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4.9
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6996 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.7

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Jeff Gorney

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

5.0
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Well maintained course

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

Great course

Fairways were in great shape. Greens were very nice and very fast. Loved the course, layout and conditions

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course and a Great Value!

I play the Dream probably once every couple years and it never disappoints. The course is really enjoyable and also challenging.

Layout: The layout is really good. Most holes have significant elevation changes, wide fairways, and are lined with trees.

Greens: The greens are large and undulating. They are usually firm, fast, and challenging.

Overall: The Dream is a great course and definitely worth playing. They allow you to bring your own beer and range balls are included in the price. Even at peak rates, the Dream is a great value. The Dream and Nightmare offer a deal if you play both courses on the same day or back to back days. I highly recommend doing that!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course

I've played many courses all over Michigan since I started playing golf in 97. The Dream is by far the best course I've played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A must play

The course was in perfect shape. Love the large fast greens. Not much water but tons of large bunkers that were raked and emulate conditions..
Cart paths are wide and smoother than any road in Michigan . The entire staff was friendlyand on top of everything. Seemed a bit pricey but hard to complain when the course was so nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Annual Play for sure!

First time playing the course and left very satisfied. Conditions were great, beautiful and challenging layout. Really enjoyed the elevation changes. The staff was friendly and helpful. This course is now part of our group's annual plays.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still Dreaming

The counterpart to the Nightmare, the Dream compares in overall quality and aesthetics that will keep you coming back up to West Branch for more golf.

Group of 20 guys for our scramble finale on the Dream and the course did not disappoint. Depending on how you play, the course is definitely "gettable." We had one team post a -18* and another with -13, so the getting was good.

Highly suggest getting up to West Branch and hitting up both the Dream and the Nightmare.

*denotes that the team was light on their birdie jumps

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Beautiful course. Definitely recommend. Play during non peak hrs to get a good rate. Even if during peak hrs still worth it great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice round at The Dream

First time visiting the Dream and very happy with the experience. While not a top notch elite course in Michigan, I'd call it a solid 4-star track, not to mention solid and friendly service! The spread is a bit reminiscent of Pilgrims Run north of Grand Rapids, but maybe a half-star behind in my rating.

The course is cut through the woods which rarely allows you to see anything but the hole you're on. It is well kept, not tour caliber, but good enough for any non-pro. Just enough dog-legs and green undulation to keep things fun and challenging.

I'd definitely return if in the area again....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great food as well

Love the course and the staff - we were visiting from florida and set the tee time too early for our arrival - they accomidated us even though we were an hour and a half early

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is always fun to play.

The course was in great condition. It is always fun to play with a great layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!!

Forgiving in some ways and difficult in others. Great all around course. Beautiful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 75
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

One awesome golf course!

The Dream is one of the best golf courses in Michigan.From the time you drive up the entrance you get that feeling this is going to be a special place.The man behind the counter makes you feel good about the place before you even start.The course has wide fairways and big greens.You get good roll off the tee and the greens hold.The rough is thick but you don't lose your ball and spend all day looking for it.We all enjoyed a great round of golf.You hardly ever see anyone else on the course when they are playing other holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Dream is a beautiful course to play.

The flowers and scenery are gorgeous. The fairways and greens are in great condition. We were totally happy with it. We will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

The Dream was one of the most well maintained public courses I have played. The course provided sufficient challenge. The staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The green run true.

We were a foursome of women. The women tees are a great length for a challenging round but will not beat you up. The course was in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Have to play once!

Was a perfect day and time to play. Had the course to myself and everything was about as expected. No complaints. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

perfectly manicured

Can't get any better. Course is in perfect shape and has a beautiful layout. Tough greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

fast greens, beautiful course!

I loved this course, very scenic and kept in pristine condition. friendly staff, makes me wish I lived up north.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course! Super friendly staff.

My daughter and I golfed 18 holes. The course was in excellent condition. It is a beautiful course. The staff was extremely friendly from the moment that we walked in the door

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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