An independent, unbiased review of Pigeon Creek Golf Course in Ottawa County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 10195 120th Ave., West Olive, MI 49460

Front 9: Par 35

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 71

Yardage: Red tees – 4,953; Gold tees – 5,194; White tees – 6,152: Blue tees – 6,502
Stimpmeter: 8.1

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 5.50

The clubhouse at Pigeon Creek Golf Course is nice but light on aspects that could drive its rating higher. There is not much to offer in apparel or equipment and the available food and/or drinks is limited. The amenities do include a driving range, practice greens and practice facility. The parking is very good, the carts and paths rate well, and there is a self-serve bag drop. Yardage books are available as well. Luckily, the service is great, and the course makes up for what the clubhouse lacks. There is a new events building coming in 2024 that will increase the country club conditions.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Front Nine

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 321 yds
Gold: 330 yds
White: 371 yds
Blue: 391 yds

Medium size, level tees begin your round. The fairway is flat with medium length rough. There is a water hazard down the left side of the fairway and real sand bunkers. The fringe around the first green is well-maintained and the green itself is medium in size and receptive. It putts at a fast speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 102 yds
Gold: 102 yds
White: 152 yds
Blue: 193 yds

Your first par 3 starts on small but level sets of tees. There is a water hazard on the right side of the fairway that runs to the front right side of the green. The green is guarded by medium rough and there are no bunkers. The fringe is maintained. The green is medium in size, fast in speed and quite receptive.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 382 yds
Gold: 475 yds
White: 545 yds
Blue: 553 yds

The first par 5 has level and small tees. The fairway is flat and edged with medium length rough. Here you have a water hazard on both sides of the fairway but no bunkers to worry about. The receptive green is skirted by a maintained fringe. The green is medium in size and fast in speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 364 yds
Gold: 374 yds
White: 416 yds
Blue: 439 yds

This par 4 starts on small, level tee blocks. A rolling fairway runs straight-away with medium length rough. Another water hazard runs along the right side of the fairway. Note no bunkers and maintained fringe. This medium size green has a receptive and rolling surface that putts at a fast speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 332 yds
Gold: 332 yds
White: 404 yds
Blue: 434 yds

Level but small tees point you down this par 4. There are wetlands off the tee to the right, but not much else. The fairway is flat with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe maintained. The rolling, receptive green putts fast and is medium in size.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 302 yds
Gold: 302 yds
White: 362 yds
Blue: 378 yds

Hole 6 is a beautiful signature style hole starting on level, medium size tees. The fairway is fairly flat, doglegs left and has medium length rough. There is a water hazard around which the fairway doglegs to the left. There is a maintained fringe and real sand bunkers. The medium size green runs fast and is receptive and rolling.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 105 yds
Gold: 115 yds
White: 125 yds
Blue: 135 yds

Large, level tees begin this straightforward second par 3 on the front nine. It is guarded by medium length rough and real sand bunkers. There is a maintained fringe surrounding the medium sized green. The surface is rolling, receptive, and putts at a fast speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 8.28

Red: 236 yds
Gold: 248 yds
White: 292 yds
Blue: 308 yds

Level, medium size tee blocks are on this sweeping par 4. The fairway is flat, doglegging right around a large water hazard. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are real sand. There is a maintained fringe around this fast putting, medium size green that is quite receptive.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 295 yds
Gold: 385 yds
White: 415 yds
Blue: 432 yds

Small, level tees start the final hole on the front nine. This is straightaway with a flat fairway skirted by medium rough. Golf by real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is both medium in size and speed with a receptive surface.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.04

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Back Nine

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 310 yds
Gold: 310 yds
White: 356 yds
Blue: 368 yds

Small and level tees begin your back nine. The fairway is flat with medium length rough and water hazard immediately left off the tee. The fringe is maintained around this green. Note the green is medium in size and speed with a receptive and rolling feel.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 102 yds
Gold: 108 yds
White: 167 yds
Blue: 183 yds

Tee off from medium size, level tees over a very nice water hazard to this peninsula where the green awaits. It is guarded by medium length rough and real sand bunkers. There is a maintained fringe surrounding this receptive green. It is both medium in speed and size.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 398 yds
Gold: 398 yds
White: 478 yds
Blue: 495 yds

Hole 12 is a straightaway par 5 from level and small tees. This fairway is flat, edged by medium length rough. There is a water hazard left of the fairway, off the tee. Note real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This medium size green is receptive and putts at a medium speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 304 yds
Gold: 310 yds
White: 362 yds
Blue: 387 yds

Level, small tees start you on this par 4 that fades right. The flat fairway is sided by medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is well-maintained. This green is receptive, medium in speed and size.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 300 yds
Gold: 305 yds
White: 359 yds
Blue: 368 yds

Small and level tee blocks point you down this flat fairway that doglegs left. There are 2 water hazards down the right side and medium length rough as well as real sand bunkers. The maintained fringe edges this medium size green with a rolling and receptive surface. It putts at a medium speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 270 yds
Gold: 270 yds
White: 353 yds
Blue: 365 yds

Level and small tees begin hole 15. The flat fairway has medium length rough and the bunkers are real sand. There are 2 separate water hazard down the right side to avoid. The fringe is maintained. The rolling, receptive green is medium in size and in speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 437 yds
Gold: 473 yds
White: 508 yds
Blue: 521 yds

Hole 16 is a straightaway par 5 from level, medium size tees. You have room left, but not right. The fairway is flat and has medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand and maintained as is the fringe. The green is medium in size, receptive and rolling. It runs at a medium speed.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 131 yds
Gold: 131 yds
White: 170 yds
Blue: 211 yds

The final par 3 on the back nine has level and small tees. It’s a straightaway, so just aim and swing. There is not much trouble other than medium rough and real sand bunkers. The green has a maintained fringe, is medium in size, medium in speed, with a receptive surface.

Pigeon Creek Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 262 yds
Gold: 262 yds
White: 317 yds
Blue: 341 yds

The final hole has level and small tees heading you down a flat fairway. It doglegs right late with medium rough. There is a water hazard all down the right side to the green. There are no bunkers. The fringe is maintained and the green is medium in size. The surface is rolling and receptive, running at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 8.00

Overall Course Rating: 8.02

SUMMARY:

Pigeon Creek Golf Course is a resort style track with ample, beautiful fairways and a good amount of water all to combine into a picturesque backdrop to this beautiful course. All is very well maintained, and it is a very fun and challenging play, yet forgiving if your round is a bit on the wild side. There is a consistency about the entire course and plenty of challenge for golfers of any skill level to have an enjoyable round of golf. The course makes up for the little offered in the clubhouse and is one of the top-rated courses we have reviewed. The quality and style make Pigeon Creek Golf Course a recommended play and a value. See our video of Pigeon Creek Golf Course.

Tees, Fairways, Bunkers and Green all rate a consistent 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to www.golfpigeoncreek.com or call (616) 875-4300 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.18

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