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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.1
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4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
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4.8
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8 out of 8 reviews
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4.8
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
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Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3383 yards
Slope 129
Rating 36.1
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Old Channel Trail Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Open: 4/10 Closed: 11/01
Architect Jerry Matthews (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.7
17 Reviews (17)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best round of the year

Playing one of the final rounds of the season this weekend and the course was in immaculate condition. Greens were much much more up to speed than most in the area. Beautiful course for fall golfing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Wife's First Hole in One!

My wife got her first hole in one on the 4th hole of the Valley course! Course conditions were very good even though it had been aerated. Pace of play was excellent and the staff is always friendly and courteous.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

So fun.

Beautiful course. Really enjoyed playing valley. It had beautiful holes that required good shots. Club selection vety important.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, great value.

Nice course for the value. First time playing. Greens were slow. Roughs were super thick, hard to find your ball if you don’t drive the fairway. Great design. Would definitely golf again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track

3 nines to choose from....the Woods, the Meadow and the Valley. Courses are in great condition. The Valley is picturesque. Greens run true and the bunkers are in good shape. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Traditional Course

One of or the oldest courses in the area(1927). Pace of play was excellent and the greens rolled true. It was a pleasure to play it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy but Enjoyable

Greens were in great shape. Windy and cold today since you are right next to Lake Michigan. Played the round in 3 hours and 15 minutes . The course has three 9’s and none of them were real busy. Course staff is very friendly. Our new favorite course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tranquil

Love playing any nine at Old Channel because the course layout and conditions are always excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Fun Course

One of my favorites to play in the area because of the course layout. It is always in excellent shape as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

This is a true hidden gem! Friendly, accommodating staff, easy access (although off the beaten path), mostly played by locals in the area. The course conditions are outstanding, tee to green. Beautifully laid out, through prairie and pine forrest, with a couple holes crossing a ravine as a surprise, a real bonus.
Exceptional value! Played it following the OCT Woods 9, somewhat more pedestrian layout, but with likewise excellent conditions and course upkeep.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Locals Favorite

All the locals begin by playing the woods. It is the favorite for the members and the locals. Older part of the course with lots of mature trees. In recent years this nine has not been in good shape. However, recent changes have brought this course back into great shape. The new contour shapes of the fairway with hourglass approaches for the greens really improve the quality of this nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

Best of the 27 holes

Valley is in great shape and is fun to play. It is the most requested nine of the 27

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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