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 A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor service

I was shocked with the way the bar staff acted when I asked if there was ever water on the course. She said "no, but there is a beer cart girl." I then said we didn't see her and her response was, "well her cart can't make it up most of the holes on the front." I recommended a new cart for her and got nothing but attitude back. All in all not impressed as other courses and there should be water out or a cart girl that comes to is in the heat we were playing in. I recommend any course but this one in Gaylord!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/04/2014

The first 9 holes were fine but the back nine was so slow we had to quit after the 13th hole. The slow play was very bad & no ranger. At one time there was 4 of us on one hole. One group on the green, the second on the fairway waiting and the group ahead of us waiting to tee off and us also waiting to tee off . Never experienced that before! Not sure we will ever try there again.

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great round of golf

The course is in awesome shape!!! The People who work there are great... Nothing bad to say about this golf course. We will be playing it again really soon:-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

There was a foursome in front of us that was slow otherwise everything would have been fine

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

Good outing

Had a wonderful time overall. Course was in excellent condition. Only issue was slow play with a foursome ahead of us that didn't offer to let us play through and no ranger on course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lakes

Challengeing course for the beginner to intermediate. Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

There was no savings for using golf now

There was no savings for using golf now. The golf now rate was the same as the regular rate. The tee boxes need alot of work as well

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the time to play

Excellent condition. Greens were immaculately trimmed. Challenging but playable. Only drawback was the pace of play due to several large groups of foursomes. My wife and I played the front nine twice to avoid the slow play which is great because I like the fron better but both are beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

disappointed in Gaylord

We booked on last minute golfer and that was the last good experience of this golf course. The golf course was in horrible condition from the tee box's with four inch crab grass to the fairways that look like the where rototilled and debris everywhere. Now lets get to the greens. They had sticks all over them and again look to not have been cut in a week. We actually found a roller from one of there mowers in the middle of one of the greens. So in a nut shell Dont waste your time and money

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course has been poorly taken care of.

This is not my first time at this course, and I was extremely disappointed with the pace of play, and the course conditions. It almost appeared that it will soon close.
I know it's early in the season however winter clean up should at least be addressed.
I used to be happy to bring people here.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice course, needs some TLC

Nice course, with lots of challenges. Several forced carries over marsh and water. Elevation changes, both up and down. Pace of play was great until two groups from an outing were put in front of us playing best ball. We would have played in 1/2 hour less, easily.
The course, however, needs some TLC. Lot of weeds on tees on fairways. Greens were in better condition. We played early in the year, so this may have been a part of it. We saw maintenance on the course, clearing leaves, etc from fairways, and areas near, so they were definitely working on it.
Would definitely play the course again, however. We got a great bargain with GolfNow, so the condition did not take away from our enjoyment.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable course

Fun course to play in good shape. Some very tough holes. Beautiful course to play in the fall.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT COURSE! Very Friendly Staff!

Course is in excellent condition, and it was a great day for autumn golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is beautiful.

The Loon is a fun course to play. Not too difficult for an occasional golfer, like myself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course very playable for all types of golfers

Excellent had a great time would play again up north golf is great

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very, Very Nice Golf Course!!

I felt I got a very good deal at a great golf course. I was treated very well and had a great time! Thanks Much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great combination of water and woods

Always a pleasure to play with rolling terrain and great views.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course!!

Excellent course, was raining on and off all morning so that didn't help the time it took us to get around the course, there was a group of 8 guys ahead of us(2 foursomes) that seemed to be having trouble in the rain. But we didn't mind, had a really good time. FYI, it is close to I75 so there is some freeway traffic noise but no big deal unless maybe its Friday afternoon and there's a ton of traffic coming north.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course though pretty in setting was in the worst shape of any course I've ever played.

Someone please tell the management at Marsh Ridge their course is in very poor shape. The fairways are a little more then clover and weeds. The T-boxes are not much more than sand filled divots. The greens are blotchy and rough and apparently no one attends to the ball marks on this course. It was the biggest disappointment of my entire golfing experiences

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Very good Northern Michigan course, many chutes off the tee, greens large and undulating

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

Interesting course

The course has enough variation in typography to be interesting. Put it on you schedule when you spend time in Gaylord, Michigan, at a number of really fun courses with breathtaking views. It is more modestly priced than some in the area and could be a beautiful course with a little more attention to maintenance. Restaurant is great; people friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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