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Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Clarkston
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Owner description: Shepherd's Hollow has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Public Golf Club's in the United States by Golf Digest. Set on more than 350 rolling acres, at one of the highest elevations in Oakland County, Shepherd's Hollow is among the most unique golfing experiences in the state of Michigan. 27 Holes tucked into a towering forest of pine and oak offers the golfer a natural setting that provides a sense of tranquility. Shepherd's Hollow is a true destination course. The golf is only part of the story. Our secluded club house offers beautiful surroundings with complete dining facilities. Our relaxing open air veranda and pine covered terrace allow each diner to enjoy the splendor of nature with a wide variety of expertly prepared culinary delights. We think you'll agree that dinner here is more than a meal, it's a unique dining experience.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The course is beautiful. The course is surrounded by pine trees. No houses are in sight. The location is very convenient. It is equipped with full driving range, pro shop and clubhouse. Food is good and the price is reasonable, especially the price of wine. There are many elevation changes. The fairways are wide open. But due to the elevation changes It is easy to loose balls, especially for
long distance hitter. When I play there, I feel like to have some obligation to fit in the course.

2  Thank Haehyun R
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a beautiful, challenging golf course. The staff are friendly and the food is good as well. Not many places you get home made fries to go with you on the cart. Having said that - we were on the course for over 6 hours and that is way too long for 18 holes of golf and by the end it takes the shine off of the experience.

Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This course has three nines, designed by Arthur Hills. We played the second and third nines (holes 10-27). This is an amazing property with many terrific views and no homes in sight. There are a lot of elevation changes, some more than forty feet on a hole, and many uneven lies. No two holes are alike. The fairways were in great shape, despite no divot mix on the carts. The greens were very challenging but not crazy, and the speeds were above average. There was new sand in all of the greenside bunkers. There are a couple of blind tee shots, but the laminated hole guide on the cart was very helpful. These two nines were great.

Now the problems.

There is no GPS on the carts and the flagsticks do not have laser reflectors. So be sure to bring a preloaded course GPS device or a phone with a golf course GPS app. We had a Saturday tee time on the 10th hole at 9:12 and the 19th hole at 11:28. So, the pace of play is supposed to be four and a half hours. The first tee went in the ground at 9:18. We finished the first nine holes at 11:50 and waited on almost every shot. At the turn, the starter told us that there was a problem with the third and fourth group ahead of us and that they had been warned and told to pick up the pace of play. That didn't happen because we waited on every shot on the back nine and finished the round at 2:55. That was an inexcusable five hours and thirty five minutes to play eighteen holes. We did not see a ranger or a beverage cart on the course all day.

For an $80 green fee, the course is overpriced, given the missing services. And the pace of play ruined the day. The rating is five stars for the course and one star for the experience.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Like playing a resort course in S.E. Michigan. Every fairway and green were absolutely perfect. A treat!

1  Thank rf2316
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is one of the better kept public courses in the area, and for $80 per person...it should be. If you're not an above average golfer, stay away from this course.

Prepare to be pushed throughout your round, even if you're an above average golfer, because they really pack you in. Our foursome felt rushed the entire round, and we're seasoned golfers.

The Rangers are extremely rude and unfriendly and complaining to their management does no good.

It's immediately apparent the management's focus is on making $$$$ with little emphasis on creating an enjoyable golfing experience. I would not recommend this course to a friend or for business outings

5  Thank Dan S
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