An unbiased review of Arrowhead Golf Course in Kent County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses will be considered for review.

2170 Alden Nash, NE, Lowell, MI 49331

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Gold tees – 3,867; Red tees – 4,674; Silver tees – 5,219; White tees – 6,040
Stimpmeter: 8.0

Arrowhead Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 6.18

The 18-hole Arrowhead Golf Course boasts a charming clubhouse, exuding an inviting ambiance that enhances the overall golfing experience. Ample parking space ensures convenience for all visitors, complemented by the convenience of a self-serve bag drop facility. Within the clubhouse, patrons are treated to a diverse culinary offering, ranging from familiar golf course favorites to an extensive array of beverages to suit every preference.

While the clubhouse impresses with its amenities including a driving range and putting green, the offerings in terms of apparel and equipment may be limited. However, the focus remains on providing a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere for golfers of all skill levels. The quality of carts at Arrowhead Golf Course is notable, ensuring smooth navigation across the well-maintained cart paths that add to the ease of traversing the course.

Arrowhead Golf Course Front Nine

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 5.72

Gold: 261 yds
Red: 315 yds
Silver: 319 yds
White: 389 yds

Hole 1 begins with small, level tee blocks that lead to straight-away flat fairway and medium length rough. There is a stream water hazard running across the front of the tee and down the left side. Bunkers are real sand, but with a few rocks. Fringe is maintained but has bad spots. The green is large and receptive, running at a medium speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Gold: 223 yds
Red: 261 yds
Silver: 265 yds
White: 290 yds

Next is a straightforward par 4 with level, small tees and a flat fairway. There is short rough, and the bunker is not in the best shape. The fringe surrounding the green is not maintained well. The green is receptive, medium in size, but slow in speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 220 yds
Red: 260 yds
Silver: 335 yds
White: 360 yds

Medium size, level tees lead you to this fairway which is rolling and runs downhill. There is a water hazard right and short of the green and a stream passing in front of the green. Note medium length rough and an unmaintained fringe. The green is large, rolling and receptive. Green runs at a slow speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 222 yds
Red: 284 yds
Silver: 295 yds
White: 308 yds

The hole has medium sized, level, elevated tees that look down on a flat fairway sitting well below. Rough is medium length and a water hazard is short and left of the green. Fringe is not maintained. This large green is rolling, receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Gold: 184 yds
Red: 194 yds
Silver: 262 yds
White: 272 yds

Hole 5 is a short but strategic par 4 with elevated, small and level tees. The fairway is flat and doglegs sharply right. Rough is medium in length. There are 2 water hazards, one to the right off the tees to green and another short and left of the green. Fringe is maintained and the green is receptive and rolling. Green is large in size and slow in speed. This is the highest rated hole on the front 9.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Gold: 94 yds
Red: 104 yds
Silver: 117 yds
White: 147 yds

Your first par 3 plays from level, medium size tees to a green straight-away. Rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand but rocky. Fringe is not maintained. This green is large and putts slow, but is very receptive.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Gold: 284 yds
Red: 351 yds
Silver: 355 yds
White: 409 yds

Level, medium size tees begin this hole. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. Water hazard is right of green. Fringe is a mix of maintained and non-maintained. The green is large, medium in speed and receptive.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 266 yds
Red: 296 yds
Silver: 385 yds
White: 400 yds

Level, medium size tees start this straight and short par 4. Fairway is flat and edged with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand but rocky and the fringe is not maintained. This large and receptive green runs at a medium speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 295 yds
Red: 337 yds
Silver: 342 yds
White: 440 yds

The front 9 finishes with the only par 5 on the front. Tees are medium in size and level. The rolling fairway runs downhill with medium length rough. Fairway doglegs left near to the green with a stream water hazard in front of the green. Fringe is unmaintained. This green is large, rolling and receptive. It putts at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.26

Arrowhead Golf Course Back Nine

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Gold: 156 yds
Red: 202 yds
Silver: 251 yds
White: 279 yds

Medium size, level tees start your back 9. The fairway is rolling, downhill, and doglegs slightly right. There is medium length rough, and the bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. This green is medium in size and receptive. Green putts at a medium speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 7.00

Gold: 287 yds
Red: 368 yds
Silver: 401 yds
White: 430 yds

Level, medium size tee blocks start this first of 2 par 5’s on the back 9. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill with short rough. There is a water hazard down the left side of the hole. Fringe is maintained. This receptive green is large and runs at a slow speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 147 yds
Red: 200 yds
Silver: 200 yds
White: 284 yds

Small and level tees begin this next par 4. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. Water hazard is down the left as you near the green. The green is large, receptive, medium in speed, and surrounded by an unmaintained fringe.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 6.40

Gold: 109 yds
Red: 117 yds
Silver: 125 yds
White: 144 yds

Hole 13 is your first par 3 on the back 9 and has level, medium size tees. It’s a straightforward hole with medium rough and no hazards. The fringe is a mix of maintained areas and unmaintained areas. The green is large, receptive and slow in speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

Gold: 140 yds
Red: 284 yds
Silver: 380 yds
White: 409 yds

The medium size tees are not entirely level. The fairway is rolling and has medium length rough. This hole features no hazards. Fringe is maintained in spots and unmaintained in others. This green is medium in size and speed. It is quite receptive.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 6.66

Gold: 83 yds
Red: 120 yds
Silver: 195 yds
White: 215 yds

Hole 15 is your final par 3. Tee off over a water hazard front and right of the medium size, level tees. Small fairway is rolling and the rough is medium in length. Fringe is maintained well. This receptive green is medium in size and speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Gold: 186 yds
Red: 226 yds
Silver: 230 yds
White: 334 yds

Level, medium size tees lead you to a rolling fairway that levels out. The rough is medium in length and there is a water hazard stream in front of the green. Fringe is a maintained/unmaintained mix. The green is medium in size, receptive and runs at a medium speed.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 5 – Rating 6.66

Gold: 342 yds
Red: 400 yds
Silver: 404 yds
White: 492 yds

Your last 5 par has medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. Small water hazard off the tee right and the fringe has maintained and unmaintained areas. This green is medium in speed, large and receptive.

Arrowhead Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Gold: 188 yds
Red: 355 yds
Silver: 355 yds
White: 438 yds

Finish on one of the longer par 4’s from level, medium size tee blocks. This rolling fairway runs downhill and has medium length rough with a sharp dogleg left. Flowing water hazard bisects the fairway just after the turn. Fringe is a mix of both maintained and unmaintained areas. This large green is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.60

Overall Course Rating: 6.43

SUMMARY:

As a public golf course, Arrowhead Golf Course offers a delightful playing experience, albeit with certain areas warranting attention for improvement. While the fairways and greens showcase commendable maintenance, standing out as highlights of the course, other aspects such as bunkers and fringes could benefit from enhancements to elevate the overall quality for rounds of golf. We should note however, the course is in a culture of constant improvement which will hopefully elevate it one of the great golf courses in the area. There are many unique holes that bring into play wooded country terrain and all-natural terrain. Playing 6.040 yards from the longest tees

Despite these areas for potential improvement, for years Arrowhead Golf Course has had a welcoming demeanor of the staff contributes positively to the overall experience, ensuring visitors feel valued and appreciated throughout their time at the course. Within the context of Michigan Golf Matrix, Arrowhead stands out as a favorable option, offering golfers a satisfying balance of quality and affordability, making it a course to add to your bucket list when in the greater Grand Rapids area. See our video of Arrowhead Golf Course.

Greens and Fairways rate the highest at 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to Arrowhead Golf Course or call (616) 897-7264 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.43

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