Hilltop Golf Course
Greens a little slower then the last time I played. But faster then most courses. Enjoyed my day.
July 21, 2015
Not what I remember
I used to play this course all the time when I lived in Michigan, and it was a GREAT course to play for the value. I was visiting family and friends, and decided to get an early morning round in, but I see that things have changed A LOT since I've been gone. There were weeds in the fairway (they didn't get in the way of my shots since I was hitting from the rough), dirt patches in the fairway, and they were changing the hole position while we were playing. I don't know if they have changed their grounds crew, but I hope they correct these problems.
July 20, 2015
I course was in decent condition but a large drainage problem, most of the cart paths were under water and there were quite a few "ponds" in the fairways. The greens were dry and in great condition, very challenging. The pace of play was horrendous, it took 5.5 hrs! There was no starter and a line at the first tee so we took it upon ourselves to start at tee 10 and play the back 9 first. We finished in 1 hr 50 mins. When we went to play the front nine the line was even longer, we waited almost 40 minutes to tee off and waited to shoot on the fairways and had another 10 minute wait on the next tee. Those nine holes took almost 4 hrs! There should be some starting at 1 and some starting at 10! Not to mention people hitting into you (my buddy got hit on hole 9 from a shot on hole 8). No ranger caused a terrible pace and the group in front of us had a guy so fat that they drove on the tee box and the greens so he didn't have to walk far, just ridiculous. I would not be going back of the manager hadn't given us a free 18 holes. Hopefully when we go back the experience is much better.
June 29, 2015
It's beautiful. Really nice looking but the facilities aren't kept up to the standards of the area. The lawn mowers were out in the middle of the day, and distracting me from a few swings.
June 17, 2015
Pace of Play is Terrible!
Our tee time was 9:15 AM...didn't get off 1st tee until 9:50! Took an hour to get to 4th tee. A few golfers asked if they could start from the 10th but were turned down. It took 6 painful hrs to golf 18! This is happened to us before and we decided to chance it again but we will not be back! Then we tried to post our scores and they are delinquent in their GAM membership so we were not able to. Very disapppointed, AGAIN!!!
June 15, 2015
Poor pace of play and staff is not friendly, I would not recommend spending more than 10 bucks at this course
May 30, 2015
Play was slow due to early dew which delayed start times. Also had group ahead playing from the blue tees who couldn't hit it 200 yards. Cigars were a nice touch though. Makes you look like a golfer. Hit from Reds next time.
May 24, 2015
They have a new manager Shawn who has helped keep the pace of play going faster, the greens are now faster, the conditions on the fairway are good, the tee boxes could use leveling. But the place if fun if you like that northern michigan type of course which I do. 200 yard par 3s are tough and there is a really long par 5 which is challenging. Great place, good carts, good food good staff.
May 24, 2015