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4.4
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
97.0%
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70 out of 73 reviews
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4.5
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
96.0%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.4
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.6%
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28 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7016 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.3
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Candlestone Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Bruce Matthews Mike Husby (2009) Jerry Matthews (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
73 Reviews (73)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beautiful in the fall.

Course wasn't busy. (Was a Monday afternoon).We played at our own pace.. played 18 in a little over 3 hours. Greens were smooth and lightning fast. Trees starting to color up, will be beautiful soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 97
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Course is in very good shape now but they will aerate the greens next week

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course.

Haven't played Candlestone before. Weather was perfect and got a good rate from Golfnow so we thought, why not?. Glad we did. Course was in excellent condition except their tee boxes. Could use some work there. Expected there could be slow play with the perfect weather, but was pleasantly surprised. They book correct tee times so this didn't happen. Will surely play here again and would recommend to friends.

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

Hidden Gem

Candlestone was an incredibly pleasant surprise and is the epitome of why you “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Once you get past the gravel parking lot, modest pro shop, divey bar and grill, and get on the course, you quickly realize Candlestone is a hidden gem.

The greens were firm and fast and were in excellent condition. From subtle breaks on a few postage stamp sized greens to several two-tiered larger greens - they all feel unique and reward good golf shots. 5 different pin positions allow for much variety.

Each hole plays unique and there is a good mix of challenging holes, like the 216 yard par 3 15th, and easier ones, like holes 1 and 10, which are straight away par 4s.

The tips play over 7,000 but the blue tees at 6655 prove to be challenging enough. There isn’t too much water that comes into play, but most holes are carved out of wooded areas which will swallow up errant shots.

I was impressed with how well maintained the course was, especially considering it receives a good amount of play. The greens and fairways were immaculate.

Candlestone is one of the best value courses I have ever played! A must for anyone in West Michigan!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course conditions

This course was in outstanding condition. Greens fairways and tee boxes were in exceptional conditions.
This was a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

First time playing this course and it was a great time.
Beautiful fairways and amazing greens! Will definitely be going back!

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

Hidden Gem

Played this course a few times and always in excellent shape. Greens were especially nice as well as the fairways. Pace of play was good too. Very nice restaurant and bar for after the round. Highly recommend this course

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

Hidden gem

Had no idea this course existed, as it’s not really close to much. Super pleased with the value and condition of the course! Only issue was we finished the first 9 in 90 minutes, but after we made the turn it was pretty backed up and it took 3 hrs. Overall, however, we were very pleased with how well the course was taken care of and the availability on a weekday afternoon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

We arrived about 15 minutes early and were told you can tee off now. You can follow the twosome on the tee. What they didn't tell us was the twosome on the tee
were the end of a golf outing. The pace was slow but we still managed to have a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play ruined it

Nice course, good conditions, new pro shop that smells like fresh dry wall still. I got there for my tee time, 12:30 on a Saturday, and the guy said “it’s gonna be slow today.” The worst pace of play I’ve ever seen, twice as slow as courses three times as expensive, no ranger. After playing through two groups within the first three holes alone, I joined with a 2 sum because playing through was no longer an option. By the middle of hole 9, the 4 sum of teenage boys in front of the group in front of us had caused a 5-group backup, three different groups waiting on the tee and 2 more finishing 8 right on our heels. Really it was 6 different groups because I merged with another, but I digress. I will not be back. Nicer courses for cheaper fees around here that don’t overbook tee times to the point of ruining my golf game.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great Course

The course is in great condition. The price and value was great. Have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course!

Nice Course, bring your "A" game though as a senior golfer!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf and restaurant

This place was above our expectations and the food after was amazing. Will be golfing there again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

This is a very nice, well maintained course. It has a lot of character and beautiful terrain. My only negative for me as a novice golfer was the yardage. There were too many very long distance holes! The par 5’s were killers! Even the par 3s were long. I still rated it with 5 stars because the course is great..just a bit too much course for me. For a novice golfer it can be discouraging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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