St. Ives Golf Club

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1.9
Friendliness
4.1
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3.9
Amenities
2.8
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6709
Slope 146
Rating 73.1
Type Semi-Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6709 yards 73.1 146
Blue 72 6294 yards 70.8 139
White 72 5765 yards 68.9 127
White (W) 72 5765 yards 74.4 143
Gold (W) 72 4821 yards 68.9 121
Scorecard for St. Ives Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 3 13 5 1 11 17 7 15 9 14 8 12 18 2 10 16 4 6
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 14 1 5 11 18 7 16 9 15 12 8 17 2 10 13 6 4

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Jerry Matthews (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with a collar are required for men and women. No denim. No short shorts, tank tops and cut-offs.

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3.5
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great vistas

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

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

Great course

St Ives is always in great shape and a great place to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

excellent course with beauty all around

A must play if you can afford it. High price but well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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9900 Saint Ives Dr, Stanwood, Michigan 49346, Mecosta County
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