This was our first time playing this course, we had an excellent time the staff was friendly, course was excellent, would come back to this course any day of the week!
May 17, 2015
I'll get the negatives out of the way first. The club house is a little dated, could use some updating, but that's minor. The back nine is challenging enough on its own, but it seems to be not as well groomed as the front nine, which could affect your score. I had issues on a couple of greens with my ball skipping a little because the grass needed some attention. It seemed a little too long for how dry it was. You could compare it to running your hand over your face when your stubble is about day or so old, how you seem to have to force your fingers past the stubble...
That said, it's a beautiful course. The front nine plays well. It's well maintained. The greens are in good shape. I would recommend to anyone who is a novice player, such as myself, to play the back nine first... You'll finish stronger and more confident if you finish on the front nine.
May 2, 2015
Going down hill
It seems Wallinwood is getting worse every year. The pro shop is barren. There is not soap/water in the ball washers. Overall the facilities seem to be in the decline. I would not recommend this course anymore. It is too bad because it used to be very nice. I wonder is management has given up.
April 30, 2015
Wallin Wood in April
First time out for the 2015 had us at Wallingwood in Jenison MI. Picture perfect day with the sun out and 75 degrees.
Front nine is a bit more open than the back. When the late spring rains come, the back will have even more water surrounding the fairways and greens. More mosquitos too!
Pace of play was very slow. Took nearly five hours to play 18 holes. Would have been nice to have a ranger out to speed things up a bit. This course should take no more than 4:00 to 4:15. Even less if empty.
Greens were quicker than expected for mid-April...that is a good thing in my book.
April 20, 2015
Fun Course,Beautiful Scenery
I've only played this course twice, but I loved it both times. The holes are relatively straightforward for the most part, but they have enough undulations and hazards to keep it fun and challenging. The track itself is well maintained, although one hole has earned a reputation for catching a lot of goose droppings (which I didn't see this time). Set along the grand river, the areas around the course are generally beautiful, particularly looking out over the water on your somewhat lengthy trek from the 11th green to the 12th tee in late afternoon.
April 19, 2015
Fallen from grace
The course has a fun layout, especially the back nine. However, the course maintenance is terrible. It's clear they are squeezing as much money as they can and care nothing for the quality of the course. If you're looking for a last minute round, it will do, otherwise I'd schedule some where else.
April 13, 2015
Tough Back 9
the back 9 is challaging with lots of water and narrow fairways.
October 14, 2014
Enjoyable round, the staff was extremely helpful. Allowed us to play as a single, with my wife riding along. Very enjoyable to play right along the Grand river.
October 9, 2014