An unbiased review of Lake Doster Golf Club in Allegan County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
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116 Country Club Blvd, Plainwell, MI 49080

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 4,828; White tees – 6,112; Blue tees – 6,540
Stimpmeter: 7.5

Lake Doster Golf Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 7.82

The clubhouse at Lake Doster Golf Club wonderful facility with a self-serve bag drop available. There is above average parking and amenities that include a driving range and putting green, making it a great place for a golf outing. There is a full-service restaurant for good food and drink selections that have average pricing. Also, a good apparel selection is available with a below average equipment selection in the golf shop. The professional staff provides service that is very good.

Lake Doster Golf Club Front Nine

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 301 yds
White: 320 yds
Blue: 338 yds

Start your round from large, level, elevated tees. This rolling fairway goes uphill and downhill with medium length rough. Real sand bunkers are unraked and have a few stones. The fringe is maintained around a medium size green, that is rolling but difficult to hold. Green putts at a medium speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 270 yds
White: 392 yds
Blue: 426 yds

This longish par 4 has small but level tees. This downhill fairway is rolling and doglegs sharply right. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand but unraked with small stones. Fringe is maintained. The green is hard and unreceptive, rolling and medium in size and speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 81 yds
White: 88 yds
Blue: 100 yds

Nicknamed “The Little Monster,” your first par 3 is downhill with a water hazard. The tee blocks are level and large and the bunkers are real sand with small pebbles. This medium size green is receptive and rolling. It putts at a medium speed and has a maintained fringe.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 220 yds
White: 283 yds
Blue: 304 yds

Tee off from large, level tees out a chute over a water hazard. The fairway is flat and runs uphill. Rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand but unraked. A maintained fringe surrounds the receptive, medium sized green. The putting surface is rolling and runs at a medium speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 262 yds
White: 353 yds
Blue: 396 yds

Small, level tees allow you to swing away on this par 4 with the rolling fairway running uphill and edged by medium length rough. There are real sand bunkers that are unraked and a maintained fringe. This green is medium in both size and speed and is very receptive.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 388 yds
White: 462 yds
Blue: 483 yds

Time for your first par 5 with level, medium sized tees and a rolling fairway that undulates uphill and downhill. The rough is medium in length and the unraked bunkers are real sand. The fringe is well maintained. The receptive and rolling green is another that is medium in speed and size.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 287 yds
White: 377 yds
Blue: 397 yds

Medium sized, level tees begin this hole nicknamed, “Old Grandad” for the large maple guarding the right side of the fairway that runs both uphill, downhill and is rolling. Medium length rough and real sand, unraked bunkers are in play. The fringe is maintained around this medium sized green that is rolling and receptive. Green putts at a medium speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 84 yds
White: 141 yds
Blue: 162 yds

Large, level tees start this straight-forward par 3. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand but unraked. The fringe is maintained. Green is medium in size and speed with a hard surface that is difficult to hold. Putting surface is rolling.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 448 yds
White: 515 yds
Championship: 540 yds

The tees are small and level in your 2nd par 5 on the front 9. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill with medium length rough. Water hazard is well short of the green. Bunkers are unraked and real sand. This green is medium in size, hard to hold and rolling. Green putts at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.00

Lake Doster Golf Club Back Nine

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 237 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 348 yds

Start the back 9 on elevated, level, and large tees. The fairway runs downhill then back uphill and has medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This medium size green is receptive and rolling and runs at a slow speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 405 yds
White: 476 yds
Blue: 515 yds

Level and small tees start your first par 5 on the back. The rolling fairway runs uphill with medium length rough. Bunkers are maintained and are real sand. The fringe is maintained. The green is rolling and receptive. It putts at a medium speed and is medium in size. 

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 105 yds
White: 125 yds
Blue: 135 yds

The first par 3 has large and level tees. The green is guarded by medium length rough and has real sand, maintained bunkers. A maintained fringe edges this medium size green that is hard and difficult to hold. Green putts at a medium speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 421 yds
White: 514 yds
Blue: 531 yds

Your last par 5 on the course has small and level tees. The flat fairway doglegs left and has medium length rough. Bunkers are a bit rocky, and the fringe is maintained. The green is hard surfaced and rolling. It is medium in size and speed.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 255 yds
White: 413 yds
Blue: 426 yds

Begin Hole 14 on small and level tee blacks to a rolling fairway that runs uphill with medium length rough. Bunkers are unraked and rocky. There is a water hazard out in driving distance. The fringe is maintained around this green that is medium in size, speed and has a hard surface.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 162 yds
White: 178 yds
Blue: 195 yds

The last par 3 is longish and fairly straight away. The tees are large and level. Medium length rough and real sand bunkers with some rocks surround the green and maintained fringe. The green has a hard surface and is hard to hold and is also undulating. It is medium in speed and size.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 268 yds
White: 369 yds
Blue: 409 yds

Large and level, elevated tees lead you to a rolling, downhill fairway with medium length rough. Bunkers have small rocks and are unraked. The fringe is maintained. This green is medium in size and speed with a hard surface that is rolling.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 279 yds
White: 414 yds
Championship: 427 yds

Small but level tees start hole 17. The fairway is rolling having both uphill and downhill features. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are unmaintained but real sand. The maintained fringe skirts the edges of the medium size green. This green putts at a medium speed and the surface is rolling and hard.

Lake Doster Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 355 yds
White: 365 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Small and level tees point you down an uphill, downhill, rolling fairway on your final hole. The rough is medium length and the real sand bunkers are unraked. The fringe is well maintained. The green is medium in size, speed and has a rolling, hard surface.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 8.00

Overall Course Rating: 8.00

SUMMARY:

The best word to describe Lake Doster Golf Club is consistency. From tee to fairway, fairway to green, note the consistent feel and hole ratings are reliable throughout. The bunkers are the only thing that took a few points away from this course. Overall, a true test of golf on this difficult championship 18-hole course with acres of rolling wooded terrain, sand traps, and one of Michigan’s toughest par-3 holes. Couple the consistent play and feel of the well-maintained course overall with a clubhouse and menu worth a look and Lake Doster Golf Club is a great value. See our video of Lake Doster Golf Club.

The tees, fairways, bunkers, and greens all rate 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to Lake Doster Golf Club’s website or call (269) 685-5308 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +5.00

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