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4.6
204 Reviews (204)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
94.7%
Recommend this course
193 out of 204 reviews
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.6
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.3%
Recommend this course
33 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.3
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Forest Akers West Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Spartan Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2020 #10) (2019 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #24)

Reviews

4.6
204 Reviews (204)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Narrow Fairways 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 11
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 15
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Best value in Michigan

$45 and pristine conditions. It’s a very nice, if unspectacular, layout. No tricked up holes… it’s all in front of you. Incredible value for money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

It's been awhile...too long

Used to work in Lansing and would play Forest Akers every week. Been a few years since I've been back, but it was like greeting a long lost friend. One of my favorite places to play in Michigan. Course conditions were excellent, staff was excellent, round was excellent. Had a great time again. Worth the ride from the Detroit metro area. I will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor Course Tee Time Management

So my work mates and I were making the turn and were met with a foursome and another twosome in front of us. When we asked the guy at the desk what was going on he stated leagues were now going off… WHAT?? If we would have stayed to play behind that group it would have added another 3 hrs to our round. Then when I asked for a 9 hole credit I was told I could only get a rain check. Not like East Lansing is right around the corner. I live in Auburn Hills. Poor planning.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/23/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting The West at Forest Akers Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9 holes - 3 hours!!

Course was backed up to 3 groups on par 3’s- no Marshall!, told that the league were starting to hurry up with nowhere to go - poorly ran.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello, Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

I'll Be Back

Best, best, best...far exceeded expectations. Great value, and look forward to returning again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Championship Course.

Conditions are excellent. Very challenging course layout. Daughter played it in her high school state finals years back and won her division title. First time I got a chance to play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Great course, rude employee

I recently played forest Akers west and per usual, it was an overall good experience. The condition of the course and the pace of play were exceptional. However, I had a slight problem with the way a member of the staff treated me. I think he is maybe the manager of the course, as I’ve seen him several times before but never have had a problem before. This time, he was blatantly rude when I came into to pay for my round of golf. Maybe he was having a bad day, but to be rude to a paying customer is pretty sad in my opinion. Other than that, I had a great time and a great golfing experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

beautiful course

Couldn’t of been happier with all around course condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where is my Ball

Too many leaves on course, cannot find ball, but it is October in the North.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Layout

Great course!! Have to hit all the clubs in the bag.. greens in great shape.

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