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

Address: 4893 M-32 West, Gaylord, MI 49734

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Orange tees – 3,610; Green tees – 4,966; White tees – 5,691: Blue tees – 6,113; Black tees – 6,506
Stimp meter: 9.00

Gaylord Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 7.50

At the Gaylord Golf Club, is one of the few private clubs that also have public play and one of the best courses along with one of northern Michigan’s oldest golf clubs. The clubhouse is in very good condition for this championship 18-hole golf course. There is very good parking available, and the carts and cart paths are well rated. There is a self-serve bag drop. The food menu is top notch at decent pricing and a full bar is available. A great selection of apparel is available but there is little in equipment but keep an eye out for pro shop discounts. Pricing on both is average. The service is far above average and there are yardage books available.

Gaylord Golf Club Front Nine

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 227 yds
Green: 329 yds
White: 347 yds
Blue: 371 yds
Black: 388 yds

Start your round on level, medium size tees. The flat fairway doglegs slightly left and runs slightly downhill with short rough. The sand traps are real sand and there is a maintained fringe around the large green. The green is receptive, rolling, and putts at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 193 yds
Green: 298 yds
White: 344 yds
Blue: 369 yds
Black: 381 yds

The tees are large and level to start this hole. The fairway is flat and fades right with short rough. There are real sand bunkers that are maintained as well as a maintained fringe. The large green is fairly level and very receptive. Green runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 204 yds
Green: 307 yds
White: 323 yds
Blue: 349 yds
Black: 382 yds

The tees are medium in size and level. The fairway is slightly rolling and runs uphill with short rough. The maintained bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained as well. The green is tiered, receptive, large and putts at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Orange: 125 yds
Green: 125 yds
White: 134 yds
Blue: 146 yds
Black: 156 yds

Your first par 3 is a straight-forward par 3 with large, level tees. The green is guarded by real sand bunkers and short rough. The fringe around the large green is maintained. The surface of the green is receptive and rolls at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 258 yds
Green: 371 yds
White: 407 yds
Blue: 444 yds
Black: 469 yds

The first par 5 on the front nine has level, elevated, medium size tees. The fairway is downhill but fairly flat with a dogleg right and short rough. There is a water hazard right off the tee. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is large, receptive and undulating. Putting is at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 98 yds
Green: 98 yds
White: 139 yds
Blue: 153 yds
Black: 183 yds

Your second par 3 is straight from medium size, level tees. The hole narrows near the green which is guarded by real sand bunkers and short rough. The fringe around the green is maintained. This green is medium in size, receptive and runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 5 – Rating 7.66

Orange: 354 yds
Green: 354 yds
White: 449 yds
Blue: 487 yds
Black: 513 yds

The second par 5 comes quickly and has small but level tees to start this tight golf hole. The rolling fairway runs uphill, and it doglegs left with short rough. There are sand traps with real sand and a maintained fringe. The green is large, fast of speed, and receptive.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 189 yds
Green: 320 yds
White: 366 yds
Blue: 388 yds
Black: 398 yds

Large and level tees start hole 8 with a rolling fairway running downhill and edged with short rough. The fairway is a slight dogleg right. There is a water hazard right and short of the green. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is receptive, large, and runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 219 yds
Green: 256 yds
White: 313 yds
Blue: 345 yds
Black: 400 yds

The final hole on the front nine has large and level tee blocks. The fairway is rolling and runs uphill with short rough. The bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe skirts the large green. The surface is receptive, and it putts at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.92

Gaylord Golf Club Back Nine

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 170 yds
Green: 317 yds
White: 337 yds
Blue: 352 yds
Black: 370 yds

After the turn, you have a set of large and level tees. The rolling fairway runs uphill, and doglegs left. There is short rough, and the traps are real sand. A well-maintained fringe edges the large green. The surface is receptive, and it putts at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 7.34

Orange: 100 yds
Green: 100 yds
White: 135 yds
Blue: 153 yds
Black: 163 yds

The first par 3 on the back has large, level tees. There is a water hazard to the right but should not really come into play. The green is guarded by short rough and real sand bunkers. The fringe is maintained. The green is receptive, large, and the green speed is fast.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 284 yds
Green: 411 yds
White: 475 yds
Blue: 507 yds
Black: 540 yds

The first par 5 on the back nine has level, large tee blocks. The fairway is flat and edged by short rough. The hole has multiple real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This large green is receptive and the surface runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 195 yds
Green: 276 yds
White: 290 yds
Blue: 312 yds
Black: 321 yds

Large, level tees begin this par 4. The fairway is rolling, runs downhill and doglegs left. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Note also a small water hazard left of the large green. The surface is receptive, and it runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 123 yds
Green: 123 yds
White: 144 yds
Blue: 160 yds
Black: 182 yds

Your final par 3 has level tees that are medium in size. The large green is guarded by short rough and bunkers with real sand. The fringe is maintained around the green, which is receptive, rolling, and fast of speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 189 yds
Green: 298 yds
White: 314 yds
Blue: 337 yds
Black: 347 yds

Large and level tee blocks begin this dogleg left par 4. The fairway runs downhill, is rolling and has short rough. There are traps with real sand and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive, large and putts at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16- Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 245 yds
Green: 306 yds
White: 377 yds
Blue: 397 yds
Black: 405 yds

Tee off from large and level tees that point you up and over a hill where the rolling fairway runs downhill with short rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained well. This hole has another large green with a receptive surface that putts at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Orange: 241 yds
Green: 396 yds
White: 451 yds
Blue: 479 yds
Black: 505 yds

The final par 5 has level, large tees and a fairway that is rolling and runs both uphill and downhill. The rough is short and the traps are real sand. The fringe is maintained around this large, receptive green. It runs at a fast speed.

Gaylord Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 7.72

Orange: 196 yds
Green: 281 yds
White: 346 yds
Blue: 364 yds
Black: 403 yds

On your final hole, tee off over a water hazard from large, level tee blocks. The fairway is flat with short rough edging it and it doglegs slightly left. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is large, receptive and putts at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.91

Overall Course Rating: 7.91

SUMMARY:

Gaylord Golf Club is a classic course, well maintained and a quality game of golf from start to finish with great slope ratings. It has a good layout and there is a consistency throughout the course for fun rounds of golf. The strategic bunkering, multiple sets of tees, links-style holes, a natural setting with pine forests, dramatic views, generous landing areas on wide fairways, fast greens, and private club conditions, all combine to make this course an exciting challenge, yet a friendly championship golf course for all levels of players. The greens are mostly large, and the speed of the greens is very consistent from green to green. As part of the Gaylord Golf Mecca, and in close proximity to other quality courses in the area, Gaylord Golf Club is a natural golf course and offers some of the best conditions, a beautiful setting and no easy holes in18 holes of championship golf for golfers of different levels of ability in the heart of the northern lower peninsula. When you add in the quality and what is offered at the clubhouse to the more enjoyable round of golf, it just makes the Gaylord Golf Club an enjoyable Michigan golf course to spend the day. It is a little pricey on the golf rates, but it still rates as a value play. While not a hidden gem, being easy to find, we recommend this public course. If you are visiting the Gaylord area it is a great play on warm summer days. See our video of Gaylord Golf Club.

The Fairways, Greens and Bunkers all rate the highest at a consistent 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to www.gaylordgolfclub.com or call (231) 546-3376 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +.77

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