1365 S Main Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734, US
(844) 330-1715
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About Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

The Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark was built for family getaways, but golfers can stay to enjoy a round at the nearby Fortress, long considered one of mid-Michigan's toughest and best tracks. The Zehnder's family has transformed Frankenmuth into a vacation getaway convenient for metro Detroiters. The chicken dinners at Zehnder's Restaurant have become a Michigan staple.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1992
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual, Fine
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes

Rules

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

Golf courses at Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark

Reviews

4.7
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

All about golf, not the Off-Course Amenities

Off-Course Amenities need a little help, but it may be the time of year. The course is awesome. Greens had been dressed, but were still playable. This course is one to go back to.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Late season play

Very nice course over all. The only drawback was greens were airiated a couple of weeks earlier. Nice sized fairways, very playable off the tee box. Practice your sand bunker plays before you play this course- there are plenty guarding the greens for those mid- hits approach shots.
Course is also very walkable if desired.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 78
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Quick!

Great staff allowed me to tee off early because of light play. Only one group in front and was waved thru. After that was no one ahead. Greens are still recuperating from aeration. All though it was a bit cool and windy was still a great time to play this time of year. Round was under 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must play.

Very late in the season, but was visiting family and wanted to sneak in a round while I was here. Played here about 20 years ago and it was memorable then. It's still memorable. Great layout. Fair, but very challenging. Greens were punched, but still rolled pretty well and doesnt affect my rating of fantasic conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Difficult course but worth the work!

Have heard great things about The Fortress and it didn’t disappoint. We played on a bad weather day - cart path only. Course was fairly well marked so wasn’t too challenging to select the right club. But the course was in great shape, hazards and all. Would definitely recommend.

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

Fantastic!!!

superb course with some of the best greens you'll find.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Had a great time playing the Fortress. I will definitely coming back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight course

Beautifully manicured but the holes are right next to each other. Had multiple balls come at us from other holes even in the tee boxes at times.. Each hole itself is beautiful, but it was so packed that the pace of play was slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

challenging course

The course was in great shape and the greens were perfect but fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

The Fortress is ALWAYS in great condition! The driving range is a real treat to warm up prior to the round (the practice is area is as good as hitting from the fairways). The staff is always friendly. The pace of play was a bit slower than normal however the ranger made three different passes prompting the slow 4-some to speed it up. You will not regret playing The Fortress!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Windy weather
Used cart

The Fortress

Course was in pretty good shape, a few fairways were aerated. Main issue was the 3 4somes in front of us were playing their own scramble and were very slow. Round took 5:15, cart path only adds some time, but they had lost a hole to the course after their 4th. Did not see a ranger on the course, maybe pace of play is not a concern for them looked like they were a few hole behind by the time we finished.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic Gem !!

I don’t know where to start, there are so many great things about this golf course.

Driving Range - the grounds were perfect. Large area to warm up and the grass was PRISTINE. I have not seen a nicer driving range.

The course is a championship caliber course with many options for fun and challenge. The fescue or rough areas are very punishing if you don’t hit them straight but that’s what’s fun about this course. You can’t just pull out your driver on every par4 and par5.

Hole #13 lived up to billing. It’s very intimidating but actually not tough if you’re smart off the tee. I was tempted in hitting driver and put it in the drink twice. Hey why not go for it right ?.

Overall pace was great and will definitely come back. The town is also vibrant with many places for relaxation and great food.

Best course I have played in Michigan.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fortress in Frankenmuth MI

Course was in excellent shape even after early morning downpour
Lots of natural areas. Greens roll true. Liked the "combo" tees playing some gold & some maroon. Mostly generous fairways. Challenging for all golfers with water and sand in play. Full course cart paths with connections to next tee. Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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