THE ROSE GOLF CLUB (231) 768-5060
Michigan Golf Course Review
The Rose, near Cadillac Mi, is a relatively short course (6216 yards) but is extremely fun to play - with bent grass tees and greens plus bluegrass fairways that are nicely
maintained. The layout is carved out of 240 acres of secluded terrain - no residential communities, no traffic or noise - just nature and challenging golf. A view from the clubhouse
terrace provides a glimpse of the narrow rolling fairways that make this a true shot-makers course.
The clubhouse features a lounge and a pro shop, plus spectacular views of the 9th and 18th holes. There is a putting green, but no range on property. The fairways are marked
with 100/150 and 200 yards stakes that are efficiently positioned on both sides, and color coded flags indicate the day's pin placement. You will not find a lot of extras here, just
pure golf at incredibly good rates. Nearly every hole is a postcard, with considerable elevation changes and doglegs requiring careful thought in club selection. This is not a grip it
and rip it golf course!
Three sets of tees provide choices of play from 6216, 5542 and 4239 yards, with the slopes rated at 122, 118 and 108. Most golfers will play from the blues, although this layout is
quite challenging from the white tees as well. Straight hitters have the advantage over those specializing in length. The pressure is on with nearly every tee shot to find safe
landing on the 20-30 yard wide fairways, which leave little room for error. Many approaches will be hit from sideways lies, or from those above or below your feet. Our impression
after a short stay was that this course, though especially tight and short, is serene and beautiful - enough so that we would want to return.
Even though the slope rating is quite low, we felt that shooting one's handicap here would be a good day's work. Play it once and you will want to play it again. There are many nuances to the layout that call for repeat play. Learn the course and good scores can be had. Over-use your driver and trouble is lurking!
Check out the Two Guys Who Golf detailed information page on this course (which includes a link to the course's website) - click here.