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

Address: 1523 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Lansing, MI 48906

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 4,478; Yellow tees – 5,139; White tees – 5,621; Blue tees – 5,930; Black tees – 6,256
Stimp meter: 9.8

Groesbeck Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.00

The clubhouse at Groesbeck Golf Course boasts decent facilities, and overall, it provides a satisfactory experience. While the parking is adequate, it’s worth noting that the lower parking area requires a bit of a trek uphill to reach the clubhouse. I suggest utilizing the self-serve bag drop for your clubs. The golf carts are well-maintained, and the cart paths are in solid condition. In terms of refreshments, the options are somewhat limited, mainly consisting of snack-type items, along with beer, soda, and water. There isn’t a wide variety of apparel or equipment available. Nevertheless, the service is friendly and efficient, adding to the overall positive experience.

Groesbeck Golf Course Front Nine

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 5.60

Red: 274 yds
Yellow: 284 yds
White: 292 yds
Blue: 304 yds
Black: 308 yds

Level, medium size tees begin your round. The fairway is rolling, and doglegs slightly left with medium length rough. No hazards are on this hole. The fringe is maintained, and the green is medium in size and speed with a receptive surface.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 5.72

Red: 381 yds
Yellow: 409 yds
White: 416 yds
Blue: 440 yds
Black: 480 yds

Your first par 5 has medium size, level tee blocks. The rolling fairway doglegs sharply left. There are medium length rough and real sand bunkers. The fringe is maintained. The green sits up on a hill and is large in size. The surface is receptive, and it putts at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 5.20

Red: 95 yds
Yellow: 121 yds
White: 128 yds
Blue: 135 yds
Black: 142 yds

The first par 3 on the front starts with medium size, level tees. It is a straight-forward hole with medium length rough and real sand bunkers. The green is large and receptive, skirted by a maintained fringe. It runs at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 5.00

Red: 210 yds
Yellow: 296 yds
White: 296 yds
Blue: 303 yds
Black: 310 yds

Level, medium size tees point you down this rolling fairway that runs downhill. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are unmaintained. A maintained fringe surrounds the large, receptive green that is slow of speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 345 yds
Yellow: 393 yds
White: 398 yds
Blue: 431 yds
Black: 441 yds

The second par 5 is a challenging and fun hole starting from large and level tees. The fairway is flat with medium length rough at the edges. Note no bunkers but there is a nice water hazard to the left as you approach the green. The fringe is maintained around this large green. The surface is receptive and medium in speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 5.34

Red: 130 yds
Yellow: 140 yds
White: 184 yds
Blue: 204 yds
Black: 217 yds

The second par 3 a doozy. From the medium size, level tees, everywhere but up front, this hole is long. Tee off over a water hazard uphill to a green pushed back into foliage. The rough is long and the bunkers are real sand. The green is medium in size, edged by a maintained fringe. The green putts at a medium speed with a receptive surface.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 5.14

Red: 217 yds
Yellow: 269 yds
White: 329 yds
Blue: 339 yds
Black: 349 yds

The tees are small and level on this par 4. The fairway is mostly flat but does run uphill. The rough here is thin and burnt in some areas. Tee off over a water hazard. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This receptive green is large and putts at a fast speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 5.00

Red: 128 yds
Yellow: 168 yds
White: 176 yds
Blue: 194 yds
Black: 199 yds

Unique to this par 36 front is three par 3’s and this one is long and straightforward from large, level tees. The approach is flat and the rough is medium in length. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green is large and fast along with being quite receptive.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 397 yds
Yellow: 453 yds
White: 501 yds
Blue: 509 yds
Black: 517 yds

Three par 3’s? Why not a 3rd par 5? This challenging par 5 has large and level tee blocks. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough and a slight dogleg right as you near the green. Also, as you approach the green there is a water hazard short and left. Bunkers are real sand. The fringe around this large green is maintained. It is receptive and medium in speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 5.44

Groesbeck Golf Course Back Nine

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 5.72

Red: 248 yds
Yellow: 293 yds
White: 332 yds
Blue: 358 yds
Black: 373 yds

Tee off on medium size, level tees over a water hazard that also runs down the entire right side of the flat fairway. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is maintained. The receptive green is large and putts at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 280 yds
Yellow: 311 yds
White: 329 yds
Blue: 339 yds
Black: 359 yds

Level, medium tees start Hole 11. The fairway is flat, and doglegs slightly left. The rough is medium in length. The bunkers are real sand but have some grass encroaching. A water hazard covers the left, right and back of the green. A maintained fringe edges this large, receptive and medium speed green.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 5.34

Red: 359 yds
Yellow: 411 yds
White: 455 yds
Blue: 475 yds
Black: 507 yds

Your first par 5 on the back 9 has large, level tees with a few dead spots. The flat fairway is lined with medium rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive, large, and runs at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 219 yds
Yellow: 247 yds
White: 293 yds
Blue: 305 yds
Black: 329 yds

Large, level tees with a few dead areas begin Hole 13. There is medium length rough around the flat fairway. Golf with real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive, medium of speed and large.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 98 yds
Yellow: 129 yds
White: 155 yds
Blue: 177 yds
Black: 201 yds

The first par 3 on the back 9 has tees that are large but not level. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers, though real sand, have grass encroaching into them. This large green is surrounded by a maintained fringe. The surface is receptive and medium in speed,

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 280 yds
Yellow: 294 yds
White: 322 yds
Blue: 350 yds
Black: 381 yds

Large. level tee blocks direct you down this flat fairway edged with medium length rough. Again, we have bunkers of real sand, but they are being encroached on by grass. The fringe is maintained but there are a few burnt areas. The green is large, receptive and medium in speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16- Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 407 yds
Yellow: 430 yds
White: 469 yds
Blue: 497 yds
Black: 528 yds

Your final par 5 has large and level tees with some dead spots as you drive over a water hazard. The fairway is flat with medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand but do have grassy patches. Surrounding the large green is a maintained fringe. This green is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 5.00

Red: 111 yds
Yellow: 141 yds
White: 148 yds
Blue: 162 yds
Black: 184 yds

Your final par 3 is a fairly common par 3 with a large, level tee that has a few dead spots. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. This large green has a receptive surface and a maintained fringe. It runs at a medium speed.

Groesbeck Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 299 yds
Yellow: 350 yds
White: 398 yds
Blue: 408 yds
Black: 431 yds

The tee on the final hole is large, level with a few dead spots. The fairway is tight and mostly flat until you near the green, then it runs very uphill to the green sitting on a hill. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are real sand. A dangerous water hazard runs all down the right side with out-of-bounds to the left with a tree line. Another large and receptive green sits atop the hill with a maintained fringe. Runs at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 5.70

Overall Course Rating: 5.57

SUMMARY:

The 18-hole Groesbeck Golf Course offers a reasonably good golfing experience for a public golf course run by the city of Lansing. While there are areas that require attention and improvement, the course as a whole features an appealing layout by renowned course designer Jerry Matthews. Making use of the natural lay of ground and some scenic beauty it provides a mix of challenges, occasionally proving demanding and, at other times, forgiving. It has multiple sets of tees and from the longest tees plays 6,256 yards of golf enjoyable for players of different skill levels. It’s particularly suitable for mid-range golfers or groups with beginners. One of its notable advantages is the relatively affordable cost of play, making it a valuable option for those seeking an economical yet enjoyable round in Michigan. See our video if Groesbeck Golf Course.

NOTE: They were experiencing some issues with the sprinkler system at the time of review, which may account for some of the burnt or dead areas encountered. They were actively working on the issue and that could mean Groesbeck Golf Course could increase the rating into the 6 – 6.5 level

The bunkers got the highest consistent rating of 6.00.

Pricing: Refer to www.groesbeckgolfcourse.com or call (517) 483-4333 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.71

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