Roscommon Michigan Golf Courses

Ye Olde Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Ye Olde Country Club -- An Unchanged Traditional Course
Review by: Ye Olde Joe There are few golf courses in Michigan that are like Ye Olde. It has been around for many years and has reamined pretty much the same since it was built. Freinds gather there year after year to play the same course that they played 20 years ago and thats just how they like it. There is no young caddy driving a new golf cart to greet you when you arrive just a small old clubhouse with a screen door that creeks and leads to a desk with an antique cash register from the 30's. The pro shop is a shelf on the wall with a small assortment of hats and golf balls with no graphite clubs or $500 golf bags in sight. The front deck has just a few tables where friends sit and drink beer and talk about the day while they watch other players come in on the short 9th hole. The course itself is just as traditional and unchanged as the people who play there. The first hole is a par 4 with the tee box just yards from the front deck of the clubhouse. The fairway is bordered on one side by thick woods and on another by a field with long grass that reminds people of St. Andrews. It is a streight shot to the green which like all other greens here is well maintained in a traditional way. The second hole is another par 4 that starts with an uphill shot with no visible flag. the fairway has long grassy fields on both sides. The second shot is down at a green with woods right behind it and it slopes just gradually. The rest of the course would be too wordy to go into but some standout holes include a very long par 5 that starts out with a small pond right off the tee and a long downhill par 4 with a giant willow right in the middle of the fairway. Perhaps the trademark of the course is a gold bell in the fairway of the 6th hole that players ring to let people on the tee know that they can safely tee off. In conclusion, if you are ever in the area and want an old course that remains unchanged and you want to pay less than $20 for a round, Ye Olde is the perfect choice.
From Somewhere, Michigan

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Pine Grove Country Club -- a hidden gem
Review by: jim olds This course is a great blend of old and new, and calls for skilled shotmaking throughout the round. Originally opened around the turn of the century, the older holes are generally narrow, lined with huge pines, and have small, but accessible greens. The newer holes climb Iron Mountain, (take a cart!) and are defined in large part by elevation changes which require a 2-3 club adjustment. These greens are much larger, but more difficult to read and putt due to the mountain topography. All of the par 5's are reachable for the stronger golfers, but three of them are dog-legs which swallow errant drives...grip it and rip it at your own risk. This is a nice course; we play it every summer and have been made to feel very welcome as visitors. The members built a new club house 3 years ago after vandals burned the old one. Nice locker room, bar, dining area and pro shop. I would rate this course at 3 1/2 stars and with only slightly better maintenance and grooming the rating would go to a 4. You'll be pleasantly surprised if you try this course.
From madison, wi




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