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Address: 5550 Bay Meadows Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-6918
Phone Number: 231-946-7927
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Golf layout features two nine-hole courses in addition to a full-service...

Golf layout features two nine-hole courses in addition to a full-service learning facility, driving range, and putting greens, which are all aimed to attract families, juniors, women and seniors.

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Very good short game course

Excellent condition. Played the par-32 Blue course with an elderly relative. Able to use my driver on 3 holes, teed off with a sand wedge on 2 holes, used everything in between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
James H
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Excellent condition. Played the par-32 Blue course with an elderly relative. Able to use my driver on 3 holes, teed off with a sand wedge on 2 holes, used everything in between. Played in 2 hours and the layout was a suitable test for my companion. Nice practice facility as well. For what it is, it is done very well.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Course is in excellent condition. New golf carts this year. Same challenging elevated tees and greens. New owner in second year always present and helpful.

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1 Thank Jdmccarty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Bay Meadows is a great course with a longer 9 and a par 3 course. It has great practice facilities with chipping greens, full driving range, and teaching facility. The course is well groomed and nicely marked. The staff is very kind and welcoming. Prices are super reasonable. ALL AGES are welcome and encouraged.

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Mineral City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My sons and I booked a tee time for this golf course in order to 'save' my future son-in-law from having to accompany his future bride to her bridal shower with the girls (think finger sandwiches and inane games-eeww). Bill , unlike his future in-laws (my two sons and I), is not a golfer. I wanted to find a suitable... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I golf at most three times each summer. The executive course was perfect for us. It's a basic course with an up north feel and reasonable rates.

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1 Thank Ajkehoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My son, father-in-law and I recently visited Bay Meadow Golf Course. We arrived on time, but the group ahead of us was a little behind. The own asked us if we wouldn't mind hitting some balls on the range until the back-up was cleared. After the round on the course, my son lost his sweatshirt. The owner allowed us to... More 

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Thank Derek K
Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bay Meadows has always been the golf course people considered to go to "Practice". The course had been owned by the bank and suffered in condition. UNTIL...A new owner, they air rated and top dressed all the greens for the FIRST TIME EVER in course history, and have been double cutting the greens everyday and the fairways...to say the course... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Bay Meadows is pleasant enough. And if you're looking for a course where you're likely to find a tee time, and not looking to spend a lot of time during your outing it's a good outing. I also noted several groups with young children. Given the shortness of the course--with a nine-hole par three-only option, that should not be surprising.

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Melissa, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you are looking for a championship course designed by a well-known pro golfer, this is NOT the course for you. If you want a nice course for a simple round of golf with friends, Bay Meadows would fit the bill.

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

They have two 9-hole courses. The green course is par-27 with nine par-3 holes. The Blue course is par-32 with four par-3s and five par-4s. The course was in nice condition. Not a championship course but fun to play. They could use some signs to direct you to next hole.

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