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4.7
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.7
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34 out of 34 reviews
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4.7
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4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.0
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5.0
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.6
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4.9
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17 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3222 yards
Slope 130
Rating 35.4
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Old Channel Trail Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Golf Season Open: 4/10 Closed: 11/01
Architect Robert B. Harris (1926) Jerry Matthews (1966)

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2022 #16)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2022 #25) (2021 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2022 #4) (2021 #17)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.7
34 Reviews (34)
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Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 69
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value. Would play again.

First time playing this course. 4 of us played 18 holes on August 18th. Tee time was 9:15am. Play time was great. Never waited on anyone or had people play up on us. Course was in excellent shape. Played the Woods and Valley. Both interesting in different ways. Nice to have both courses very different from each other. Great value for the money. Girls in the club house were very friendly. As for food: typical northern style club house, so don't expect anything fancy. That being said, they had a nice variety; hotdogs, subs, etc.. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average course, good price

Golf course is average. 3 different 9’s. Clubhouse is below average to poor. Driving range and practice holes are excellent and well kept. Course is pretty straight, very little water, and strong Lake Michigan breezes. Course is maintained like you’d expect for $30/18 w/cart. Very Fair price and they are very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 97
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 70
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 70
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

Excellent Condition

Played recently. The course was.in great shape. Completed the round in 3.5 hours. Highly recommend Old Channel!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Perfect Morning

Morning started out with a cheery welcome in the Pro Shop. I wish I could remember the young fella's name, very friendly. He pleasantly confirmed our "Hot Deal" tee time. Unlike my experiences at some other courses.where I've used the online deals.

We started on the Meadows with a 7:56 tee time and sailed through the 1st. 9 holes. Fairways were in great shape as were the greens, which were quite consistent.

We hit the Valley for the turn to the back 9. Again, great course conditions. The Valley is more of a challenge, but fair.

We usually play Old Channel 2-4 times per year and truly enjoy the course and staff. Did not disappoint.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 56
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

This place was fantastic. Beautifully manicured. 3 Fun course designs. Friendly staff. Great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 97
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging course. Friendly staff. Great value. Keep them on GolfNow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
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 70
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 37
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
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