The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall, Michigan, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
153
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
92.0%
Recommend this course
225 out of 238 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
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2
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0
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2
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
10
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6955 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Bill Newcomb

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
238 Reviews (238)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 21
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Near Local Attractions 7

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5.0
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Previously Played

Always fun

The course was GREAT, I was bad :>)
Always a good time with friends.
Price is a bit more than I would normally pay, but GolfPass benefits keep my rates manageable so I can occasionally play this GEM!

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

Really good course, but pricy

The course was in really good condition, love the greens. Enjoy everything about this course except the price of food and beverage. It's really pricy. You'll want to eat and get your fluids before you go there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 77
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

PACE: I found this weird, but they sent me out as a single as a Saturday morning tee time. Generally on Saturday mornings you can expect to get paired up... but I did not (which is fine). Played behind a 2some and ahead of a 4some which allowed me to hit 2 balls and enjoy my morning.

CONDITIONS: Tee, fairways, greens, and bunkers all in great shape. My only feedback would be to cut back about 10 yards of overgrowth from the tree line. If your ball bounces to the trees there's no chance to find it, or play the "hero shot."

STAFF: Got me paid and out on the course.

VALUE: Other courses I played at this price have balls on the range for you to hit, or provide a warm-up bucket. Also, the GPS in the cart did not work. The course conditions were great, but given the (lack of) amenities I think the rate is a bit high.

LAYOUT: More blind tee shots, tight fairways, and forced carries than I care for. I'm sure this course is someone's "cup of tea," but it's not the kind of golf I prefer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

enjoyable experience

pace of play excellent. twosome no waiting. took 3 hours. Challenging layout. with difficult greens.
Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem in Central Lower Michigan

The Medalist never disappoints. The layout is unique, reasonably challenging, while also fair. A couple of holes (notable #4) feel somewhat gimmicky, but overall the course is excellent. When we played (6/19/21), the course was in excellent condition and the greens were quick (which I prefer). The course is narrow in several placed, so control over aim and distance is paramount. To borrow an overused phrase, The Medalist has an Up North feel to it (tree lined, most holes stand apart from the others) and has some trick green complexes. The icing on top was that we played in 4 hours!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Friendly staff.

Without a doubt this is absolutely the friendliest most customer service driven course I've been on in a few years.. Every employee we encountered was ultra friendly and accommodating. I couldn't have asked for more. I've had worst service at many country clubs I've been to. 5 stars.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Poor course conditions and drainage pipes laying around every single green

Poor course conditions and drainage pipes laying around every single green. There were drainage pipes and drainage ditches dug around every single green on the course this was not mentioned to me whatsoever. As an avid golfer and someone who takes the sport seriously it was irritating to have multiple shots affected by the poor conditions of the greens and the pipes laying all over the place. I will not be back. I understand making course improvements but they should be relayed to your golfers or reflected in the price

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Commented on 05/14/2022

zallen55, The Medalist hasn't done any drainage projects in many years. Are you sure you are reviewing the correct facility? If so please contact our owner Lowell Weaver to discuss your concerns and he will make sure you are made whole for your efforts. We strive to make sure everyone has a great experience at our facility. Thank you.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spring for

Conditions were pretty good for this early in the year. Staff andd fellow golfers were friendly. Nice track for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/13/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are glad you enjoyed your time at The Medalist and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Conditions (Greens)

Given the greens still have signs of aerating, the ball would not roll. But they were still charging sub~premium money to play. Should be charging less until the course conditions match the money charged.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/13/2022

Thank you for taking the time to rate The Medalist and we are sorry that our conditions didn't meet your expectations. We hope the next time we exceed your expectations and if not please reach out to our owner and we will definitely make it right for you.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor experience

Group of 5 playing at extremely slow pace in front of me. Was assured that groups above 4 were not allowed but played behind them. Wouldn’t recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/13/2022

Thank you for reviewing our facility and we are glad you enjoyed your time at The Medalist. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course conditions, layout, character, price!!

This year has been a fantastic year golfing going into semi retirement and with 88 rounds since March this Medalists is certainly GOLD. Great layout, conditions, character, challenging, and super greens roll true. Scored $43.59 for 2 on TeeOff, what a bargain! Even $29 medalists websites is a deal for this quality.
Only negatives, don’t like GPS with advertising, and a small crowded pro shop downstairs. Yea between great conditions, swamp carries, and plenty of challenges ( 144 slope from tips!!) this is a must play.
The ownerLowell W was on hands on. My buddy moved to Jackson area so I’m sure we will meet up here. Drove almost 2 hours to get here and was not disappointed.
Good turkey dinner just down road
Thanks Lowell for a great well run course experience with wife and buddy on a nice Saturday 11/6/21!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/14/2022

Thank you very much for your great review. We love it when our customers have a great time. We hope to see you again soon, and after such a great review you have our blessing to take an extra mulligan!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mr. White

Second time playing the Medalist. Great course condition for frostbite pricing!! $28 can't beat it! Love the challenge.
Plan on losing a few balls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/14/2022

Thank you for choosing The Medalist to play this time of you and we are glad you enjoyed the course. We agree if you make it around without losing a ball your had a great accomplishment.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but hard for beginner

Generally good course. Nice course condition. But, it could be hard for beginners. And, the staff at the pros hope was okay, you know...

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