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

3.7
13 Reviews (13)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Hot weather
Used cart

AWESOME Greens & Fairways

First time playing here and I was very impressed with the conditions of the greens and fairways. Greens were very fast and rolled so nicely. Some tough greens with heavy sloping. Fairways were mowed beautifully, although the rough was brown due to recent drought.

The layout cuts through stacks of maples and oaks on both sides, and pines. Some holes wide open. Medium difficulty throughout.

Paid $25 for 18/cart with use of Golf Show voucher. Come play here, you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor Shape

I was looking forward to playing this course when i played a few on the West side. Based on its storied history i figured the "new" owners would continue keeping the course conditions some of the best. I was wrong - fairways were long, greens were slow and tees needed attention. When asking a worker why the course had deteriorated she said, "the owners care more about the restaurant..l." Its too bad, a course with a great past should work to uphold it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great golf!

Course is fun, challenging, and in good condition. I try to play there 3-4 times a year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

nicely maintained

course is nicely maintained and challenging long fairways

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured
Verified Purchaser

great course, very friendly staff

The staff at the pro shop were great. We got on the course a little before our tee time and were able to play at a good pace. It is a wonderful, yet challenging course. Highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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