The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort in Gaylord, Michigan, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
184 Reviews (184)
5 Stars
106
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
97.9%
Recommend this course
178 out of 184 reviews
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4.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.7
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6330 yards
Slope 128
Rating 69.2
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Jerry Matthews (1992) Ray Hearn (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Lounge, Sauna

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Minigolf

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2015 #18)

Reviews

4.6
184 Reviews (184)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Water Hazards 10
Bunkers 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
Advanced Golfers 8
Group Getaways 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/14/2021

We're sorry to learn your experience with us was anything less than 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another shot soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The natural

Great course layout, great condition and not a super long course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort.

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
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/01/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314160850416. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pure beauty

Everything I thought it would be. Course conditions were perfect. I definatley will be back and also recommend anyone to go play here if you want a true "North" experience, absolutley amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2020

We appreciate your 4-star rating! Be sure to book your next tee time with us very soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, tecahill. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Thank you for visiting us at The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great value compared to other nearby courses

The natural is a beautiful course and was in great shape. Like many of the northern Michigan course the holes are all tree lined and sloped fairways, which makes the course challenging. However, the fairways are not so tight as to be too extreme.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Thank you for the awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed the challenge and the scenery The Natural has to offer. We hope to see you out here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The Natural at its finest

For those that play this course regularly know it just keeps getting better every year. The greens are plush except for a few dry cracked areas on maybe 2 of them. The fairways and roughs are some of the best turf I've seen here in years. No weeds anywhere. Tree removal has been steady recently to allow better growth and it shows. I love this course. I thought 45 was a bit steep on a twilight rate and I know peak is $62. Super tight, tree lined tee shots and approaches. A fine northern Michigan design.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for the great feedback! We agree--the course just keeps getting better and better! We hope to see you out at The Natural again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

FairwYs and greens in good condition. Best course at very reasonable price. Only complaint is range was shut down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/17/2020

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed the course conditions, as well as the value in The Natural's golfing experience.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hello, u314160327339. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course looked good in the sunshine

After about 26 hours of rain, including in the morning, the course was drained well. Even though the greens were moist, they were fast. It's a challenging course, with tree lined fairways and undulation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jcmeloche! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort!

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome

Always fun to play here at the Natural.When I’m UpNorth I always make it a point to play here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

We're glad you had a fun round with us!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course in good shape

After 36 hours of rain including drizzle in the morning, course was well drained. Greens were fast. A beautiful day. Course is not walkable, too many undulations .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Aqscooter! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

Great layout and staff was phenomenal. Greens are showing major wear and many dead spots. Our group really likes the layout but the greens may have made the biggest impact.

I will probably return but many in our group were not happy with the conditions and said they wouldn’t return

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Northern MI Course and the don’t over charge

Course is well taken care of. Staff is courteous and the price is very reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed the quality of our course staff.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course - Good time

The course was well maintained and was a pretty open course. Our pace of play was slow because of a large group ahead of us, but everyone was friendly and made the best of it. It was a fun day for us!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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