Lives
Charlotte, MI
Handicap
15-19
Gender
Male
Skill
Intermediate
Plays
A few times a week

Review Statistics

Average Rating

4.5
4.5
Total 21 Reviews

Rating Breakdown

21 Reviews
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Recommended Courses
20
Not Recommended Courses
1
Helpful Votes Count
3
Not Helpful Votes Count
2
First Review
07/29/2013
Last Review
07/25/2018

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Review of Grand Haven Golf Club

Played On 07/21/2018
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Driver remains in the bag

This course was in great condition not having rain for 3 to 4 weeks (rained within the last 24 hours from when we played). You can play with three wood or long iron from the tee box all day and still score. The greens are very challenging with the speed and undulation. Perhaps my opinion is bit bullish since the individual in charge is high school alumni. There are few courses that are challenging like this and from top to bottom staff that was very friendly and helpful. If you'er in area play the course. If you have couple of days Grand Haven Golf club and then Hawks Head in South Haven or Ravines in Saugatuck. You will be challenge with three different styles of golf. After golf check out the breweries in Grand Haven, Holland and Saugatuck area. You wont be disappointed and have great golf weekend.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Review of The Loon Golf Club

Played On 08/27/2017
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not your typical Northern Michigan Course

This course layout is unique to Northern Michigan as it has no elevation changes more typical you would see with Treetops or Otsego. But still great layout and can be hard. There have been some improvements, most noticeable was the 9th hole since we last played. The tree and junk that covered up pretty good part of the hole was trimmed back and down. This made this hole much more playable. Greens ran great the only one that was in below average condition was number 13 looks like it had some mold issues attempting to fix. The only other issue if I recall was the 7th hole. Missed the hole to the left and chipped on the green (typically would have stayed on the green) and as it picked up speed rolled off the green and then rolled down to the water. Not sure what can be done about the right side of the green as it is grass bare but shouldn't run off into place out of play for ball that hits the middle of the green for average non professional player. I guess just don't miss left but don't over compensate and miss right either.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort

Played On 08/26/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course/Needs Maintenance/Rangers lie

First I like playing Premier very challenging course and excellent layout (second the amount is not correct since we paid past part of package). I would say Management needs to review the sand traps and have relined/repaired. They have large stones in them which too me is unacceptable for course of this quality and with how much they do charge. Second we had an encounter with Ranger saying we were 25 minutes off pace (hole 9) and we were 4 holes behind the next group, in addition there were three groups waiting on number 8 the hole we had just previously played.. Some minor protest by us we continued and sped up our play (which wrecked our game for awhile). After review we looked at our approximate start tee time and 4 hour 35 minute of pace of play we were off pace maybe few minutes. If we used the Ranger's time we were perhaps maybe at most 5 minutes off pace. In regards to the 3 groups waiting on the 8th hole that was false as our second group said no one came up on them when they were teeing off (which would be required if groups stacked up). We also waited for our second group on 18 and no one came on the tee why they were on the green or as we added up scores. We also spoke to group that played the Signature around the same time and received the same information word for word. My recommendation is mark your start of the first ball you hit on your scorecard and when you see them getting after you about pace of play you can in whatever politeness you would like to use tell them to leave you alone. If I play this course again and receive the same treatment I will let the Ranger know to leave and stop bothering us (I may consider slowing down). I may not be very kind with my rebuttal the next time approached by Ranger at Treetops with off pace of play if not off pace.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent

Review of The Lakes Golf Course

Played On 08/25/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather

Tale of two nines

This the first time I played The Lakes course since the early 2000's, which at one time was closed for 3 years as I recall. The time I played it what is the 14 th hole was the 1st. The change also resulted in a new club house. The one issue is their is no driving range and the practice putting green is very small with cups that hadn't been moved (but likely due to the smallish nature). Now the tale of two 9 nines. We elected to play from the Blues. The back nine this was fine. The front 9 mistake. This is true for the 4th hole which is all up hill and blind shot to the fair way if you hit it well. Otherwise it's three shot par 5 at that point. The only other hole that was somewhat sketchy was #9 which could be due to the amount of rain. From about 140 yards out no carts and the group was very soft. Overall still nice layout. Just pick your tee wisely and perhaps consider moving up for the front side or at least #4.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

Review of Tribute Golf Course at Otsego Golf Club

Played On 08/25/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play after 1 not the full rate at this time

First l was warned by contact a I have in the Golf industry in Gaylord the Tribute had issue in 2016 losing the ability to pump water for 5 days and considered not opening this year (this is not something I can say management truly considered,). The course was in rough spots in places, but considering last years problems I would say they did good job in bringing the course back from the edge (look at 2016 reviews). At this time i would play the twilight rate at $99 bit over priced for the current condition. The other issue and I was for warned the Otsego club had some issues with owner and the liquor license had not transferred as result we did not see refreshment cart the entire time. Fortunately purchased enough water and their were water coolers around the course. The one compliant I would have is the pro shop moved to the old pro shop closer to the Classic #1 tee and driving range which was better but way under whelming of a pro shop for course of this stature, I would have hoped they had made upgrades which they did not. In addition cart replacement or at least the replacing the seats, it seemed every cart seat had a tear. I would still go back in play because I love the layout.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Black Lake Golf Club

Played On 08/24/2017
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course and must play

This is the second time I have played Black Lake and do love the course. My only comment is we received warning being off pace. We were off pace but I would mention there were 5 holes with pin positions that made it quite difficult and requiring many in our group to three putt. I don't mind tough pin positions but when you roll a ball almost up to the hole and rolls back to your feet that would suggest pin positions are in bad spot to keep up pace of play.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Review of Heritage Glen Golf Club

Played On 08/13/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Put this on your list to play

When you look at the card from the White tees it will seem on the short side. Yes there are some short par 4's but not a direct shot. Par 5's from the tee present a blind shot more just from lack of familiarity and where to play you shot. Greens were in excellent condition. They rolled true and smooth with good speed. We played the white tees and easily could have played the blues. We played on group golfer coupon which limited us to starting after 11 on the weekend. But the course was not busy at this time and we moved very well.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

Review of The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort

Played On 07/04/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Improvements from the past

It has been 10 years since I played the Natural. There has been improvements with Cart paths and overall course conditions. There was one hole on the back where it appears they have an old bunker and can't decide what to do with it (my opinion). Other than that the course was in the best condition since I played. If you want reasonable priced place to play in Gaylord area I would certainly return. This not going to have the viewing vistas of Treetops or Tribute but it is solid course. The only other issue was the person opening was late. Said couldn't let us on the course early. Wasn't the issue we were there early to hit some balls and get a little practice in.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from The Natural at Beaver Creek on 08/03/2017:
We're glad you came back out to play The Natural at Beaver Creek. Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience!

Review of Marsh Ridge

Played On 06/29/2017
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Same as I remember

The course was in pretty good condition considering the area had rain every day for the last two weeks. The pro at desk said the course was on its way back after some green neglect (mold). The exception of sand trap on the back that I mentioned to the pro (when i said something he knew exactly what hole I was talking about) had no sand and had to pitch high to the green did not work out well. This course is under the management of the Loon and if you played the Loon they do know how to create good course conditions.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good

Review of Meadows, The

Played On 09/24/2016
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Links Style

Course is links style and we played right after women's NCAA tournament. Thick rough, greens that ran true and fast. We paid $25 due to Group Golfer coupon otherwise when I looked at the rates is was $49 a bit more than we paid due the coupon. But at $49, it would be worth the cost. Playing it for the first time it can be tough as you don't have good views of the fairway and can't see some of the landing areas.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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