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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
69.4%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6692 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.5

Previously known as Burt Lake Golf Club

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Indian River Golf Club - MI
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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Wilfrid Reid (1924) Warner Bowen (1984)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
34 Reviews (34)
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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Affordable, well-maintained, “up-north” beauty.

Wonderful experience. Course very well groomed. Greens manicured and great shape. Quiet golf experience cut out of woods. Each hole different. Wide fairways, no bunker blocking run-up to greens. Very friendly staff/cart crew. Food is very good and dining overlooks a well- bunkered green, making for interesting dining/beverage viewing. 10 minute tee times - no crowding on course. Water adds beauty on two to three holes. Four tees with fair/generous separation. This is our”go-to” course east of Traverse City.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Timers

My wife and I enjoyed our first time experience of playing Indian River and thoroughly enjoyed it. From the pro shop to the starter, the staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. The course is an old school layout and in excellent condition. Holes are challenging yet fair. We will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

OK Course

Played on a perfect morning. Staff was friendly in the parking lot, brought a cart to my car to help load the bag. Pace of play was very slow. We were stuck behind a group of older gentlemen, who refused to let us play through. No ranger to be found to speed up play. Conditions were good, but there are better to be found. Greens were in great shape, but very slow. Cool layout where the older original holes were mixed in with the second 9. Overall its a good course, but here are much better in the Mecca.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice

This was good from moment we arrived. Picked up and put carts on cart. Inside, they reduced rate because season had changed. Very nice of them. Starter asked us about skill level, told us to feel free to play second ball.
First couple of holes are easier than rest of course. I wasn’t driving as far as I should and had longer second shots than I should. My wife loves the course because of the yellow, advanced tees. . We met club member who was attending to a garden on course and she told us she had promoted those tees . Thank you fellow Spartan !
Nice views from the 17th hole. Two playable par fives with approaches over the water are fun holes
Very nice and we will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Birchwood

Excellent local course. Great layout, friendly staff, good value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great day for golf!

We were staying at a cottage on Burt Lake for the week and the course was nearby. We were first off in the morning... just us and the deer. We finished in about 2 and a half hours. Thank you, Golf Now! It was a great time out there! I think it's one of the nicer courses in Northern Michigan! They also have a great pro shop and restaurant/bar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Horrible Experiance

As soon as we walked into the proshop area we overhear some lady in her office making fun of guests and apparently laughing about some boss of hers or president at the golf course. Saying very nasty things it went on for about 5 minutes . We knock on the door and she rudely says what do you want. . Well we were interested in becoming members, and the costs associated with it. This lady, I think her name was Pat or Pam pipps or something like that said oh I don't have time for this and proceeded to rush us out the door as we were leaving we heard some very rude comments and profanity underneath her breath needless to say. A return visit is not in our future or anyone from are golf league again.. That is a shame we have played that course before and it's very lovely. We were shocked and amazed how someone could treat us that badly. And if she is reading this or someone does shame on you. No one deserves to be treated like that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to spend a day

Terrific golf course in wonderful condition. The layout is sneaky hard and requires all the shots. Staff is friendly. Beautiful range for practice
Clubhouse is inviting and the food and beverages were excellent.
Semi private club--if I lived closer I would join tomorrow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great Old Club, Can't miss this one

A great old club, this club is one to play. Walked it in the fall. Gentle rolling terrain. Staff was friendly. The Greenside Grille had great food and the members I meet were fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Play this place

Greens were in perfect condition - many blind shots for first time player to this course - wish I lived in range of this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Northern delight

This was my first visit to this course and what a delight it was.
I booked via Golf Now and the check in process was quick and simple. Steve in the pro shop was helpful and quick.
The starter was very knowledgeable and gave a few pointers for some of the holes.
The course itself was in good condition with a few patches on the greens......but this did not effect my enjoyment.
I will be back to play next time i am in the area and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a pleasant day out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Good course for the green fees

Nice course for the up noth feel. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is an Up North beauty!

We played after a day of heavy rains so there were some soggy spots but overall the course was very playable and very pleasing to the eye! We arrived early and pro shop attendant (Steve) allowed us to start ahead of a large group. We had clear sailing and a great experience ! I'll play there again.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fun course.

This course was fun. Not overly difficult or long. Played front nine with some locals and they were very friendly. Played back alone. Want to come back next time I'm up north.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

One for the "TO DO" list.

Friendliest course yet. Good condition. Very well marked. Good food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is very well maintained.

Definitely will play here again. Played very early AM. Finished in under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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