Sylvan Glen Municipal Golf Course

3.8723647059 3.9 stars from 5 (68)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6686 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 5725 Rochester Rd, Troy, Michigan 48098, Oakland County
  • (248) 619-7600
  • (248) 879-1200
  • www.troymi.gov

Year built: 1922
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6686 yards 73.4 123
White 71 6208 yards 69.3 119
Gold 71 5554 yards 66.3 116
Red 71 5094 yards 68.8 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 68 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

52 out of 68 reviews


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"The course pace of play was aweful..."


u092759071's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 6 1/2 hours to play 18 holes... This was the longest time I have ever take to play a round of golf. Would not recommend.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


Blurgene's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived for golf early and there was a sign: no golf carts

I am a senior and am handicapped

I signed up for 9 holes walking

It was very difficult

Should have been noted on GolfNow hot deal


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


MAURICE8479959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2019
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sylvan Glen is a great Value, large in part because they are always open. Today was good because the fairways were virtually cleared of the goose dropping’s..

The people work8ng the club house are really nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf-aholic's Savior"


MAURICE8479959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am so thankful to have Sylvan Glen, one of the few golf courses that remain open during the winter and allows golf enthusiast such as myself a place to play. It's also a great walking course which allows you to get some exercise. While the clubhouse is very modest the workers are very friendly and accommodating.

Given the winter season and the amount of play the course gets, the conditions are very playable. The only complaint I have is the amount of Canadian Geese waste on the playing surfaces of the course. It seems to be more prominent on the fairways that are closest to water throughout the course. If the grounds keepers could tend to those holes closest to the water by removing the waste off the fairways ad greens that would help.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u680033343's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u1365893's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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"


u000005269405's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout good conditions, great bang for your buck


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4623520's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Starters need training"


sunnie50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great. The restaurant was even better. My only complaint is that the starter (Leo) really needs some training. There was only 2 of us and the tee times were delayed because of rain. Our tee time was delayed about 30 minutes which is fine except that of the 4 groups in front of us two were twosomes. To my surprise the starter never thought to ask twosomes to combine. I did ask if we could pair up to which the starter replied "sure that would be a good idea". I agree except it should have been his.

It was also disappointing that even though they had a full tee sheet on a Friday evening they had no beer cart on duty.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Staff was fantastic"


ehansel67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What could have been a very bad experience- being first one to tee off but held back by a 2 hour frost delay-was made much easier to get through because the staff was awesome.

Knowing the delay would be lengthy, the staff took my cell # and recommended breakfast spots to go and wait it out. They promised to call with a 15 minute heads-up. They did.

The starter was tremendous in keeping order and everyone in the know. He also forewarned us prior to teeing off of current course conditions. Excellent.

The course itself was good. The greens were much faster than I expected they would be, in April in Michigan and immediately after a frost delay.

I’m not a fan of Hole 2, and you better know the layout of the #1 handicap (#9) or else the creek may grab your approach. It’s very difficult to see from even 150 yards out.

Very good overall experience. Will repeat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well worth it !!"


polocorp21's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Conditions were very good for public course and even better considering its a Muni. Some difficult holes, some gimmies, some go for it holes. Great course, great price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice city owned course"


u00000664340's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably one of the best city owned courses I have ever played. Very good course condition with fast greens. I think the personnel could be a little more friendly both at the course and at the attached restaurant. I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Absolute Grueling Pace of Play"


u2650548's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here with a buddy - it took us over five and a half hours to play 18 holes. Two people - over five and a half hours. The Pace of play was absolutely grueling and was immediate from the second hole all the way to the 18th.

At one point in time, we were stacked up four groups deep on one hole waiting. I never once saw a ranger the entire 5 and a half hours. Not even once. (isn't that their job to move people along?)

All in all, I didn't find the course that fun to play either. The holes are long, average over 400 yards. There are some challenges, such as a creek you need to go over - but all in all, it wasn't that challenging of a course. Nor was it breathtakingly beautiful.

For the price I paid to play here - there's better, faster, more fun courses in metro Detroit. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Value"


Adam1219940's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled true and green fairways considering the recent lack of rain


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Surprising"


u000006903935's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition . Some difficult holes, but great advantage for women.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ricky5375333's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4623520's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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