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 in Western Michigan. On property is a grass
range, short game area with sand bunker, and a putting green.
Also on property is a clubhouse with pro shop and a nice patio overlooking the 9th fairway and green, plus a restaurant/lounge serving hot items such as burgers, brats, chicken
and hot dogs as well as chips and non-alcoholic beverages. This is a dry course that supplies ice for coolers. 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.