Lakewood Shores Resort - The Blackshire Course
|Red (W)||72||4936 yards||66.8||105|
|Black M: 72.5/134||370||589||418||194||424||382||165||315||574||3431||427||125||565||358||424||445||418||176||529||3467||6898|
|Gold M: 71.8/132||365||579||410||186||419||362||157||308||564||3350||417||120||560||353||420||430||410||169||520||3399||6749|
|Blue M: 69.7/126||334||538||391||169||397||321||139||284||530||3103||397||110||532||331||396||422||385||153||505||3231||6334|
|White M: 67.5/118 W: 73.0/133||304||455||364||143||367||299||118||258||497||2805||362||95||474||300||360||387||363||122||472||2935||5740|
|Red M: 62.9/111 W: 68.2/117||244||449||323||104||336||237||99||236||439||2467||332||73||408||258||317||331||292||80||378||2469||4936|
Food & BeverageSnacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Tough but great track
Would love to play this place in the middle of summer. We had a deal so we were able to play this course, the Gailes and a night's accommodation for $79 so it is a wonderful value.
No beverage cart and portions of some of the greens were a bit chewed up. Loved the layout. Carry off the tee required on most tees. Course book (available in the pro shop for $4) and GPS (I use The Grint) are necessities here. Course knowledge goes a long way here.
Greens are very tough especially on the 3's and short 4's.
Looking forward to coming back.
Nice course - hard rain previous day hurt course
Conflicted about the course. We had a,hard rain hours before playing as result the course was very wet (cart paths were mud puddle to mud puddle. We received excellent stay and play rate (2 nights stay/3 courses $109 fall rate). The course makes it feel tight so it helps to be shot maker. If your sprayer it may not be much fun. This is not to say its tight, just feels that way. The greens have considerable undulation. Putts of 4 to 5 feet you likely only have one break to deal with any longer usually double breaks. My biggest beef is more maintenance and upkeep. Cups were worn out and flags were listing to the side (small investment to correct). The cars had no windshields and we had little rain couple of times (fortunately could drive through trees for protection). Overall I would play this again, but the mgmt needs to make some small investments to improve the course.
We were out early so our pace of play was good, just over 3 hours and played through 1 group. On a windy day it is a tough test. Greens were in very good shape and tricky. I would definitely recommend this course and will return for a stay and play here.
Had higher expectations
This course was in terrible shape for the time of year it is. Had many repaired spots on the greens where they just put squares of sod down. Not a bad layout and plays pretty well but just not kept up well at all
Just got back from guys golf weekend at Lakewood Shores Golf Resort in Oscoda Michigan. After arriving on thursday night for our weekend, i was not impressed at all with the accomadations . Mini fridge no microwave no grill amenities were not what i expected. Got up the next morning and hit the wee links. Very poor shape. Greens were very bad. Never went back out the whole weekend to play that. Upon arriving at the golf course clubhouse we sat down to have a brat and a beer. What a joke 10.50 for that. .50 for a brat and 5 for a beer. Way too pricey. Charging this much accomadtions should be better. Played Blackshire it was the nicest course there. But still not that nice. The gailes had problems there. The sand was horrible and there were some spotty greens. Played the serradella that afternoon and they charged us 25 dollars. The course was awful. Greens were so bad. not very nice shape at all. Got up to play on SDunday, everyone left. The entire group wasn't happy with the overpricing of food and conditions. 14 dollars for a breakfast that was awful. You could throw biscuit through window. Never again will i come back. save your money.
We booked our annual buddies weekend at Lakewood on the recommendation of friends who played the three courses on a stay and play package. There were no surprises. The fairway villa was modest but comfortable and convenient. Food was only mediocre at best, especially the breakfast buffet at $14.00 ! We played each of the three courses -18 holes on Friday, 36 on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Pace of play was good on all three days. We enjoyed the layout of all three courses. The greens where not in great condition but good for a high traffic resort course. The only real negative comment would be the condition of the golf carts. On the Blackshire course carts were covered with mud and we had to call the pro shop twice to have them bring replacement carts to us because the batteries died. However, the staff handled the cart replacement quickly.
Great layout and great service in the restaurant. Course needs some tender loving care and a Marshall on the course during busy days to keep the golfers moving. Larger hole location made a great option for our group who has a wide variety of skill levels golfer. No ice machine for guests at clubhouse or resident area ( big opportunity) .
Overall a good venue with even more potential.
Rude starter, terrible management
We had a tee time for 4:30, so we figured to finish about 13-15 holes as a foursome before dark. When we arrived to the first tee 10 minutes early, a group of 20 golfers were teeing off just ahead of us and another twosome. You read that right, 20 golfers. They were part of an outing and felt they could play extra holes in front of us while we waited because they were trying to "decide a playoff for $1,000". We called the pro shop and they sent the starter out to break the group up, but he came back to us and said, "They're drunk, what do you want me to do about it?"
I've never heard of alcohol consumption being used as an excuse from a golf starter for not managing the course properly. And if there was such a big outing going on, why even let us make a tee time during it?
Fortunately, he let us venture out to any open hole on the course and start from there, so we were still able to finish 13 holes after teeing off at 5:00 instead of 4:30.
Needless to say, based on the poor management of that outing and the lack of enforcement by the starter, we will never come back.The course is very nice though.
Awesome time at Lakewood shores
Ok I'm not a fan of writing reviews. Ive read some though that were nothing like my experience. Every year my pals and I do a 4 night golf trip somewhere in Michigan. From getting the quote to play to the time we checked in and left the service was fantastic.
The bang for your buck is incredible. We yed 7 rounds in 4 days. Ate in their restaurant for each meal and we were all really happy with the dinners we had. The breakfest was a small buffet that did the trick. The lunch was ok but a little more selection would be nice.
The courses were great. The Gail's was our favorite. Definaltey a good challenge especially when the wind picks up. Blackshire felt like a legends style course also very nice. And sarandella while everyone says it's the easiest was also a good challenge and had the biggest green I can recall playing on 18. The pro shop staff were all great and accommodating when we asked to move up a couple tee times.
The rooms were ok. We weren't in them alot we sat outside mostly at night and played cards and drank. We have booked again for 2017 this year with suites rather then the smaller rooms.
Would be nice if the course had a few different types of beer other then the usual Coors and Bud. We had a great time though. Can't wait to come back.
My son and I played on a Saturday afternoon. We had never played Blackshire before and were pleased with the conditions, and the staff. The course was in good shape, the weather perfect and price was fair. I would come back and play again.
I don't play much so it was challenging but not difficult.
If I had to make a complaint and this would be way done the list is the bunker rakes were old and broken. I know cuzz I used them often.
We enjoyed Blackshire
The poorest condition course I have played in 2014
This is $20 dollar golf course. The condition of the course is very poor. There are no bag drop people.
My wife and I played 4 holes and left. It took over an hour to play 3 holes (fivesome in front of us).