Indian River Golf Club

4.8525666667 4.9 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6692 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6692 yards 72.5 124
White 72 6173 yards 70.0 121
Gold 72 5380 yards 66.8 111
Gold (W) 72 5380 yards 71.8 124
Red (W) 72 5167 yards 70.7 121
Yellow (W) 72 4301 yards 64.7 114

Previously known as Burt Lake Golf Club

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
9
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

26 out of 29 reviews


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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Very nice"


Sparty1971's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was good from moment we arrived. Picked up and put carts on cart. Inside, they reduced rate because season had changed. Very nice of them. Starter asked us about skill level, told us to feel free to play second ball.

First couple of holes are easier than rest of course. I wasn’t driving as far as I should and had longer second shots than I should. My wife loves the course because of the yellow, advanced tees. . We met club member who was attending to a garden on course and she told us she had promoted those tees . Thank you fellow Spartan !

Nice views from the 17th hole. Two playable par fives with approaches over the water are fun holes

Very nice and we will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ctscrs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u983512205's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Birchwood"


mikegrimm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent local course. Great layout, friendly staff, good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day for golf!"


TIMACE's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were staying at a cottage on Burt Lake for the week and the course was nearby. We were first off in the morning... just us and the deer. We finished in about 2 and a half hours. Thank you, Golf Now! It was a great time out there! I think it's one of the nicer courses in Northern Michigan! They also have a great pro shop and restaurant/bar.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Horrible Experiance"


Mudbug2940's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

As soon as we walked into the proshop area we overhear some lady in her office making fun of guests and apparently laughing about some boss of hers or president at the golf course. Saying very nasty things it went on for about 5 minutes . We knock on the door and she rudely says what do you want. . Well we were interested in becoming members, and the costs associated with it. This lady, I think her name was Pat or Pam pipps or something like that said oh I don't have time for this and proceeded to rush us out the door as we were leaving we heard some very rude comments and profanity underneath her breath needless to say. A return visit is not in our future or anyone from are golf league again.. That is a shame we have played that course before and it's very lovely. We were shocked and amazed how someone could treat us that badly. And if she is reading this or someone does shame on you. No one deserves to be treated like that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great place to spend a day"


Goyagolfer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Terrific golf course in wonderful condition. The layout is sneaky hard and requires all the shots. Staff is friendly. Beautiful range for practice

Clubhouse is inviting and the food and beverages were excellent.

Semi private club--if I lived closer I would join tomorrow!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Old Club, Can't miss this one"


pesci420's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

A great old club, this club is one to play. Walked it in the fall. Gentle rolling terrain. Staff was friendly. The Greenside Grille had great food and the members I meet were fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Play this place"


u000004875362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in perfect condition - many blind shots for first time player to this course - wish I lived in range of this place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Northern delight"


wrighty's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first visit to this course and what a delight it was.
I booked via Golf Now and the check in process was quick and simple. Steve in the pro shop was helpful and quick.
The starter was very knowledgeable and gave a few pointers for some of the holes.
The course itself was in good condition with a few patches on the greens......but this did not effect my enjoyment.
I will be back to play next time i am in the area and would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a pleasant day out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the green fees"


Ajw1577's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course for the up noth feel. Very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"The course is an Up North beauty!"


u190005739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played after a day of heavy rains so there were some soggy spots but overall the course was very playable and very pleasing to the eye! We arrived early and pro shop attendant (Steve) allowed us to start ahead of a large group. We had clear sailing and a great experience ! I'll play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fun course."


frjpilon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was fun. Not overly difficult or long. Played front nine with some locals and they were very friendly. Played back alone. Want to come back next time I'm up north.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"One for the "TO DO" list."


Ballofhate's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendliest course yet. Good condition. Very well marked. Good food.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is very well maintained."


JohnKowalczyk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely will play here again. Played very early AM. Finished in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course was in great shape"


Kencassidy's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff at desk and 1st tee (same lady) was extremely rude and very arrogant and she even said we did not get it on golf now, because they wouldn't put out a time for 2:56 she was saying we should be happy for our price and tried to tell us it was faster for 4 people to walk than ride carts


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2016

We're sorry to hear about your bad experience with this former employee. We would love for you to come back and meet our new friendly staff.


"Up North Value"


hbeadle814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Excellent greens and bunkers. Fairways were a bit furry and could use some TLC. Last 14 holes were very nice in a classic tree lined northern Michigan setting. Staff could use some work. Used golfnow to make my tee time and was promptly told it cost me more money to do that then pay them directly.... don't enjoy being told I am stupid when I am paying to play. I thought $59 was a little high for this course, but it is a value compared to most courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant experience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived an hour early, checked in and had lunch. The food was delicious. We had the perch special and turkey Reuben. Started early and finished in less than four hours. The course was in very good shape. The greens were nice except the speeds on the green were hard to judge. The staff was friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average"


rbstren's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Vacationing in indian river since I was a kid and finally decided to pay the steep price to play their course. Very average course for the price, the younger girl running the pro shop was extremely rude and stubborn and is the reason I won't be returning. Made us wait 20 minutes for another twosome to pair up with even though the course was not busy. No beverage cart.

Bummed. Not impressed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2016

We're sorry to hear about your poor experience. We have since hired new staff who are friendly and courteous. Please give us another try and let us know what you think.


"Nice challenging course"


Debbiebirnie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, friendly staff, not extremely difficult. Can walk it. We keep coming back here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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