BEECHES GOLF CLUB (269) 637-2600
Michigan Golf Course Review - A YouTube video is available at the bottom of this review.
Beeches Golf club, located only four miles from downtown South Haven, designed by noted architect W. Bruce Matthews III, has something for everyone in the golf community.
Sand dunes and water areas will enhance the enjoyment and beauty of the course. The centerpiece of the course is the beech tree located in close proximity to the clubhouse
and the 18th green. This 7264 yard 18-hole championship course has five sets of tee boxes to choose from offering excitement and challenge for players of every skill level.
There are 5 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes that measure 7264 yards/130 slope, 6591yards/128 slope, 6167 yards/125 slope, 5652/124 slope for women, and 5052
yards with a slope of 117 also for women. This is a standard par 72-course with ten par fours, four par threes, and four par fives. From the tips half of the par fours play over 400
yards finishing with the 466 yard 18th, the shortest par five is 579 yards, and 3 of 4 par threes are over 200 yards.
On course sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green, along with yardage markers down the center of the fairways from 100, 150, and 200 yards. Color coded flags
provide daily pin placement info. The front nine of the Beeches is characterized by holes that wind through sandy waste areas, while the back nine features challenging water
hazards. In total there are 79 bunkers and 8 holes feature water hazards - 7 on the back nine.
The terrain is pretty flat beginning at the first tee but mounding and uneven lies become more relevant as the round progresses. There is also plenty of mounding near fairway
and greenside bunkers. Fairway landing zones are wide and plentiful with some fairway bunkers, water hazards and large waist bunkers that will come into play if the driver is not
accurate. The green complexes are not elevated from the surrounding terrain providing bump and run opportunities where greenside bunkering allows. The putting surfaces
have a slight slope from back to front with some undulation and the ninth green is tri tiered and can be quite difficult to read.
The clubhouse features a pro shop stocked with necessary items, and a bar and grill that serves hotdogs, wraps, and sandwiches. Practice facilities include a marked and
targeted driving range and a putting and chipping green. Beeches Golf Club also books corporate and group outings, provides memberships, and leagues are available.
For more info, visit our page for the course with direct link at their website by clicking here.