Harsens Island Michigan Golf Courses

Mid-Channel Golf Course


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Mid-Channel Golf Course -- Great full size starter course!
Review by: Jim Thomas I have played here many times but I especially appreciated this course for a few reasons. First, There are no difficult lies, since it is located on an Harsens Island (South of Algonac- $6 dollar ferry fee), the landscape is rather flat which brings me to my second reason for rating it higher than normal. I have 3 teenage boys who are just starting to play. We already had played many executive courses but need somewhere for them to get the feel for a full size course. This is it! The rough is unforgiving, but only 1/2 of the holes are bordered by woods, so if you have a bad slice either compensate or bring many shag balls. However the other fairways are very expansive and open. There are a good number of challenging shots which also makes the lack of terrain OK. Some of the greens are nestled within the woods, where there is only one alley in and one alley out, very interesting. My last reason is that the course generally has a moderate amount of traffic which is also very helpful when you have juniors that need to develop ' ready to play golf ' skills. I have yet to find someone pushing at our back, wondering when you are going to get one in the head, and since it is a full size course with challenges, I have never been on the heels of anyone. If there is any critique, I would say that the bunkers are not in the best shape, but we use rule 28 for that. Afterwards there is a quaint supper club that is casual and affordable.
From Wakefern, Mi USA

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St. Clair Shores Country Club -- Great Shape - Slow Play
Review by: Mike I've been playing St. Clair Shores Country Club since 1983. Over the years the quality of the course, ie: fairways, greens and overall layout of the course had improved greatly. It's a fine course to play for all levels. The better golfer may find it a bit short. Most par 4's are in the low to mid 300's. The course is mainly flat, but offers many different obsticles. Plenty of sand makes up for the flat layout. Water also poses problems on several holes. Hole #14, a mid range par three, requires a full carry over water. The main problem with St. Clair Shores Country Club is the SLOW PLAY. The course rangers, while very nice, do not do their job properly. In fact, over the past 20 years, they've gotten progresively worse. So don't expect any help if your stuck behind a group that take's more time than normal. Remeber, it's not a race. At least that's what I tell myself each time I go out to St. Clair Shores Country Club. Needless to say, it gets a bit frustrating at times. In conclusion, the course is maintained quite well. If you can get out on a weekday morning that would be the best time to enjoy your round. The rates are about mid $40's for 18 holes and a cart.
From St. Clair Shores, MI




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