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4.5
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
93.9%
Recommend this course
114 out of 120 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.1%
Recommend this course
35 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6954 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.2
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Dan Pohl

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2015 #5)

Reviews

4.5
120 Reviews (120)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 21
Bunkers 20
Forced Carries 18
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 16
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
Near Local Attractions 14
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor drainage

Very wet 10/23/21

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. PohlCat Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/27/2021

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at PohlCat Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Greens

This course was a little wet from all the heavy rain over the last few weeks, but greens were excellent. This is the most challenging course in Central Michigan so bring your “A” game!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing PohlCat Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

One of the better golf courses in Mt Pleasant area.

This course is great, played it a few times before, greens are nice but when I putting for birdie and get bogey little mad. But had a fun time. On one hole a deer walked right up to us. If you like nature and beauty you will have a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at PohlCat Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Great all the way around, from food to conditions.
Get out and play it !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at PohlCat Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always Nice to Play

Day started a little cool but warmed up quickly. Course was in excellent shape. Pace of play was OK on the front nine but a back up occurred on the back nine. Ranger indicated a group fell 2 holes behind. So what should have taken 4 hours took almost 5. Frustrating when some groups just need a kick in the pants to get moving.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hello, u000007348682. Thank you for visiting us at PohlCat Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We apologize for the pace of place you experienced while here. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not Top 100

I made a Fall road trip to Michigan the end of Sept. and added The Pohlcat to list of courses to play. I rad that this course was in the top 100 in the country and top 5 in Michigan, not the case. The fairways were not cut and the conditions were marginal at best. The tee boxes were uneven, sparse and uncut.
Nice to say I played it but once was enough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Vacationing

Got a great Golf Now hot deal for Pohlcat after seeing good reviews. Tee off was on time and pace of play was pretty good. Course was in good condition except it had taken alot of rain and had standing water which they couldn't do much about. It was still a really enjoyable round. Fairways are wide and good opportunities for par are out there. Bloody Mary's from cart girl were quite tasty and we ordered a sandwich on hole 9 and it was delivered to us a few holes later. Fun to play! Would highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at PohlCat Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2021

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 PohlCat Golf Course!

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

Awesome day to stalk the cat

Great day at the pohl cat! Hot day and unfortunately they had a call in causing them not to have a beverage cart. However the ranger went around and made sure the golfers knew to call the club house and they would bring out anything we may need. Great teamwork to keep people happy! It’s not easy on any business in the staffing department right now!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at PohlCat Golf Course. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shoooooweeeee

Beautiful course. Dols out a healthy whipping if you are off. Great greens and Layout. Pretty big Mansion on one of the holes. I donated a ball to them...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing PohlCat Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Racine! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing PohlCat Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor scheduling

Played this course dozens of times this summer alone. Smooth play until hole 7. There was a twosome in front of us. A group of 4 were sent out to the back 9. my playing partner almost hit them on his drive as they were coming through a path in the woods. They then played number 9 instead of going directly to 10. The twosome in front of us were then held up. We grouped up to keep our pace. The foursome said that they had a “back nine tee time” and apparently were in a “league”. What a joke at a course that has no turn. Backed up the entire round after this.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. Thank you for playing PohlCat Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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

Slow as molasses

Played here for the 5th time, it took over 5 hours to play 18. Ordered food at the 10th hole, and the cart girl brought it out to us by the next hole. That was great because we still had 3 hours till we finished. Other than the extreme long wait time, the course was in great shape, per usual. Great place, but clear your schedule for the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/18/2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at PohlCat Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play ruins day

It's a nice layout, some beautiful holes (a few quirky ones), in good shape although I was surprised at the slower speed of the greens. But it's hard to judge anything when the round takes 5 hours and you are waiting on every single shot. We should have known we were in trouble when the group in front of us was still on the first tee at our tee time. How does this happen at a course with tee times 10 minutes apart? No starter in sight. Rangers came by us a couple times ... and drove right on past us. Didn't even stop to ask us how it was going. Don't know if this pace of play was a problem that day or this is normal for that course, but our impression is that this course is not well managed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/01/2021

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Was beyond excited to play for the second time.

I hate to leave a bad review, but with marshals and staff at the clubhouse being unjustly rude while being a paying respectful patron on the course. Unfortunately this is the end of the continued journey I was going to play on this course, if you cannot respect the people funding your establishment I don't believe you deserve the continued respect of playing at your establishment.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (989) 773-4221, and thanks for visiting PohlCat Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Condition of coarse was great, staff was very friendly , food was excellent. Great day of golf !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/23/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing PohlCat Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pohl Cat Golf Review

Played a round today at Pohl Cat. Front nine went fast, but caught up to a golf outing the course had, which slowed things down a bit. The pin placement was tough, but I am guessing that was because of the outing. Had lunch at the clubhouse after, everything was very good.

Overall, a great experience, except for the mosquitos. :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Hello. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at PohlCat Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at PohlCat Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing PohlCat Golf Course.

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