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
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course but terrible management play

I’ve played the natural course before. I had no issues as i was one of the only people on the course. Went and played again, there were probably 6-10 cars in the parking lot, but somehow took me 4 and a half almost 5 hours for 18 holes. I was a single riding with my girlfriend and neither of the two foursomes ahead of me let me play through. Nobody was paying attention to the pace of play and it was very frustrating. If u have anybody playing ahead of u, be prepared for a very long round at this course. Otherwise good conditions and challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/05/2019

Thank you for the excellent rating!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Be sure to come play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Need better marking

Great course! However, adding 100 yard stacks would help immensely

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Totally miss managed and outrageous pricing. Hot Dogs were $7.50?????? Talk about price gouging. No rangers on the course to keep play going. Very slow and no help from the course. I would never recommend this course to anyone and am very disappointed that Tree Tops booked this as they are such a class act and a wonderful place to play and stay.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot deal

Great day for golf. Course was in great condition. 4th time I played it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/06/2018:
Hello, We're happy to hear that you had a great day of golf. Thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best of Michigan for a decent price

Teens were well marked good to better condition
Fairways excellant
Ruff a little long

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/07/2018:
Hello, We're glad to have met your overall expectations in the pace of play, staff friendliness, course conditions, and the value for the money. Book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this quirky layout

Fabulous layout. No two holes are the same. Great variety on this tight and very hilly course in perfect condition. Definite shot placement course. Greens true and fast. I play it every year when I visit this area, it is one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/07/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We're happy to have met your overall expectations. Book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Golf Course

The course is extremely well kept and the layout is fantastic. It was a challenging course, but not overly-difficult. I can see why this is one of the top rated courses in Northen Michigan. I'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 08/08/2018:
Hi Max, Thank you for leaving us an awesome 5-star rating. We are pleased to hear that we met your overall expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

This course is in excellent condition with the exception of 2 greens. Challenging layout with sloping fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/08/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star rating. We are glad to hear that you were pleased with the course conditions. Remember to book your next tee time with us soon.
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Natural, and exceptional

The course is in the best shape since I began playing it 10 years ago

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/01/2018:
Hello, Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We are glad to hear that you continue to come back.
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

beautiful course

Very nice layout, agree w other reviews - great kept secret N Mi course - not many people on course, great layout, narrow, well maintained; only issue might be - greens a bit slow compared w say Boyne courses, Gaylord CC, and Little Traverse Bay.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from on 07/31/2018:
Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback and apologize for our course conditions. Please allow us to make it up to you.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions, despite no rain for about 6 weeks. Fairways and greens were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/13/2018:
Hello, We're glad to hear you loved our course conditions. We do hope to see you out on the golf course again soon.
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Natural

Perfect day for golf. Not a flat course by all means except the T boxes! Very challenging. Fairways in great condition. Greens great and challenging. Will definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair course design.

Played The Natural several times, no goofy holes. It's a good value in a area with over priced golf courses

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/09/2018:
Hi Jack, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed playing at The Natural at Beaver Creek. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from on 07/02/2018:
Hi, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course; Pace Toooooo Slow!

The course was great as usual! Good value for the money. But the pace of play was too slow! 5 hrs 45 mins to play 18. Tee times too close together; especially when foursomes are playing not just for fun, but have wagers on their play. Tend to think they're professionals and the pace slows down. Group in front was playing in a group, and were playing a scramble, so it too more time for them to chase down all the shots. We will play again, just not on a Friday afternoon in the summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 06/26/2018:
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We would like to apologize about the pace of play. Thank you for your business and come back again soon.
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Commented on 07/19/2018

Sounds like someone needs to get up earier! I never wait for anyone when I have the first tee time. Anything else and you run that risk.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 06/18/2018:
Hi, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
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