An unbiased review of North Kent Golf Course in Kent County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
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11029 Stout Ave NE, Rockford, MI 49341

Front 9: Par 35

Back 9: Par 35

Overall Course (all 18): Par 70

Yardage: Red tees – 5,002; Gold tees – 5,540; White tees – 5,803; Blue tees – 6,333
Stimpmeter: 7.4

North Kent Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 5.64

The clubhouse at the 18-hole North Kent Golf Course receives a commendable rating, and the parking facilities are satisfactory. The golf carts are excellent, although the paths could benefit from some improvement. Their amenities are commendable, and the food and beverages, while typical for a golf course, are of good quality. However, the apparel and equipment choices in the golf shop are below par. They offer self-service bag drop facilities. Nonetheless, the service provided is exceptional by the friendly staff.

North Kent Golf Course Front Nine

North Kent Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.20

Red: 285 yds
Gold: 313 yds
White: 320 yds
Blue: 354 yds

Start your round on level, medium size tee blocks. The rolling fairway runs downhill and has medium-thick rough. There are no real hazards. The fringe is maintained and surrounds a large green that is receptive and runs at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 296 yds
Gold: 343 yds
White: 353 yds
Blue: 395 yds

Large and level tees lead you to the fairway that is both flat in areas and rolling in other areas. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. A maintained fringe edges this large green that is medium in speed and receptive.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 295 yds
Gold: 324 yds
White: 342 yds
Blue: 388 yds

Medium sized, level tees start hole 3. The fairway is downhill, rolling and doglegs left. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. The fringe is maintained. The large, rolling green is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 6.40

Red: 144yds
Gold: 146 yds
White: 151 yds
Blue: 164 yds

Your first par 3 has medium size, level tees that are newly sodded and growing in well at time of review. There is a pond behind the tees and there is medium rough and a real sand bunker to guard the green. The receptive and rolling green is medium in speed and large in size.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 7.14

Red: 263 yds
Gold: 286 yds
White:
291 yds
Blue: 296 yds

The tees are large and level on this straight away par 4. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This large green is receptive and runs at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 6.34

Red: 147 yds
Gold: 157 yds
White: 190 yds
Blue: 200 yds

The 2nd par 3 on the front has large and level tees. Note the medium length rough and real sand bunkers. This medium sized green has a maintained fringe, is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 281 yds
Gold: 315 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 397 yds

Large and level tees begin this par 4. The fairway is slightly rolling and has medium rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive and tiered. It is large in size and medium in speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 283 yds
Gold: 351 yds
White: 359 yds
Blue: 396 yds

Level, small tees are on this sharp dogleg right. The rolling fairway has medium rough and there is a water hazard left of the green. The maintained fringe skirts this medium size green that is receptive and tiered, It putts at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 469 yds
Gold: 479 yds
White: 490 yds
Blue: 537 yds

The only par 5 on the front is hole 9 with medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling, downhill and doglegs left around a water hazard. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is well maintained. The large and receptive green putts at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 6.74

North Kent Golf Course Back Nine

North Kent Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 340 yds
Gold: 364 yds
White: 386 yds
Blue: 407 yds

Your back 9 starts on small and level tees. The fairway is rolling and fades slightly left with medium length rough. No hazards noted. The fringe is maintained around this large, receptive green that putts at a slow speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

Red: 333 yds
Gold: 382 yds
White: 392 yds
Blue: 417 yds

The large tee block is level and newly sodded in 2022. The rolling fairway runs downhill, and doglegs sharply left with medium rough. No hazards noted. The green is medium in size and runs at a slow speed. It is receptive and surrounded by and maintained fringe.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 323 yds
Gold: 360 yds
White: 369 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Level, large tees lead you to a flat fairway that doglegs slightly left. The rough is medium in length and there are no hazards. A maintained fringe accompanies the medium size, slow putting green that is receptive.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 6.28

Red: 147 yds
Gold: 154 yds
White: 160 yds
Blue: 175 yds

Your first par 3 on the back has large, level newly sodded tees in 2022. You tee off over a water hazard straight away to the green. Hole runs slightly uphill. Rough is medium in length and bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. This green is large, receptive and runs at a medium speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 5 – Rating 6.80

Red: 425 yds
Gold: 455 yds
White: 524 yds
Blue: 531 yds

Your only par 5 on the back has medium size, level tees. The dead straight away fairway is flat and edged with medium length rough. No hazards on this hole. The maintained fringe pairs with this large, receptive green. It putts at a slow speed.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 132 yds
Gold: 132 yds
White: 145 yds
Blue: 178 yds

This par 3 has level, medium size tees. Hole is pretty straight forward. Rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is maintained. The green putts at a slow speed and is medium size as well as receptive.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 439 yds
Gold: 497 yds
White: 504 yds
Blue: 557 yds

There are newly sodded in 2022, medium sized, level tees on your last par 5. The rolling fairway runs downhill with medium length rough. Water hazard is short and right of green. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Green is both medium in size and speed. It is very receptive.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 6.66

Red: 130 yds
Gold: 136 yds
White: 143 yds
Blue: 156 yds

Your last par 3 is a straight away tee shot from large, level tees, Hole runs slightly downhill and there is medium rough. Note real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This receptive green is both medium in speed and size.

North Kent Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 270 yds
Gold: 356 yds
White: 360 yds
Blue: 380 yds

Your final hole has medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling and a bit downhill. The medium length rough edges the fairway. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is large, receptive and putts at a slow speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.70

Overall Course Rating: 6.72

SUMMARY:

As a public golf course, The North Kent Golf Course maintains a consistent experience from tee to green. While it doesn’t boast any extraordinary features, it also doesn’t disappoint the average golfer. The maintenance is reliable and showing signs of improvement. Under new ownership, numerous enhancements are underway, such as newly sodded tee blocks on select holes. With 18 holes of golf and playing 6.333 yards from the longest tees, it can provide a good player experience and is only  a short drive from downtown grand Rapids. Additionally, the introduction of GPS-equipped carts is notable, with further upgrades reportedly in the pipeline. While you may not see many North Kent Golf Course reviews out there, It’s certainly worth considering and offers great value for the money. Whether a first time golfer, long time golfer, or anywhere in between, this course can give you enjoyable rounds of golf. See our video of North Kent Golf Course.

The fairways rate the highest at 6.34.

Pricing: Refer to North Kent Golf Course’s website or call (616) 866-2659 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +1.72

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