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

12485 Dow Rd., Sunfield, MI 48890

Midday Course Holes 1-9: Par 36

Sunset Course Holes 10-18: Par 36

Sunrise Course Holes 19-27: Par 35

Yardage 1-18 (Midday, Sunset): Red tees –3,864; Yellow tees – 4,574; Green tees – 5,269; White tees – 5,863; Black tees – 6,435
Yardage 19-27 (Sunrise):
 Red tees – 1,968; Yellow tees – 2,521; Green tees – 2,995; White tees – 3,194; Black tees – 3,392
Stimpmeter: Midday – 9.0, Sunset – 9.4, Sunrise – 8.1 (Overall – 8.8)

Centennial Acres Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 5.82

Centennial Acres Golf Course has a small parking lot on the Clubhouse side of Dow Rd. and a larger space on the Sunrise course side directly across from the clubhouse. There is a self-serve bag drop area. The carts are in decent shape and the cart paths are adequate, though better in some spots than others. The Clubhouse is nice with a banquet center that has a good menu and a full bar available. There is limited golf equipment and apparel, but it is averagely priced, and the service is friendly and top notch.

Centennial Acres Golf Course – Midday Course

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 215 yds
Yellow: 332 yds
Green: 344 yds
White: 356 yds
Black: 380 yds

Medium size, level tees start your round on the Midday Course. The fairway is rolling and doglegs a sharp right then runs up to the green. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is maintained around the large, receptive and rolling green that putts at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 5.66

Red: 89 yds
Yellow: 114 yds
Green: 135 yds
White: 163 yds
Black: 205 yds

The tees on your first par 3 are medium in size but not level in places. Rough is medium and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is maintained. This green is medium in speed and size. The surface is receptive, rolling and runs at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 5.42

Red: 203 yds
Yellow: 265 yds
Green: 280 yds
White: 300 yds
Black: 321 yds

Large, level tees start this short and tight par 4. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough and a marshy water hazard to the right. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is rolling, receptive and small. It runs at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 362 yds
Yellow: 403 yds
Green: 462 yds
White: 481 yds
Black: 515 yds

Level, medium size tees begin you on this sweeping par 5. The rolling fairway doglegs left in a long curving manner and runs downhill to the green. Anything left or right is trouble. The rough is medium in length and there are no bunkers or water. The fringe is maintained around the large green that is medium in speed, rolling and receptive.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

Red: 244 yds
Yellow: 286 yds
Green: 327 yds
White: 372 yds
Black: 414 yds

Level and medium sized, elevated tees point you down the rolling fairway that levels after running downhill. The rough is medium in length and the there are no hazards. The green is large, with a maintained fringe, putts at a medium speed with a surface that is receptive and rolling.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 228 yds
Yellow: 268 yds
Green: 307 yds
White: 345 yds
Black: 379 yds

Hole 6 has level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway doglegs right and runs uphill to the green with medium length rough. This hole has no hazards. There is a maintained fringe surrounding this large, receptive and rolling green. This green runs faster.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 227 yds
Yellow: 279 yds
Green: 320 yds
White: 337 yds
Black: 367 yds

Medium size, level tees start this sharp dogleg par 4 that requires placement over distance. The fairway is flat and can be soft in places. The rough is medium length and the water hazard on the right side of the fairway forces many a layup from the tee. The fringe is maintained. This green is both medium in size and speed with a surface that is receptive and rolling.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 5.60

Red: 75 yds
Yellow: 116 yds
Green: 125 yds
White: 150 yds
Black: 160 yds

Your 2nd par 3 has small and unlevel tees. Medium length rough and real sand bunkers guard the green. The fringe is maintained. The green is receptive and rolling, as well as medium in both size and speed.

Centennial Acres Midday Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 5.60

Red: 350 yds
Yellow: 376 yds
Green: 476 yds
White: 485 yds
Black: 541 yds

The final hole on the Midday Course has level, medium size tees. The fairway is rolling and then runs uphill to the green with medium length rough. This hole has no hazards. A maintained fringe edges the large and fast green that slopes from right to left. The surface is rolling and receptive.

Average Rating – Midday Course: 5.92

Centennial Acres Golf Course – Sunset Course

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 276 yds
Yellow: 290 yds
Green: 325 yds
White: 358 yds
Black: 384 yds

Hole 1 on the Sunset Course starts with medium size, level tees. The rolling fairway doglegs right and drops downhill with an elevated green. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. The fringe is maintained. The green is receptive and rolling and it flows to the right. It is small in size and fast in speed.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 5.60

Red: 115 yds
Yellow: 125 yds
Green: 139 yds
White: 173 yds
Black: 181 yds

Tee off over a marshy area from level, medium size tees. The rough is medium in length and the fringe in maintained. The green itself is large, rolling and receptive, putting at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 199 yds
Yellow: 251 yds
Green: 294 yds
White: 340 yds
Black:
375 yds

Medium size, level, elevated tees lead you to the rolling downhill fairway that doglegs slightly left. There is medium length rough and no hazards. There is a maintained fringe around this large green that runs left. The green is receptive and rolling, putting at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 115 yds
Yellow: 129 yds
Green: 137 yds
White: 156 yds
Black: 175 yd
s

Large, level tees start your first par 3 on the Sunset Course. The hole is straight-forward with medium length rough and real sand bunkers. The green is receptive and rolling and surrounded by a maintained fringe. The green is also medium in both size and speed.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 5.66

Red: 293 yds
Yellow: 354 yds
Green: 426 yds
White: 496 yds
Black: 556 yds

Large, level tees begin this challenging par 5. Fairway is rolling, with a sharp dogleg left far down the fairway. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand but do have a few rocks in them. The fringe is maintained. The green sits up on a hill and is large but not deep compared to the width. The speed is medium, and the surface is receptive and rolling.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 200 yds
Yellow: 240 yds
Green: 284 yds
White: 328 yds
Black: 364 yds

Level, medium size tees point to the rolling fairway that doglegs left sharply and runs uphill from the turn. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. The green is medium in size and speed, edged with a maintained fringe. The greens surface is rolling and receptive.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 68 yds
Yellow: 95 yds
Green: 112 yds
White: 135 yds
Black: 154 yds

Medium size, level tees that are elevated on a hillside have you tee off over a waste area. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The green is receptive and rolling, with a maintained fringe. The size and speed are both medium.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 323 yds
Yellow: 336 yds
Green: 410 yds
White: 481 yds
Black: 520 yds

Level, medium tees are on this final par 5 on these nine holes. The tee shot takes you downhill on a rolling fairway that doglegs right with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is both medium in size and speed with a rolling receptive surface.

Centennial Acres Sunset Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 264 yds
Yellow: 315 yds
Green: 366 yds
White: 407 yds
Black: 444 yds

The final hole on the Sunset Course has medium sized, but unlevel tees. The fairway is flat, rising slightly after you cross the flowing water hazard. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is rolling, receptive, medium in size and speed.

Average Rating – Sunset Course: 5.92

Centennial Acres Golf Course – Sunrise Course

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 314 yds
Yellow: 330 yds
Green: 348 yds
White: 363 yds
Black: 382 yds

The Sunrise Course across Dow Rd. starts on large and level tees. The rolling fairway drops off downhill sharply with medium length rough and a water hazard guarding the front right corner of the green. The fringe is maintained. The large, receptive, rolling green slopes back to front and putts at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 106 yds
Yellow: 129 yds
Green: 158 yds
White: 181 yds
Black: 204 yds

The first par 3 is straight-forward with small but level tees. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. The fringe surrounds a large, receptive, rolling green that runs at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 378 yds
Yellow: 431 yds
Green: 508 yds
White: 522 yds
Black: 545 yds

Your first par 5 is long, with medium size, level tees. The fairway is flat with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green runs at a medium speed and is large in size. The surface is rolling and receptive.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 193 yds
Yellow: 232 yds
Green: 325 yds
White: 375 yds
Black: 392 yd
s

Hole 4’s tee block is level and medium in size, as well as slightly elevated. The flat fairway doglegs right around a large water hazard and runs uphill to the green. The rough is medium in length and, unfortunately, the fringe is not well maintained. This green is large and fast, the surface is tiered, rolling and receptive.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 6.60

Red: 100 yds
Yellow: 102 yds
Green: 115 yds
White: 140 yds
Black: 155 yds

Your last par 3 on the Sunrise Course in short and has level, small tees. The rough is medium in length and there is a water hazard guarding the front right corner of the green. The maintained fringe is around the large, receptive, rolling green that putts at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 354 yds
Yellow: 450 yds
Green: 470 yds
White: 487 yds
Black: 517 yds

This final and unique par 5 on the Sunrise Course is a challenge and requires placement over distance. The tees are small and level. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill slightly. The hole doglegs right, and there are water hazards on both side near the turn. There is medium length rough and maintained fringe. This green is medium in size and speed with an undulating surface that is receptive and rolling.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 5.60

Red: 179 yds
Yellow: 285 yds
Green: 350 yds
White: 366 yds
Black: 384 yds

Medium but unlevel tees begin this par 4. The fairway is flat, and doglegs sharply left with medium length rough. This hole has no hazards. The medium sized green is surround by a maintained fringe. The green is rolling, receptive and runs at a medium speed.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 250 yds
Yellow: 349 yds
Green: 383 yds
White: 400 yds
Black: 436 yds

This par 4 has medium size, level tees. It is challenging due to the length and the fact the flat fairway runs slightly uphill from the tree line to green. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. The fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size and speed with a surface that is receptive and rolling.

Centennial Acres Sunrise Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.86

Red: 244 yds
Yellow: 297 yds
Green: 338 yds
White: 360 yds
Black: 377 yds

Your final hole on the Sunrise Course has level, medium size tees. The flat fairway has medium length rough and there is a water hazard near the tee that doesn’t come into play. The fringe around the green is maintained. The green is receptive, rolling as well as medium in size and speed.

Average Rating – Sunrise Course: 6.32

Overall Course Rating: 6.06

SUMMARY:

Centennial Acres Golf Course has a little bit of everything. On some holes, it has a slight resort feel and, on some holes, it feels like an up north course cut through the trees with acres of scenic country. The landscape presents some problems with flooding in some areas that can affect play, but the maintenance crew does take care of it as best as they can when it happens, though rare. The Sunrise side was our preferred side, but all 3 courses are a fun play. The food is good and the employees friendly. Centennial Acres also runs specials and scrambles often. All-in-all, this is a good solid course at a good price. See our video of Centennial Acres Golf Course.

Greens rate the highest at 6.37.

Pricing: Refer to Centennial Acres website or call (517) 566-8055 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.99

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