Shepherd's Hollow 1 Golf Course
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|White M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123||378||158||291||505||352||397||437||162||324||3004||6068|
|Green W: 66.9/109||319||127||234||427||272||274||361||109||319||2442||4906|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Pace of play for Sunday September 20th
3hrs and 20 min for 9 holes on Sunday September 20th. A course like that should not pack people back to back. The starter, marshal and ranger all hang out at the tee box disciplining the players and act smart. ranger should be on the course and we have never seen him at all?? Course actually is great, the management should step it up. SHAME, SHAME and BIG SHAME . People come there to have a good time and not frustrated after paying money.
miniature golf greens
Very challenging course if you want narrow fairways with blind shots, plenty of sand traps, lots of hills, and greens with no flat areas.
These greens have significant slopes.....in one case the ball runs down a slope from the pin off the green 30 feet(hole 22 right green. Not sure why the need for two greens here but we watched the foursome in front of us drive across the left green which was hidden by a hill in order to get back to the cart path.)
The course is also quite pricey and they don't give you a discount if you play all 27 holes(which we had to prepay for to reserve a tee time. We would have quit after 18 but had already paid for 27!)
If you like miniature golf style greens, and 3 putting, this is a course for you.
The course designer obviously didn't know anything about course design!
Top notch layout
First time out there, played 10-27. The layout of the course leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. Very unique track and challenging from any tee box you pick. No two holes are alike. Plenty of hard dog legs, elevation and blind drives. Conditions of the tees, fairways, rough and bunkers were top notch. Only complaint would be the greens. While they were very difficult by nature and well designed, there was a lot of damage from unfixed ball marks and occasional littering of geese droppings. Totally understand that these things can't be fully controlled by the facility, but if these greens were in a little better shape, you could name your price and I'd live out there. Overall, highly recommend you give it a shot. The atmosphere alone is worth the price of admission
Is there a 6th Star?
Shepherds Hollow is an incredible golf course that is hands down the best golf course in the area, and it’s not even close. The course is incredibly designed and in impeccable condition. It is attackable, but can be punishing if you make bad shots.
Very nice course
Nothing I can find bad about this course. Plays well, in good shape, Just wonderful. Will play again
This is a great Arthur Hills track. Fits the eye and great to play. No water but still challenging. Top rate course. Will be back.
good not great
Nice layout and greens were great condition and fast but there was plenty of sand! Sand in okay to poor condition some of sand was wet/hard. There isn't much water on this course which surprised me since it's supposed to be one of the best. Not going to rush to play again too many more courses to choose from. Overall I wasn't blown away. I played 9 on the second course which I thought was better with more views and 9 on the main course.
Best public course I've played in SE MI. A true "up-north" feel.
Every positive thing you've ever heard about this gem of a facility is absolutely true. I've been wanting to play this course for over a decade, but just haven't gotten around to it. I'm moving to AZ in 2 weeks, so this was at the top of my MI bucket list. I played it at 3pm on a Wed to take advantage of the $55 summer midweek twilight rate, and this course is worth at least double the money. Everything, from the conditioning to the layout to the views, everything is just extraordinary. I've played the Treetops Masterpiece course once before, and this course is basically a spiritual replica in the best sense between the immense undulation and elevation changes, along with the sometimes 20 mile views on some of the teeboxes. In terms of difficulty, it's probably the most difficult course I've ever played tee-to-green, but not necessarily the greens (which I'll get to). The heavily forested feel is just beautiful to behold, but brutal if you're at all claustrophobic off the tee. Is the course long? Yes. But I can't recall one uphill tee shot, but there are countless 30+ ft drops which add a lot of extra yardage for you. For as intimidating as the tee shots can be, the greens are very receptive to solid shots and putt slower than they look. I struck the ball very well, hitting 13 GIR, but only made 3 birdies mainly for leaving putts short giving the greens too much respect. Even 3-putted twice doing that. So yes they're a bit quicker than "normal" courses, but nothing like country club fast like they sometimes look, so give them a good run to score well. All in all, this course is worth double the amount they charge, so don't let that be the only thing holding you back from one of, if not THE best golfing experience in SE MI like I did for too long. This course has it all, and you may even go into the clubhouse after the round to beg the asst. pro to charge you full price for a 2nd 18 lol maybe not, but once you play this course once, you won't not want to play it again! This is type of "Pure Michigan" golf I'm going to miss when moving to the Southwest...
Beautiful and challenging course..
Beautiful property with a good practice facility, nice clubhouse and a spectacular course. We played the first and third nines. Very challenging but fair. Tee box options for all skill levels.
Tough, pretty Arthur Hills layout
If you know Arthur Hills golf courses, this one certainly fits his M.O. -- lots or risk-reward. Challenge the par 5s and miss with trying to go for the green in two and you can lose a ball. With that said, though, I really like the two short par 4s on the back nine that challenge better players to take a chance on driving the green. Beyond that, the course is simply stunning, with elevated tees, beautiful doglegs and undulated greens with some tricky pin positions.