GLENEAGLE GOLF CLUB (616-457-8800)
Michigan Golf Course Review
Gleneagle Golf Club in Hudsonville is a Michael Shield championship design that is part of one of the most complete golf facilities inWestern Michigan. On
property is a grass range, short game area with sand bunker, putting green and 18-hole putting course. Green fee paying guests can enjoy the putting
course for an additional $3 per player, while those visiting for the short game experience only pay a reasonable $5 to $7 in 2005. It is a great amenity for
outings and tournaments, gambling, or for those merely wishing to enjoy a friendly game with family or golf buddies.
Also on property is a clubhouse with pro shop plus restaurant/lounge serving hot and cold lunch items plus drinks and bar food. The course is well marked
with 150 yard stakes visible on par fours and fives, 100, 150 and 200 yard markers and some sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the
green. Pin placement sheets provide the day's hole locations on medium sized greens that alternately take on various sizes and undulations. Most have
open fronts with bunkers situated on the sides - creating reasonable opportunities for recoveries and up and downs.
Partial cart paths create efficiency and convenience, as golfers can drive practically anywhere on the course, without getting too close to the greens. After
an easy opening hole, tight tree lined fairways, challenging doglegs, strategic bunkering and water hazards along a rolling terrain make golfers earn their
scores. As the slopes indicate, this layout demands concentration...Four sets of tees play to distances and slopes measuring 6705 yards/143 slope, 6430
yards/133 slope, 5961 yards/130 slope (recommended for the average player) and 5215 yards with a slope of 128.
Golfers will encounter some very interesting holes, including the beautiful dogleg right par four 4th, and the water laden par three 5th on the front side.
Holes 10-12 feature some surprising elevation changes, with 10 playing uphill on the approach and the two following holes playing back downhill. Each
nine has water in play in some shape or form on seven holes, but only the fifth and the beautiful par five 14th demand a forced carry. If you have not
played this course before, the scorecards - which provide hole diagrams, will be of some assistance.
Gleneagle is a fine track with a greats service record. The property runs through a residential community featuring condominium units that line many of
the fairways but are not obtrusive. The course and facilities are well taken care of, and the reasonable price makes it a nice value for the area. For more
info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.