8100 Storey Road, Belding, Michigan 48809, US
(616) 794-1580
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About Candlestone Golf Resort

The 25-room Candlewood Golf Resort is one of Michigan's unsung golf properties. The course is a classic tree-lined test. Both the hotel and the course have been updated since new owners took over in 2008. The Water Tower Grille serves 30 different beers and multiple appetizers, entrees, burgers and sandwiches.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres170
Year Opened1978
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Candlestone Golf Resort

Reviews

3.9
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Beautiful course. Only con was a two hour delay due to frost which effected the pace of play. However, I still enjoyed myself.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

1st round @ Candlestone GC

The course was decent condition, and the greens were nice. Play was extremely slow. First time to play the course, I was a solo. Ok, they just finished an outing, so the tee times were stacked up. Sadly, no ranger reminding golfers,,,,ready golf! Highlight of the day, a 3 some allowed me to play along on hole #3; which made the day a lot more tolerable. I would play if again to give it another chance on pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained

2nd time playing the course. They were busy due to an outing, but pace of play was still good. Course was in excellent shape. Will be returning again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Long and Open

Fairways are pretty open, the trees are not overbearing. Water and sand traps are not obnoxious. There were some uprooted trees but not in they way. Course seemed to be in good shape. There is a couple vending machines after the ninth hole but you need to make sure you have one dollar bills. Nice course!!! Will go back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mostly a good experience.

Course was in great shape. I do not agree with the fact that they had rakes in the traps during COVID-19 - I have not been to another course that does right now. There was also a cigarette butt in the cart, which tells me the level of cleaning the carts receive is not up to snuff. Worst thing was the marshall that kept showing up to talk to us - especially when he pulled up and slammed on his brakes during a swing...with no apology, but a snarky comment on the bad shot resulted. With these comments I do need to reinforce that the course was in excellent shape and we really enjoyed our round. Too bad about all of the peripheral bad things...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Even though it rained overnight the course was in terrific condition the greens were really good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golf review

very nice course. Good use of all the clubs in the bag. Course was in great shape even though rain had been lacking lately. Pace of play was really slow. Would 9f been nice to see a ranger/starter moving around to speed things up. We were just 2 playing and got stuck being a slow threesome. They seemed reluctant to let a single play through. Also just cause you think you hit a big drive doesn't mean you should play the blue tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Average experience

The course layout is pretty good overall, has some difficult holes...with a lot of trees on both sides and narrow fairways.

The course was very dry...greens were crusty. The rough was dry as well...ground underneath was hard to the point where you couldn't take a divot.

The first 9 holes we just waited and waited...took almost 3 hours to play the front. Had a lot of twosomes... probably could have condensed some grounds. We had 3 people.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course

Great time today golfing at Candlestone. Course was in good condition and greens were great. Not a long course and the set up was not difficult however the greens were small making you for the lack of driving difficultly. The greens were protected by bunkers although the sand was not in great shape today. #8 had some cosmetic issues with trees and ground under repair but overall it was well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Played this course before number of years ago. First time back. Course was in great shape. Greens ran true. Rollout was amazing. You'd think short of the hole and ball kept running out. Makes chipping a premium. Open to start narrows at times. $44 Sunday morning in June is and excellent deal. Didn't use amenities. But certainly could have used a beer cart. Fortunately not hot more for my golf game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played here for the first time and I was impressed with the layout and the condition of the course. Scenic holes through the forested areas and just enough water to make it interesting. Greens were near perfect and the fairways and roughs very good. It seems as though not many replace or fill their divots which is a shame.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Pace of play

Pace of play was terrible. Nobody on the course managing groups. After a 2 hr plus 9 holes as a single they let a old man and woman off in front of groups that have been backed up all day. Not recommended to anyone.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course in great shape, greens were prefect. Lots of fun.

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