Downing Farms Golf Course

3.2245705882 3.2 stars from 5 (111)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5866 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 5866 yards N/A N/A
Middle 70 5087 yards N/A N/A
Forward 70 4271 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 111 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

78 out of 110 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways forced carries undulating greens  

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Reviews


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Jeff6245306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 06/17/2019:

Thank you for rating your experience at Downing Farms, Jeff. We appreciate your feedback. If there was anything else we could do to boost your rating up to 5-stars, please reach out to us at the course!


Nickandresen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 06/04/2019:

Hi Nick, thank you for your feedback on your round. Please reach out to us at the course if there is anything we could do to improve your experience.

"Worst course wvwr"


bobby48386's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

By far the worst course in southeast Michigan. Poor conditions, poor signage, mean staff, bad greens, bad tee boxes...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 06/04/2019:

Thank you for your feedback on your experience, Bobby. Please reach out to us if you had any other issues with your round you would like to discuss.

"Decent course"


u618208947's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

If your looking for a country club or a pristine course this is not your place. if your looking for a decent course that is cheap and usually has openings anytime this is for you. The set up is confusing on 11 for sure and a few other holes, easy to get lost and they really, really need some clear signage with direction. Everyone i know who has golfed there has got lost. Some tee boxes need work,, fairways are ok as well as greens. Look, it's a good course if you want to get out and play 18 for a cheap price. It has faults but if your not a golf snob, want to get some practice in, play a round for 20 bucks or less on a very playable course, than this is your basic bread and butter course to do so.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 06/11/2019:

Thank you for sharing your experience at Downing Farms, and for your feedback on your last visit. We hope we will see you again soon for another solid round of golf at a great value!


usanavy's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 05/07/2019:

Thank you for coming out to Downing Farms and for your feedback on your experience, usanavy.


evan9087's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 04/26/2019:

Thank you for rating another great round at Downing Farms, Evan! We appreciate your 5-stars and hope to see you back throughout this season!


jec2392's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 09/20/2018:

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would love to have a chance to bump those 2 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!


hetu1d's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 09/20/2018:

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

Commented on 07/30/2018

Thank you for rating us!


"Nice"


u618208947's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course in good condition at a cheap price, what more do you need


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

Hopefully nothing! We are glad you enjoyed another great experience at Downing Farms!

"Worst course I've ever played"


u020466153's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Management has just plain neglected the course. First off if one thing can tell you the neglect, they seeded all the bunkers on the course. The only bunker left on the course was a par 3 tee box. The greens hadn't been mowed in days and you could tell. It was difficult to tell where the fairways started and stopped. The staff was friendly and the beer was cheap, but those were the only bright spots.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything short of 5-stars, and appreciate your feedback.

"Great course--Dont let the price fool you"


Radrk734's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

We booked a Friday afternoon tee time on line for two golfers ($40.00 for both including the cart) and were just looking for a change of pace on a Friday afternoon. I was not expecting a lot, but had a wonderful time on a great course. The first hole is nothing to write about, but after that you encounter a variety of terrain, uphill, downhill shots on holes which are tight in some places and wide open in others. I really enjoyed my round and my buddy and I will certainly be back.

We played on June 22 and the course was in really nice condition and the pro shop and ranger could not have been nicer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We're glad you found us! Thank you for reviewing your first visit to Downing Farms and for your kind words about the staff! We hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!

"Farm course"


sesson45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is rough. Tee boxes not well maintained. Fairways grass is too long. Greens had a lot of debris on them. Some holes ok and others not.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We appreciate you reviewing Downing Farms and hope you will reconsider coming back for another round at one of the great rates we're running this summer!

"Very User Friendly"


lmarsh's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course generally is in much better condition, but I think the rain has hampered the conditioning. I will give them a pass on it. It still is in better conditions than most courses in this price range. It's a shot-makers course. Make shots and you will score, don't make them and pay the price. The course has a little bit of everything. I have played it a number of times over the years and always enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from #DowningFarmsGolfCourse on 07/20/2018:

We appreciate you coming back for another enjoyable round at Downing Farms and hope you will come back to play us again soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course looks simple but it will fool you. Ball placement is everything.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/30/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving Downing Farms Golf Course a 5-star rating. We're glad you took on a challenge while playing at our course. Thank you again for your business and remember to book your next round with us soon.


u618208947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played a day after heavy rain so there were a number of spots puddled and soggy but not the courses fault. Overall it is a decent course worth the price and usually has openings when most others don't. Course layout makes no sense when 13 and 18 are involved and if it's your first time you can easily get lost finding 11, 12 , 13, 18 so layout gets a hit. But value and the course are very nice,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Chris6764005's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 05/03/2018:

Hi Chris,

Thank you for leaving Downing Farms Golf Course a 4-star rating. We pride ourselves in always providing great customer service to all our customers. Thank you for your business and remember to book your next tee time with us soon.


Golfgarcia's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for rating #DowningFarms 5-stars and for your feedback on your round, Golfgarcia!


wayneman100's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Hi wayneman100, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to boost your review to five-stars during your next visit.

"DOWNING FARM"


uJZAQ4085JZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

COURSE NAVIGATION AWKWARD AT TEE 11,

GROUNDS PRETTY MUDDY AND FALL LEAVES ARE HINDERING BEST PLAY.I still would rate it with a 3 star. Would return because it was a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Downing Farms Golf Course on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for coming out to play Downing Farms and for your feedback on your experience. We look forward to you coming back to visit us!


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