Course in great condition considering recent rainfall in the area.
Some standing water in a few areas, but not enough to interfere with play. Course was in great condition! Will be back to play again. Great value for the money.
August 22, 2014
course was in great shape just got stuck behind slow group
August 19, 2014
Front and Back - 2 different styles
Played Richmond Forest this past weekend with my girlfriend and it was enjoyable and frustrating all at the same time. As I would like to list these out in a pros and cons section, it would take forever.
The most notable changes I saw in the course was the difference in the front and back 9's. The front is more open, but WATER will not be your friend. The layout winds around small creeks and lakes/ponds and can test your accuracy. The back 9 gives you the sanctuary of the forest and is lined with tall trees. Miss-hits and driving through a dogleg will leave you chopping wood (kidding).
At last, the pace of play could have been managed better. I think I would enjoy walking a round here (they have a lot of specials for walkers!), it's flat and manageable.
Overall, enjoyable Sunday outing. Affordable snacks/brews, friendly staff, challenging and forgiving holes. It will leave you smiling and grinding your teeth throughout the round, but hey, it's golf!
August 11, 2014
water and dog legs
Great course. Challenging approaches that are guarded by water or trees on several of the front 9. Course was in very good shape, Back nine less challenging than the front, but still great. Excellent value.
August 9, 2014
Best Bang For Your Buck!!
I play a lot of golf and I have yet to find a course in the northeast Detroit area that can beat the value of this course. Able to play 18 holes with a cart for 22 bucks and sometimes I can get out for under 20 dollars. Course is somewhat flat, but what it lacks in undulation, it makes up for in very tight greens and precisely placed bunkers. On most of the greens, if you miss a little left or right you better have your A+ short game, because getting up and down is a challenge. Front nine provides a more open approach allowing you to miss left or right and still be able to get to the promise land. The back nine, however, tightens up substantially with the trees and forces you to hit ball in precision spots. If you play the tips, this course plays long with a near 600 yard par 5. Course is in fabulous shape for the traffic it receives and gives you a really tough challenge for the little money it costs. I highly suggest playing this gem!
August 9, 2014
Great conditions as always
The terms "hidden gem" and "best kept secret" are thrown around a little loosely at times, but Richmond Forest comes pretty close to applying to both. Not only is this course always in pristine condition, but it's a tougher test than I think people give it credit for. The tips, if you so choose, play huge here and the whites are no bargain either. The back nine especially is not very kind to faders of the golf ball, making the course play even longer. It would be nice to see the course invest in improving their bunkers in the coming years. Also doesn't really have a quote unquote "signature hole" although the par five third hole probably comes the closest. I paid $22 today and usually can get on under 20 using golf now, which is really a steal. Clubhouse workers friendly as well. Great place.
July 24, 2014
A Real Gem
Excellent course at a very reasonable rate! Visibility of Yardage markers could be improved but otherwise a really enjoyable course!
July 15, 2014
Course was in great shape. Pace of play was fabulous. Very challenging course.
July 15, 2014