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4.4
177 Reviews (177)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
93.7%
Recommend this course
167 out of 177 reviews
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4.3
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.5%
Recommend this course
39 out of 40 reviews
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4.4
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
Recommend this course
91 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6564 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.3

Located in between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Golf Club, founded in 1899, is one of the most historic clubs in the state of Michigan. The club was private for most of its history, but an ownership change in 2019 turned this venerable layout into one of the area’s best public experiences. The 18-hole course plays 6,512 yards from the championship tees, though there are four sets of tees The club is in the midst of a multi-year restoration and enhancement project, guided by architect Ray Hearn, that includes green enlargements, tree management, and in the installation of some new championship tees. Facilities here include a putting green, small driving range, chipping green, and a large clubhouse, grill and bar, patio and event space.

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Course Details

Year Built 1899
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2016 #16)

Reviews

4.4
177 Reviews (177)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
Advanced Golfers 6

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 318
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Continues to improve with gradual restoration

Since it went public, Washtenaw is already on the short list of best public-access courses in Ann Arbor-Ypsi (along with Eagle Crest). I'm very pleased to see the new owners making all the right moves with their restoration project. Since playing it last summer, they have done a lot of tree management and are working to expand many of the greens. I was also tipped off to some new back tees being planned in the future to challenge the young pups. Since they can't close the course down to make these improvements all at once, the project will be gradual over several years. Nevertheless, the course already feels more open than it did (including the 15th and 18th holes) and the turf and playability is also benefitting already. There are some great par 5s out here, which is surprising considering it's such an old course, and some clever green complexes. The vibe here is awesome. Very welcoming after a century of being private. Keep up the great work, y'all!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing

We started out after 12:00 the first 9 holes were trampled a bit but the back nine were great. The staff was super friendly. Well kept course some bumpy cart path areas. We had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ranger presence

I think pace of play would benefit from more of a ranger presence. We had a 4 some ahead of us with 2 players that didn’t belong on the tips trying to play them resulting in an open hole ahead of them.

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2021

We understand that pace of play is key to your game and we work hard to deliver a great golfing experience for everyone. We hope you'll give us another shot soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape and greens fast and true

Despite the weather being wet last few days course was in phenomenal shape and greens were fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

We're glad you had a great round of golf at Washtenaw Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Feels like a Country Club

Wastenaw Country Club was a pleasant surprise. What can I say....everything was excellent here. The course was in great shape and the greens were respective and rolled well. The carts were brand new and it felt like a Country Club. Definitely will go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must Play!

Go. Play. Now!!

Do not hesitate. First time playing the course. Went to college in the area and was a private club then. For the price I paid, $35, it’s a no brained. Greens were the best I’ve played all season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2021

We hope you'll tell your friends and come back soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Thank you for the positive review! Washtenaw Golf Club appreciates your business.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Course Needs a Ranger

One belligerent foursome of one elderly guy with 3 ladies really slowed up the pace of play. They were ignoring golf etiquette and not waving through faster groups behind them. Three groups skipped a hole on the back 9 to bypass them. A ranger would have helped
Otherwise it was a really good course layout with enough challenges for most levels of play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/01/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Zach was inviting and it was a great experience

Zack Szawara was a pleasure to speak with when coming in for the first time. I have been a member at Country Clubs in the past and have played at many different private and public courses and I felt like a member talking with Zach. The course was fun and challenging. Hole #8 was a challenge, like I was warned, and walking away with a bogie was actually rewarding. Will definitely return to play here even though I am an hour away. Thank you for making me feel at home.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2021

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy you enjoyed the "member feel" you got out of Washtenaw Golf Club. We look forward to having you back soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Thanks for the stellar rating! Be sure to book another tee time soon at Washtenaw Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/17/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Washtenaw Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old Gem

Love this course. Greens are tricky and sometimes blazing fast. Today normal speed. Tough pin placements 2steps from the edges. Great course will let you know how good your game is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/14/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Washtenaw Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/14/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Washtenaw Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Washtenaw Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/11/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Washtenaw Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/11/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Washtenaw Golf Club!

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