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4.9
135 Reviews (135)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
98.9%
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132 out of 135 reviews
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4.9
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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16 out of 16 reviews
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4.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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34 out of 34 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 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2022 #12)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2022 #21) (2021 #10) (2020 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2020 #18)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S. (2019 #15)

Reviews

4.9
135 Reviews (135)
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Course - Hope to come back!

Even tho it was a blustery chilly day! The course was gorgeous and amenities beyond expectations! From amazing young kids getting your bags to the incredible markers as you played! The starter best we’ve met in our journey’s!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a nice place to play

The Fortress is an outstanding golf course. Very well manicured. REALLY nice greens....good speed and, more importantly, consistent speed between greens. As usual, golfers could be a little better job fixing pitch marks. The staff is friendly and the starter did a fantastic job getting everyone on the course in a timely manner. I always look forward to playing this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course greens rolled true and held when you hit a good shot into them. Cart girls were very friendly as well as the starter

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course / Great Value

I would be hard pressed to find a better course anywhere near the golfnow price I paid! My home course had an outing, so I booked at 7:30am and teed off at 9:00am. I was paired up with 2 seniors and we had a great time. We did quite a bit of searching for balls due to the difficulty of the course coupled with the wind on this day, but our round was still 4 hours at a very relaxed pace. I highly recommend looking at this course when in the area!

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

Loved this course

I loved this course. Great condition and value!!! I would drive from Detroit to play again for sure!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Overall a great experience. Friendly and helpful staff. Kyle took a few minutes as I was paying to let me know the features and local rules for the course. That doesn't happen all of the time these days. Played with 2 others that had booked tee times as singles and had an enjoyable round. Course can be quite challenging if your game is off a little. Greens have a lot of undulations so proximity to the pin on approach is key. Definitely would play again.

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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course in fabulous condition. Hilly layout with scenic views. In great shape from the tee boxes to the speedy greens. Decent pace of play and good staff round out this gem in Frankenmuth. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play golf

Everything at this course is top notch for playing golf.
The course was full today so the 4hr. 45 min. Round was understandable.
Will definitely play here again.
It is a darn good value.

Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Beautiful, Challenging and Forgiving

This is a well kept and maintained course! Beautiful views and challenging holes. Looking forward to my next time playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a Good Course

Every time I have played this course over the last few years it has been in great shape, the staff has been friendly, and it seems like owners are taking steps to improve things also.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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