Rated 3 out of 5 by thomasted Not Worth The Money
I know aerating is necessary but charging that much when the greens and fairways were aerated is a rip off
October 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wrobo1501 1st Class All Around
Hosted a Ryder cup style event. 4 rounds over 2 days.
Nothing about our trip to Forest Dunes disappointed. Course conditions were just as advertised. Greens were lightning fast. Couple of green structures were a bit ridiculous (#5 & #15) for par 5s but overall they were very fun to putt on. Course was actually a little more open off tee than I thought which was nice. Some very cool strategic holes (#6, #8, #10 & #12). Loved 3 finishing holes - strong par 3, drive-able par 4 then reachable par 5 with water left in play.
Most impressive thing about trip was the service of all the staff - treated group as if we were members all weekend which was appreciated.
Resort homes we stayed in were great for group our size. The lodge and new golf villas also looked awesome from outside.
Will definitely make a return trip. Only 2 1/2 hours from Detroit area is nice bonus
September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kbayerlein Excellent course
Played on a Thursday at 3pm for 100 bux. That's a pretty good deal for this course. Club house is beautiful. Everyone from the guy at check in to the ranger were very nice.
Course is two different nines. The front is Forest and the back is dunes. I enjoyed the variety of holes-very pretty holes with water as well. My favorite thing about this course was the greens. Very fast but rolled true. Very playable course-pretty open fairways but approach shots to greens were well guarded.
We ate dinner at the club house after the golf and it was awesome. Very good service and even better food.
Can't wait to come back and play here when the new course is up and running!
September 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrWhiteTees Not a Bucket List Course
The course is beautifully manicured. The greens are smooth and fast. The problem is the price. The Grayling/Gaylord area of northern Michigan is full of finely manicured courses. Nothing here really puts this course above those. I paid $149.00 and could've found similar golf within 25 miles for $80.00.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GDSmyth Golfing Treat
This is a beautiful and beautifully maintained course, with interesting holes throughout. I will definitely try to return, maybe with a group!
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dylan2614308 Fun, Fair, and Exciting
Beautifully designed and maintained. Each set of tees are well set for all skill levels. I played the 2/3 split tees, and had a wonderful time! Great yardages to hit from that offered a challenge, yet lots of fun!
The greens weren't too fast, and the rough was very very forgiving to keep up pace of play and make the course more fun. I loved it. Hats off to the director of golf and the superintendent!
August 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by richadams43 Great course, HORRIBLE GNAT PROBLEM!
Been dreaming of playing this course for several years. However, it is about a 6hr drive away. Finally said heck with it. I booked a $78 hot deal time for me & my son as a final summer golf trip. We have played several top 100 courses but forest dunes would be the highest rated we have played. Was so looking forward to it even with the LONG drive. Being from central Ohio we have played over half of the top rated courses in Ohio alone. As well as many other very fine courses that do not show up on top lists... Anyway, after leaving the house at 8am and arriving at forest dunes just before 2pm we were both beyond excited. After arriving we quickly loaded up and checked in. Hit a few balls on the range to get warmed up and on to the 1st tee. We were in golf heaven. Or so we thought. After finishing on the 1st green we knew the bug spray (RARELY use) which i carry in my bag must be applied. We proceeded to apply bug spray at least every other hole to no avail. For the next 4hrs we were caught in a SWARM of gnats! Felt as if i swallowed, inhaled and was ear penetrated by 100's of gnats during our round. We sincerely tried to ignore the problem and enjoy the beautiful course and facilities. I honestly could not take even a moment to look around and enjoy the highly rated course we drove so far and spent so much to play. All i can say is whomever has rated this course must have been furnished much superior bug spray than i have. A dream golf trip shattered. $156 for a forest dunes twosome hot deal + $80 in gas for a 12hr round trip drive + besieged by a million gnats = a unexpected horrible golfing experience.
August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jessedmd Impressive
Great course. Impressive layout in the middle of a woods.
August 6, 2015