Candlestone Golf Resort
About Candlestone Golf ResortThe 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.
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Beautiful course. Only con was a two hour delay due to frost which effected the pace of play. However, I still enjoyed myself.
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.
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.
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!!!
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...
Even though it rained overnight the course was in terrific condition the greens were really good
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
course in great shape, greens were prefect. Lots of fun.