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

800 E Webb Drive, DeWitt, MI 48820

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 4,999; White tees: – 6,003; Blue tees – 6,361
Stimpmeter: 7.1

Prairie Creek Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities Rating 4.66

The 18-hole Prairie Creek Golf Course features an older clubhouse offering a restricted array of golf gear and lacking proper apparel options. While the golf carts are sturdy and functional, the condition of the cart paths requires attention and maintenance. The establishment provides a complete bar, including soft drinks and water, but the food selection is limited to snacks and hot dogs. Parking at Prairie Creek is satisfactory, but there is no designated area for a bag drop. An on-course beverage cart is sometimes available.

Prairie Creek Golf Course Front Nine

Prairie Creek Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 417 yds
White: 458 yds
Blue: 474 yds

Hole 1 starts your round with a par 5, having large level tees. Next is a flat fairway straight away. Following are a medium rough with real sand bunker that were unmaintained. However, fringe is maintained. The hole ends with a large, receptive green that runs at a slow speed.

Prairie Creek Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 268 yds
White: 313 yds
Blue: 323 yds

Next is hole 2 with a level, but small, tee block. Golf a flat fairway that doglegs right then runs downhill. Here you will find medium length rough and a maintained fringe. Finally, a small and receptive green that runs to the right has a slow putting speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 03

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 7.20

Red: 126 yds
White: 155 yds
Blue: 185 yds

Golf from large, level tees on this fairly normal par 3 with medium rough. You shoot downhill over a non-flowing creek/ditch. Fringe is maintained. Hole ends with a medium sized, receptive green that runs at a slow speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 04

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 5.72

Red: 270 yds
White: 337 yds
Blue: 349 yds

Level, small tees begin this par 4. Fairway goes over a small creek then uphill and sharply doglegs left. Plan for medium length rough and unraked bunkers of real sand. Note the maintained fringe and a large, receptive green with some break.

Prairie Creek Hole 05

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 107 yds
White: 122 yds
Blue: 136 yds

Midway through the front nine is this straightforward par 3 with level medium tees, medium rough, real sand unraked bunkers and a maintained fringe. Green is large, receptive, but slow of speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 06

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 5.00

Red: 395 yds
White: 490 yds
Blue: 505 yds

On hole 6, level, medium sized tees point down a fairway that is flat and doglegs right. A small, stagnant pond is to the left side of fairway. As with other holes on this front nine, rough is medium length. On this hole, golfers find maintained fringe. Green is very soft with water behind it. Als note it can be soft around green. This big green is receptive and runs at a slow speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 07

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 245 yds
White: 310 yds
Blue: 345 yds

This hole is a shorter par 4 with level, medium size tees. It has a flat fairway but trees on both sides and features a medium rough and maintained fringe. 2nd shot takes you over a beautiful pond to the green. Green is medium in size, receptive but slow speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 08

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 270 yds
White: 326 yds

Blue: 337 yds

This slight dogleg left par 4 has a tree smack in the middle of the fairway, so pick a side. Golf with level tees and a flat fairway that runs downhill approaching the green. This hole has medium rough and an unmaintained fringe. Green is medium in size and slow in speed. It is receptive though it runs away from you.

Prairie Creek Hole 09

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 331 yds
White: 411 yds
Blue: 426 yds

Golf this finishing par 4 starting from a level, medium size tee. It has a flat fairway runs uphill most of the way. Also, it has medium length rough and maintained fringe. The green is large, receptive and slow.

Rating for holes 1-9: 6.02

Prairie Creek Golf Course Back Nine

Prairie Creek Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 310 yds
White: 380 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Level, medium size tees start the back 9 with this normal par 4. Golf through a flat fairway sided with medium rough. Bunkers are real sand but unraked. Also note maintained fringe. A large, receptive green with a little break runs slow.

Prairie Creek Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 465 yds
White: 506 yds
Blue: 521 yds

This is a par 5 with large level tees. It has a nice rolling fairway that finishes uphill, medium rough and a maintained fringe. Green is large, very receptive and of a slower speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 241 yds
White: 293 yds
Blue: 340 yds

Tee off out the shoot and over a pond from the small but level tees. The flat fairway goes severely uphill before the green. Like most holes on this nine, golfers play with medium rough and maintained fringe. The large green is quite slow of speed but receptive.

Prairie Creek Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 6.40

Red: 103 yds
White: 125 yds
Blue: 153 yds

Hole 13 is a very nice par 3 where you tee off over a pond to a receptive, large green. Note medium rough and a maintained fringe. All carry. Green runs at a slow speed.

Prairie Creek Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 255 yds
White: 330 yds
Blue: 349 yds

Midway through the back nine is a typical par 4 with trouble left and bail out right. Hole 14 has level tees and a flat fairway. Consistent for the course, it has medium rough and maintained fringe. Green is medium size and receptive and it runs at a slow pace.

Prairie Creek Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 120 yds
White: 139 yds `
Blue: 146 yds

This par 3 plays longer than it seems. Start from large, level tees. Uphill shot to green though it seems level. It has medium rough and a well-maintained fringe. Green is slow and medium in size, but receptive. It is very rolling and undulating.

Prairie Creek Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 272 yds
White: 368 yds
Blue: 402 yds

Level, medium sized tees start this par 4. Plan for a rolling fairway that fades left slightly. Medium rough and real sand bunkers, unraked on this hole. Maintained fringe around a large receptive green. Slow speed on the green.

Prairie Creek Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 313 yds
White: 381 yds
Blue: 395 yds

Medium size level tees start this straightforward par 4. Next is a flat fairway with medium length rough. Real sand bunkers are unraked. However, fringe is maintained. Green is large and slow as well as very receptive.

Prairie Creek Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 5.66

Red: 491 yds
White: 559 yds
Blue: 570 yds

The final hole is the longest par 5 on the course. It has level tees and a rolling fairway that rises uphill and medium rough. Real sand bunkers are unraked. Maintained fringe on this hole. The medium size, receptive green runs at a slow speed.

Holes 10-18 average rating: 6.08

Prairie Creek Golf Course Summary

Overall Course Rating: 6.05


Prairie Creek Golf Course presents itself as a straightforward public golf course, characterized by its predictable layout without many unexpected twists and turns. While certain areas could benefit from some tender loving care (TLC), the course maintains a commendable consistency in terms of green speed, albeit on the slower side. Despite lacking the bells and whistles of more elaborate courses, Prairie Creek offers golfers a reliable and steady playing experience with bent grass greens, well-manicured fairways, wooded areas and multiple sets of tees that caters to golfers of many different skill levels.

One noteworthy aspect of Prairie Creek is its consistent pricing, making it a decent value for those seeking an affordable round of golf. The course’s affordability adds to its appeal, attracting golf enthusiasts who appreciate the balance between cost and the overall golfing experience. Although it may not boast the extravagance of high-end courses, Prairie Creek stands out for its reliability, making it an accessible choice for those looking for a straightforward and budget-friendly golfing option. See our video of Prairie Creek Golf Course.

The tees rate the highest at 6.33.

Pricing: Refer to Prairie Creek Website or call (517) 669-1958 for tee times and pricing.

Value Rating: +3.05

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