West/South at Sycamore Hills Golf Club

3.6483764706 3.6 stars from 5 (72)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6389 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6389 yards 70.7 130
Blue 72 6123 yards 70.2 128
White 72 5787 yards 68.7 125
Green 72 5122 yards 68.5 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 72 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

55 out of 72 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Soaked South"


motorcity2mo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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South course was absolutely soaked with standing water but pace of play was good. North course was in great shape but played slow. Overall very nice facilities but the south course had too many holes borderline unplayable to warrant a better rating


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in wonderful shape considering the last week it has rained almost everyday. Nice lay out for the size. Restrooms and freshwater pretty often. Not a whole lot of elevation change but expected for the area


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


"North/West"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only problem I had with this course was that the greens were recently aerated which affected our putting. But it's been a wet spring so far and the course was otherwise maintained very well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not up to par for start of the season"


u715061495's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
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Reviewed on

The course is in rough shape. This course is actually a local gem and was pretty disappointed that the course is in the condition that it’s currently in. I normally love playing here. Please do better, I want to keep coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too expensive"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018

Reviewed on

Played a round in the middle of October with a temperature of 45 degrees. Pro shop guy was blah' and uninviting. Was told that the greens were just aerated AFTER we paid. Pretty strategic release of information. Green fees were to expensive as it was, not considering the greens being aerated and it being 45 degrees. Course was well maintained and fun, just not worth the pricey fee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course… Too expensive"


u000006238931's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
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I like playing at Sycamore… It’s a good course they keep it well manicured, the layout is nice… It’s just too expensive. There’s other courses in the area they give you the same experience for a cheaper price. Plus the pace of play was terrible for a sat afternoon … I understand that sometimes when you play on a day when they’re having an outing that you may have to wait a little bit but today was ridiculous. I played as a single player and it took me five hours to play 18 holes. That’s why I can’t give more than a three star rating for my round today. I left the course frustrated


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


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 06/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Only issue was being placed in front of an Outing...they complained...we skipped the 1st and they STILL caught up to us and we were a 3some


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



redbird440's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u078475543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Well Kept Course"


u092357208's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always the course was in great condition. My problem with this course is how they jam as many people as possible out there. Played 18 holes on a Friday afternoon 12:48 tee time and didn't finish till after 6pm!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

Sir, thank you for playing Sycamore Hills. We appreciate your support. I am sorry your round took longer than expected on Friday. Unfortunately, we had a golf outing that was twice delayed due to two rain storms that afternoon which had a ripple effect on the rest of the tee-times. We apologize that caused rounds to be slower than normal for the afternoon and hope you decide to give Sycamore Hills another chance.

Sincerely,

Matthew Schwark

Director of Golf - Sycamore Hills Golf Club




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very wet"


u284374402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Not their fault it was wet, but the greens could have been rolled before that happened. They were very bumpy, ball wasn’t able to roll smooth.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play DESTROYED the round."


Scott9663332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
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Reviewed on

First of all, I'll start off positive and say that this is one of the most senic and well maintained courses I've ever been to, and I have played many courses that golfnow offers in my area. Some of them have cost double or even triple what I paid to play Sycamore Hills.

Unfortunately, the views and course layout do not make up for the way they manage groups and slow play. This my second time there, and the same thing happened to me the 1st time, so I just wrote it off as a fluke, but going 2 for 2, kinda rules out coincidence for me. What they do is they double book every tee time (to cover for no shows I guess). They have a ranger and a starter, but they are useless. Long story short, I ended up playing 13 holes in 4 hours (in a cart) and from the 14th on there were 6 somes waiting behind walkers, behind other 6 somes. If I would have stayed to finish, the round would have taken around 6 hours. The worst part about it was that there are 27 holes there, but everyone was gridlocked on one of the 9s. So Instead of finishing the round, i drove to the cart return, probably never to return, which is sad because of the quality of the course. I would understand this if it was a Saturday at noon and it was just the sheer volume of people, but I teed of at 1030 on a Tuesday.

In conclusion, if you have 6 or 7 hours for a round of golf, props to you for the patience and commitment. Go spend them them at Sycamore Hills. The course is beautiful.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2018

It sounds like you had a reasonably frustrating round. We'd like to give you a better experience if possible. I encourage you to call Matthew at (586) 598-9500 ext. 1 so we can make it right.


Commented on 05/04/2018

I appreciate the time and thought put into addressing my experience at your facility. I doubt many places would have taken the time.


Commented on 05/04/2018

Hello, Scott9663332. Thank you for playing Sycamore Hills and we appreciate your compliments regarding the golf course. I am sorry you had a slow round when you played here and that our rangers failed to move along slow golfers. Tuesday, May 1st was our first beautiful day of the season and many golfers decided to take advantage. If you call the Pro Shop we would be more than happy to address your concern on the course and alleviate any issues.

We do utilize each of our three 9-hole courses and did so on the day you played. I promise that we never double-book tee-times and do not permit 6-somes. It is possible for two groups to have the same tee-time but starting on different courses.

Again, I apologize that you had a slow round which diminished your experience here. We hope you reconsider playing at Sycamore Hills in the future. We would love to show you a great time at our facility. If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to call Matthew at (586) 598-9500 ext. 1.



fbullard72's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017

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



joe0267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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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


"Slow day"


bigfrankie's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Very slow with super slow 4somes.. stacked 2somes.. Weather was good.. Greens were horrible.. looked like they were aerated 2 within last couple weeks (why?)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice but short"


u2014444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to get a round in where the family could play at a decent pace and see the course for a scramble we'll be playing in October. The greens were smooth and played at a nice pace. Not lightning, not slow. We played in about 5 hours.

Wasn't all that happy getting the North, West routing. Courses are very short. Each 9 has a pretty tricked up hole where you almost have to play a 300 yd hole with 2 150 yard shots. You don't have to have holes that are drivers every time, but, two mid irons to a hole is a turn off to me. Twice in the round.... even less.

Since this is a course with three rotating nines, we were dismayed that they snuck a 4-some on as we were making the turn and they were SLOW. It took us at least 30 minutes longer on the back as a result.

They didn't mention that an outing was getting ready to start just as we finished. That was fine, but, they choked the entire limited room to pull our carts back to the bag drop and leave.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



wserra's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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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



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