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4.8
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
81
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
97.3%
Recommend this course
98 out of 101 reviews
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4.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.0%
Recommend this course
32 out of 33 reviews
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4.8
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.8%
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44 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6813 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.8
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The Fortress Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2020 #18)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2020 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #15)

Reviews

4.8
101 Reviews (101)
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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fortress Frankenmuth

Golf course was outstanding, very beautiful and challenging. I’m so glad I got to play it. I was disappointed they didn’t have any logo balls available, but I will be contact them to see if they can send me one after they receive their shipment.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Do Play if it has RAINED

It hasn't rained in this area for 5 days, but course was CART PATH ONLY. Didn't tell us until we were at the course this morning. One of our foursome has very bad knees and could not complete his round. They should have called and let us know, if the course is CART PATH ONLY for 5 days after rain. I will not play this course again if it has rained in the last week. So in Michigan that is as good as never.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

Had. Great time with the family, slow pace of play due to weather and being restricted to cart path… overall great time and fun round of golf..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another great round in difficult course conditions

As a result of torrential rains the prior day, play was limited to cart path only. The pro called in the morning to advise play was cart path only....a nice touch! The course was very soggy (as expected) but was in it's usual fantastic condition!...kudos to the staff! The pace of play was a bit slow as we had two groups of "more experienced" golfer slowing down the pace. The pro shop did send out an assistant to "help" speed on the play during the back nine. You will not be disappointed playing this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fortress

Course is wonderful and “right in front of you”. Excellent condition. But, too expensive! You shouldn’t have to pay $80 for 18 holes for a senior on Fridays. Lower the price and you will get more play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace 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 Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

AWESOME GOLF COURSE

As usual the course was in immaculate condition and the staff is always friendly. I would highly recommend this track to anyone that LOVES the game of golf. Then when your done make sure you stop by for a chicken dinner and drinks, remember loser buys, haha

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Great layout and great conditions. We had a blast, would play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Harry the starter was the man!

Harry the starter was the man! He was a great guy and got us off to a great start!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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