5900 S Water Road, Rothbury, Michigan 49452, US
(231) 894-4444
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About Double JJ Resort

The Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is part dude ranch, part golf resort and part water park, a mix that can entertain all ages and tastes. The 2,000-acre resort features rustic cabins and log homes nestled in the "Back Forty". Just up the road, there are suites, condos the Loft Hotel, all historic accommodations with western-themed decor and modern amenities. The resort offers lodging from luxury suites with fireplaces and jacuzzis to a quiet retreat in the campground or cabins. Dog-friendly rooms are a part of the frontier (the main check-in). Families gravitate to the Gold Rush indoor water park and outdoor water park, horseback riding, mini-golf and more. Golfers can tackle the scenic and demanding Thoroughbred by Arthur Hills or the recently purchased Grand View Golf Club two miles away in New Era. Channel your inner cowboy with a dinner ride, cattle drive or being a 'wrangler for a day'.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Acres2000
Year Opened1937
Number of Units300-500

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Double JJ Resort

Reviews

3.4
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course - Great Condition

Earlier in the summer a friend had mentioned that the course was getting a little rough around the edges.
There was no evidence of that yesterday.

The entire course was lush and green. The fairways and greens were in beautiful condition. I've always loved the way they double cut some of the area providing that "Resort Course" appearance. If you haven't played here, every whole is unique, you check it out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really is a great view

Wife and I played and both enjoyed the course. Challenging but fair for typical golfer. Lots of interesting aspects to layout like elevations. Would have even higher rating for value but fairways a little patchy. Greens true, quick and a challenge to read.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

good course

Very good and a challenge; I would play again sometime

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent greens

Fastest greens I have played on this year. Scenic course with many challenging holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

July at Grand View

The course was in excellent condition. Far better than what I am used to seeing with East Coast public courses. With the exception of green number 11 the greens are perfect. My only complaint regarding the greens is the number of ball marks that were left unrepaired. I must have fixed 50 yesterday . The other suggestion I would make is offering out of town players, like me, some course notes so we are more aware of blind trouble areas. It's not good when what appears to be a perfect shot is negated because of a drastically sloping fairway sending the ball into dense rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 512
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

I went to a golf course and a rave broke out

I picked the wrong weekend - or right one, depending upon your point of view - to play the Thoroughbred for the first time. I played the first day of the Electronic Forest Festival, a Woodstock-like music festival that takes over the small town of Rothbury and its surrounding fields. My GPS took me right through the festival, so I had to sweet talk my way through numerous roadblocks to get to the course. The hassle was worth it. I came away really impressed with the golf experience of the Thoroughbred. There are tons of places to lose balls, notably the very poorly conceived second hole, a long par 4 around a wetland. There are no flat lies in that fairway, leaving high-handicaps no choice but to layup instead of taking on the carry over the hazard to reach the green. Beyond that design snafu, golfers will love the scenery and backwoods setting of the course. The new owner of Double JJ Resort is working hard to bring course conditions up to the standards it used to offer. I'd take the Thoroughbred for a ride again, no doubt.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course!

Excellent condition! Stay out of trouble and you will score well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A gem of a course that gets bettef with age!

This course was great when it was brand new, and has aged very well. it is scenic and extremely well laid out; a joy to play. Plus feature, it is in Oceana County, one of West Michigan's lovliest!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Good fall value

Good layout. Always best conditions in the fall. Excellent greens. Could speed up the fairways. Number 8 is best short par three in the area..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

we had fun despite cold wet conditions.

Had course to ourselves. No one else was that crazy to play. For this late in the season the course was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great course

First time out, and it may well become our new favorite in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

JJ Ranch

Great golf course, have played before many times. Was a little disappointed upon arrival was informed the front nine was closed due to aeration process. Other than that it was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition. Nice track.

A fun course. Challenging, but fair. A good value and fun to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable

The course was not crowded so no problem with pace of play finished in a little over 2 hours. Conditions very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course for the money!

Great course in great condition. I highly reccommend this course! Well worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Raw Beauty

Lovely piece of real estate. Greens in good condition, but you are beginning to see weeds encroaching in the bunkers. Staff was very friendly and the pace of play moved pretty quickly for a Sunday afternoon. I definitely will play again with GolfNow discount but would not pay the full price for the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Well worth the money

I hadn't played this course in 15 years and had forgotten what a nice track it is. It is evident that there are shortcuts being taken on the course up keep (i.e. the fairways are mown on the long side), but they're not charging $90.00 anymore either. I would say its probably one of the best $40-50.00 courses one could play...

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money.

This course is a very challenging course and the course has a great layout. But the upkeep and care for the course is definitely not what it should be. I played this course about 10 years ago and it was clean, green, and was known as one of the premier courses in west Michigan. But since then it is evident that the attention to detail for the maintainence of this course has drastically decreased.

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

This course is forgiving

Most fairways are pretty open. Great course for all levels of experience. Will definitely be back. Hit em straight .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Scenic Course

Grand View is a beautiful course. Not too difficult, but not without some challenges, like the par 3 island number 8 hole.

You would pay much more to play this quality of course anywhere else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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