An independent, unbiased review of Castle Creek Golf Club in Lapeer County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
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Address: 5191 Lum Rd., Attica, MI 48412

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 4,915; Gold tees – 5,459; White tees – 5,878: Blue tees – 6,335
Stimpmeter: 7.5

Clubhouse at Castle Creek Golf Club

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 8.00

The Castle Creek Golf Club’s clubhouse in Attica, Michigan, is a captivating blend of castle-inspired architecture and modern conveniences. World War II veteran Joe Hawald became fascinated by European castles while serving his country and decided to build his own in 1979 when he opened Lum International Golf Course. In the mid-80’s, the Cullimore family purchased and expanded the castle style clubhouse, renaming it Castle Creek Golf Club.
The regal clubhouse, adorned with turrets and stone facades, boasts not only an enchanting exterior but also practical amenities. Nice cart paths and spacious parking provide convenient access for visitors, complemented by a seamless bag drop service. Inside, guests enjoy outstanding service, enhanced by a full bar and a limited yet delectable food selection. The clubhouse caters to golfers’ needs with a driving range, putting green, and chipping green, offering ample opportunities for practice. The mid-range apparel selection and golf equipment in the pro shop ensure golfers are well-equipped for their game, with yardage books available for added convenience. Castle Creek Golf Club’s clubhouse is more than a haven for golf; it’s a destination that seamlessly blends the charm of a castle with modern amenities, creating a truly exceptional atmosphere for all.

Castle Creek Golf Club Front Nine

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 315 yds
Gold: 325 yds
White: 376 yds
Blue: 396 yds

The course starts you out on a challenging tee shot right away from level, medium size tees. The flat fairway is tight, and doglegs right. Trees line the fairway together with thicker, long rough. But, plan to tee over 2 water hazards to reach the fairway. The large, receptive green has a maintained fringe and slopes back to front. It rolls at a slow pace.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 250 yds
Gold: 265 yds
White: 285 yds
Blue: 326 yds

Tee off from large and level tee boxes with a water hazard immediately left that, hopefully, does not come into play. The fairway is flat and doglegs left with long, dense rough. The fringe is well maintained around the large, slow putting green with a very receptive surface.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 7.20

Red: 296 yds
Gold: 308 yds
White: 315 yds
Blue: 326 yds

Large and level tee blocks start you on this par 4. The fairway is flat with some long rough edging it. This hole is tree-lined with no hazards. Maintained fringe surrounds the large green. Green surface is rolling, receptive, and putts at a slow speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.67

Red: 248 yds
Gold: 321 yds
White: 338 yds
Blue: 363 yds

This could be the course’s signature hole.  Start from medium size, level tees toward the rolling fairway running both uphill and downhill in areas. The hole is tree-lined mostly to the right; so err left, and the rough is long and thick. This unique island green means you’ll have to be accurate on your shot to the green. Luckily, the green is large and receptive. Fringe is maintained, and green runs at a slow speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 87 yds
Gold: 92 yds
White: 96 yds
Blue: 129 yds

The first par 3 starts on small and level tees. It is all-carry to the medium-size green, but there are no hazards save for the long rough guarding it. Green surface is receptive, rolling, and slow in putting speed. 

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 246 yds
Gold: 276 yds
White: 329 yds
Blue: 339 yds

Tee out of the wooded chute from level, medium size tees to the flat fairway. There is a grass bunker to avoid, and all the rough is long. Your second shot must carry the stream water hazard to reach the green. With a maintained fringe, the green is large and slow putting. It is receptive and crowned.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 5 – Rating 6.57

Red: 432 yds
Gold: 469 yds
White: 499 yds
Blue: 529 yds

The first par 5 comes as a bit of relief from medium size, level tee boxes. Enjoy a more spacious view to the flat fairway sided with long rough. You cross over a stream water hazard from the tee and there is also a pond water hazard past the green. Additionally, the island green pond from hole 5 infringes on the right side after the stream. Maintained fringe edges the large, slow putting green that is receptive and sloped from back to front. 

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 128 yds
Gold: 130 yds
White: 135 yds
Blue: 139 yds

Your 2nd par 3 starts on large and level tees. It is straight-away with little fairway and long rough. The fringe is maintained and there are no hazards. This slow putting, large green is sloped back to front and quite receptive.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 7.20

Red: 411 yds
Gold: 435 yds
White: 465 yds
Blue: 509 yds

Finish the front nine with your 2nd par 5 of this nine from elevated, medium size, level tees. Fairway is flat, but tight as you carry over the stream water hazard to the dogleg right. The rough is long and the fringe is maintained at the green. This large green is receptive and sloped back to front, running at a slow speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.03

Castle Creek Golf Club Back Nine

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 221 yds
Gold: 280 yds
White: 296 yds
Blue: 309 yds

Start your back nine from level, medium size tees as you tee off over a small stream water hazard on this short par 4. The flat fairway is sided with long rough and there is another pond water hazard right and short of the green. Here, we have another large, ample, receptive green with a surface sloped back to front, rolling at a slower speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 250 yds
Gold: 283 yds
White: 307 yds
Blue: 323 yds

Level, medium size tees give you a good look at this flatter fairway on hole 11. Fairway is tree-lined to the left, so err right keeping in mind the long rough. It doglegs slightly right and there is a pond water hazard lurking right and short of the green to cross to reach the putting surface. With a maintained fringe, the medium sized green putts slow and has a receptive feel, being sloped back to front. 

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 158 yds
Gold: 165 yds
White: 175 yds
Blue: 190 yds

From large and level tee blocks, this first par 3 on the back nine plays a bit longer than it seems. No hazards to contend with other than the longer rough. This large green is tiered and very receptive, running at a slow speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 7.00

Red: 455 yds
Gold: 485 yds
White: 535 yds
Blue: 627 yds

The first par 5 on the back nine has you teeing over tall rough and a small stream water hazard.  Start from large and level tees to the flat fairway, The hole has longer rough and is tree-lined to the left. The receptive green is large, slow putting, and has a maintained fringe. 

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 252 yds
Gold:301 yds
White: 328 yds
Blue: 339 yds

Tee over a water hazard from large and level tees to a flat fairway that doglegs left. Woods to the left urge you to hang to the right side. The rough is long and often tall. Fringe is maintained around the large green with a putting surface that is sloped back to front, receptive, and slow.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 7.20

Red: 251 yds
Gold: 315 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 334 yds

Hole 15 can be a challenge from small, level tees. Fairway is flat but with a sharp dogleg left, making placement off the tee of paramount importance. Add to that, it is tree-lined and any stray shot can result in a larger score. There is also a pond water hazard at the far-right corner of the dogleg. The green is medium size and has a maintained fringe. This receptive green slopes back to front and has a slow speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 360 yds
Gold: 385 yds
White: 424 yds
Blue: 467 yds

The final par 5 starts on large and level tees blocks. Expect a rolling fairway edged with long and sometimes tall rough. As you approach the green, avoid the stream water hazard and marsh wetlands. This large green has a maintained fringe and a receptive surface that is sloped back to front. It putts at a slow speed.

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 150 yds
Gold: 159 yds
White: 166 yds
Blue: 216 yds

Your final par 3 on the back nine is not too daunting, with the only trouble being far right in the long rough. The approach is flat, should you fall short of the large green. With a maintained fringe and a receptive feel to the green, you can score on this hole. 

Castle Creek Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 305 yds
Gold: 365 yds
White: 385 yds
Blue: 404 yds

Finish your round starting from large and level tee boxes. The flat fairway doglegs right into a chute of trees with long and tall rough. There is a stream water hazard left and around the back corner of the green. Staying true to form, the green is large, receptive, and putts at a slower speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.24

Overall Course Rating: 7.14

SUMMARY:

Located off of Lum Road in Lum, Michigan, the golf course at Castle Creek Golf Club is community course with much to offer. This course boasts well maintained fairways with good runout distances, challenging greens including an island green on hole 4, strategically placed water hazards, and the occasional elevation change. A unique feature of Castle Creek is there are no bunkers to deal with. With rolling hills, major slopes and scenic views, each hole presents a unique and challenging golf experience, catering to all players no matter the level of your game.
Hidden away from the bustle of most city courses and combined with the course and clubhouse, Castle Creek Golf Club is a great place for golf outings and special events. Whether navigating through tree-lined fairways or putting on immaculate greens with many possible hole locations, golfers at Castle Creek Golf Club are treated to a memorable journey through a captivating course that harmoniously integrates the natural surroundings with the artistry of the game. We consider Castle Creek an incredible value. See our video of Castle Creek Golf Club.

Pricing: Refer to the Castle Creek Golf Club website or call (810) 724-0851 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.42

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