MARYWOOD GOLF CLUB (269)968-1168
Michigan Golf Course Review
Marywood Golf Club in Battle Creek, was founded in 1926. The course was designed by Maurice McCarthy who used the rolling wooded terrain to produce natural challenges.
With rates topping out at $32 for 18 holes on weekends and holidays, the value of golf experience is about as good as it gets on a public course.
The yardage marking system consists of colored plates in the middle of the fairways from distances of 100, 150 and 200 yards to the greens center as well as 150 yard stakes off
to the side of the fairways. Golfers should aim for the center of the smaller sized putting surfaces at Marywood, as pin placement information is not provided.
There are four sets of tee boxes at Marywood. The two tee boxes for men play to distances and slopes measuring 6710 yards/132 slope, and 6418 yards/129 slope. The ladies'
tees play to 5391 yards/127 slope, and 5041 with a slope of 126 from the very front. There is not much difference in yardage or slope between the blue (back) tees and white tees
for men which will challenge average and high handicap golfers. For the ladies' there is a decent advantage from the red (forward) tees although it is not indicated by the slopes.
Sand features come into play frequently near the landing zones or greenside, with 67 bunkers situated about the layout. Six holes feature water hazards to be carried off the tee or
avoided on the approach. The terrain is mounded and some of the fairways slope from side to side causing challenging and uneven lies. Most of the putting surfaces are well
protected by bunkers and mounding, and the ones with nothing blocking the approach slope from back to front or side to side causing more difficult putting conditions.
The practice facilities include a targeted grass range, and a large practice putting green. The clubhouse includes a pro shop with the necessities available for sale, and a bar/grill
serving lunch items daily. The scorecards feature large hole diagrams so that golfers may strategize each shot before they step up to the ball.
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