GULL LAKE VIEW - WEST COURSE (269-731-4149)
Michigan Golf Course Review
Gull Lake View Resort is located in the beautiful lake region of Southwest Michigan, and offers 5 championship golf courses that are rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play
. On-site accommodations can house up to 256 guests and banquet/meeting facilities can comfortably take care of groups of up to 300 guests. Altogether there are three
clubhouses, 2 driving ranges and nine practice greens, along with dining options at each of the 3 clubhouses. This is a wonderful set of courses, and an experience at the resort
on one of their stay and play packages is a deal that can't go wrong. For more info on the resort and packages, visit our page for Gull Lake View Resort, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
Each of the five courses provides the same on-course marking system...color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations, 150 yard stakes are visible on the
fairways of par fours and fives, yardage blocks are measured to the center of the green at 100, 150 and 200 yards, and the tee boxes on all par threes also are marked. Each
course is wonderfully maintained from tee to green, providing outstanding conditioning on all playing surfaces.
GULL LAKE VIEW EAST AND WEST INFO
The East and West Courses are located on the resort property, with the Fairway Villas lining some fairways of the East layout. There is a huge practice green for putting and
chipping on property but no range, and the clubhouse features a well stocked pro shop plus restaurant/lounge that serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, with dinners on
Fridays. This facility adjoins the banquet room, which when used in conjunction can facilitate groups of up to 300 people.
The West Course begins just across the street from the resort property, and features its own practice green. The layout starts off with a few holes that play along a nearly level
terrain, but the scenery changes quickly. Numbers four and five dogleg right to left with the latter bending like a banana around a lake. Number six is a par three that plays back up
the hills, with a pair of bunkers creating a false front about 20 yards out. The back nine provides topography similar in nature to that on the East Course - rolling and hilly in nature.
Overall however, there is more room on this course - both in the landing zones of the tee and greenside, than one will find on the East. The fairways are wider and are a bit more
level, and the green complexes are more accessible to a great variety of shots. There are some straightforward holes, but ridges and swales on the putting surfaces and
alongside, will challenge players of all skill levels. Often times, the greens are protected by at least one, but often multiple sand bunkers.
This is nice "resort golf" experience - and one that can be enjoyed by all levels of golfers. Three sets of tees measure 6303 yards/123 slope, 6058 yards/120 slope, and 5154
yards with a slope of 114 on the forward tees. For more info, visit our page for The West Course, with a direct link to their website by clicking here.