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4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6709 yards
Slope 146
Rating 73.1
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St. Ives Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Jerry Matthews (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with a collar are required for men and women. No denim. No short shorts, tank tops and cut-offs.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2021 #5)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2021 #16)

Reviews

4.7
63 Reviews (63)
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Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

World Class!

I have played all over the world, Scotland, Australia, Japan, Korea and many of the top 100 courses in the world to boot. I would put St. Ives up against any of them. Wonderful conditions, fabulous design, a pristine walk through some of the most beautiful golf terrain you will ever find. If you have never played here and you love golf I encourage you to go,. It is a rare treat and the price is a bargain. Stay at the lodge, enjoy the restaurants, and soak in the beauty. Dollar for Dollar it is one of the finest golf experiences you will ever encounter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of the better golf courses in Muskegon area.

Played this course with group of workers all said one of the best. Second time with my wife she really enjoyed it, plush tee to green. Cart path paved from 1st tee to 18th..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course - Highly Recommended

St. Ives is legit. A great sister course to Tullymore. Customer service was awesome, the conditions were great, the topography / routing / design were on point, and it was an overall great golf experience. The greens rolled really, really well, the sand in the bunkers was excellent, and the tee boxes were level and in great shape. It's an interesting design (in a good way) with a fair number of elevation changes and a mix of hole lengths (albeit quite a few shorter par fours). It never felt gimmicky or contrived, though a few holes were borderline. It wasn't overly tight. There is a fair amount of room off the tee, but positioning is important in order to score well. The course took what the natural geography allowed, and it works very well. Overall, it's exactly what I expected and hoped for given the price and location. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must Play

Amazing course layout, awesome fairways and greens. Bring your game if you are playing blues or black tees! Slope 141 to 149.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dan took care of us!

Group of 9 enjoyed the Stay-n-Play at St Ives Inn followed by round at St Ives Golf Club. We arrived late (11:30pm) and front desk welcomed us as if we arrived at 4pm. Arrived at St Ives Golf Club the following day 90 minutes prior to tee time. Dan, head pro, personally met us, confirmed our special accommodations, and made our positive first impression a lasting one. Friendly service continued in the bar for lunch. Golf course was spectacular. Would come back time-and-time again. Another shout out to Dan. Thank you for honoring your commitment!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No food service

We were starving at the turn, but they didn’t have the hotdog shack open - on a holiday weekend, no less. Bev cart person was rarely seen. Course is beautiful and fun - just wish we could have grabbed a bite at the turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quality Course

A very fun course with some good challenge but very fair. The hard handicap holes can eat you alive if you do not deliver on every shot. Good quality worth $60 but not $90.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect

I love this course! Only issue I ran into today was on the back 9, a group of 40… yes 40 were in front of us…. It took almost 3 hours to finish the back 9, lots of waiting. Other than that it was an amazing day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall, our round at St. Ives was pleasant. It was a new challenge with narrow fairways, big dog legs and plenty of hazards. We were disappointed to not have GPS tracking in the carts. Also, the driving range conditions were pretty rough, but understandable being the end of the season.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

St. Ives is GREAT

I hadn't played this course in about the last 8 years and wanted to get a last round in before we move out of state. It was FANTASTIC as I remembered even though we received 2+ inches of rain in the last 12 hours before I played. It was cart path only which is expected. I will miss this course for sure!.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice golf course

I played St. Ive's for the fifth time past this week. This is a really fun course that is always in good shape. The first hole and 13th hole are a little goofy. But overall, this is a great course for the money.

We always plays St. Ive's and Tullymore on Monday and Tuesday on our way to more golf the rest of the week in Northern Michigan.

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