Jewel of Grand Blanc - Onyx Course in Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA | GolfPass
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Layout
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Parkland
Par 72
Length 6545 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.0

Formerly known as South at Grand Blanc Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Matthews (1968) Bruce Matthews

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.1
80 Reviews (80)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 9

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Sad condition

Greens are in bad shape, with many dead spots abs very bumpy. Tee boxes uneven. Greens tough to hit from

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways poor

Fairways very bumpy, rough too long for temps lately. Greens very slow, cups weren't cut in a while.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day to play

I heard the course was not in good shape, but I thought I would give it a try. The layout is decent. The pro shop worker was friendly and tried to put me through two threesomes. There was no starter and the three golfers proceeded to hit 8 tee shots between them on the first tee box and after going back to the pro shop he called the starter who eventually drove out there and there was no change. Eventually, this group made a wrong turn on the course and the play was much better after that. The course is not in very good shape, but it has potential. The greens were extremely slow and bumpy. This course is worth playing if you are working on your game and with some TLC, it could really be a Jewel. The price is right.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

better than working

It's sad to see the Onyx in such sad shape. Fairways not mowed, tee boxes pathetic, such a good course just tossed away. This needs to be shutdown and rebuilt, or sold to a developer.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed our round

Was told about the issues with the course prior and frankly didn't see anything that concerned me. Maybe I am just not that picky.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Available carts

Course should have provided pull along carts. Long course to be walking. Holes 13;14;15 feels like two mile or more from club house. JMO

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course for the price but some issues

Played this course a few times and typically enjoy my rounds although it’s not really a walkable course. Last time out had some issues.

Had to dodge sprinklers on the greens on at least two greens and maintenance staff on various holes throughout the round and we teed off after 8 am. That’s not acceptable even for a cheap price.

Golf league teed off on 1 at the turn and staff didn’t keep the league out of our way (not a big deal except there were literally guys hitting practice balls in the fairway and tee boxes on 10.....).

All in all you get what you pay for so I recommend it if you don’t want to spend more for a nicer course.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

3 hr round

Was not a lot of people on the course. Greens were in good shape.a lot of bumpy spots. Tee boxes were not that great. Paid 14 bucks and a 3 hr round I would say good value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gone downhill

This course has really gone downhill.
Most fairways are hard and it is sometimes necessary to move the ball to somewhere green (not even grass but weed)
Fairway cutting sometimes digs into the turf. Many greens have brown areas. Many tee boxes are hard. Difficult to get tee in.
The diamond course was in better condition a few weeks ago.
I have played other courses recently in much better shape. I will not be going back here even with a hot deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jewel

Played here a few times. Can't beat the deal you get on this on golf now. My major complaint is they left the grass clippings on the course. They were extremely long as if maybe they trimmed back some of the overgrowth swamp stuff. Its also very bumpy so the dead grass would pile up in the holes. No lie lost like 2-5 balls in the fairway. But for 4!2 on golf now you cant beat it

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not an enjoyable experience

The course was in rough shape. Tee boxes were not well kept. We were unfortunately on the course the same time as the Tuesday morning senior league. They made it blatantly obvious that they did NOT want anyone else on “their” course. The lone positive is that the gentleman working in the pro shop was very friendly. He offered a refund or raincheck which was a nice gesture.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course if it was maintained better

This course has the makings of an excellent course but the poor maintenance has held it back. The fairways were bumpy and hard but in other places it was wet and soggy. The greens were very slow and wet. The cups hadn’t been changed in a while because the grass was growing into the cup. Pros of this course were that it was a very mature course; the trees were large and were obvious that they have been there for many years. The course winds through the subdivisions of Grand Blanc which makes the course tight and beautiful. I would love to play here again once it has been given proper maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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