An independent, unbiased review of Cedar Chase Golf Club in Kent County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., NE, Cedar Springs, MI 49319

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,115; Gold tees – 5,883; White tees – 6,460: Blue tees – 7,115
Stimp meter: 9.1

Clubhouse at Cedar Chase Golf Course

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.38

The clubhouse at Cedar Chase Golf Club offers convenient parking facilities, ensuring ease of access for visitors. Quality golf carts are readily available for players, enhancing their on-course experience. While the bag drop service is decent, amenities provided are of average quality, catering to the basic needs of golfers. However, there is room for improvement as the cart paths may require some attention. The clubhouse features a dining area offering average but delicious food options complemented by a full bar, perfect for post-game relaxation. Additionally, visitors can find average golf apparel selections with limited equipment available for purchase. The service provided is top quality.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Front Nine

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 312 yds
White: 346 yds
Blue: 375 yds

Get your round going from medium size, level tee boxes. There is a rolling fairway bordered by short rough and doglegs slightly right. There are no hazards to worry about but the hole is tree-lined. A maintained fringe surrounds the medium size green with a receptive surface putting at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 304 yds
Gold: 356 yds
White: 379 yds
Blue: 414 yds

From level, medium size tees, play into the flat fairway that slides left on this tree-lined par 4. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are real sand, though unraked, with a few stones. The green is medium in both size and speed with a maintained fringe. The green surface has a receptive feel and is sloped back to front.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 6.40

Red: 101 yds
Gold: 128 yds
White: 147 yds
Blue: 175 yds

We consider this par 3 the signature hole and a striking view. From level, medium size tees, tee off downhill and over a pond water hazard. The hole is tree-lined with medium length rough and real sand bunkers. The fringe is maintained, and the green is medium in size and speed as well as very receptive.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.29

Red: 292 yds
Gold: 351 yds
White: 368 yds
Blue: 402 yds

Tee off from medium size, level tees, uphill over sand and waste area to the rolling fairway edged with medium rough, some fescue, and trees. Bunkers are a mix of real sand and waste bunkers, and the fringe is maintained. This green is large, receptive, sloped back to front, and rolls at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 320 yds
Gold: 347 yds
White: 381 yds
Blue: 438 yds

Large and level tees point you down the rolling fairway that doglegs left on hole 5. The rough is a combination of a medium first cut and then fescue. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green has a receptive, rolling surface that is medium in size and medium in speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 405 yds
Gold: 469 yds
White: 517 yds
Blue: 531 yds

The first par 5 starts on large and level tee blocks. The fairway is mostly flat with a few rolling areas and medium length first cut of rough followed by fescue. The bunkers are real sand with the fairway bunkers being in great shape. This green is large with a maintained fringe. It is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 7.14

Red: 284 yds
Gold: 336 yds
White: 388 yds
Blue: 438 yds

Level and medium size tees begin this slightly winding par 4. The rolling fairway is edged by a medium first cut of rough and long fescue thereafter. Bunkers are deep and in great shape, being real sand. The green is receptive, medium in size and speed with a well-maintained fringe.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 7.20

Red: 111 yds
Gold: 141 yds
White: 170 yds
Blue: 204 yds

This second par 3 on the front nine is about as straight-forward as it gets here. Tee boxes tees are medium in size but not quite level. The approach is flat with the green being protected by a medium length first cut of rough and long fescue. This hole has no hazards to worry over. The fringe is maintained but has a few dead spots. The green itself is large, receptive, and runs at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 7.43

Red: 412 yds
Gold: 477 yds
White: 533 yds
Blue: 591 yds

The final hole of the front nine is a winding, tree-lined par 5. From large and level tee boxes, find the tight rolling fairway. Avoid the first cut of medium rough and especially the fescue and trees. Bunkers are all real sand and the fringe is maintained. The receptive green is medium in size, speed, and has some rolling features.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.92

Cedar Chase Golf Club Back Nine

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 241 yds
Gold: 338 yds
White: 349 yds
Blue: 367 yds

Start the back nine from elevated, large, level tee boxes. Tee over a hazard to this tree-lined fairway, rolling and twisting with medium length rough and deep fescue. The bunkers, both fairway and greenside, are real sand and fringe is maintained. The receptive green is both medium in speed and size. 

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 7.43

Red: 453 yds
Gold: 510 yds
White: 547 yds
Blue: 612 yds

Begin the first par 5 on the back nine from large and level tees. The tree-lined fairway is mostly flat with a double dogleg and medium length rough. All the bunkers are real sand and in great shape. A maintained fringe edges this medium size green with a receptive surface that runs at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.33

Red: 279 yds
Gold: 327 yds
White: 343 yds
Blue: 356 yds

Tee off out the chute from level, medium size tee blocks. The fairway is tree-lined but opens up some and the rough is medium in length. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe at the green. Here, we have another green medium in size and speed that is receptive and rolling.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 6.86

Red: 316 yds
Gold: 328 yds
White: 351 yds
Blue: 401 yds

Medium size, level tee boxes give you a good view of this fairway with trees on one side and deep fescue on the other. The fairway has a medium cut of rough and runs uphill to the green. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe around the green is maintained. The green itself is large and receptive, slopes back to front, and rolls at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 122 yds
Gold: 130 yds
White: 161 yds
Blue: 176 yds

Tee off over a grass-filled drainage area from large and level tees. This first par 3 on the back nine plays uphill with the green nestled in a cove of trees surrounded by a medium cut of rough, fescue, and real sand bunkering. The fringe is maintained around the large green.   This receptive surface runs at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 5 – Rating 7.14

Red: 481 yds
Gold: 501 yds
White: 527 yds
Blue: 575 yds

Start on a series of elevated, level tees that range from large to medium in size. This rolling fairway doglegs right sharply early and is tree-lined with medium length rough. The bunkers are all real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green surface is large, rolling, receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 273 yds
Gold: 345 yds
White: 385 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Hole 16 has large and level tees giving you a great chance to place your tee shot for this sharp dogleg left. The fairway is flatter with long fescue to avoid. You’ll have no bunkers but expect a pond lurking as you near the green. Maintained fringe surrounds the large, rolling, receptive green.  Putting surface slopes back to front and runs at a medium speed.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 147 yds
Gold: 180 yds
White: 205 yds
Blue: 242 yds

Other than teeing off over fescue, this par 3 is pretty straight-forward. Tee blocks are elevated, large and level. Your approach is flatter, with real sand in bunkers protecting this large, receptive green. It putts at a medium speed and is rolling.

Cedar Chase Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 6.57

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 307 yds
White: 363 yds
Blue: 413 yds

Finish your round on a tough par 4. From large and level tees, get your tee shot into the rolling fairway that runs uphill after it doglegs left. A medium length first cut of rough and fescue can make your next shot difficult if you miss the fairway. All bunkers contain real sand.  Maintained fringe surrounds this receptive green. Here, we have an elevated putting surface, medium in size and speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.00

Overall Course Rating: 6.96

SUMMARY:

Located near Cedar Springs, Michigan, the 18-hole Cedar Chase Golf Club is just north of Grand Rapids in Western Michigan. Boasting bent grass fairways and tree-lined fairways, this course offers golfers of all abilities some unique challenges. As a public golf course, all levels of golfers will enjoy the multiple sets of tees, picturesque par-three’s of various lengths, and the quality of the course. With its challenging layout, unique appearance, and strategic design, Cedar Chase Golf Club promises to be a preferred course with a professional atmosphere. Playing a daunting 7,115 yards from the longest tees, it can challenge the best players. With its idyllic setting and commitment to excellence, Cedar Chase Golf Club rates as a great course and a recommended play. See our video of Cedar Chase Golf Club.

Pricing: Refer to their website or call (616) 696-2308 for tee times and pricing.

Value Rating: +2.77

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