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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
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4.5
67 Reviews (67)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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4.6
147 Reviews (147)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7049 yards
Slope 144
Rating 75.1
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The Meadows at Grand Valley State University
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Kendall Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
511 Reviews (511)
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4.0
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Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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The Meadows at Grand Valley State University

This is one of the best conditioned courses in Michigan.
Great greens and fairways.
Kudos to the maintenance team.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok course

If you don’t live in the Allendale area it not worth the drive. Plenty of other courses on the way with better value.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Junk

Wet, sloppy, it was awful. Tried to play 18, 4.5 hours in had to skip the last 3 holes because I could not stay out over 5 hours for 18. They paired us up with 2 singles. It took forever. I was a little upset that I didn’t realize the golf discount was for noon or later tee times.
The guy at the counter wasn’t very helpful with having a 10:40 tee time. It was late October and the course was all hacked up and rough cut down for winter and on and on. A common courtesy would have been to accept the certificate the hour 20 early. That isn’t even what made it so aweful. They were slow and it was a trashed course. Horrible. I’ll never go again. I’d rather pay and play at the many great courses nearby.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Very Nice Cours

I play The Meadows 2 or 3 times a year. The course has an outstanding rating and is currently rated as #23 in the US for college courses. I have found that the course usually has very good conditions and is fun to play.

I do find that the rough is often very long and very easy to lose balls close to greens and fairways. Also, the deep rough is very penal, usually a lost ball for sure. Since I don't play the course that often, I am not always sure the best direction and required distance to avoid the most dangerous spots. I like the concept of deep rough, but would prefer a thinner, wispier rough, that would still be penal, but you could play out of. there would still be about a 1/2 stroke penalty, but less lost balls and time spent looking for them.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was tough but fair.

Heavy rain just before tee time. Greens drained well, not so the fairways. Still had fun. Beautiful course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, Poor Pace of Play

Unless you're retired or taking time off to play early tee times don't make dinner reservations after golf. You won't make the reservation.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 81
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

The Meadows in Quail Ridge both have poor drainage. I don’t know what the problem is but they’re both what is crap but they’re both very nice

OK I’m playing Quail Ridge down and ETA. That’s a DEA my ETA. ADA Siri just doesn’t get it anyway yeah I played the college course yesterday out in Allendale. Very excellent shape just very wet and today were playing quail ridge down near grand rapids the Eastside. Very same thing I don’t know why they don’t put in good drainage in his modern courses I know Well Pilgrims trains better than this there’s something about the soil or whatever it is I don’t know but ma’am it is wet and we only had frost last weekend. We had a couple inches of rain so but anyway yeah I played cheap. They’re 13 bucks medals today. The wife and I each paid 30 but still very nice out joy the foliage, the college kids are all over the place were as Quail Ridge just some small old golfers , but we’re having a good time then some young ones are slow till they gotta get down and look at their butts just like they’re Cupka or tiger or anybody else thinking that they’re pros but they can’t do crap by the $500 drivers and I can’t hit it straight you know what it’s all about my wife is sitting here just just laughing at me anyway already left a review so this is my second one so it’s just extra Burbage on my Siri message me and Mrs. Siri so I will see you next time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 81
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Probably best greens I’ve played all year and it is the end of October has not been aerated yet. Caught a great deal on Golf now for only 13 bucks wit

OK it is her kind of a rainy Thursday, October 19, 2023 and I have not played the Meadows in a couple years so now that I have joined golfpass I had a big discount so the net cost of me playing here was only 13 bucks can you believe it so anyway I’m out here by myself kind of rainy conditions I must say the fairways and greens are the best shape. I’ve played all year of any course they have not been aerated yet, so they rolled through. I love the flag sticks very much, the same as Pilgrims Run solid, flag sticks because of the wind that they get here. I’m surprised they don’t have a cover over the back of the golf clubs for the rain. That’s surprising on these Japanese built probably Yamaha golf carts but other than that there’s not a whole lot to complain about lots of young college students. Here what you would figure yeah it’s busy even on a Thursday so in the rain .
This college is unbelievable how fast it’s grown in the 30 years I’ve been here but I’ve heard rumors that the scores might go bye-bye but I don’t know about that don’t hold me to that. Yeah it’s definitely a top 25 college course and I got about a conditioning is great. If you know the layout you can score well here go off the right tees I’m playing the whites which is just under 6000 which is perfect and I’m glad I did not bring the wife here because it’s a it’s a toughy Him my buddies don’t like it they’re not big links people but it doesn’t bother me so much on my plate. Those links a Bowen Lake a lot this year, but this is my first time here in two years and when you can score a deal like that on Golf now you better take it .
This was by far the nicest starter I’ve ever had David kudos to David whoever sees this friendliest starter I have ever had at the metal Meadows

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pushed

There were four of us. Two are seasoned players, one not so much and the fourth player is new to golf this season. The foursome behind us kept driving into us. We finally picked up our balls on the green, didn’t finish putting and moved on the the next hole. We saw the Ranger when we started and never again through nine holes!! 🤯

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair course

Some high school team was in front of us. Coach had them practice different shots. kinda slowed us down at times. The coach should know better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bad weather but still a good time

Wife and I took advantage of bad weather and empty course to putz around The Meadows on a Friday in the fall. No leaves which is always a plus in the fall. 1st time wife played this course and she thought it was beautiful and fun from the red tees. She is more used to short courses but appreciated the length and had fun on the greens. This place is always great and love the layout so much for someone who sprays the driver it's not as tight as it looks. Always will remain a must play every year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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