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Golfer-friendly course with plenty of appeal

This is not world-class golf but is a well-kept public course that is player-friendly, i.e., it's... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Traverse City, Michigan
Where is the water??

Great course, but greens were totally brown and the fairways rock hard dry. For the 3rd week of... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Ben A
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21 Jun 2018
“Golfer-friendly course with plenty of appeal”
31 May 2018
“Where is the water??”
One of Michigan's oldest public courses, this 18-hole layout offers golfers at all skill levels a challenging game.
1750 Townline Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696-4867
+1 231-946-9180
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This course is falling apart. I will never play here again. It's a joke how bad the grounds are... Huge gouges in the greens, tore up the boxes... So bad that we left during our round to play somewhere else.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cameronm832
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

At one time this was a week maintained track. We played today, it is s cow pasture. Terrible greens, every green is different, tee boxes are torn up, pace of play was not maintained, too many two some following a couple foursomes. Very frustrating. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is not world-class golf but is a well-kept public course that is player-friendly, i.e., it's not tricked up with forced carries, blind shots, etc. You can see what's in front of you and many holes have banking alongside the fairways that produce friendly bounces....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We had our wedding at Elmbrook on 6/9/18 and it was a total success! We started the afternoon with a 9 hole scramble for guests that chose to participate and we had a blast! We held the ceremony on the grass in front of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marisa F
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We found this course to be nicely maintained and loved the beautiful scenery and views. They don’t price gouge and offer a challenging course. Employees were smiling and helpful. This is a public course and one of the nicest we’ve visited. We will visit again...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Great course, but greens were totally brown and the fairways rock hard dry. For the 3rd week of May we would be expecting better greens as we had already played 2 other courses in the area and the courses were watered and had beautiful fairways...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ben A
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We live close and go to this course frequently. The views from the middle holes are gorgeous. There is a putting green that is free right off hammond to practice. Prices are fair, driving range available.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Have been playing Elmbrook Evert Tuesday since May. A challenging course, with tight fairways and some difficulty greens. A course that can challenge you in areas. They have afternoon special in the club house (drinks). I've enjoyed playing there this season

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is a fantastic public course. Every year my brothers and I head to TC for a golf weekend. Rather than spending a fortune at a resort courses, we head on over to Elmbrook and it's never disappointed. This course has awesome bay views. It...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 16 August 2015

simply a great location for fun - the course is not a championship course, but neither is the price. THis is a frat location to go for a round of golf with friends or even new golfers / kids the staff is friendly

Date of experience: August 2015
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