Marsh Ridge

3.3344588235 3.3 stars from 5 (37)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6231 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 4815 S Old 27, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, Otsego County
  • (800) 743-7529, (989) 732-5552
  • (989) 732-2134
  • marshridge.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Mike Husby
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6231 yards 71.2 132
White 72 5842 yards 69.0 128
Gold 72 5237 yards 66.4 121
Gold (W) 72 5237 yards 71.8 135
Red (W) 72 4495 yards 67.1 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 37 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

26 out of 36 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for group getaways   Challenges include elevation changes  

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Reviews


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"Part of a great weekend"


BrianReicker's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course with a beautidul layout. Course needs some TLC and will be the best course of the three options at the loon if completed.

Definitely recommend the entire Loon Resort and this course to anyone considering a stay and play package in the gaylord area. Great value and hospitality every visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Same as I remember"


Ballcrusher62's avatar
Michigan Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good condition considering the area had rain every day for the last two weeks. The pro at desk said the course was on its way back after some green neglect (mold). The exception of sand trap on the back that I mentioned to the pro (when i said something he knew exactly what hole I was talking about) had no sand and had to pitch high to the green did not work out well. This course is under the management of the Loon and if you played the Loon they do know how to create good course conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"bad weather, good course"


bpawielski's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

Played on a very cool, windy day. Only people on whole course. From what I have read, this course has made a lot of improvements. Loved the elevation changes. Greens have recently been infected w/ "silver dollar" mold which is being treated but may remain remainder of season. Staff super friendly. Great clubhouse. Will definately play here again.........on a nicer day !!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"An old friendly course."


lenandviv's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Being late October, there were lots of leaves down even though the ground crew were doing their best to blow them off. The tee boxes were in poor shape. Rough, uneven, uncut. The value was great as we only paid $20.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fall Golf"


cgh0520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at Marsh Ridge recently with friends. The greens and tee boxes were not attentively maintained with leaves (which is understandable for fall) and earthworm holes (maybe due to recent rain) on them. Pace of play is fine since we are the first group off the tee in the morning. When I got to the course, pro shop has not been opened yet (our tee time is 8:10 AM). Our group checked in at the front desk of the resort and was told to take our carts and go, so we did. Unfortunately there were no keys in the carts. It took us a little while before we can get on our way. The staff and manager are very nice and helpful (rushed to get us checked in and finding the keys to the carts). With so many nice golf courses to play in the area, I will play other courses next time I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


ram1947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First played this course 15 years ago, enjoyed it then and even more this time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"West branch foursome"


u766748403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the outing. The course was just difficult enough to be lots of fun but not difficult enough to beat you up.


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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs work."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The prettiest scenery of all the courses we played, but the course condition was the worst. Tees didn't look like they'd been moved all season and greens were in very poor condition. Too bad they don't take care of this beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very Disappointed"


baolson1026's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was highly recommended, but turned out to be a huge disappointment. Course is not being maintained at all. Found large rocks in sand traps, fringe was in horrible condition, along with tee boxes, fairways and greens. The sand was really dense and heavy and traps don't appeared to have been raked in a very long time. This course, if maintained, would rival the other courses in the Gaylord area, but right now, don't waste your time. Even at $32/round, this course was NOT worth that.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


".Marsh Ridge"


u318442551's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course layour superior. Course condition was above average . Tee boxes were BELOW average. Greens were good


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in great shape!"


u000005850760's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a foursome- slow going but a super nice day, so who cares! 10th hole jam up, lunch people merging back into play caused a big backup!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very nice course with great views & great staff."


uSFWF7304SF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived early due to unfamiliarity with the area. Was allowed to go off a little early due to folks with earlier tee time were late. Course was very well manicured and greens were consistent. Lots of trees and a fair amount of water, but not a lot of bugs, thank goodness. Did lose a few balls in the woods and water, so bring plenty of extras. Will definitely come back again someday. Very nice scenic setting in Northern Michigan with great views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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


"Hack hack hack!"


Bob6763778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and pace was great, however I stunk up the place! Not long but tight in spots. Cut back jungle in some areas, and you can usually find an errant shot. Did notice additional landscaping, plantings, and workers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Up North Golf!"


u000001607165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent Condition. Great value. Perfect intro to northern Michigan golf!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


Jeff1380798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a foursome in front of us that was slow otherwise everything would have been fine


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"There was no savings for using golf now"


Sulik110202's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was no savings for using golf now. The golf now rate was the same as the regular rate. The tee boxes need alot of work as well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"disappointed in Gaylord"


roman69's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

We booked on last minute golfer and that was the last good experience of this golf course. The golf course was in horrible condition from the tee box's with four inch crab grass to the fairways that look like the where rototilled and debris everywhere. Now lets get to the greens. They had sticks all over them and again look to not have been cut in a week. We actually found a roller from one of there mowers in the middle of one of the greens. So in a nut shell Dont waste your time and money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"This course has been poorly taken care of."


RogerSorrell's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is not my first time at this course, and I was extremely disappointed with the pace of play, and the course conditions. It almost appeared that it will soon close.
I know it's early in the season however winter clean up should at least be addressed.
I used to be happy to bring people here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course, needs some TLC"


JaneColeman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, with lots of challenges. Several forced carries over marsh and water. Elevation changes, both up and down. Pace of play was great until two groups from an outing were put in front of us playing best ball. We would have played in 1/2 hour less, easily.
The course, however, needs some TLC. Lot of weeds on tees on fairways. Greens were in better condition. We played early in the year, so this may have been a part of it. We saw maintenance on the course, clearing leaves, etc from fairways, and areas near, so they were definitely working on it.
Would definitely play the course again, however. We got a great bargain with GolfNow, so the condition did not take away from our enjoyment.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


u000001155377's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course to play in good shape. Some very tough holes. Beautiful course to play in the fall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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