STONEGATE GOLF CLUB (231-744-7200)
Michigan Golf Course Review
Stonegate Golf Club in Twin Lake near Muskegon is a beautiful championship design that opened for play in July 2004. The course plays along an undulating terrain with
manicured bent grass fairways bordered by mature pines and hardwoods - with stately northwood residences dotting the landscape. This is a secluded setting, ideal for golfers
who appreciate natural environments. Marshes, natural areas and ponds are homes to a variety of native wildlife - and also help to create great some great shot selections.
On a rainy July afternoon, mist hung over the fairways and greens, but broke for a short while enabling us to photograph the gorgeous green complex on the par four 8th. The
photos below provide views of what players will witness on their approach, and also afford a view from behind.
Most of the green complexes are slightly raised, with some open in front and others protected by bunkers and slopes. The bent grass putting surfaces were in extraordinary
condition during our review, true rolling and only mildly undulating. Fairways often contain one or more strategically placed white sand bunkers, usually near the opportune landing areas.
This 18 hole Championship Golf Course features a great short game practice facility, PGA professional lessons, and a beautiful clubhouse offering a full line of equipment and
apparel, as well as the Stonegate Bar & Grille. Golfers have five sets of tees to choose from, with distances and slopes measuring 6842 yards/135 slope, 6517 yards/127 slope,
5971 yards/118 slope and 5434 yards with a slope of 120 for women. The alternate set at 4402 yards was not yet rated. There are yardage blocks posted in the fairways at 100,
150 and 200 yards and also on the cart paths, with 150 yard stakes also visible on all par fours and fives. Small markers on the flags indicate front, middle or back pin placements
. Weather covers are standard on all carts.
The 3 par threes are an interesting group, and quite photogenic as witnessed by the above pictures. All golfers will appreciate the layout for its combination of challenge and
playability, and for its outstanding conditioning, beautiful scenery and great value and service. There is a grass range and practice green. We recommend a round here highly! For
more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.