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4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
75.1%
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6612 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2
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The Torch at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
49 Reviews (49)
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Previously Played

Nice layout, course needs attention.

A course that has a very fair layout, wide fairways. The tee boxes were not in good shape. The front nine greens were sculded by the mowers. The greens were better on the back nine but the tee boxes still terrible.
I think the majority of the maintenance and care goes to the Sundance course and this is neglected. Torch lake views on 3 holes. Deer roaming. Nice layout but could be a lot better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Hello, Michael8963010. Thank you for visiting us at Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We were pleased to see how much you enjoyed the course. However, we are sorry to hear that your customer service experience didn't quite live up to your expectations. We hope that you still had an enjoyable round despite this unfortunate situation. Our management thanks you for bringing this to our attention. If you would like to discuss the matter further, please reach out to us at (231) 631-6018. Thank you for choosing to golf with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
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

A-ga-ming Torch outstanding value

Beautiful vistas, open fairways, and well bunkered. Just under half the holes have water in play. Fairways and tee boxes were in excellent condition as were the bunkers. While the greens were a bit slow, they were otherwise in excellent condition. It was a fair test of golf, not overly difficult or "tricked up".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, mark3094. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club thanks you!

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

Stunning views, fun to play

This is a beautiful well maintained course with many changes in elevation and stunning views of torch lake. A great course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000001971139! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
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 Average
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Commented on 12/01/2023

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 Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 211
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/28/2023

A top 250 contributor should tell us why he rated the course 5 stars. Not even close dude!!

Played On
Reviews 448
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Expensive for what you get

Our group has played Torch for over 30 years - well prior to them building Sundance in 2005. Torch is a very pretty old school course that has some quirks. $89 weekday is a tad steep for greens that still show aeration marks and frankly are a bit bumpy. Due to the age of the course Torch's greens are much slower than Sundance - pro-tip - using the only practice green near the driving range will definitely screw up your speed all day you play Torch.

Pace of play was average and at best and we had to wait a few times despite teeing off well prior to noon. And a couple of foursomes were blasting their music as loud as possible.....just having a mid-day booze party - they disturbed pretty much everyone behind them on the back nine.

Course is in okay condition but it's not an $89 weekday course.....it's more like $50 or $60 at most. The old original Torch clubhouse with restaurant has been nicely renovated except for the bathrooms. A better making the turn experience than the main newer clubhouse. Greens okay but slow/bumpy, traps hit and miss...fairways tees just okay and rough is patchy. I cannot recommend these two courses as the management is only concerned about booking large drunken groups and squeezing every dollar they can out of anyone that books a round there.

We used to enjoy playing these two A-ga-ming courses - there are plenty of other courses in the area that charge a fairer rate, don't have a bunch of jack-a-lope large groups destroying them and you can play them in well less then 5 hours. Simply put these two courses have lost our longtime business.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Hi HOTSPOTTS, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We love playing here!

One of our favorite courses….we’re staying here and will play Sundance later this week.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth Playing on a Golf Weekend

We brought a group of 36 to A Ga Ming for the weekend and played Torch and Sundance. Torch was definitely a distant second for our whole group. There is nothing wrong with the course. The layout is fine, the conditioning was good (minus the aerated greens), and there are some good holes. Overall, nobody had an issue with it, it just wasn't as nice as Sundance.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Professional and courteous, great conditions and a very enjoyable experience. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Meh…

We golfed this course and we’re not impressed with the conditions. Tee boxes were really torn up. Ladies tee boxes were very “jumped” on certain holes. Wish we would have paid the extra $20.00 for Sundance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u7418684. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 80
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not a championship course

We were disappointed...should have played Sundance...fairways were worn on the back...layout was full.

A week later and I cannot remember any holes

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/01/2023

Hello, revcat. Thank you for visiting us at Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We were pleased to see how much you enjoyed the course. However, we are sorry to hear that your customer service experience didn't quite live up to your expectations. We hope that you still had an enjoyable round despite this unfortunate situation. Our management thanks you for bringing this to our attention. If you would like to discuss the matter further, please reach out to us at (231) 631-6018. Thank you for choosing to golf with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful views and excellent golf course

This was a course on our bucket list that surely was fun!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 211
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 211
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views!

I travel here each year for 4th of July and make it a point to golf. I chose A-ga-Ming for its reputation around with local golfers. I have to say the lay out was fantastic and the views were breathtaking but the pace of play was so, slow. The foursome in front of us were not letting up play through which lead to a 5hr round. But there was a significant amount of fungus on the grounds and a lot of anthills. Several tee boxes are not flat and what happened with #3 (I think) the 300yrd par 5? Next year I’ll try out Sundance; it clearly is the star child here!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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