4400 Championship Drive, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, US
(989) 732-4454
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About Loon Golf Resort

The Loon Golf Resort has grown to include a second location in Gaylord: The Ridge, formerly the Marsh Ridge Golf Resort. The Loon offers a townhome village with four-bedroom/four-bathroom units with full kitchens just steps from the clubhouse restaurant and the course. The Ridge is more versatile with hotel-style rooms, suites and free-standing condos, all within walking distance to the Summit Grill. Lodges named Copenhagen (11 rooms, one apartment), Summit (20 rooms) and Bergen (12 rooms) all feature a large common/recreation area. The Scandinavian Cabin sleeps 12 with six bedrooms, a fireplace, full kitchen and living area. Its 6,231-yard course is short but beautiful. The 6,418-yard Lakes course sports four holes on Lake Michaywe roughly four miles from both resort properties.

Facts

Price Range$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1994
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Loon Golf Resort

Reviews

4.0
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Not the quality of other resorts nearby

First one off at 8:25am so played fast as a twosome which was nice. Website boasted Butch Harmon and Natalie Gulbis, but I doubt either would put their name on this place now if they came back. Course conditions don't compare to Treetops or Boyne nearby. Greens had moss spots, many I repaired divots, and cart had two sand jugs that were completely empty which shows how poor they upkeep things. Only saving grace was our $35 price to play. If you are coming up here to play, play a nicer course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beware of golf outings in the middle of the morning

I really don't remember the course because we were so frustrated following a golf outing that made it a five hour round. The course did not indicate that there was an outing nor did golfnow show anything when I made the reservation. It would certainly be helpful to know that four men cannot stay ahead of four old men and women. It took five hours to play a course that should have taken four. Golf is in serious trouble if that is not corrected.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Loon

busy golf course that day
a lot of waiting
scenic course with nice pines
fast greens

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

West branch foursome

Really enjoyed the outing. The course was just difficult enough to be lots of fun but not difficult enough to beat you up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

First time @ the Loon

Not extremely challenging but a very fair layout. At 6300 yds from the blue it was a good test of skill level. Greens read very true. An enjoyable day for father and son combination.

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

Great day of golf

Great course layout with challenging greens. Will play again this fall

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

COURSE IS IMMACULATE

PLAYED THIS COUSE AFTER 2 DAYS OF RAIN WAS A LITTLE WET BUT VERY PLAYABLE

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work.

The prettiest scenery of all the courses we played, but the course condition was the worst. Tees didn't look like they'd been moved all season and greens were in very poor condition. Too bad they don't take care of this beautiful course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Beautiful

The course was in excellant condition, even though a thunder storm moved through 5 minutes after we arrived. The staff were very nice & told us we would be able to get started as soon as the storm quit & it dried out a bit. Even though it was cart path only & a few very wet spots we enjoyed our round & hope to back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Pleasantly surprised

I had low expectations going into the round. I thought The Lakes would be a low end municipal course, especially because you can get great deals on the greens fees. From the first hole I was pleasantly surprised, and I continued to be intrigued and pleased throughout the round. The layout is very interesting and offers a lot of variety. While the elevation changes are not as dramatic as at some Northern Michigan courses, plenty of other features kept me entertained. The course was full but the traffic moved nicely. There is no water on the course and we did not see a beverage cart, so bring or buy snacks and water. An excellent value and a very enjoyable day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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

Had a great time

It was a pleasure to play the Loon everyone was just great and really friendly .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Smell the pines!

Well manicured and cut fairways and greens. Great staff that is extremely personable. Beverage cart passed through 4 times. Yes, no starter, but everyone very helpful, and cute girls!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Very challenging course for the average golfer yet room for some error. Friendly staff with great course conditions!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful

Beautiful course. Challenging but not overwhenlming. Wider fairways than The Lakes, and prettier. Only issue was slow play. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very Disappointed

This course was highly recommended, but turned out to be a huge disappointment. Course is not being maintained at all. Found large rocks in sand traps, fringe was in horrible condition, along with tee boxes, fairways and greens. The sand was really dense and heavy and traps don't appeared to have been raked in a very long time. This course, if maintained, would rival the other courses in the Gaylord area, but right now, don't waste your time. Even at $32/round, this course was NOT worth that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No Etiquette

We were behind two fathers and there two sons it was absolutely the worst time I have ever had golfing. The kids were running up to there balls like Happy Gilmore and just destroying the tee boxes and the dads were encouraging them.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Disappointed

Well when we played it was very slow so we only played the front 9 - twice, rather than follow the slow goups ahead of us to the back. So, never got to see all the lakes the course is known for, as they'r eon the back. No water to drink, no starter / anyone to speed things up, and not as pretty as I expected. Overall, disappointing...

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

SLOW... SLOW.......SLOW!!!!!!!

I quit after 9 holes. It took almost 3 hours to play 9 hours on Friday at 1:00. Not a ranger around. It's places like this that turn people off to golf.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

.Marsh Ridge

Course layour superior. Course condition was above average . Tee boxes were BELOW average. Greens were good

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Layout. Fun Course

This was my third time playing the Loon. I really enjoy the layout. Challenging but not a meat grinder. Definitely a play again.

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