Elmbrook Golf Course - Public Review

Elmbrook GC: #6Elmbrook Golf Course - Public in Traverse City

420 Hammond Rd
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Grand Traverse County

August 04th, 2008 15:30

Reviewer

First Name Randy
Last Name Hazenberg
Handicap 0

Course Review and Comments

My son, Jacob, and I were able to steal away from the rest of the family (vacation) for an evening at Elmbrook. We were pleasantly surprised! Finding Elmbrook to be one of the least expensive tracks in town, my expectations were not too great, and seeing the first hole as we entered the parking lot didn't raise them. It's a rather non-descript, downhill par 4 with little in the way of risk/reward shot making (just a pound and putt hole). But the course showed it's teeth a bit more as we struggled in and up toward the ravines and woods that make up the back nine. Several tee shots require carry over fescue or ravines, and quite a few of the holes require approach shots to elevated greens.
I'm looking forward to returning (now that I know the course a bit better) to take back those 8 strokes that Elmbrook's tricky greens stole from me.

Ratings

Date course was played Wednesday 30th of July 2008
Price paid for golf 17
Price comments
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments 3-don't let the dated clubhouse and visible first hole fool you; the course winds through open areas and woods with some dramatic elevation changes, rather tight landing areas, and some fairly tricky greens. (Not to mention some outstanding views of Traverse Bay from atop several of the elevated tees).
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments The course played fair. There are several short (driveable) par 4's, and most of the par 5's were reachable in two. Outstanding opportunity to view wildlife: deer, turkey and turtles, just to name a few.
Greens were fairly quick, consistent and well maintained.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments My son and I weren't bothered a bit by the staff! A very relaxed atmosphere, great covered porch area to relax and a basic grill for a burger or hotdog at the turn.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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