An unbiased review of Fox Hills Strategic Fox Golf Course in Plymouth, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses will be considered for review.

See also our review of the Golden Fox Golf Course at Fox Hills.

8768 N. Territorial Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170-5022

Front 9: Par 27

Back 9: Par 27

Overall Course (all 18): Par 54

Yardage: Red tees – 1,738; White tees – 2,240; Blue tees – 2,524
Stimpmeter: 8.5

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 6.90

The clubhouse at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center is a great place and the service is good. Parking is quite adequate though there is no bag drop. The food and drinks available are limited, but average price. No real apparel or equipment selections were noted. With amenities such as a driving range and short game area players can fine tune before their round. The carts are average and the cart paths above average. In all this is a good facility for a special event, group outings or just a pleasant round of golf.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Front Nine

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 3 – Rating 8.50

Red: 71 yds
White: 90 yds
Blue: 105 yds

Start your round on the Strategic course from large, level tee blocks. The rough is thick and there are no hazards. Fringe is maintained. The green is medium is size, medium in speed, receptive and rolling.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Red: 102 yds
White: 129 yds
Blue: 141 yds

Medium sized, level tees have you tee over a wetlands hazard to the green. There is thick, rough and a maintained fringe. The green is receptive, rolling, medium in size and speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 78 yds
White: 94 yds
Blue: 106 yds

Hole 3 starts with level, medium size, multiple tees. Thick rough and real sand bunkers guard the green, which is medium in size and speed. The green is very receptive and rolling.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 8.80

Red: 112 yds
White: 148 yds
Blue: 163 yds

Very nice, level and large tee blocks begin this next hole. Note real sand bunkers and a thick rough. Maintained fringe edges the medium size and speed green. The green is rolling and receptive with a few bare spots.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 100 yds
White: 123 yds
Blue: 144 yds

Large and level tees give you a shot to this small, receptive green. Thicker rough and real sand bunkers guard the green. The fringe is maintained. Green is receptive and rolling.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 80 yds
White: 120 yds
Blue: 134 yds

Large and level tees are on this next par 3. Thick, rough and bunkers with real sand are featured. A well-maintained fringe skirts the green. This medium size and speed green is receptive and rolling, as well as slightly tiered.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 70 yds
White: 90 yds
Blue: 105 yds

Medium sized, level tee blocks start this straight-ahead par 3. The rough is thick and the bunkers are real sand. The maintained fringe surrounds this small green that is receptive, rolling, sloped front to back, and medium in speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 50 yds
White: 78 yds
Blue: 91 yds

Tees are large, level and elevated. Tee off downhill to the medium size and speed green. The rough is thick and the bunkers are real sand. The green is receptive, rolling and sloped front to back.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 105 yds
White: 137 yds
Blue: 151 yds

Final hole on the front nine has level, medium size tees. The rough is thicker and the bunkers are real sand. The green is medium in size and surrounded by a maintained fringe. It is rolling and receptive, running at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.36

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Back Nine

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 66 yds
White: 88 yds
Blue: 105 yds

Medium size, level tees start your back nine. Note no hazards and thicker rough. Green is medium in size and speed. It is receptive, crescent shaped and sloped front to back.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 84 yds
White: 102 yds
Blue: 118 yds

Level, medium size tees point to a medium sized green. The rough is thick and the fringe maintained. No hazards are on this hole. The green is receptive, rolls right to left, is wide, and putts at a medium speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 115 yds
White: 151 yds
Blue: x165 yds

Large and level tees start this par 3. Real sand bunkers and thick rough guard the green. The fringe is maintained around this medium size and speed green that is receptive. It is long and narrow with a slight slope back to front.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 8.40

Red: 135 yds
White: 177 yds
Blue: 195 yds

Tee off from level, medium size tees. The rough is thick and the bunkers are real sand. This green is large and surrounded by a maintained fringe. Green is receptive and rolling, running at a medium speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 7.50

Red: 132 yds
White: 153 yds
Blue: 171 yds

Tees are medium in size and level on this next par 3. Rough is thick and there are no hazards. This hole plays uphill slightly. Fringe has some small burnt spots. The green is receptive and sloped front to back. Green is medium in size and speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Red: 92 yds
White: 113 yds
Blue: 131 yds

Hole 15 starts with level, medium size tees. Bunkers are real sand and the rough is thick. Fringe has a few brown spots. The green is long and narrow with a hill in the middle. It is receptive and rolling with a few bare spots. The green is medium in size and speed.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 85 yds
White: 117 yds
Blue: 133 yds

Level, medium size tees begin another par 3. The rough is thick and the bunkers are real sand. Fringe has some burnt spots. The green is medium in size and speed. It is rolling and receptive.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.66

Red: 120 yds
White: 156 yds
Blue: 171 yds

Tee off from medium size, level tees over a very nice water hazard to reach this green. There is thick rough and some waste bunkers to avoid. Fringe is maintained and surrounds the large, kidney shaped green. The green putts at a medium speed and is rolling and receptive.

Fox Hills Strategic Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 3 – Rating 8.66

Red: 141 yds
White: 174 yds
Blue: 195 yds

Large and level tees start this final par 3. The rough is thick and the bunkers have real sand. Watch for wetlands and waste areas. Fringe is maintained and the green is large and medium in speed. The green also is receptive. rolling, and sloped left to right.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 8.02

Overall Course Rating: 8.19

SUMMARY:

Located in southeastern Michigan at the Fox Hill Country Club complex, The Strategic Fox is the course to play if you want to work on your short game. This short par 3, high quality course, is made to order. It has plenty of challenge and is a great course for honing the short game. Maintenance is good throughout the course overall and the pace of play is very good on this track. With multiple sets of tees and many a sand bunker to avoid and seemingly ever-present winds, The Strategic Fox gives all levels of players a fun and challenging play their first time out. This Ray Hearns design is recommended for a great way to challenge your short game. The Strategic Fox is a good value. See our video of Strategic Fox Golf Course at Fox Hills.

Bunkers rate the highest at 9.50.

Pricing: Refer to Fox Hills Website or call (734) 453-7272 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +3.19

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