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4.2
396 Reviews (396)
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
22
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
93.4%
Recommend this course
346 out of 396 reviews
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4.4
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
44 out of 46 reviews
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4.3
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.3%
Recommend this course
61 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6504 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.5

The Grizzly Course is a collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. Since opening in 1972, this challenging layout has been host to numerous PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA events. The golf course features long, curvy fairways lined with towering trees and there are strategically placed bunkers throughout. The three final holes feature water hazards, which are also accompanied by a difficult array of bunkers. It offers a fair amount of difficult holes but overall the course is playable for a range of skill levels, which is why it is an appealing layout for tournaments. In addition to the two courses, the Golf Center also boasts an 11,000-square foot putting green and an Academy Course with four championship holes.
Also known as The City of Mason Golf Center - Grizzly Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1972) Desmond Muirhead (1972) Jay Morrish (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
396 Reviews (396)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 24
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 15
Junior Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 20
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Do NOT Play. It is CURRENTLY unplayable. It should be CLOSED or FREE. The greens are HORRIBLE and it took 4 1/2 HRS long.

The GREED of this management is incredulous. There was no discount for this round even though the course is a MESS. I cannot tell you how bumpy the greens were.
The greens are horrible and the course should be closed. There was no NOTICE of this condition until we checked in. It was so bad I wish I had not played. It was a waste of my time. The holes in the green are due to the annual punching. They should have offered a discount or a receipt to come back later but they did not. Just BAD customer service! I will never go back because of the way this was handled. Course layout is not memorable in the least. I recommend you to never go here, especially at $45. Many other courses in the area is better for this price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course even in Summer Heat

Enjoyed every hole. Challenging but in great condition for August heat. A little confusing layout, but fun nor the less.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, great staff!

Had a wonderful day at the Grizzly course today. Fairways and greens in excellent shape. Staff always cheerful and accommodating. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant surprise

Nice Track. Friendly staff. Very playable despite very wet weather leading up to my round. Will play again next time in town

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

The course needs a ranger to limit slow play. Actually I lost interest in my game due to slow play and just wanted to be through with the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Course was in beautiful shape. Staff could have been a little bit more friendly. Can’t say they were rude. Just not very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love The Grizzly!

Wow! Course was in fantastic shape and pace of play was great today. Friends we invited to play with us said best track they’ve played so far this season. Fairways were inviting and greens were impeccable. Finished off the day with a wonderful lunch in the clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Got out at 7:30 got done by 10:15. Really enjoyed this course. First time playing it and Will definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible ranger

One of the rangers gave us a hard time right in the beginning about pace of play and proceeded to tell us playing best ball was the slowest way of playing and that if we dont pick up our speed he will split us up. Now, for 1 we are all fast golfers and hit long we play par 5s under 10 minutes which is way quicker than the 15 min allowed. 2. how can we play faster if the people in front of us are on the tee box when we pull up but yet didnt say anything to them for holding us up for 7 minutes every single hole and looking for balls in the woods for countless minutes. I love this course but there is no reason to give us an attitude about pace of play when we are way under the time allowed. He was a jerk in general and if he thinks everybody playing their own ball in a 4 some is faster than playing best ball think he is a moron. He ruined our entire round because we felt super rushed the entire time after especially since everybody was mad about how he was treating us. As much as i love playing this course i dont think we will be back. Customer service is a huge part of business and that guy has none .

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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