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4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.1
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4.0
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4.9
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4.3
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About

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

4.3
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful round on a Saturday. The greens and fairways were great and pace of play was outstanding, great staff!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf with a view

Golf with views of Torch Lake. Great course, hilly with amazing views of Torch Lake.

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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 78
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First impression

Nice layout. Entertaining variety of shots needed.
Course was in good condition but not top tier.
New club house on its way.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 390
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Used cart

Torch Course is in okay shape

With a new clubhouse about to open for both Torch and Sundance tracks we played the Torch course on a hot Sunday morning. The original course at A-ga-ming was in fine form except they decided to turn the Par 5 3rd hole into a Par 4 hole by making you lay up with an iron off the tee or attempt a 190 yard plus air carry over a pond . So go figure - it was a really tough quirky 3 shot hole before and they managed to screw the hole redesign up!! So downgrade a star for that stupidity and downgrade another star due to the complete lack of running water or suitable relief facilities (again) at check in. At least the Torch course goes by the original clubhouse at the turn...the Torch nines were reversed when Sundance was built....and there actually were running water bathrooms....and you could fill your water bottle, wet a clean towel. Normally a four star experience A-ga-ming managed to screw it up for us and many others. Hopefully next year when we return the new clubhouse will be in full operation. It's about time they stopped operating out of that dumpy trailer for almost two decades. Recommend but bring your own water.....they charge $3 a bottle and when they don't even provide clean running water to wash your hands. or even drink....that's simply unacceptable and patently ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

This is a really fun golf course that can be a real challenge when the rough and tall grass have grown in. Greens are fair and hole layout is well done. Not a lot of water hazards, but you will find some challenging bunkers spread throughout the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course with great views and a fun layout. Unfortunately the staff was fairly rude the day I went, and the course could be in better shape. With all the beautiful courses in the area, it's hard to feel like Torch is worth your time and money.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Average course with 1 view

Overall the course was alright, being so close to Torch Lake and having the name Torch for the course you would think there’d be more views from the course. Only 1 hole has a view of the lake and the others are tucked away in the woods like any other Up North course. For $70 green fees I would expect a bit more from a course, the conditions were fine, but when a course doesn’t have a cart path, that’s a bad sign. If this course was in South East Michigan it would be $35-$40 compared to $70. The carts could use an update too, for being a “resort” course and all.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time - was pretty good

We like the people, the course was nice, enjoyed playing it. Greens were tough. Wished there was more water views but the course played well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Northern Michigan Must See

Awesome experience. Course is beautiful and in great condition. Great staff and a very welcoming place. If in Northern Michigan, I would definitely recommend checking it out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Gorgeous Views/Friendly Staff

Love playing this course! I still need to try Sundance

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
4.0
First Time Playing

Great views

This course had amazing views of torch lake. Hole 7 tee box will certainly leave you in amazement of the beauty of the lake.....now time to talk about golf. The course plays hard and fast, greens are fast but not hard to read. The fairways and greens were in decent shape, looked like they had a golf outing Saturday/ Sunday and we golfed on a Monday so it looked a little worn. The rough is pretty hard ground but it’s not impossible to play. We overall had a great experience playing at this course, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this course to just about anyone.

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

As scenic as it gets

We had never played this course and actually had never played golf in Michigan but we completely lucked into this gem. We were reading golfnow reviews and thought this place sounded like a good value but we were blownaway. Even without the views the course itself was beautiful. It was in great shape and nearly every hole was isolated in the woods, but several holes also included breathtaking lake views. The restaurant at the turn and after 18 overlooked the most scenic par three, which also had a lake view, and it was overall a really memorable round of golf. The staff was helpful and great. If you’re thinking about playing here, do it. And supposedly there are multiple courses and housing, so it would seem perfect for a golf trip. I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 390
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Always fun to play the Original course

You still have to check in at the dumpy trailer shared with the Sundance course. Build a clubhouse guys or move back to the original Torch clubhouse. Torch course in nice shape greens are of good speed and it's a pretty old school routing. The 10th hole is quirky. Always a strong challenge Torch holds your interest. Very very wet from recent rains. You have to play this course a few times so you know where your ball will bounce. Overall 3.75 stars. Recommended and play 36 by going over to Sundance in the afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Track

Writing this as a former PGA Professional in the state of Michigan. This course has to be on your short list of places to play in Northern MI! Beautiful layout that requires every club in your bag. Course conditions were private club level. Tight fairways, pure fast greens and consistently perfect bunkers. Views throughout the course were great. Very playable but challenging at the same time with a great mix of scoreable and tough holes. I can’t say enough good things about this course. Go tee it up!

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