MAPLE LEAF GOLF COURSE (989-697-3531)
Michigan Golf Course Review
Maple Leaf Golf Course in Linwood - just 1 mile off I-75 and minutes from the tri-cities, features 27-holes of challenging yet player friendly golf. With weekend rates in 2011 at
$33.00 with cart and 32.50 on weekdays (special after 3 Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $25.00 for 18 holes with cart), plus the convenient location, this
facility provides a value option for golfers wishing to play a round of golf on their way up north or to finish the trip.
On property is a grass range and large, undulating practice green, plus clubhouse with pro shop and restaurant/lounge serving lunch items and dinner specials, plus all the
standard bar drinks. There also is a well appointed outdoor patio with barbeque grill, and with considerable seating capacity for use with outings and events. Beautiful flower
beds provide color for this nicely landscaped property.
The East and North nines are featured in the photos in the review, although the West Course is scenic as well, and is the longest of the three nines with tee boxes playing to 3243
, 3000 and 2481 yards. Water comes into play on 4 holes and bunkering is understated on the West, with 8 sand bunkers situated near the landing zones or greenside.
The East Course features some tricky doglegs with the short par four 3rd being the most beautiful of the lot. There are 3 holes with ponds in play and this layout also has 8 sand
bunkers. The three tee boxes on the short layout play to 2740, 2562 and 2107 yards. Most of the par fours and fives are tightly tree-lined along a mildly rolling terrain.
The North nine features water hazards on each hole and bunkering is more pronounced, with 19 sand traps located tee to green. The par three 18th is the properties' signature
hole - a short par three with a beautiful island green complex. The Blue tees measure 3031 .yards, the whites 2764 and the red tees play to just 2254 yards. Slope ratings on the
various combinations measure between 103 and 116. Each nine has 150 yard stakes and markers on the fairways at 100, 150 and 200 yards, with no pin placement info available.
Though the slope ratings and overall yardages are quite low, Maple Leaf can be quite challenging from the back tees, as thick strands of forest line most holes, and water hazards
demand careful execution. If there is ample room off the tee, the approaches are tight - and vice versa. The greens are medium size and mildly sloping. For more info, visit our
page for the property, with direct link to their website by Clicking here.