Rouge Park Golf Course (313) 837-5900
Michigan golf course review
Rouge Park was opened in 1923 and is the most interesting and challenging of the Detroit Park System courses. The par 72, 6,325 yard track was built on sloping, hilly terrain
with a river flowing thru it and an abundance of wildlife including deer, turkeys, pheasant, hawks, heron, and many other birds. Rouge Park features the most difficult layout in the
City and can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels.
There are three sets of tee boxes measuring in distances and slopes of 6325 yards / 121 slope, 6083 yards / 118 slope, and 4868 yards with a slope of 108 for woman who
choose the forward tees. Yardage on course is measured to the center of the green from 100, and 200 yards out in the middle of the fairways as well as 150 yard stakes. Pin
placement info is indicated by colored flags providing a front, middle, or back position.
A total of 19 sand bunkers are strategically located near fairway landing zones and greenside. A river flows thru the course and must be carried off the tee or on the approach on 7
holes. The front and back play to similar yardage, each with two par threes and two par fives. From the tees golfers will find tree lined fairways and some interesting dog legs.
Putting surfaces are mildly undulating with slight slopes creating subtle breaks.
The 374 yard 6th takes a sharp turn right at about 190 yards and can be laid up with an iron off the tee. For those who want to hit driver to a wedge approach can take the drive over
the trees on the right- high risk high reward. The 442 yard par four, 11th is considered to be one of the most difficult golf holes in the metro area. The tee shot must land near the
150 stake (close to a 290 yard drive) to provide a chance to carry the large ravine and go for the green in two.
The clubhouse amenities include a pro shop, a snack bar with sandwiches and beverages, and a covered patio with BBQ and picnic tables used for outings and banquets.
Practice facilities include a Driving range that opens at 9 am and a practice green used for putting and chipping. Check out the Two Guys Who Golf detailed information page on
this course (which includes a link the Rouge Park Golf Course website) - click here. Rouge Park is part of the Vargo Golf Group - click on this link to view other courses in the fold www.vargogolf.com