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“Not What it Used to Be”
Review of Garland

Garland
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Lewiston
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Owner description: Owner Ron Otto designed the 54 holes at this 3,500-acre resort.
Munster, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Not What it Used to Be”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Garland sure has gone downhill. Whoever is running the resort must not realize what is important to some of the guest. Let’s start with the ban on Fountains; we loved the fact that we could play 8 rounds in 5 days on four different courses, not three. Now we don’t have this option. We understand that members should have special privileges but at the same time this is a resort whose own website STILL states you have 4 courses. Even better, close Fountains on weekends, or before noon or on certain days but to eliminate any course to all other golfers doesn’t seem to make business sense. The whirlpool only had about 2 jets working and those didn’t even work well. The pool isn’t heated any longer. You are in Northern Michigan and not Florida. If you’re going to have a pool it should be heated!! The refrigerator in our room didn’t work before we called maintenance or after he left even though he said we just didn’t have it on. The breakfast buffet on Sunday was the only option available. When some of our group asked for menus they were told that Garland didn’t have any menus. They were told that each item was available ala carte but without a menu. The menus magically appeared on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when the crowd left and it didn’t make sense to offer a buffet from Garland’s point of view. The three days the buffet wasn’t available it was almost impossible to get a refill on coffee. This was all 3 days and the place was empty!! We also received to-go cups of coffee about the size of a Dixie cup when we left. Classless! It was sad driving away on Wednesday and realizing that we probably weren’t coming back next year based on all the issues which started with another price increase from the previous year and not getting anything for the extra money along with all these other issues.

Visited August 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great golf and Great food!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We anticipated great golf and they delivered. The food was an unexpected surprise. Very creative, nice portions and quality. The Saturday Pig Roast is superb. Not your everyday roast but but creatively presented with scrumptious offerings.

Visited August 2013
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Thank IndyRon
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Golf great, service poor”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The golf course and grounds are beautiful. The stuff that's easy to fix, i.e. service and amenities leaves a lot to be desired. The front desk made sure we knew all the rules with no smiles. Menu is average. Wifi is N/A in the 1 bedroom cabins and limited other areas. Management may need to first go for service training followed by empowering their staff.

Visited July 2013
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Thank spoilme13
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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The grounds are beautiful, the food is great. The golf courses are in great shape. I love the lodge, villas and log cabins. Wish the golf had some sort of weekly special.

Visited June 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place to go on a couples golf vacation.”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

OK it is fine for guys groups too but it is a nice place to share with your wife. Firstly, very good golf courses with many to choose from. Great pool, the accommodations are first rate. The staff is extremely welcoming, polite and professional. We had a great four day stay in summer of 2012. It is an upscale place with upscale pricing. I would like to have had more affordable meal and drinking options but then to stay as nice as they are, they need to charge more. Not too many options off of property so plan on spending a little bit more for this place. That is why i say couples because it makes for a nice retreat and romantic time to go with great golf.

Visited July 2012
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Thank John A
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