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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6219 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.4

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Dick Nugent (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Reviews

3.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Course Could use some work

A close friend of mine and I each drove over two hours from East Michigan, and Chicago to meet up at Berrien Hills. Based on the pictures and reviews online we were expecting to come to a prestigious course and treat ourselves. Little did we know that the course had been a Country Club several years ago and abandoned. Seems as though it was once a great track, it now feels abandoned and not cared for. The drainage is practically non existent, the fairways and bunkers were full of water, and our Shots down the middle were rewarded by "1 inch un-mowed grass. The bunkers are filled with gravel, and the greens were spotty, but did have pretty consistent roll. We lost about 15 balls, but not because of poor play, but because we simply could not identify our balls down the "Fairway". Had we known we would be playing this, we would have gladly asked for refund and gone somewhere else in the area. It's a shame we wasted the trip to play in these conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

On the River

Berrien Hills is a nice old course. It's been around a long time & has weathered the years well. It's in good shape with some very interesting holes. It will test you, but it's fair. May want to study a few of the holes or play with someone familiar since the routing isn't obvious. A few holes run along the St Joe River which is nice.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Think

The longest 6200 yards you'll ever play. This course is a real test of shot making ability. You will use every club in your bag, including your ball retriever. Bring your A game and patience. This tight little jewel requires you to think your way around. I would not recommend this for novices; but I would love to try her again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Let's Play Two

Until just a few years ago, this traditional layout was a private course. I am glad it is not now. A very fun golf course on the banks of the St. Joseph River. All the characteristics of a mature course apply-- fairly small greens, hidden creeks, plenty of trees, and thick, juicy rough. Good score can be had with smart play. We played two rounds, and I trimmed off 13 strokes the second time. The enthusiasm of Ike, a retired local football coach, in the pro shop made you want to suit up and run through a wall for him. He really made our day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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