Metamora Golf & Country Club
Shot selection/play smart
Really enjoyed and will have to play again...really nice course but wish I could have played with someone who knew the course.
August 16, 2014
An extremely undulating test of golf.
I've heard good things about this course from a few friends, and finally decided to try it out. If I'm going out that way, I usually stop at Boulder Pointe (which is a great track), but this was a very pleasant surprise. They sent us off of #10, and my first impression standing on the "first" tee: WOW! I'm probably biased in saying this, because it was my first experience playing this course, but I truly think the nines should be switched because the view from the 10th tee is like a dream and deserves to be your first impression of the course. Huge sightlines of most of the (very undulating) holes of the back nine, and even a few miles past. Like an "up-north" feel combined with rolling hills like something you'd find in the southern states. Speaking of which, I'd have to compare this to Augusta National in terms of the degree of undulation and slopes. Words/pictures really don't do them justice until you see them first-hand. Other than that, the course is difficult, but not unfairly so. I fortunately had my "A-game" and hit a personal best of 15/18 GIR, with only 7/14 FW. My point, even if you're in trouble off the tee, you still have a solid chance of hitting the greens with not many trees obstructing your view of the green. That being said, you have to give all your focus on hitting solid tee shots, and making sure to play away/around the trouble (lakes, in particular). Now, the greens... I hit 15 of them in reg, but only made 2 birdies. I felt like I was putting rather well with good speed control, but the greens are just pretty speedy and have a lot of break. Hard enough just to make a 4-5ft par save, let alone anything over 15-20ft, which you'll get a lot of even if you're hitting good shots. Play twice as much break as you think most of the time. All in all, a very stern yet fair test of golf that's probably as much of an Augusta National replica as you'll find here in MI. In terms of undulation, at least. Enjoy the views!
August 5, 2014
course design is for an above average golfer. A lot of target shooting with tough pin placements . Average golfer must manage the course properly and stay away from the hazards.
July 30, 2014
May need extra golf balls
Challenging course where you need to be in the correct position. Helps if you hit it straight! Try to be below the hole for your putts.
July 28, 2014
Semi Private course that current members can't let go that it was a private club years back.
Unbearably slow. Lots of blind shots so the group ahead of us were having a challenging time. Members behind us pressed us every hole. Almost was hit in fairway waiting on 18 for the group ahead to finish on the green. Members behind us had no respect for any rules and hit up on us every hole. First par 3 was a backup on the tee box. I took this opportunity to let the Group of Members behind us know we are waiting on every tee the same as they are so please use some patience. Next hole we got hit up on again. I really liked the course layout but I found the greens to be a bit shaggy and pin placement for a Thursday round were not very fair. A couple gimmicky holes that were challenging for our first time on the course. Nothing worse than hitting up a hill and not knowing were your landing area is. Usually we would "motor up" the hill to see the hole but the group behind us was pushing us so hard that this was not possible.
Again I enjoyed the course layout but the members and the staff left me shaking my head.
2 1/2 stars
Also make sure your cart has gas in it before you tee off. We made it to the third hole and our cart died.
July 25, 2014
lot's of water
course has great character - several over water holes.
course knowledge is a must for position play.
July 19, 2014
The course was in great shape.
My husband and I played as a twosome. The pace of play was excellent. We didn't have to wait at any time for our next shot. The course was in beautiful shape and as always very challenging.
July 11, 2014
A Must Play!
Awesome course, lots of hills and water. I found the greens to be a little fast and challenging. You have to play smart here to score well. Many blind approach shots. I look forward to playing it again.
July 10, 2014