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3.3
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2.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6156 yards
Slope 115
Rating 69.1
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Alwyn Downs Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1933
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.0
6 Reviews (6)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

The ladies in the pro shop were friendly and helped get us started right away. No complaints

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The Marshall Reconstruction

Right when you pull in you immediately find out its under new management from the enormous signage out front. In my eyes, that can be either good or bad...

I arrived fairly early so I could check out the grounds since it was my first time at Alywn Downs GC.
The golf course is neighboring to a small airstrip which was pretty unique. The sound of the planes didn't distract at all. You can see the airstrip on hole I want to say 6? maybe 7? We didn't get to see a plane land or take off but you get the jist.

The clubhouse - The clubhouse is being renovated. They have a full bar and the guy there was very knowledgeable about the history and reconstruction of the course. He told me that half of the course is being turned into real estate (subdivisions) so they are cutting the course down to 9 holes. I joked that it BETTER turn into a CHAMPIONSHIP 9 hole course with the money they'll make from the real estate.

The course - NOT great shape. I can't beat around the bush, the course was in pretty bad conditions. The rough was THICK, the roots and trees were extremely over grown, many dry patches on the greens and the holes were miserably cut.

Another unique thing on the course was that on one of the holes, it lines up directly with a cemetery. A huge cemetery to boot, so if you're slice is wild...you might be searching for your ball with the lost souls of Marshall.

All and All... it was worth the trip for $16, go check it out before they turn into a 9 hole course!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Casual Golf Reviews

Walked the front 9 at Alwyn Downs in Marshall, MI this afternoon. This course is back open after being closed last golf season. Located next to a small airfield, this is a nice piece of property with rolling hills large mature trees. Overall this course is in pretty rough shape but has the potential to be really nice.

Overall Rating 6.75/10

Conditions 5/10
Not being taken care of for at least a year it’s understandable to not be in great shape. The fairways were really thin and patchy. Most of the greens were in ok shape with spots heard and there that weren’t good. The entire 8th green is considered ground under repair.

Friendliness 6/10
Having to walk at least a quarter mile from the 7th green to the 8th tee wasn’t much fun. Looks like they converted a par 5 to a par 3 to make room for a new subdivision. Also many of the signs labeling to tee boxes were facing the inside so from the previous green it was hard to tell which hole was the next.

Returnabilty 7/10
There are some really cool holes and I would like to come back in a few years and play it again but the conditions need to improve quite a bit.

Cost 9/10
$9 to walk 9, fair price.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Golf course is being developed for housing

Sadly, Alwyn Downs is a mess. It is transitioning to a 9 hole course to make room for a housing development. In the mean time, the golf course is not being maintained at all. The greens, fairways, and tees are terrible.

I have played the course several times over the years so it was a sad day. Considering the 50 minute drive I think they should add a disclaimer to there selling tee times on GolfNow. I try to travel around to play different courses each week and this one was a mistake. DO NOT PLAY ALWYN DOWNS.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Course

This course is in pretty good shape right now. Not crowded, so you can play at your own pace most of the time. Greens are slick, and in good condition. Course has very few hazards, I think 2 water and a few sand. Sand bunkers suck, need a lot of new sand. Overall, a nice course that is easy to score on.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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