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4.7
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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0
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0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
97.5%
Recommend this course
72 out of 74 reviews
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4.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
15
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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4.8
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 44 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

4.7
74 Reviews (74)
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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Had a blast course was great n I shot 88 and it was great challenge for a new golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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

A Consistently Great Experience

I’ve been playing The Fortress since I was a teen in junior golf, through Powerbilt Jr. PGA, high school, etc. I’ve never had a bad experience here. The course is always immaculate and challenging. Some of the truest greens you can roll on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Everything went well. The only complaint I have is the cart paths are to far away from most greens. There was one hole where they would not let carts no closer than 150 yards from the green. If you have heart issues like I do that is just to far to walk. I did not pay for a cart so I can walk long distances fom green to cart path.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Par for the course

Considering there are very limited quality courses in the Saginaw/Flint area The Fortress is an appealing choice. Compared to courses elsewhere in Michigan however, it is overpriced given the quality of the layout/property

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course is great. Staff was great from the minute we pulled in. Cart girl right out to get clubs and club pro friendly and knowledgeable. Bring scuba gear for hole 13.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fortress

It was awesome
Great course, great pace of play and good people

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My tee time was cancelled.

I received a phone call from the golf pro in the morning. He let me know they aerated their green that morning and that I could cancel my tee time. I decided to cancel beings the greens were plinko'd. I am awaiting my refund.
Huge shout out to the golf pro for the heads up. I would of been really upset had a I showed up and found out the hard way.
Looking forward to playing when the green heal! It's an excellent course.

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

Fantastic layout and condition.

The club house still seems to be setting up for the season. The bar area had no alcoholic beverages or warm food. This is my only bad thing about the course. The actual course is in great condition especially for it being the first week in April. The bunkers are real sand and challenging unlike the ones I’m used to playing out of in Cleveland, OH. The layout is like nothing I would expect from Michigan. Has a PGA feel to it. Very fun to play and it makes you use your clubs properly. Not for beginners in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

All about golf, not the Off-Course Amenities

Off-Course Amenities need a little help, but it may be the time of year. The course is awesome. Greens had been dressed, but were still playable. This course is one to go back to.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Late season play

Very nice course over all. The only drawback was greens were airiated a couple of weeks earlier. Nice sized fairways, very playable off the tee box. Practice your sand bunker plays before you play this course- there are plenty guarding the greens for those mid- hits approach shots.
Course is also very walkable if desired.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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