Garland Lodge and Golf Resort
About Garland Lodge and Golf ResortRon Otto was the driving force behind the rise of the Garland Lodge & Golf Resort in Lewiston. The former owned built the resort into a golfer's paradise designing all four courses from 1987-1995. Garland, a rare resort where all four courses operate out of one clubhouse, is home to more than 400 beds on property from hotel rooms to three- and four-bedroom villas, condos and cottages, as well as 1-2 bedroom villas. Of the three dining options, the Antlers Bar & Grill is the most popular.
Golf courses at Garland Lodge and Golf Resort
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Beautiful area but maintenance could be better. Sand traps were hard & not groomed. Fairways were very nice but ruff was very high. Great value on Golf Now but definitely not worth what they charge full price. We were pretty much the only people on the course, which was great for us but tells me few will pay the price.
Nice course, but sand traps were not well maintained. Pace of play was great because we were basically the only ones on the course. Great value through Golf Now but not worth full price. Maybe conditions were as they were because it was late in the season, but we expected Garland to be pristine.
Played the MOnarch from the Tips. Wow is all I have to say. Better be able to hit a somewhat straight tee shot about 285 plus on most holes. Most par 4s over 420 many with doglegs that require a long shot to have a good look at the green from the black tees. From a long hitter perspective, it was a heck of a challenge (7166) but my buddies had a really difficult time. Probably would play the blue tees next time as the black tees never offer a break. Course in great shape. Very private as we barely saw anyone at noon on a sunday. Will surely be going back next year.
Reflection on Reflections
Played Reflections after enjoying some time at the outdoor bar while we waited for someone who was running late. Very playable for all skill levels. Blue tees were the back tees and don't play super long, but long enough to use all clubs in bag and put some thought into your tee shots. Many strategically placed trees that force you to think about them before selecting a club. Some holes require a driver while some just a 4 iron to get into good position. Greens were in great shape. Many large greens. Course not marked with yardage too well. For sure is easier than the monarch, but still can be tough. Very enjoyable course to play. A few breather holes make it fun to play.
Don't forget the bullfrog!
So I've played the course 2 times now. The first time was back in June 2014.
And it had been raining really bad the 2 weeks leafing up to it... The bugs were to say the least "A day from... Well not fun in the millions !"
Thought it was the weather n time if year last time... Nope!!! No bugs around the club house or driving range ...but 1/2 way into first hole...Look Out!! I had a super deep woods off formula n the bugs laughed at it... In fact it mad them mad n swarm more !!!!
Try putting when bugs are flying in your ears or up your nose !
Carts are new clean and fast! Staff was nice! But in the middle of no where n bug city.
Great place to golf with friends and challenging at the same time.
Great course, in great shape, very slow play 6hrs for 18 holes
Great course, great shape, but slow play 5hrs 18 holes on a thursday
Probably the best tee-boxes I have ever hit from. We played from the back (Black) tees. We thought there were some "tight" driving holes for a course playing at 7166 yards, but for the most part, we could hit driver. Greens were quite large, undulating, and hard to read. Putting was certainly challenging. If you like PGA tour length 4 pars, then this is the course for you. 422 yards was the shortest 4 par we played on the back nine, and only one 4 par on the front nine was under 400, and that was 393!!! Very long, and demanding course. I wouldn't recommend taking an inexperienced player on it...I play to an 11, and my son plays to a 5, and we had our hands full for sure...
Tee boxes could use some work.
The course is long, it could use a tee box between the reds & whites.
Play Reflections but take bug spray
Bothered by TONS of gnats on the course, and greens were fairly slow. Otherwise really enjoyed the round.
Beautiful Lodge & course
Challenging course at a great setting, I can't see how you could not enjoy your round at this course.
Absolute beautiful property from the second you drive in till you leave. Wonderful course and very we'll manicured. A+++ experience. Can't wait to get back there and play the other courses
As always, Garland takes great care of their courses. There was virtually no one on the course and got a GolfNow rate of $25 per person. It was a steal! The bad news is that apparently the well went bad at the lodge, so everyone had to leave. No restaurant, bar, etc. Hearing rumors in the area of another bankruptcy looming that would almost certainly doom this beautiful facility. Highly recommend any of these courses.
Reflections in July
Garland has some of the best courses in all of Michigan but I do have a few concerns. They have the worse nat issue. There are millions of nats flying all around your head the entire time and they are on every course. Another thing, we never saw a beer cart except right after the first hole. Finally, we paid $41on golf now but the normal rate was something like $88 per person. The greens fees are ridiculous. There is no one out there playing. I don't understand some of these courses that charge top dollar and have no players. This is a $50 course. I would never play any of the courses here for more than $50. I understood now why there is no one at the resort. It is a golf ghost town.
Garland is nice and always has been. However, the new people have driven the prices out of site and I don't know why. The ONLY sensible way to play here is through this website. Even if you have money and can afford to play anywhere, you would be foolish to play Garland for full price. It's sad because we have played here for 30 years and we love it. Our only option is to wait for deals on golfnow. I hope the snobs are enjoying the quiet....
Amazing value , beautiful northern Mich golf
Perfect weather, staff had no issue with reservation. Wide open in front and behind.
The course was great and in great condition. Only complaint was that we had to wait at least five minutes at the bar to get served and we were the only ones in there. Actually had to go look for the staff. Got a great deal on golf now. Would not pay full price of $120 for 18.
Streeat place to play
Garland is a great facility for large group outings. We have a cottage in the area and I finally found an upscale course worth playing in the area. We played fast and didn't have to wait for other groups. Great day of golf!
this course is awesome!
The Garland experience, as in the past has never disappointed me or my friends.
It has everything you would expect from a great course.