Rated 5 out of 5 by Horacebell2015 GREYWALLS, A TIMELESS BEAUTY
Greywalls Golf Club is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the city of Marquette. The course's natural beauty was formed by the glaciers and carved into a breathtaking landscape by designer Mike Devries. The giant quartz boulders, which the designer built the course around gives Greywalls a bold and majestic feel. Natural elevation changes, rolling hills, matured trees, plush fairways, thick rough grass off the fairways and great views of Lake Superior come together for a golfers paradise.
The day I played Greywalls it was sunny, with a mild breeze and the temperature was in the lower 70's. I played the back tees which has a slope rating of 70.7/138 and measures 6537 yards. There are 5 sets of tee boxes and the Championship tees are 6828 yards with a slope rating of 73/144. Within the beauty of this course lies a beast with a wicked bite. It comes in two forms; the fast, undulating greens and changes in the weather conditions. You will feel the true grit of the beast either way. Pray for sunshine.
Standing on the first tee box and admiring the stunning view of Greywalls, I am reminded of rounds I played at Ballybunion in Ireland, and Kingsbarns Golf Links in Scotland and modern courses such as Pelican Hills, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay in California. These prestigious golf courses all take advantage of natural terrain and challenging layout. Greywalls seems to have the best features of all these courses combined into one spectacular golf course. Golfing Greywalls is most exhilarating, and refreshing at the same time. Playing with someone who has local knowledge of the course was better than having a caddy, and much more rewarding. I played well, and made a few birdies, but the best testimony I can give Greywalls is, "I look forward to returning to this side of heaven, and golfing at a course that is both a Beauty and the Beast."
My memorable round of golf was made complete by Marc Gilmore, the Director of Golf at Greywalls. I was given a detailed history of the course's humble beginning, it's challenges, and exciting plans for future expansion, including a new club house and state-of-the-art facilities. My delicious meal in the Clubhouse dining room was made special by lively conversation with Jaycie, the long-time Clubhouse Director. Her passion for customer satisfaction, a savoring meal, and a well rounded menu with fresh local foods, added to the charm and grace of Greywalls. The future of Greywalls is made brighter by the dedication of Marc and Jaycie. Their plans for the future of the course will elevate Greywalls from a "Hidden Gem", to "The Gem" of Michigan golf.
Horace Bell (Golf Enthusiast)
September 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golfcrazy23 Greywalls Course at Marquette Golf Club
Pro: Even though it is in the far northern parts of Michigan in the Upper Pennsulia the course did really well. The layout never was flat and it had lots of elevation change. The greens and fairways were good as well. The course stood out well.
Con: I would not recommend to walk this course because of the big elevation changes. Always take a cart. It can be pricy to play there
November 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lanesny Worth the 3 hour drive!
Excellent Course located in the Upper Peninsula.
Very rugged fairways with a lot of undulation. I played the course at the end of June and the conditions were fantastic. Very fast greens with challenging tee shots. The only downside is this course is several hours from the Mackinac Bridge! The clubhouse and facilities will not wow you but if you are looking for a great selection of golf holes and pristine conditions, consider playing Greywalls!
August 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Drlabratory They don't take GolfNow
They no longer take GolfNow. If you book and prepay, prepare for an argument.
July 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris9850199 highly recommended
some great courses are out of the way and off the beaten path - sand hills, bandon dunes & greywalls.
I couldn't rate this as 5 stars compared to these courses, but you get the idea, if you are in the area, and Marquette is quite out of the way, this is a must play course, rugged and challenging yet fair and playable. if you're used to country club fluff or muni traffic, be prepared as this will be a big eye opener. At the top of my list of all time favorite courses, its 3hrs drive away for me, so i wish i could play more.
December 7, 2012