523 Hawks Nest Drive, South Haven, Michigan 49090, US
(269) 639-2121
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About The Inn at HawksHead

The Inn at HawksHead is a restored Old English Tudor Mansion with nine rooms for golfers. Guests also receive complimentary continental breakfast and discounted golf rates including carts, range use and club storage. In-room massage, fishing charters, beach rentals are also available. The only restaurant is at the course clubhouse. Arthur Hills designed the course as an inland links. Two new four-bedroom, four-bath "GoldenHawk" cottages located on the course are great for families and buddies trips.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Year Opened1996
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsCasual, Fine
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at The Inn at HawksHead

Reviews

4.2
14 Reviews (14)
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Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice layout. Good conditions.

Group of 8 of us played for 2 days. Overall conditions were nice. Greens were very good. Fairways and tee boxes were good overall too. Loved the layout. Plenty of room off the tee. Food offered was very good too. Only negative was no cart person on a very busy Friday/Saturday. Course was packed. We had a great time all weekend.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Ok

First time playing this course. The person at the front desk was kind of rude, not wearing a mask and just uninterested in providing good customer service. The course itself was ok. There are a lot of areas the grass has been diseased and brown in the fairways. The best thing about the course are the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Playing in Sand Dunes- Very Nice

Solid Course among the Sand Dunes near Lake Michigan.

Awesome Practice facility with driving range with various flag targets, short game area with bunkers (sand is soft & heavy), and practice green close to the first tee.

Staff greeted us at Bag Drop and asked us if needed buckets of practice balls. Very friendly and took care of us nicely including the starter, who will come searching for you if you are late for the tee time.

One critic of the range balls, paying extra for range balls was not great when you are paying $70 for 18 holes. Paying for balls just to practice or on a discounted afternoon rate, I would have no problem, just not for the top rate.

The course is wonderfully layed out with generous fairways, short strategic holes, long holes, driveable Par 4 11th, nice variety of lengths for Par 3s & Par 5s. There are times one feels in the forest, among high grasses, and in between large sand dunes. This is a layout that both long and short hitters can play and have a great time.

Course was nice manicured though green speeds were on the slow side but they ran very true. They did have a beverage running as well.

Spend the morning playing golf and then head over to the beach in less than 5 minutes for a great enjoyable Michigan Summer Day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tough Course

Course is in great shape. Really tough...stay in the fairway! Greens were much slower than expected but looked great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun Track

There are some fun shots to hit here. I enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Midwest Gem!

I have been playing at HawksHead since they opened several years ago. The place is great. Course was in immaculate condition. Greens were perfect. We have had a lot of rain this Spring with not so much sun/heat. Course drains well. Played twilight which means the course is wide open. Check out their restaurant and bar after your round. Really, really good food and drinks. Service at this place is A+++++. It all starts with them meeting you at your car with a golf cart to pick you up. What public course does that? 5 STARS!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

long for old guy

great course/value
need shorter tees for superseniors(80+0
0therwise a delight tp play /great lunch

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Conditions.

I have played this course many times over the last ten years. I try to include it in my trips to Michigan. The conditions this year are excellent. Greens roll true and medium fast. The bunkers are well maintained too. Many courses could take a lesson from Hawkshead on bunker maintenance. A few of the bunkers had a wealth of stones in them. Luckily, I did not land in those, but I would have elected to drop out of them if I had. No need to damage a club over a shot. If they cleaned up the few with stones, I would rate the bunkers perfect.
Pace of play sometimes can be a challenge when players go looking too long for errant golf balls. Most fairways are generously wide, but a strong slice or hook will get you into trouble. Watch #10. Most players will want to hit less than driver to lay up short of the waste bunker, unless you are a strong driver, in which case you might want to try to carry the bunker. I don't think the risk/reward is in your favor to try to carry the bunker.
A very enjoyable course. I recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun Course

I've played Hawkshead quite a few times and would recommend it.
The layout is interesting, even though a couple of holes seem sort of jammed in where there wasn't quite enough room. But, the design doesn't go back and forth with the same type of hole over and over, which is a good thing. The fairways are pretty wide, so you don't lose too many golf balls and the greens aren't too crazy, both things make for an enjoyable round.
After the round, the clubhouse is a good place to hang out. They have surprisingly good food, cold beer and friendly service. All and all, a fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Worth Checking Out While in W. Mich

Five stars for my experience and definitely great course conditions for the price. Kudos to the grounds keepers. In this area there are other very pricey alternatives but I will honestly say that this was a great course. It is moderately priced, there are others for less but when I was there the fairways and greens were excellent. The greens may have rolled the truest I have seen in a while(or I actually putted very well...strike that....must be the greens). They Received the ball very well, fired at the pin, not super fast but I'm sure they can rev it up if they felt compelled. It is a links layout, lots of room to land your shot but potential waste bunkers or prairie grasses if you miss your mark. I played the blue tees and it felt a little short on par 5's on the front nine. Par 3's are fairly straight forward but beware the Lake Mi air has a tendency to eat up distance. If you are in the mood for something different and not a standard MI tree lined course, this is a good option.

It is a slightly in the middle of nowhere with a small club house, I did not experience.

I can't really comment on staff but the crew assisting outside seemed very helpful and there were ranger/staff rolling around to address any concerns with pace of play or anything else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

nice

Nice course to play but lacked the wow factor. It was a links course but the sand needed to be racked. There wasn't any sand to repair divots. I walked by the proshop at the nine and the staff was having a fight. Not good. It was a 3 1/2 star course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Another Michigan Gem

This is nice course for the value. Good layout, plenty of sand (quality sand). Course plays somewhat like links and combination of park land course. You won't be disappointed playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

great course

Even though it is a public course, you will think you are a member at a top notch country club, cart kids sprinting out to your car to help with bag. Friendly pro shop staff to take care of your needs. Tremendous practice facility. Links style course, tough but fair. Great pub and restaurant to enjoy after your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

A little paradise

Superior layout in pristine Michigan setting. Plenty of challenge to a near-classic links course. Staff is top-notch and bar/restaurant is best in area.

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