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4.8
80 Reviews (80)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
99.5%
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78 out of 80 reviews
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4.6
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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7 out of 7 reviews
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4.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.9
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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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: Golfers' Choice (2022 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2022 #22)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2022 #9) (2021 #5)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2022 #3) (2021 #16)

Reviews

4.8
80 Reviews (80)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Only disappointment was how slow… 5 and a half hours for a 2sum to play 18 is ridiculous, not to mention nothing but candy bars at the turn? A little disappointed in that aspect but the beauty of the course itself still made this a great time

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
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 59
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

St. Ives delivers Michigan woods wonder

St. Ives offers a unique experience with a course carved through the Michigan woods, trees lining nearly all the first 13 holes. Then a bit of marshland golf for variety. Greens are elevated but reasonably flat, so putting is not too difficult. I suggest drinks and dinner afterward at their fine bar and outdoor dining area. Deer will join your view over the driving range and putting green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great time!

We had a lot of fun! Very nice course. Conditions were perfect. Very hilly course with lots of elevated greens!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Favorite course

Gorgeous. Flawless golf experience. Went Tuesday and today, debating tomorrow as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
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 15
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a treat to play at St. Ives

Great Day, Great Course. The only problem is they didn't have quick food at the turn, which usually is not the case.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout

Course was in very good condition. The course layout is what makes this course what it is though. Lots of elevated tee boxes with fair landing zones. The negatives would be the screens in the carts have to be manually set for each whole. We also encounter a very slow place of play on the back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Make sure you get a beer from Sierra!

Great Place, like I said make sure you see Sierra!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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