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58 Reviews (58)
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Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6345 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1912
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2022 #15)

Reviews

4.9
58 Reviews (58)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Advanced Golfers 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12

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Played On
Reviews 616
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Perfect Round on a Perfect Course

Absolutely loved my time on this old Elks golf course. Terrific layout with enough elevation change on the land to yield some great golf holes and still be walk able. The old school greens were in perfect condition and have plenty of undulation and character for the golfer.

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

A gem.

Absolutely amazing course, easily of the best values in the area. Age old layout with superb greens that track true and quick. Right off busy west main makes it hard to believe this beauty is tucked away right there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

The course is in great shape. The greens track well and are fast, which I like.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
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 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ground Crew Interference

This is a really nice golf course but both times I golfed it the maintenance crew followed us around the whole day. It was very hard to tee or putt with the constant grass cutting within a few feet of us. My ball was also run over in the fairway. I'm not really sure if I can take another chance at this course but it is very well maintained I just wish they could move around so the same group isn't followed all day.

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

Great course

Best course in Kalamazoo hands down. Greens roll true. Fair course for beginners but challenging enough for experienced players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great local course

Course was in great shape for mid July. Pace of play was excellent. Requires a variety of approach shots based on distance from the green and elevation. Some shots were uphill and some downhill. Most greens were protected by sand traps challenging all aspects of your game. Very enjoyable course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course!

Great layout tucked behind a busy commercial area. Mature trees, rolling hills, interesting design, I'll be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly course...nice bang for the buck!

This course is located on the west side of Kalamazoo and has long been a local favorite. Challenging, yet mostly flat with many traps but little water, it presents a good challenge to all levels of golfers. Greens are very nice and fairways and roughs are well maintained. I highly recommend it; try it, you will enjoy it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We love golfing at the Prairies.

We always have a pleasant and fun experience when we golf at the Prairies .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

The course is in great shape! The greens tracked well and the speed of the greens was moderate. I will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than ever

The prairies is in the best shape I have ever seen and that's saying a lot. I've grown up in the area and remember this course being a dump, not any more! Greens were quick, course was cut perfectly and I was blown away. Will definitely be coming back! Thanks golfnow!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Staff friendly, rate of play was good, course in great condition. Never even knew that the course was there.Thanks to golf now for all they do

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always well kept

Played 18. Pace of play slowed on back nine when several group(s) started to appear. We let a couple of twosome play through, then started asking questions. Seems they just started where ever they wanted to

Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best greens

It's the best public course in Kalamazoo co. The best greens and fairways I've seen so far for a public course bar none!

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