Bella Vista Golf Course in Coldwater, Michigan, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
7
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
95.8%
Recommend this course
32 out of 33 reviews
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4.9
7 Reviews (7)
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6
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.8
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7011 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Ernie Schrock

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Alan Brennan Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.7
33 Reviews (33)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Everything you’ve read is true…

I was a little suspect of the online reviews on Bella Vista but after playing it for the first time, it’s all true.

A.) It’s a gem of a course in the middle of nowhere
B.) It’s a great value for what you pay
C.) It’s challenging but fair
D.) Well maintained
E.) There are few straight, level putts
F.) Very friendly staff plus they have house dogs who are very friendly!
G.) Electric carts with GPS

I played as a single on a Monday morning and pretty much had the course to myself. My only small knock is a lack of amenities. One set of Porta John’s, no ball washers, no bev cart, no broken tee bins on the tee boxes, and the hot dogs at the turn were barely warm. Pretty minor stuff.

Overall impressed.

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

Lake James Vacation

We played on Father’s Day during a family trip. This course is a great track and I’m great shape. Greens are challenging in all the best ways. We had a ton of fun. Pace of play was good for a Sunday morning and the staff was super friendly. Will definitely come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I just looked up golf course while driving on I69 south in souther Michigan. I saw the track was close so I got a tee time and played. I have to say this was a great course. It was in great shape, the food was wonderful, the staff was happy to see me. Best greens I have been on all year by far. I will definatly find time to drive up and play again. Well done

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff friendliness not usually a big deal, as no business wants to be rude, but the staff made us feel like we were regulars. The course is superbly manicured.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course.

Didn’t play the best round here but everyone was friendly and the course is beautiful.

Greens were like putting on pool tables.

Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Its fall

First time playing this course on recommendation from some friends. It did not disappoint! Greens have been plugged for winter but still fast and smooth. Wildlife abound with deer and Turkey seen early in the morning. (Tee time was 7:50 a.m.). I thoroughly enjoyed this course and i am looking forward to playing it again soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

The course is beautiful and well maintained. The greens were a bit rough in spots, lots of ball marks (not fixed) and spike marks. Overall great experience!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Casual Golf Reviews

I agree with their claim of being the best kept secret in southern Michigan. This course came highly recommended and it sure didn't disappoint. Scenic layout carved through marshes, woods, a subdivision and also in close proximity to Coldwater Lake. This was a fun course to play with challenging tee shots over marshes and into small landing zones. Firm, fast, undulating greens were tricky to putt on.
Overall Rating 9.62/10
Conditions 10/10
Conditions can't get much better than this. There is nothing I can say that would do it justice. Hemingway could describe it but I can't.
Friendliness 10/10
I got there just in time and had the course to myself, lots of play behind me. This is a a really tough course, forced carries, tight, tree lined fairways and fast greens. It does have multiple tee boxes and gps in the carts which helps.
Returnability 10/10
I didn't want the round to end, can't wait to come back.
Cost 8.5/10
Twilight rate of $25 for 18 and a cart. Good deal considering how nice the conditions are. A little pricey for me and isn't an amount I would like to regularly pay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scenic and challenging

It was a perfect day for golf and the course was in great condition. The layout offers a variety of challenges and the greens were definitely one of them. Hitting your ball with a fawn standing just a few feet away is a special memory

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Country Course

Enjoyable layout with very nice conditions. Challenging but not overbearing. 18 holes as a foursome played in under 4 hours. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Charged Twice

I was forced to pay at the course as well as on here with the GolfNow app. So 81 bucks to play a course that cost 41 was a bit of a punch in the gut. I showed the staff my receipt from GolfNow and they said I still need to pay them as well. The came out to my car to make sure I didnt leave even after I stated I already paid the price to to play....nice course though.

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

Hidden gem

The course is in very good shape. It seems like the course is out in the middle of farmland but when you enter the course/community it is vastly different. It is very beautiful and well kept. The homes that line this course are also upscale and add to the beauty of the course.
The course itself is well maintained, the fairways are a pleasure to hit from and the greens roll true. There is significant undulation in the greens that add to the enjoyment of this course.
I plan to play this course as much as possible whenever I am in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

This course is challenging no matter what tee you play from. The course is kept in good condition but, the greens are a little torn up due to golfers not fixing ball marks.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Take the time

Really a fun and challenging course, great restaurant on property.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem!

This course is a hidden gem in south central Michigan. Lots of wildlife, challenging course, with a friendly staff. Carts have built in GPS. The prime rib nachos at Oscar Brown's Tavern are to die for!

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