An unbiased review of the PohlCat Golf Course in Isabella County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
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6595 East Airport Rd, Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858

Front 9: Par 37

Back 9: Par 35

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,039; Silver tees – 5,769; White tees – 6,258; Black tees – 6,954
Stimpmeter: 9.8

The Pohlcat Golf Course Club House

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 7.46

This Mt. Pleasant course is one of Central Michigan’s top golf courses. It has good parking with a bag drop, above average carts and solid cart paths. The clubhouse is excellent, with a with a snack bar/grill in the back that has normal golf course menu selections and full bar beverages. Very nice apparel and equipment selection are available. Very good service and average pricing are found throughout.

PohlCat Golf Course Front Nine

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 8.58

Red: 361 yds
Silver: 479 yds
White: 509 yds
Pohlcat: 529 yds

Hole 1 starts your round with large level tees. The flat fairway is framed with medium length rough and doglegs left around a beautiful water hazard. Well-maintained real sand bunkers and fringe are found here. Green is large, receptive and rolling. It runs at a fast speed.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.58

Red: 347 yds
Silver: 347 yds
White: 377 yds
Pohlcat: 482 yds

Medium size, level tees next to a water hazard left start this next hole. The rolling, downhill fairway is separated by a marshy stream as you approach the green. Rough is medium length and bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. The medium sized green is fast but very receptive. It is also rolling with many breaks.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 138 yds
Silver: 138 yds
White: 146 yds
Pohlcat: 180 yds

Level tees point you down this straight forward par 3. Bunkers are real sand and well-maintained. Medium rough and a maintained fringe are on this hole. The green is large, receptive, rolling and pretty fast.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 311 yds
Silver: 313 yds
White: 370 yds
Pohlcat: 397 yds

Tee blocks are small and narrow, but level. There is a rolling, split fairway with medium length rough. Well-maintained real sand bunkers and fringe. The medium sixed green is quite fast and tricky on the breaks. It is also very receptive.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 8.34

Red: 276 yds
Silver: 324 yds
White: 376 yds
Pohlcat: 406 yds

Medium sized, level tees are found on hole 5. A flat fairway doglegs slightly right with medium length rough and real and bunkers that are maintained. The fringe surrounds the large, fast green. Green is receptive and rolling.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 7.72

Red: 260 yds
Silver: 283 yds
White: 283 yds
Pohlcat: 310 yds

This short par 4 has level, medium sized tees. Flat fairway with medium rough and a water hazard right are features of this hole. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. The green is receptive and rolling but small and very fast.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 8.66

Red: 302 yds
Silver: 343 yds
White: 380 yds
Pohlcat: 415 yds

Medium size, level tee blocks begin Hole 7, which has a flat fairway surrounded by medium rough. Maintained bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. A beautifully receptive green that is rolling and fast in speed is medium sized.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 8.58

Red: 308 yds
Silver: 359 yds
White: 389 yds
Pohlcat: 423 yds

Hole 8 has medium sized, level tee blocks. The flat fairway has medium length rough. Real sand bunkers and a water hazard left and short of the green as well as a maintained fringe are found on this hole. The green is large, rolling and receptive, running at a fast speed.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 8.58

Red: 435 yds
Silver: 501 yds
White: 552 yds
Pohlcat: 573 yds

A par 5 finishes the front with large, level tees that are horseshoe shaped. Fairway is rolling and doglegs left with medium length rough. Note the marsh area short of the green. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. The medium sized green is rolling, receptive and runs at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.34

PohlCat Golf Course Back Nine

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 3 – Rating 7.72

Red: 126 yds
Silver: 191 yds
White: 208 yds
Pohlcat: 227 yds

Level, medium size tees start the back 9 with this par 4. Fairway is flat with medium rough. A stagnant pond is left and behind the green. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe are on this hole. This large, fast green is receptive, rolling and tiered.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 8.28

Red: 290 yds
Silver: 334 yds
White: 370 yds
Pohlcat: 422 yds

Hole 11 is a par 4 with medium, level tees. It includes a flat fairway that doglegs left with medium rough and real sand bunkers. Water hazard is front right of tee and near green. Maintained fringe surrounds a rolling and receptive green. It is large in size and runs at a fast speed.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 8.58

Red: 297 yds
Silver: 340 yds
White: 376 yds
Pohlcat: 441 yds

Level, medium sized tees start this par 4. The flat fairway has medium length rough. This hole features a water hazard on the right side of fairway. Bunkers contain real sand and fringe is well-maintained. This medium sized green is fast, rolling, receptive and tiered.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 7.72

Red: 451 yds
Silver: 474 yds
White: 524 yds
Pohlcat: 579 yds

Tee off from medium, level tees on this par 5. The flat fairway fades slightly right and has medium rough. Features include well-maintained real sand bunkers and fringe. The green is large, receptive, rolling and tiered. Green runs at a fast speed.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 8.66

Red: 116 yds
Silver: 146 yds
White: 146 yds
Pohlcat: 159 yds

Medium, level tees begun this overall shortest par 3. Fairway is flat with medium rough. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe are on this hole. The fast, medium sized green is rolling and receptive.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 243 yds
Silver: 271 yds
White: 303 yds
Pohlcat: 336 yds

This shorter par 4 features medium, level tees and a rolling fairway that marshes separate twice and doglegs left. Well-maintained medium rough and real sand bunkers are present, along with meticulously tended fringe. Green is large in size and fast in speed with many breaks, and is very receptive.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 8.28

Red: 355 yds
Silver: 444 yds
White: 455 yds
Pohlcat: 510 yds

Level, medium size tees start this par 5. The separated fairway doglegs left and is very rolling. Hole 16 has medium rough, real sand bunkers and maintained fringe. The receptive, rolling green is large in size and fast.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 8.34

Red: 99 yds
Silver:112 yds
White: 124 yds
Pohlcat: 164 yds

Large, level tees start this par 3 with the scenic Chippewa River running down the entire right side. Note medium length rough and a maintained fringe. Bunkers are well maintained. Green is large, and receptive with many breaks. It runs at a fast speed and is tiered.

The Pohlcat Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.58

Red: 324 yds
Silver: 370 yds
White: 370 yds
Pohlcat: 401 yds

This finishing par 4 is a signature hole with level tees and a rolling fairway that sharply doglegs left. Tee off over the beautiful, flowing stream. Rough is medium in length and the bunkers are maintained real sand. Fringe is maintained. The green is receptive and rolling. It is medium in size and fast in speed. The second half of fairway runs uphill.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 8.24

PohlCat Golf Course Summary

Overall Course Rating: 8.29

The Pohlcat Golf Course Sign

SUMMARY:

Former PGA tour pro Dan Pohl designed and named the Pohlcat Golf Course, a championship-quality golf course that is a must-play destination in the heart of Michigan. The course boasts 18 holes with well-maintained fairways and greens, cutting through mature trees. The scenic 100-foot wide Chippewa river winds through this course. It’s a great place to enjoy a round, then have a decent meal in the grill. The well-maintained course is a fun play and challenging unique golfing experience.  
The Pohlcat golf club has a great layout, multiple sets of tees, and a links-style feel in a beautiful natural setting.  There is a spacious grass range, short game area and a place for bunker practice.  Whether it’s your first time on this championship course or you have returned for another great day of play, you will enjoy the excellent mix of golf and nature’s tall trees. See our video of The Pohlcat Golf Course.

The greens rate the highest at 9.88.

Pricing: Refer to the Pohlcat website or call (989) 773-4221 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.01

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