scenery, this is your course. St. Ives is a great compliment to Tullymore and a top 20 caliber public course in Michigan in its own right.
Best Hole: While all the Par 3's are fantastic, the Par 5 17th is as pretty as you will find. Winding around a marsh area with sand traps ready to gobble up an errant shot, this is truly a hole worthy of a camera shot. Gorgeous!
This is the sister course to Tullymoore. The elevation changes are spectacular. The front nine is a bit easier than the back. Either way, bring your camera and YOUR "A" game to this course, you'll need both.
Beautiful with a great layout
St. Ives is a beautiful coures that is very natural. I don't think they had to move very much dirt to create this layout. It is a nice mix of tight and open fairways, the greens are in excellent shape and putt fast and true. There are many elevated tees. The only negative thing I can say about the course is that all par 3's required forced carries, which made it impossible for my fiance, who is a beginner. Tee options that would allow the beginner to play to an area where they are not required to get the ball off the ground every time would be nice. But for me, it was a wonderful combination of beauty and challenge while being fair to the accomplished golfer.
Last day it was open
For being the last day the course was open, the grounds were kept nicely (of course fall leaves can't be helped). The personnel everywhere were so friendly EVERYONE I MET WAS GREAT! and I would say this is the first golf course I found this to be true of everyone!
This course has specatular veiws.
The risk reward off the tees was intriguing and the greens rewarded a smart second shot. I truly enjoyed my time there and look forward to going back.
St Ives is always in great shape and a great place to play
Great track ... I want to play again soon.
If you haven't played st Ives and tullymore you really need to put this on your must play list. I loved everything about the experience. If you book on golf now you can get some decent discounted rates. Can't wait to play it again.
This couse is cut through the woods and can be difficult.
You receive a warm welcome from Tyler in the pro-shop. The bag drop folks are polite and get your clubs loaded on a cart. The course is beautifully cut through the woods and marsh and offers many challenging holes. You not only get to golf but you get in touch with nature. Total relaxation from start to finish. Enjoy
excellent course with beauty all around
A must play if you can afford it. High price but well worth it.