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4.1
339 Reviews (339)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
89.6%
Recommend this course
291 out of 339 reviews
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4.1
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 91 reviews
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4.1
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
102 out of 114 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6554 yards
Slope 133
Rating 71.9
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Sanctuary Lake Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
339 Reviews (339)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 25
Bunkers 18
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 22
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 8

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Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Decent

course was in good shape but no hot dogs at turn and sometimes the smell of methane gets to you a little bit

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One staff member was horrible

Everything was great until the STARTER or Person who helps with Pace-of-Play was extremely rude to us. I was playing with two other guys and as we were buying snacks from the cart he yelled at us for slowing down play. We apologize as this was the first time someone said something and it wasn’t normal players but seemed to be kid league. The issue with this is that they don’t Tee off at the standard tees but close to 100 yards out which makes them play very fast on our heels. As the gentleman (wearing a blue shirt) continued to yell at us i became very upset and unwelcome at the course. This same feeling was the mood of my other two families members to the point they stopped playing. It’s sad that such a nice day was ruined and i honestly felt, that as a black man, he was angry at more then our pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

Didn't realize the course was built on an old landfill. Didn't take long for the smell to make me nauseous. With the slow pace, had to choke on it extra long. It has a fun layout, but don't think I could handle another 5 hours in the heat with that smell.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Very average expect for the price

Course has better than average greens but other than that.. the course is pretty boring.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

A Shadow of It’s Former Self

Good value for my time selected. Course continues it’s decline - no upkeep, grassless areas abound. Food was better than in past years. However, it amazes me that two municipal courses, close to each other, managed by same management company, same price, etc can be so different in maintenance, upkeep and level of play. Sylvan Glenn is first rate, well-maintained, excellent shape , great beauty and it’s sister, Sanctuary Lake is the opposite. However, I am still very happy to have two friendly, affordable municipal courses in our community. No other community has suc an amenity.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you for reaching out with us and reviewing our property, however I could not disagree more with your opinion that the course is declining, myself and our maintenance team here at Sanctuary Lake work extremely hard each and every year to improve course conditions. If you did not know, Sanctuary Lake is one of the most unique properties in all of southeast Detroit. It was built on an old landfill back in 2002 and was contracted out to be built by Treadwell Real Estate. Upon receiving the bid Treadwell and his team used 1,000,000 cubic yards of free material from an adjacent road project, I-696 to back fill the course. Using this material to build the golf course helped Treadwell and his team complete the project far below budget, however this material is anaerobic which repels water from moving through the soil and honestly most of the material is just concrete and rocks, which is the reason why we have so many bare spots on the course. We are working hard to fix every area on the golf course and I regularly post it on my Facebook page if you’re ever interested in checking out what we’re up to. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me for any further questions or concerns, sincerely Nic Thommes.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Its all in the hills

Excellent layout, difficult greens to read lead to a fun round. Couple of places where the condition was beat up by ruts and tire tracks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will play again!

Great course and great price. The absolute only thing that I desired was taller vent poles to let the stink out of the landfill. Having one on the #10 tee box punching me in the face while trying to hit a decent ball was beyond difficult. Missed fairway but had a nice 8 into the green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Nothing Bad to say here. A bit stacked up to start but a slower group let us play through and moved well after that. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Some hole felt a little Close together but It didn't affect my round. With the hot deal it was definitely worth the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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