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

9031 Boyne City Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Front 9: Par 37

Back 9: Par 35

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,175; Gold tees – 5,392; White tees – 6,104; Black tees – 6,493; Blue tees – 6,901
Stimpmeter: 8.5

Dunmaglas Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 5.84

Dunmaglas Golf Course has average bag drop and golf cart services.  The cart paths are above average.  Selection in the clubhouse is limited when it comes to food, drinks, apparel, and equipment.  Service is solid throughout. At the time of review the clubhouse just did not offer as much as one would think, but it was still quite functional.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Front Nine

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 295 yds
Gold: 300 yds
White: 358 yds
Black: 368 yds
Blue: 380 yds

Start your round from level, elevated tees that are small in size on one of the breathtaking holes here.  Fairway is downhill and rolling with medium length rough.  A flowing water hazard is all along the left side.  Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained.  This receptive green is medium in size and fast in speed.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 297 yds
Gold: 307 yds
White: 329 yds
Black: 366 yds
Blue: 437 yds

The tee blocks are level and medium in size. The rolling fairway runs downhill with a dogleg right. Rough is short and bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. The green is large, receptive, and runs at a fast speed.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 5 – Rating 5.72

Red: 373 yds
Gold: 383 yds
White: 4
72 yds
Black: 481 yds
Blue: 502 yds

Once again, tee off from level, medium sized tee blocks.  The Dunmaglas test continues on this dogleg left has a rolling fairway and runs uphill with medium rough.  Note the water hazard near the green.  Bunker is unmaintained.  This green has a maintained fringe, is large in size, and fast in speed.  The green is also receptive and tiered.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 236 yds
Gold: 236 yds
White: 300 yds
Black: 328 yds
Blue: 343 yds

This tee block is large and level but if you expected things to get easier, well no such thing.  The rolling fairway runs downhill with a slight dogleg to the left.  Rough is medium length and fringe is maintained.  Bunker is unmaintained.  This medium size, receptive green runs at a fast pace.  

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 301 yds
Gold: 374 yds
White: 404 yds
Black: 422 yds
Blue: 438 yds

This long par 4 starts from small, level tee blocks.  It has a rolling fairway that runs downhill so place your tee shot well.  Rough is short and bunkers are unmaintained.  This large green has a maintained fringe, is receptive and undulating.  Green runs at a fast speed.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 6.34

Red: 405 yds
Gold: 410 yds
White: 467 yds
Black: 480 yds
Blue: 532 yds

Tee off from small, level tee blocks to a fairway cut that runs uphill.  Rough is short in length.  Bunkers are not maintained.   Fringe is maintained.  This fast green is medium in size and very receptive.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Red: 358 yds
Gold: 364 yds
White: 394 yds
Black: 404 yds
Blue: 433 yds

This par 4 starts from level, medium size tees and has a rolling fairway that runs downhill with short rough. This is a typical resort course hole and quite beautiful. Bunkers are unmaintained.  Fringe is maintained.  The green is large and fast.  Surface of the green is hard, and often difficult to hold.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 130 yds
Gold: 135 yds
White: 149 yds
Black: 173 yds
Blue: 198 yds

This is a par 3 in its purest form and starts from small, level tee blocks.  The green is guarded by short rough and multiple unmaintained bunkers.  It has a maintained fringe, is large, receptive and fast.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 299 yds
Gold: 304 yds
White: 349 yds
Black: 404 yds
Blue: 414 yds

Your finishing hole on the front 9 starts with small, level tee blocks. The fairway is flat and doglegs left. Rough is short and bunkers are not maintained. A maintained fringe surrounds a medium size, receptive, and fast green.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.34

Dunmaglas Golf Course Back Nine

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 279 yds
Gold: 284 yds
White: 392 yds
Black: 401 yds
Blue: 416 yds

The back nine starts from level, medium sized tee blocks. Fairway is flat and fades right. Fairway is surrounded by short rough. Bunkers are real sand and maintained. Fringe is maintained. This green is large, receptive, and runs at a fast speed.

Dunmaglas Hole Golf Course 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 435 yds
Gold: 440 yds
White: 464 yds
Black: 509 yds
Blue: 520 yds

This hole has small, level tees and a flat fairway that doglegs slightly left and then slightly back to the right. Rough is short. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. This receptive green is large and fast.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 106 yds
Gold: 110 yds
White: 141 yds
Black: 158 yds
Blue: 177 yds

Come with a good attitude when you tee off from level, small tees on this par 3.  The green is large, receptive and quite fast.  It is surrounded by a maintained fringe, short rough and real sand bunkers.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 272 yds
Gold: 280 yds
White: 311 yds
Black: 321 yds
Blue: 351 yds

Start this hole from medium-sized, level tee blocks. It has a rolling fairway with short rough. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. This fast green is large and receptive.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 300 yds
Gold: 349 yds
White: 365 yds
Black: 370 yds
Blue: 382 yds

We consider this the signature hole. Take a quick pulse check before you tee off from these extremely elevated and level tees on this par 4.  The fairway doglegs right through the pines.  Rough is short, bunkers are real sand, and fringe is maintained.  The green is large, receptive and fast in speed. This plays from the true high ground with simultaneous views of lake Charlevoix and panoramic views all around. 

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 315 yds
Gold: 318 yds
White: 331 yds
Black: 350 yds
Blue: 362 yds

Tees are small and level on this hole. Fairway runs downhill with short rough and slightly doglegs left around a nice pond. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. This fast green is large and receptive.

Dunmaglas Hole Golf Course 16

Hole 16 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 113 yds
Gold: 116 yds
White: 134 yds
Black: 149 yds
Blue: 171 yds

Small, level tee blocks start this straightforward par 3. The rough is short. Bunkers are maintained and have real sand. A maintained fringe surrounds a receptive, fast and large green.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 346 yds
Gold: 362 yds
White: 370 yds
Black: 416 yds
Blue: 426 yds

Level, medium-size tee blocks lead to a rolling fairway that runs downhill and has a short rough. Bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. This fast green is large, receptive and tiered.

Dunmaglas Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 315 yds
Gold: 320 yds
White: 374 yds
Black: 393 yds
Blue: 419 yds

Level medium tees start this finishing par 4.  The rolling fairway runs straightaway with a water hazard to the right.  Rough is short.  Bunkers are real sand.  Fringe is maintained.  The 18th green is receptive, very large and fast.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.04

Overall Course Rating: 6.20

SUMMARY:

Dunmaglas Golf Course, while not a particularly long golf course, has an interesting layout as well as a fun and challenging course to play.  Cut through the scenic woods of northern Michigan it feels like an unspoiled golfing experience. Not far from Lake Michigan, it is a perfect place to challenge your game with a tough battle due to course severity that can surprise unsuspecting golfers, so bring an extra sleeve of balls.
Unfortunately, there are some maintenance issues on the front nine, mostly centered on the bunkers.  Combined with the limited aspect of the clubhouse and what it offers, the rating is lower that what it could be for this public golf course. There are golf packages, and it would be recommended as a one-time play, but it does not classify as a value at this point in time. If you call ahead there are normally plenty of open tee times. See our video of Dunmaglas Golf Course.

Fairways rate the highest at 7.02.

Pricing: Refer to Dunmaglas website or call (231) 547-1022 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: -1.80

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