Garland Lodge & Golf Resort - Monarch Course
|Gold (W)||72||5411 yards||71.4||125|
|Black M: 75.5/142||451||413||209||429||500||160||447||549||393||3551||581||451||178||435||518||152||438||422||440||3615||7166|
|Blue M: 73.1/140||427||383||188||352||472||143||419||520||352||3256||551||428||162||407||487||124||410||399||425||3393||6649|
|White M: 71.1/134||412||374||182||343||457||129||395||505||342||3139||461||413||147||382||429||112||386||378||410||3118||6257|
|Gold M: 66.2/112 W: 70.8/126||324||289||168||341||346||125||331||495||335||2754||450||266||144||276||425||111||380||281||324||2657||5411|
|Red M: 64.5/108 W: 68.7/120||314||289||166||252||345||90||327||403||241||2427||399||260||135||270||393||96||323||281||320||2477||4904|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan
The course was great except for the bunkers which had grass growing in them which means they don't ever get groomed by the grounds keepers. They also had lots of pebbles and stones in them. These bunkers are an embarrassment to an otherwise nice facility and course.
We will not be back...too many nice courses in Michigan who actually maintain the bunkers!!!!!
Monarch is King!
Enjoyed a 3 round 1 night stay at Garland last week and the Monarch was the first course we played. It was great fun with just enough water. Greens were bent grass and ran true. Would be happy to come back and play again in the future.
Play the Monarch
Probably the most playable of the four courses at Garland. Very large landing areas, easy to find your ball if you spray. There are some very tight tee shots though on some of the holes. Greens were in good shape. Warned about ticks in some of the areas.
We stayed in the main lodge room 129. The bathroom was disgusting. The shower had black mold in the tile seams. The bathroom fixtures were very old looking. Several other people in our group complained about the same mold in the two bed units. The members of our group that stayed in the single bed units on the second floor, did not have the mold issues in the showers. Not a good showing for an expensive resort.
long and challenging
Having played the much easier Reflection and Fountains courses the day before, this was a step up in terms of course length, difficulty and beauty. This and Swampfire are clearly the two best courses on the property.
Great Resort and Value
Nothing to complain about. Great place and value.
4 courses on property, all very good.
wonderful. going back
It was a beautiful day for golf. My husband and I enjoyed the round. We were not pushed nor were we held up. Just enough sand and water to keep it interesting.
Pristine conditions on whole course, park lime settings. Staff was very helpful and friendly since it was our first visit. Planning on playing the other courses soon.
Great value . User friendly
Wife and I played. I played from the White tees and found course a good challenge . My wife played from the Red tees. She enjoyed the terrain and was not pressured by the water. She enjoys golf but is not too good.
Good time except for all of the gnats buzzing around your face!
Overall we had a good time. Nice layout. it was a beautiful day around 75 and sunny, but all of the gnats were driving everyone in the group crazy, not sure there can be much to do to correct that problem. I think it was #13 needs a little attention on the cart path....thought we were going to sink into the swamp...it was very difficult to get to the tee box.
Challenging Yet Fair
Played the Monarch course. There's water on 15 of 18 holes. The course was in good condition and the greens were holding nicely after a couple days of heavy rain. Booked my tee time through Golfnow.com and got a great deal. Overall had a good experience. Looking forward to playing their other 3 courses in the future.
Challenging but Fair!
The Monarch course at Garland is a beautiful, well kept course. This course challenges you with distance and subtle breaks in the greens but other than that it is really a fair golf course that can be had if your game is on. The greens roll very smooth, and roll at a speed that's not too fast and not too slow. The fairways are maintained well, but we played after a heavy rainfall so they were alittle mushy. The rough is long but nothing to challenging to hit out of. The hardest part about the course is that there is a water hazard located on almost every hole. Avoid the water, and you'll do well. Overall I was really happy with the course and would definetly go back. One of my favorites in Northern Michigan!
Played the MOnarch from the Tips. Wow is all I have to say. Better be able to hit a somewhat straight tee shot about 285 plus on most holes. Most par 4s over 420 many with doglegs that require a long shot to have a good look at the green from the black tees. From a long hitter perspective, it was a heck of a challenge (7166) but my buddies had a really difficult time. Probably would play the blue tees next time as the black tees never offer a break. Course in great shape. Very private as we barely saw anyone at noon on a sunday. Will surely be going back next year.
Probably the best tee-boxes I have ever hit from. We played from the back (Black) tees. We thought there were some "tight" driving holes for a course playing at 7166 yards, but for the most part, we could hit driver. Greens were quite large, undulating, and hard to read. Putting was certainly challenging. If you like PGA tour length 4 pars, then this is the course for you. 422 yards was the shortest 4 par we played on the back nine, and only one 4 par on the front nine was under 400, and that was 393!!! Very long, and demanding course. I wouldn't recommend taking an inexperienced player on it...I play to an 11, and my son plays to a 5, and we had our hands full for sure...
Tee boxes could use some work.
The course is long, it could use a tee box between the reds & whites.