An unbiased review of Coyote Preserve Golf Club in Genesee County, Michigan, by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses will be considered for review.

9218 Preserve Dr., Fenton, MI 48430

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 35

Overall Course (all 18): Par 71

Yardage: Red tees – 4,851; Gold Tees – 5,563; White tees – 6,123; Blue tees – 6,580; Black tees – 6,912
Stimpmeter: 9.6

The Coyote Preserve Golf Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 8.55

Coyote Preserve Golf Club provides good and ample parking lot along with good bag drop service. They have a friendly staff and very good service throughout. Carts are adequate and cart paths are in great shape. Coyote Preserve has a very nice, comfortable clubhouse and amenities with a decent selection of pro shop equipment along with a good selection of apparel and average pricing on both. They have limited but good menu selections with average pricing. A full bar is available. Coyote Preserve is an Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

The Coyote Preserve Golf Club Front Nine

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 1 with cart path

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 7.42

Red: 438 yds.
Gold: 473 yds.
White: 516 yds.
Blue: 536 yds.
Black: 566 yds.

This starting par 5 has a level and small sized tee box. A winding and rolling fairway runs both uphill and downhill in areas. There is water near tee and short rough. Hole has real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Green is large, receptive, rolling and fast.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 2 with cart path

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Red: 241 yds.
Gold: 265 yds.
White: 298 yds.
Blue: 324 yds.
Black: 348 yds.

Beginning on a level, medium sized tee block, you drive into a rolling fairway on this short par 4. There are real sand bunkers in fairway. Short length rough and maintained fringe are featured. The rolling, receptive green is large and fast.

Coyote Preserve Hole 3 with water hazard

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 244 yds.
Gold: 317 yds.
White: 357 yds.
Blue: 380 yds.
Black: 412 yds.

Tee off from medium sized, level sets of tees. Your drive goes over water into a rolling fairway that doglegs right. Note short rough, real sand bunkers and well-maintained fringe. The large green is receptive and runs at a fast speed.

Coyote Preserve Hole 4 with cart path and trees

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 7.42

Red: 284 yds.
Gold: 349 yds.
White: 372 yds.
Blue: 388 yds.
Black: 396 yds.

This par 4 has a level, medium sized tee block. Tee shot is over water into a rolling uphill fairway that slightly doglegs left. Short rough and real sand bunkers and maintained fringe are again found on this hole. The receptive green is rolling, fast and large.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.28

Red: 319 yds.
Gold: 376 yds.
White: 396 yds.
Blue: 420 yds.
Black: 447 yds.

A level set of medium sized, tiered tee blocks start this challenging hole. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill. Water fronts the green and lays to the right. Hole includes short rough, real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The tiered green is large and very receptive. Green runs at a fast speed.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 3 – Rating 7.66

Red: 80 yds.
Gold: 103 yds.
White: 120 yds.
Blue: 140 yds.
Black: 156 yds.

Start from level, medium sized tee blocks. It is all carry to this par 3. Note short rough with a small pond to the right, maintained fringe and real sand bunkers. The green is fast, receptive and large with many breaks.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 436 yds.
Gold: 486 yds.
White: 508 yds.
Blue: 566 yds.
Black: 567 yds.

Small sized, tiered and level tee block starts #1 Handicap hole. The rolling fairway sweeps left the entire way with water to the left. Hole features real sand bunkers. A maintained fringe surrounds a large, receptive green that is tiered. Green runs at a fast speed.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 133 yds.
Gold: 148 yds.
White: 173 yds.
Blue: 203 yds.
Black: 214 yds.

Start Hole 8 from level, large, and tiered tees. Shoot to a green over brush and marshland. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe follow. Green is large, fast, receptive, and sloped.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 7.72

Red: 259 yds.
Gold: 259 yds.
White: 339 yds.
Blue: 389 yds.
Black: 408 yds.

Medium size, level tees lead to a rolling dogleg right fairway around the large pond. Hole has real sand bunkers and short rough. Maintained fringe surrounds the large, receptive green that runs at a fast speed.

Rating for holes 1-9: 6.88

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Back Nine

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Red: 301 yds.
Gold: 347 yds.
White: 370 yds.
Blue: 381 yds.
Black: 409 yds.

Start your round on the back tees from large size, level boxes. The flat fairway runs straight on this normal par 4. Rough is short and bunkers are actual sand, but fringe is unmaintained. The green is receptive, fast, and large.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Red: 324 yds.
Gold: 360 yds.
White: 389 yds.
Blue: 417 yds.
Black: 449 yds.

Large, level tee block leads you to a rolling fairway that runs uphill and downhill with short length rough. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is well-maintained. The green is receptive and rolling as well as tiered, large and fast.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 102 yds.
Gold: 130 yds.
White: 143 yds.
Blue: 158 yds.
Black: 173 yds.

Tee off from small size and level tee blocks. Hole 12 is a straightforward par 3. The short rough is burnt in spots. Real sand bunkers and a well-maintained fringe were noted. The large green is tiered, rolling, receptive and quite fast.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 6.34

Red: 283 yds.
Gold: 359 yds.
White: 371 yds.
Blue: 408 yds.
Black: 426 yds.

Medium size, level tees lead to a rolling fairway with short rough that doglegs right. Well-maintained bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe surrounds the large green that is very receptive and rolling. Green runs at a fast speed.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 3 – Rating 6.28

Red: 129 yds.
Gold: 141 yds.
White: 156 yds.
Blue: 174 yds.
Black: 174 yds.

This par 3 starts with large and level tees. You shoot over water to a green well-guarded by real sand bunkers. Fringe is well-maintained. The green is large and fast. It has many breaks and is very receptive.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Red: 335 yds.
Gold: 354 yds.
White: 369 yds.
Blue: 391 yds.
Black: 406 yds.

Tees are level but small. Fairway is rolling and doglegs left. Rough is short length and there is brush and marsh to the left side. Hole has real sand bunkers. Lastly, a maintained fringe surrounds the large, fast, rolling, and receptive green.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 6.86

Red: 416 yds.
Gold: 483 yds.
White: 551 yds.
Blue: 575 yds.
Black: 589 yds.

Level, small sized tees point you down a rolling fairway that doglegs right between two water hazards. Golfers find short rough, and real sand maintained, bunkers. Maintained fringe surrounds the large size, fast green. Green is rolling and receptive.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 6.28

Red: 121 yds.
Gold: 162 yds.
White: 196 yds.
Blue: 205 yds.
Black: 221 yds.

Tee off from medium size, level tees, over water all the way on this longer par 3. Note real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe at the large, receptive green. Green runs at a fast speed.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 6.58

Red: 406 yds.
Gold: 451 yds.
White: 499 yds.
Blue: 525 yds.
Black: 551 yds.

Tees are large, tiered, and level. The flat fairway runs straight and uphill with the green sitting across water to the left. Real sand bunkers and maintained fringe are on this final hole. Green is large and fast, and a bit hard to hold.

Back 9 average rating: 6.76

Coyote Preserve Golf Club Summary

Overall Course Rating: 6.82

SUMMARY: Coyote Preserve Golf Club is overall a good golf course with an up-north feel. A few areas could use some maintenance, especially around some of the water. A variety of services and a nice atmosphere make Coyote Preserve Golf Club – Fenton a great track.  See our video of Coyote Preserve Golf Club.

Fairways are the highest rated at 7.27.

Pricing: Refer to www.coyotepreserve.com or call (810) 714-3206 for tee times and pricing.

Value Rating: +4.40

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