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

12111 Helmer Road South, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Front 9: Par 31

Back 9: Par 30/31

Overall Course (all 18): Par 61/62

Yardage: White tees – 2,285; Green tees – 2,820; Blue tees – 3,332
Stimpmeter: 8.2

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 5.80

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course has adequate parking, a nice clubhouse and very good service.  Food selections are limited but they have a full bar with an event space.  A limited selection of equipment and apparel is available at average pricing.  The carts and cart paths are both in good shape.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Front Nine

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

White: 74 yds
Green: 101 yds
Blue: 123 yds

This starting par 3 begins on a small tee block that needs some attention. The rough is medium in length and the water hazard is in play. Fringe is well maintained. The small green is receptive, rolling and tiered. Green runs at a medium speed.

Truck on Squirrel Hollow Hole 1
Landscaping around the truck hazard on hole 1
Squirrel Hollow architecture between Holes one and two
We asked about the architecture between Holes 1 & 2 – it is used as a venue for events!
Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

White: 75 yds
Green: 103 yds
Blue: 147 yds

The second par 3 starts on level, medium size tees with medium rough. Maintained fringe surrounds the small, receptive, rolling green. The green runs at medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

White: 186 yds
Green: 249 yds
Blue: 271 yds

Large level tees point you down a flat, level fairway on this first par 4. Medium rough and real sand bunkers, though unraked, are on this hole. Fringe surrounds your third in a row of small greens. Green is receptive, runs at a medium speed, and is sloped from back to front.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

White: 143 yds
Green: 196 yds
Blue: 223 yds

On this second par 4, level medium-sized tees start you to the rolling fairway that is surrounded by medium length rough. Real sand bunkers are unraked. Fringe is maintained. Another small green runs at medium speed, is receptive and rolling.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 6.50

White: 40 yds
Green: 60 yds
Blue: 70 yds

Level, medium-size tees start this extremely short par 3. This medium-size green is surrounded by medium-length rough and maintained fringe. The green runs at a medium speed and is very receptive and rolling.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

White: 178 yds
Green: 207 yds
Blue: 231 yds

Tee off from level, medium size tees to a rolling fairway. Take heed of Squirrel Tips sign posting “hard dogleg left, 110 yard shot is ideal and right side of fairway is perfect.” Medium length rough and well maintained fringe are featured on this hole. The small green is receptive, rolling and medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 5.20

White: 51yds
Green: 63 yds
Blue: 73 yds

The level tees are small and your shot to the green must carry the front, real sand bunker. Rough is medium height and fringe is well maintained. This green is small, receptive, rolling and runs at medium speed. Unfortunately, the green has a few dead spots.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 5.50

White: 80 yds
Green: 118 yds
Blue: 145 yds

Medium size, level tees start the last par 3 on the front nine. Rough is medium height and fringe is maintained. A receptive, rolling green is medium in size and in speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

White: 245 yds
Green: 256 yds
Blue: 278 yds

Large, level tees start you down the flat fairway that is surrounded by medium length rough. This large green is surrounded by a well-maintained fringe, is receptive and rolling and putts at a medium speed. This is the only large green on the front 9.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 5.98

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Back Nine

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 3 – Rating 5.60

White: 116 yds
Green: 155 yds
Blue: 184 yds

Level, medium-size tee blocks start you on the back nine down a flat fairway with medium length rough. A well maintained fringe surrounds a medium-size green that is receptive but has a dead spot. Green runs at medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

White: 80 yds
Green: 94 yds
Blue: 123 yds

Tee off from level, medium size tees over a waste area to the green. Rough is medium length and fringe is maintained. The green is large, receptive, rolling and medium-speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

White: 188 yds
Green: 224 yds
Blue: 257 yds

Tee off from level, medium size tees to an uphill, rolling fairway. Rough is long. This medium size green is receptive, rolling and runs at a medium speed. A maintained fringe surrounds it.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

White: 201 yds
Green: 230 yds
Blue: 273 yds

Hole 13 features another Squirrel Tips posting: slight dogleg left, 100 yards to clear hazard and 160 yards shot is ideal. It starts from large, level tees to a downhill, rolling fairway. Medium rough and a maintained fringe are found on this hole. This small green has a dead spot but is receptive, rolling and runs at a medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 6.50

White: 82 yds
Green: 104 yds
Blue: 128 yds

Large, level tees point you to a medium-size green surrounded by a well maintained fringe and medium-length rough. The green is receptive, rolling and medium in speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 6.40

White: 265 yds
Green: 287 yds
Blue: 340 yds

This is the longest hole on the course. Level, medium size tees start you down the rolling fairway that is downhill and surrounded by medium length rough. A well-maintained fringe edges a rolling, receptive, medium-sized green that is medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

White: 79 yds
Green: 106 yds
Blue: 153 yds

Once again, start from level, medium-sized tees at this hole. Expect medium-length rough and maintained fringe on this hole. The large, tiered green is medium in speed, receptive and rolling.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 5.00

White: 73 yds
Green: 94 yds
Blue:
113 yds

Tees are medium in size but a bit unlevel. Medium length rough and a maintained fringe are on this hole. The medium size green is receptive, rolling and runs at medium speed.

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

White: 129 yds
Green: 173 yds
Blue: 201 yds

Large, level tee blocks lead to a flat fairway surrounded by medium rough. A marsh water hazard is on this finishing hole. This large, medium-speed green has a maintained fringe and is receptive and rolling.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.04

Overall Course Rating: 6.01

Squirrel Hollow Sign

SUMMARY:

Squirrel Hollow Golf Course is a beautiful executive course.  Aside from a few greens with mars, the greens are very consistent in feel and speed.  Fairways are nice overall.  This course is a perfect course to work with your irons and short game. With a great staff, individuals of all ages can enjoy a round of golf.

This course has been voted Best Course for Women’s Leagues in the Battle Creek area.  They run a special every Friday for $1 per hole with a cart, have once a month glow-golf from May to September.  They also feature margarita nights, Wine and Nine, With live music and food trucks weekly.  Squirrel Hollow Golf Course provides a community experience in addition to the golf.

Fairways rate the highest at 6.40. See our Video of Squirrel Hollow Golf Course.

Pricing: Refer to Squirrel Hollow Golf Course website or call (269) 979-7277 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.94

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