The Jackal Golf Club At Mt. Brighton
A beautiful course in the in the hills of Brighton
A stunning golf course! Not easy yet with the rite shot you can score. Beautiful... That sez it all!!!
September 29, 2013
The Jackel is a beautiful course very challenging, I highly recommend anyone to play this course just once ! And you'll be hooked too !! A++
September 18, 2013
Fun and challenging
Played the Jackal. Some construction ongoing but nothing that really affected any of the holes significantly. Liked the course very much. Real nice variety of holes. It was in good condition overall. Green speed was very fair and ball rolled well. Definitely on my list of courses I would play again.
September 1, 2013
Great Layout but currently is a construction zone
This course flows up down and around a ski mountain, which is currently under major construction for new chair lifts. They've understandably put off any course improvements or maintenance. The layout is wonderful and I would love to return AFTER the noise and dust of the heavy machinery. This is truly a unique SE Michigan course and has great potential if they want to shift focus from ski to golf in a later phase. Note to owners: the metal stairway to restaurant in back seems archaic and I would recommend some updating of the clubhouse setup to keep up pace of play when making the turn.
August 31, 2013
First off I would like to say that the course was well taken care of for the most part. The course is built on and around a ski hill which is being renovated but I would like to say they are doing a great job keeping the course intact with all of the renovations around it. With that said the course has a great layout with some holes having tee boxes on the top of the ski hill and having to hit down it was a great and challenging experience having to judge the elevation. The only complaint I have about the course itself would have been on hole one which neither one of us could get our tees in the ground without utilizing our clubs for hammers but the attendant reported they are going to renovate that during the off season. Now maybe it was just a long day but the hotdogs at the course were $3.50 which was just a little pricey for a regular hot dog to me, so value golfer pack your lunch.
Now on to the real downside about the day, we were behind a ladies group of three but it was the male twosome in front of them that was holding everyone up. The course ranger came around at least 4 times and not once asked the group holding everyone up to speed up in any form. Also I would like to add I noticed was him twice floating around in random areas just picking up shanked balls. Then around hole 14 the ranger came to us and told us that we had to be done in 30 minutes, while still being backed up. I asked why we had to be penalized for others playing extremely slow. He said "I don't know but you have to be done in 30 minutes" . I asked if he is able to speed up the players in front of us and he just drove away. I think he was very unprofessional and I understand that the course has final time when all carts have to be in by but he could have done what he is getting paid to do and kept the pace of play at a relatively faster rate and not have been rude when he was asked to speed up the players holding everyone back.
August 27, 2013
Different type of lay out
With a course built around a ski slope I guess you could expect some differnt gimicky holes. The course was in good shape, greens could use some TLC,our group must have fixed 20 ball marks per green. I guess you get that with the amount of play they get. Other than that they were in fairly good shape and rolled fairly well. Some really good holes, a lot of lay up holes. On many you put the driver away and hit a hybrid. That is due to lakes, creeks and marsh. Some holes are tight but playable. Not as difficult a course as I was told. Fairway traps make it interesting. Many side hills lies, even in the middle of the fairway. Course was in good shape, they water it alot becuase even with no rain some places were very wet, they are trying to keep it look nice. All in all it was a fun course, you cannot blast away, more of a target golf course. We were the second group out and played very fast.
August 26, 2013
looking forward to the upcomming changes
I'd like to play it again soon . Before i forget the layout.
August 26, 2013
The entire course is under construction with the exception of a couple par 3's. Poorly labeled, felt lost with construction traffic. Construction equipment in almost every shot, nice course, but wouldn't recommend for the rest of this season.
August 25, 2013