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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6900 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Robert Beard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10 - $15
Clubs Yes - $10
Pull-carts Yes - $5

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Gentlemen must wear shirts with sleeves, short or long, pants or shorts, but not cut-offs. A ladies shirt must have sleeves if it does not have a collar.

Food & Beverage

Grill

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2019 #23)

Reviews

4.1
41 Reviews (41)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Elevation Changes 7
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 7
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
On a College Campus 9
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Excellent fairways and greens, traps not so much

Surprised no reviews here on this 50 year old top 25 Nationally ranked college courses. Started early Saturday morning 8/28/21 to beat heat. Worked out great. Round done by noon. Had at least an inch of rain overnight and greens held and rolled super, fairways at or near the best all year.( 60 rounds ytd)
$40 senior decent value on weekend am. Architect likes dogleg left.
Only negative, several washed out poor condition sand traps.
Some minor elevation , a few ponds to contend with. Enjoyable round, friendly college personnel.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

First time playing this track and was very satisfied with all elements. Surprised by the price of $29 senior rate on a Sunday! Quality of the course made this a tremendous value. The course was in good shape, greens we above average fast. Sand was in great shape and playable. A lot of elevation changes added to the enjoyment. Will add this course to our annual plays.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course in great condition. Greens rolled true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Layout

This course is fantastic. I love the layout and varying challenges it brings. The greens are very smooth and roll well.

They also have one of the best practice areas I’ve been to.

It is right off US-131, so very convenient if you are driving by.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Pleasant Round

I had a pleasant round of golf at the Katie. Met up with a gentleman from Philadelphia and a had a good round. Weather was great as well as the course conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, Friendly Staff

Nice clean carts, good course layout. The pace of play is like most courses with with experienced players, like me. I wish there was a good answer to this problem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Played 18 after 2-3 inches of rain fell in a week. Excellent conditions. Especially for first weekend of may. Greens are very challenging but wonderfully true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Rainy and wet day

The course was very wet due to lots of rain overnight. Still a good time on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Golf

Very nice place to play, the college is doing a nice job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best value for the money

Have played many courses around Michigan and this one ranks at the top thus far as money spent for course playability.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

MUST PLAY

For those golfers who like a traditional public materpiece, Katke or Katke National as the locals call it. This place is a hidden gem surrounded by a large university with a outstanding staff and facility. You will enjoy a top of line facility catered to every golfers need.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great condition

Well maintained, good lay out allowing for you to drive all holes you should

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Katke first

My first visit northern Michigan. Friends encouraged me to play this course. Challenging course construction and a superb value!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golfing

This is a good course to play. Good value for the money. I would play here againg

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Got to give it to the Bulldogs....nice course....coming from a Laker

The course was somewhat challenging for a moderate player but not so much that it was discouraging. They are doing some maintenance on the course (it was a Wednesday) which meant there were several workers driving around the course. Also, a large bulldozer on Hole #7 was loud and annoying. They moved the tee boxes to one location and it changed the whole "feel" of how you should play that hole. I wish the staff had told us they were doing a lot of work and allowed us to substitute play for Hole #7 with hole #10. The girl in the office was very sweet but they didn't have any course maps so we had to guess at where the flag was. It made it a bit more challenging!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice

Real good condition were great. Day was perfect weather.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

very nice course

the course in maintained well the pace of play was excellent nobody in front of us the whole time

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