An independent, unbiased review of Terrace Bluff Golf Club in Delta County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

Address: 7527 Lake Bluff 19.4 Rd., Gladstone, MI 49837

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Black tees – 5,218; Grey tees – 5,996; Blue tees – 6,360: Dark Blue tees – 6,803
Stimp meter: 8.6

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 7.64

The clubhouse at Terrace Bluff Golf Club in Gladstone, Michigan, is a welcoming hub for golfers and visitors alike. The clubhouse offers a comfortable space to relax and unwind before or after a round of golf. Inside, golfers can find amenities such as a pro shop stocked with wide variety of golf equipment including balls, gloves, tees, markers, clubs and demo clubs to try out. The apparel selection is large with hats, shirts, jackets, skirts and more. The cozy lounge area is perfect for enjoying a post-game drink or meal with a full bar. The clubhouse staff are friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the overall warm ambiance of this Michigan golfing destination. Whether seeking golfing essentials, a place to socialize, or simply a peaceful spot to take in the scenic surroundings, the clubhouse at Terrace Bluff Golf Club provides a delightful retreat for all who visit.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Front Nine

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 8.57

Black: 453 yds
Grey: 483 yds
Blue: 513 yds
Dark Blue: 545 yds

Start your round from large and level tee boxes on the opening par 5. The rolling fairway doglegs left slightly and is tree-lined with shorter rough. Bunkers have real sand and fringe is maintained. This medium size green is receptive and rolling with a slope from back to front. It putts at a fast speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.67

Black: 276 yds
Grey: 387 yds
Blue: 407 yds
Dark Blue: 430 yds

Level, medium size tees begin this dogleg right. The fairway is flat and tree-lined with short rough. There are no water hazards, and the bunkers are real sand. The medium size green has a maintained fringe and a fast -putting surface that has a rolling and receptive feel.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 7.14

Black: 272 yds
Grey: 303 yds
Blue: 326 yds
Dark Blue: 353 yds

Large and level tee blocks give you a good view of the flat fairway that doglegs severely right so placement off the tee is crucial. The hole is tree-lined with short rough, has real sand bunkers with multiple rakes, and a maintained fringe. This fast-paced green is small and has a rolling and receptive surface. Green slopes back to front.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Black: 229 yds
Grey: 296 yds
Blue: 321 yds
Dark Blue: 348 yds

We continue our doglegs with a sharp dogleg left from large and level tees. The tree-lined fairway has short rough. Multiple rakes are stationed around the real sand bunkers and the fringe is maintained. The green is receptive, rolling, small in size and fast in speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Black: 141 yds
Grey: 151 yds
Blue: 162 yds
Dark Blue: 176 yds

Your first par 3 comes halfway into the front nine. It’s straight forward from level, medium size tees. The approach is flat, and the hole is tree-lined. The medium size green is guarded by short rough and real sand bunkers. A maintained fringe skirts the green. The surface is receptive, rolling and slopes back to front.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Black: 302 yds
Grey: 361 yds
Blue: 381 yds
Dark Blue: 397 yds

Level, medium size tees lead to the flat fairway that doglegs slightly left. The hole is tree-lined, with short rough, no water hazard, real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is very rolling and undulating with a slope back to front and a receptive feel. It is medium in size and putts at a fast pace.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Black: 128 yds
Grey: 140 yds
Blue: 155 yds
Dark Blue: 170 yds

Hole 7 is another straight-ahead par 3 where you tee from large and level tees. It plays slightly uphill with short rough and real sand bunkers that have multiple rakes guarding the green. It is tree-lined and has a maintained fringe. The green is medium in size, fast in speed and has a receptive, rolling putting surface.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Black: 339 yds
Grey: 415 yds
Blue: 436 yds
Dark Blue: 466 yds

Level, medium size tees and a rolling fairway with short rough make this longer par 4 playable. It is tree-lined with real sand fairway bunkers in great shape. Real sand bunkers await at the green. A maintained fringe surrounds the medium size green. This green is slightly elevated, rolling, receptive and runs at a fast speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 7.50

Black: 438 yds
Grey: 465 yds
Blue: 489 yds
Dark Blue: 518 yds

Start on a par 5 and finish on a par 5 for the last hole on the front nine from level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway doglegs right, is tree-lined and has shorter rough. There is a small but nice water hazard right and short of the green. Bunkers are real sand with multiple rakes and fringe is maintained. This medium size green putts fast and is rolling and receptive. 

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.83

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Back Nine

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.43

Black: 312 yds
Grey: 328 yds
Blue: 339 yds
Dark Blue: 367 yds

Start the back nine from level, medium size tee blocks. The flat fairway doglegs slightly left. The tree-lined hole has short rough and a pond water hazard down the right side to avoid. There are fairway and greenside bunkers, all real sand and in great shape. A maintained fringe wraps around this medium size green. The surface slopes back to front with a receptive and rolling feel that putts at a fast speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Black: 132 yds
Grey: 145 yds
Blue: 158 yds
Dark Blue: 179 yds

Tee through a chute of trees from large and level tees to a green that opens up on this par 3. The large green is guarded by real sand bunkers and short rough. This fast-paced green has a rolling, receptive surface. The green slopes from back to front.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 7.71

Black: 429 yds
Grey: 456 yds
Blue: 482 yds
Dark Blue: 517 yds

Level and medium size tees begin your first par 5 on the back nine. This rolling fairway doglegs slightly left. Lined by trees, it has shorter rough. All bunkers have real sand and multiple rakes available. The small green has a maintained fringe. It runs at a medium speed, and slopes back to front with a rolling and receptive feel.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 7.71

Black: 309 yds
Grey: 368 yds
Blue: 389 yds
Dark Blue: 410 yds

Large and level tees give you a great chance to hit this rolling fairway that doglegs right in the proper place. This tree-lined hole has shorter rough and real sand bunkers with multiple rakes. There is a maintained fringe edging the small, elevated green. The green is receptive, rolling, sloped back to front and putts at a medium speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 7.50

Black: 104 yds
Grey: 185 yds
Blue: 198 yds
Dark Blue: 231 yds

The final par 3 starts on elevated, level, medium size tee boxes. The hole plays downhill, lined by trees. It has short rough and there are no hazards on the hole. A maintained fringe surrounds the small, receptive and rolling green that putts at a medium speed.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Black: 308 yds
Grey: 353 yds
Blue: 375 yds
Dark Blue: 390 yds

​Level, medium size tees allow for placement, which is crucial on this par 4. The fairway is rolling and runs uphill with a dogleg right. The rough is short, on this tree-lined holes. All bunkers are real sand with the fairway bunkers in top shape. A maintained fringe edges the medium size green. The elevated, receptive and rolling surface putts at a medium pace.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 7.71

Black: 310 yds
Grey: 397 yds
Blue: 421 yds
Dark Blue: 433 yds

​Elevated, level and medium size tees point down this straight-ahead par 4. The tree-lined fairway is flat with short rough. The bunkers have real sand with multiple rakes and the fringe is maintained. This green is both medium in size and speed with a surface that is rolling, receptive and sloped back to front.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 5 – Rating 7.71

Black: 420 yds
Grey: 433 yds
Blue: 466 yds
Dark Blue: 489 yds

Your final par 5 has level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway doglegs slightly right, lined by trees and shorter rough. Real sand bunkers have multiple rakes and fringe is well-maintained. A receptive, rolling green of medium size and speed await you. This green slopes back to front.

Terrace Bluff Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 7.75

Black: 316 yds
Grey: 330 yds
Blue: 342 yds
Dark Blue: 374 yds

Start your final hole from level, medium size tees that are elevated. This rolling fairway doglegs right around a pond water hazard and has short rough. Real sand bunkers have multiple rakes and fringe is maintained. The receptive and rolling green is both medium in size and speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.61

Overall Course Rating: 7.72

SUMMARY:

The golf course at Terrace Bluff Golf Club in Gladstone, Michigan, offers a captivating and picturesque 18-hole championship golf course. Located in the Upper Peninsula not far from beautiful Little Bay de Noc, this course boasts lush fairways bordered by towering pine trees. Golfers are treated to a challenging yet enjoyable round with strategically placed bunkers, undulating greens, and water hazards that require both skill and strategy to navigate.
With 6,803 yards of golf from the longest tees, the course design harmoniously blends natural elements with well-manicured greens, providing players of all levels an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings while testing their golfing prowess. Terrace Bluff Golf Club is not just a golf course; it’s a destination where golfers can immerse themselves in the tranquility and beauty of Northern Michigan. Note: The front 9 greens run faster than the back 9 greens. See our video of Terrace Bluff Golf Club.

Pricing: Refer to www.terracebluff.com or call (906) 428-2343 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.69

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