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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6164 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.8
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

High prices - old golf crowd - slow play

Drove by this course for 3 years now living in Clarkston and always wanted to play it so I finally did and was a complete waste of my Saturday. Took a full 7 1/2 hours to play 18 holes. So unacceptable for the pace of play and for the staff to not call our foursome before they let an outing of 24 people out in front of us, we didn’t tee off until a half hour past our tee time. We should have gotten a courtesy call to ask if we would of liked to of been bumped up in front of the massive group of all seniors golfing in front of us. This course would do its self a favor and stop catering to baby boomers and retirees and welcome a younger crowd, and also stop pricing people out, that course is not worth the expensive rate they charge. I’d maybe come golf this course if they offered a twilight of $20 at a reasonable time not just 6pm where I’m paying $30 for 9 holes and a cart and to golf in a forest of trees and power lines.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Old course that disappointed. Poor hole designs. Bare grass in areas. Wet spots in other areas. Club house was nice but that didn't atone for the poor course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Silly greens on front

A decent course layout ruined by some silly greens, especially on the front. I don’t mind challenging greens but many are just plain unfair. I don’t want to play on Augusta style greens especially when the green quality is sub-par as they are here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Golfers know a good value when they play it.

What can one tell about a golf course that fits like a comfortable old shoe or plays like a worn-out but trusty wedge? The Fountains GC, a typical parkland design, is all of that and more except that it doesn't look old. This course is blessed by a ground keeping crew that takes pride in their work. The greens are several cuts above the quality of the average Muni and rival courses charging 4 or 5 times as much for a round of golf. They even go so far as to protect several green complexes during the Michigan winter months by covering them in protective plastic tarps. Of course, the fairways and bunker complexes are maintained to the same high standards.
This course has surprising elevation changes which come into play on the opening front and back par 5 holes and the finishing front and back par 4s in which golfers must contend with strategically placed hazards protecting their greens.
Still, this course remains "walker friendly" and a delight to play without a cart. (Cart prices are far lower than typical - usually five dollars over the cost of a non-riding round.)
The clubhouse and its staff are everything one would expect from a highly regarded facility.
What more can I say? Just put on a comfortable pair of old golfing shoes and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful "walk in the park" golfing experience at the Fountains.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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