Bedford Valley Course at Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
154 Reviews (154)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
96.1%
Recommend this course
147 out of 154 reviews
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4.6
19 Reviews (19)
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13
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5
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0
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0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7020 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.6
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Bedford Valley - Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - October
Architect William F. Mitchell (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2017 #13) (2015 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2015 #17)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2015 #22)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #22)

Reviews

4.6
154 Reviews (154)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 21
Undulating Greens 16
Water Hazards 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 8

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Excellence!

I've played just about every course in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area this year and Bedford Valley was the best value of this year! I am a member at another course in the area that has highly touted greens.... Bedford Valley's were better. In fact, they were the nicest greens I've played on this year! The rest of the course was simply stellar. The staff was great, the course was great, play moved at a good, quick pace and I had a wonderful time... until I added up my score. Which speaks highly for BV's challenging nature. And speaking of nature, the course is beautiful. The ol' girl might be a bit of a drive, but she is the forgotten jewel in the Scott's family crown! Hats off to the staff and crew who work there! Thank you for the attention to detail. Mowed roughs, manicured sand in the traps, plush fairways, and excellent greens.... It doesn't get any better than this! Thanks Bedford Valley!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

It use to be a private course and you can tell nice lay out, nice conditions and staff was good I will definitely be returning

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

First time playing; excellent course; excellent facilities. Fairways and greens were top notch. The rough's were pretty dried up and heavily used. Lot's of sand traps! Bob the starter was very friendly and outgoing. Didn't spend much time in the pro shop, but everything looked real nice. Just a small snack shop with drinks. Will golf again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

PACE: Excellent. Was a single, and had a 4some go out 30 minutes before me. I was able to play 2 balls and never catch them, or have anyone catch me.

CONDITIONS: Some dry spots in the fairways/rough, but otherwise excellent. The greens were faster than I anticipated... I was pleasantly surprised by that. Bunkers were good.

STAFF: Very friendly and sociable.

VALUE: I'm already looking forward to paying them another greens fee.

LAYOUT: This feels like an older course (built in 1965) and I love that. The greens are not too tricked up (though they are fast). Very few (if any) blind tee shots. And big bunkers built to splash your ball out of. I like how the course rolls through the terrain too. Lots of fun!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bedford is always a solid track

Always enjoy playing Bedford. Props to the lawn crew. Greens were a nice speed, fairways had cool patterns. Staff was great. Got checked in quickly, bar staff was very nice and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

If it wasn’t for the nice guy in the pro shop. I would never consider this course again!! Greenskeeper’s need to learn to stay in their lane!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very well kept

Great corse, some hard holes most not to bad alot of sand traps but not to hard to avoid, would definitely recommend. We shall return

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Classic golf course

Course was in great shape. Very classic course with bunkers guarding most greens. No trickery in course lay-out, what you see is what you get. Ranger was super friendly and some slower groups let us play through. Greens were a tad slow for my taste, but overall a great golf course.

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

Nice course, SLOW play

Beautiful, well maintained course, but the foursome of regulars in from of us wouldn't let our twosome play through and were VERY SLOW

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

Why you SHOULD play Bedford Valley Country Club

Booked round the day prior on GolfNow due to golfing being a last minute decision, and we were happy we picked Bedford Valley. The course was in good shape, which was even more impressive considering it is the end of September. I was hesitant to play here due to being part of Gull Lake View group - played Stoatin Bay two weeks ago and the course was in horrible condition. Bedford Valley changed my perception of the group.

There was limited merchandise as well as beverage/food options, but I’m guessing that is due to playing near the end of season. Merchandise was 30%, so if you play this fall check out their pro-shop.

They had new carts (gas) which were nice. The carts don’t have GPS which was a drawback, especially not knowing the course and/or distances to hazards. If you use a GPS app or range finder you will be fine.

There weren’t many cart paths, so at times it was confusing where to go for the next tee box, but it is easy enough to figure out quickly - just know you may make a wrong turn or two.

There was standing water in some bunkers, but unless the course can control the weather I’m not sure you wouldn’t run up against that same issue anywhere.

The course reminds me of a northern Michigan course with trees surrounding it, and in the fairways. I loved the layout, but if you don’t control your drives you may not enjoy this course. There is distance to some of the holes, and well placed hazards / tree-lines to ensure if you hit a great shot you are rewarded if playing against someone who may hit the ball a mile but has no idea where it is going.

There wasn’t water coolers or bathrooms on the course - which is a drawback - especially if you play on a warmer day.

Overall, this is a good course and one I would recommend to anyone wanting to go out and golf. I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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