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4.6
187 Reviews (187)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
96.4%
Recommend this course
178 out of 187 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 34 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
187 Reviews (187)

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 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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well kept up. Excellent staff. ,forward tees For seniors

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Course conditions were excellent, staff was excellent, round was excellent. Had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout

Fun to play! Have to hit every shot cuts draws. Pace of play was great played with my 3 boys and done in 3:45 on Sunday afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Go Green

Xcellent for the price and people. Course was well maintained and has multiple options for tees and I’d recommend you go green tees if you’re a 10 to 15 handicap.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Course, great challenge

A fun, challenging course that really rewards you for shot placement. Was in great condition when we visited, very quick greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Shape, Challenging

I have played the course a few times, but have never seen it in better shape. Greens were fast and true, and the rough was thick and penal. A good challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Ten course

Played the green tees. Great setup. Challenging course. Big greens with subtle breaks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good course in general but amazing for the price

The west course is already a beautifully tree-lined course, with relatively skinny fairways. If you can play here for $30-40, then you’re getting a Timber Ridge or Hawk Hallow quality course for $20-30 cheaper. Great blend of looks, value, and difficulty.

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

Great course with extremely slow play and no marshals.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

MSU west

The course is in great shape the greens are big soft and fast. We played in 3hrs40mins. We checked in at the grill window which was fine with us . No contact we loved seeing the pieces of swim noodles in the cup we tip our hats to them for that. This tells us that they care about the safety of their customers. Good job MSU we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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