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4.4
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
92.0%
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235 out of 248 reviews
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4.5
12 Reviews (12)
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4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6955 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7
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The Medalist Golf Club
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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
248 Reviews (248)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Medalist is one of the best!

First time playing The Medalist this year. It was one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences I've had. The greens were the best I've played in years! Smooth and quick but fair. The fairways were in great shape and a pleasure to hit from. The surprise was the new golf carts. They were very slick. GPS on every hole took all the guess work out of every shot and help speed up play. Each hole had flyovers so you could see the entire hole - I was impressed with the technology. I will definitely return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Not my favorite

The course layout is great, and a bit challenging. There is a huge garbage dump nearby. I thought at barely over 40 degrees it wouldn’t be a problem, but the breeze was bringing the smell right to us. In the summer afternoons, the deer flies are thick. Also the back 9 was closed for spraying, but we weren’t notified until we arrived. It’s too bad about the dump, it’s a beautiful course otherwise. I won’t be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens...

The greens are in great shape in October. Very impressed. The course keeps hiding my ball under leaves, so that's challenging. Yay fall golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course in the Area

We have some nice choices in the Battle Creek area and The Medalist is among the best.

The GPS units were updated this year so if you are reading complaints from previous years, you can disregard as the problem was fixed. The new gps units are nice and include ‘to the pin’ for the center values. The ads did not delay me more than maybe 15-30 seconds a time or two.

The course is one of my favorites because there are only a few holes adjacent to each other. Each hole is its own so you don’t see others and you don’t have to wait for someone on another hole to hit from your fairway. Players who tend to spray their driver will likely lose several balls.

The range is top notch and includes one of the few TopTracers in the state. You can have fun playing closest to the pin and long-drive contests along with practice data to fine tune your numbers.

My favorite part of the Medalist is that the staff never seems annoyed by someone like me showing up and “racing the sun” to get 9 or 18 in. Other courses in the area seem annoyed if the staff has to work a minute past sundown. The Medalist team is always welcoming and glad to get you out to the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 62
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course but very slow

This is a very challenging narrow course that was in great condition. Unfortunately the pace was very slow. Had to wait on almost every tee box. The course could use a marshal to keep the pace of play. Hopefully this was an anomaly..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
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 104
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 250 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 43
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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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