We had a group of 12. Stayed at the Vista Townhouses. Accommodations met everyone's expectations. Great customer service - very flexible and easy to work with. Courses were in great shape, despite the heavy rain the day prior. The Brick Oven at the clubhouse might be the best food in the area. 5 Stars
We golfed Sundance on a Saturday (today). Second time we had done so and and same results, bad. We had two large groups ahead of us. Took 5,75 hours for 18 behind groups that were drunk, goofing around, and paying no attention to golf etiquette. Rangers did nothing to move them along. They left the course a mess. Ruined our experience.
Disappointed is the best way to describe my feeling about this place. I'll try to sum it up the best I can. My wife and I did an overnight package thru Group Golfer. One night stay and two rounds of golf from a choice if three of their courses. Their best course, Sundance wasn't an option. No biggie, we chose Torch and Antrim Dells. Little confusing to check in. Go here, then go here, now back here, can't check in yet, golf first, then come back, etc. Just seemed like more of a hassle than it needed to be. They really need one centralized building where everything can take place. On to the golf. Torch course had a handful of decent holes, but many were average at best. Worst part was the lack of a ranger on the course. The pace of play was HORRIBLE. We waited for a foursome from the second hole on. They refused to let us play thru. A foursome of drinks who thought they were on the tour. Lining up putts for two minutes while putting for triple...we all know the type. Do your thing, but my god, let people thru. On hole #7, the signature hole I think, we saw the tee box empty and assumed the group stopped at the clubhouse and we were finally able to get past. Nope, these dudes came out of the woods where they were looking for balls. They STILL didn't let us play thru. They proceeded to toss grass in the air before their tee shot, only to duff it 40 yards. Then, they Tee'd up a 2nd ball and did it again. All while we waited. We finally skipped a couple hole to get last them only to get behind another clueless foursome. I get there's times that pace of play is an issue, but when a course is busy, and you call yourself a "golf resort", you need to have a ranger keeping a little control of things. There also wasn't a beverage cart to be seen. Accommodations were decent overall. Basically a small condo unit. We had a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom even. Great view overlooking one of the holes and a view of Torch Lake. I'd suggest having a deadbolt on the doors, but whatever. No complaints with where we stayed. Next day we played the Antrim Dells course which was about 10 minutes north of the "resort". This course was far and away better. Staff was friendly and helpful, the course itself was in much better condition the Torch and the layout was better also. Just a totally better experience. Bottom line, we laid $99 to play 36 holes and stay the night. For that price, it was worth it. However, I wouldn't do it again even though technically it's a great deal based on normal prices of staying and playing even with their normal packages. If you do ever go, I'd avoid Torch. Play Sundance, Antrim Dells or Charlevoix CC. …
Great staff, courses, lodging. Will work hard to accomidate your dream trip. They are flexible and the on site staff is very friendly. The courses offer challneges for low handicappers yet are playable enough for everyone.
My wife and I were very impressed with the lodging and O M G, the view from our room was truly amazing. We were there in the fall and it could not have been more beautiful. We aren't golfers but there was still pleanty to do. There is an orchard at the turn that has the best home made pies ever. Day trips to Charlevoix, Traverse City and Bellaire were very enjoyable. If you're looking for some "down time" and just need to relax to unwind, this is a must go to resort!
We did enjoy the morning view of Torch lake but wish the trees would have been trimmed back a little to be able to see it better. The condos we stayed in were equipped well but we had to battle a bug infestation the whole week.... it was so frustrating. We were told if we were from here we would be use to the infestation! Has made us rethink a future visit.
Had a Group golfer package. Course and accommodations were great but the restaurant has the worst service. We ate both lunch and dinner there and both times the service was very poor. Staff takes your order, you pay and then they bring your food to you. Period. They don't clean tables, don't refill napkin holders on tables, don't attend to anything. They stand behind the counter. When your food is ready, they bring it to your table and walk away. Want ketchup, silverware, salt/pepper? Get it yourself. $11.50 for a hamburger w zero service. The worst was dinner. Three of us had sandwiches. The 4th ordered a pizza. The pizza came 30 minutes after everyone else had their food. We were all done. The 4th golfer ended up taking it as a carry out. No apology. Nothing. Extremely disappointing. Training needed.…
Ten friends and I have just returned home from our stay at A-Ga-Ming. When planning our trip for our friend's bachelor party, we were connected with Lauren in Group Sales and can not say enough about her genuine approach to ensuring we had everything we needed for the weekend. She made recommendations of services available at the resort and was patient and accommodating in getting our large party booked. Communication was exceptional at this resort with Lauren reaching out to us frequently to ask if there was any information that we required. I even received a phone call from the owner, Mike, a few days before our trip to make sure we were all set. Upon arriving at A-Ga-Ming, we could not believe how beautiful the area was. The golf courses were in incredible shape and this was in the off-season. We stayed in the Cedar Hollow Townhomes which were incredibly spacious and contained everything we needed including a fully equipped kitchen. The townhomes were very clean. The clubhouse had the front desk (Loretta made check in quick and efficient) and the restaurant (breakfast was delicious and served by staff knowledgeable of the bar scene in Traverse City). Awesome views of Torch Lake from here. Randy was our shuttle bus driver for Friday and Saturday and transported us to Traverse City for supper and a night out. Although, I feel Randy does much more than drive the bus. Randy would even come out on the course while we were golfing to make sure our plans had not changed so that he was on time. We could go on forever about the many positives that we experienced at A-Ga-Ming. This resort is for everyone but specifically if you are a large group as the staff make it very easy to organize. Thank you to everyone who made the groom's bachelor party amazing.…
This was our first stay at the A-Ga-Ming Resort. It is very likely that we will be back in the near future. We were pleasantly surprised by the location of the condos. We had a fantastic, relaxing view of one of the greens and Torch Lake. Our condo was clean and well maintained. We just loved our stay. We played the Torch Lake course and Charlevoix. Both were nice and not too difficult as to get the blood pressure up. We all had a wonderful time.
What a unique location for a wedding...loved the Top of the Bluff tent and dinner was really good!! The lodges are older but very appropriate for the up North in the Woods atmosphere!! Wall's were pretty thin but since it was all family and friends, it was all good!!