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

5266 Old 76, West Branch, MI 48661

Overall Rating: 7.59

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 72

Yardage: Red tees –4,987; Gold tees – 5,663; White tees – 6,322: Blue tees – 6,969
Stimpmeter: 10.3

The Dream Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.90

The Dream Golf Course has very good parking and a drive-up, self-serve bag drop. The carts and cart paths both rate very well. The clubhouse and amenities are quite good, and the apparel and equipment offered are decent. Food menu is solid and there is a full bar. The friendly service is excellent throughout..

The Dream Golf Course Front Nine

The Dream Golf Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 8.34

Red: 388 yds
Gold: 443 yds
White: 454 yds
Blue: 528 yds

The round begins on medium size, level tees. The fairway is picturesque, with a rolling downhill view and a dogleg right. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are maintained, real sand. There is a maintained fringe around the medium sized green. This green is receptive, rolling and putts at a fast speed.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 300 yds
Gold: 336 yds
White: 369 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Level, medium size tees point you down the rolling fairway with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and well maintained. The maintained fringe surrounds the large, fast green, which is also receptive and rolling.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 306 yds
Gold: 331 yds
White: 388 yds
Blue: 447 yds

Medium size, level tees start this par 4. The fairway is rolling and runs slightly uphill. The rough is medium length and the bunkers are maintained with real sand. The fringe is maintained. This medium size green is fast in speed with a rolling, receptive surface.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Red: 350 yds
Gold: 390 yds
White: 421 yds
Blue: 460 yds

Small and level tees lead you to the fairway that drops off for a blind tee shot. The fairway is rolling and has medium length rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is rolling and receptive, medium in size, and fast in speed.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 122 yds
Gold: 146 yds
White: 162 yds
Blue: 191 yds

Your first par 3 is all carry. Tee off from medium size, level tees over the only water hazard on the course. Note no bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green sits in view with an ampitheater-type hill behind it and a drop off hill in front that goes down to the water. The green is very large, especially side to side. The surface is rolling, receptive and putts at a fast speed.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 293 yds
Gold: 348 yds
White: 395 yds
Blue: 421 yds

Medium size, level tees take you to the rolling, downhill fairway with medium length rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is rolling and receptive. It runs at a fast speed and is medium in size.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 278 yds
Gold: 301 yds
White: 336 yds
Blue: 364 yds

Medium size, level tees start this short and strategic par 4. The fairway is rolling and doglegs right, running downhill at the turn. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. The fringe is well-maintained. This green is large, rolling and receptive. It putts at a fast speed and has a ridge that runs midway across the green.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 96 yds
Gold: 129 yds
White: 177 yds
Blue: 206 yds

The tees are small but level on your 2nd par 3 on the front. Medium length rough and real sand bunkers guard this straight-forward hole. The fringe is maintained, and the green is large and fast of speed. It is also receptive and rolling.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 474 yds
Gold: 498 yds
White: 518 yds
Blue: 571 yds

The front 9 ends with a par 5 starting from medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling and downhill with a slight bend left near the green. Rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained. This large, fast green is rolling and receptive.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 8.00

The Dream Golf Course Back Nine

The Dream Golf Course Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Red: 251 yds
Gold: 286 yds
White: 328 yds
Blue: 361 yds

Large, level tees start your back 9. The fairway is rolling, downhill and doglegs left with medium length rough. There are real sand, maintained bunkers and a maintained fringe. This rolling, receptive green is both fast and medium in size.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 418 yds
Gold: 468 yds
White: 506 yds
Blue: 533 yds

Start this beautiful par 5 from medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling, downhill with medium length rough and the unique feature of a tree, right in your way. Bunkers are real sand and the fringe is well-maintained. The green is large and fast, as well as receptive and rolling.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 7.34

Red: 143 yds
Gold: 156 yds
White: 167 yds
Blue: 173 yds

Hole 12 is the most straight-froward par 3 on the course. Tee off from level, medium size tees. The hole runs uphill, and the green is guarded by real sand bunkers and medium length rough. Avoid the fairway bunker to the left. The green is receptive, rolling, putts at a fast speed and is large in size.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 293 yds
Gold: 350 yds
White: 390 yds
Blue: 405 yds

Medium size, level tees start this sweeping par 4 that doglegs left. The fairway is rolling and there is medium rough edging it. Note the real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe near the green. The green is medium in size, fast in speed, and has a receptive, rolling surface.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Red: 262 yds
Gold: 274 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 383 yds

One good dogleg par 4 deserves another. Medium size, level tees begin this hole with a rolling fairway that runs downhill and doglegs right. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe surrounds the fast, medium size green. The green is receptive and rolling.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 248 yds
Gold: 315 yds
White: 377 yds
Blue: 415 yds

If 2 doglegs are not enough, try 3 back-to-back. Medium size, level tees point you down the fairway which is rolling, downhill and another dogleg right. The bunkers are real sand and the rough is medium in length. Skirting the large green is a maintained fringe. The green surface is rolling, receptive and putts at a fast speed.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 16

Hole 16- Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 334 yds
Gold: 399 yds
White: 439 yds
Blue: 483 yds

The final par 5 on the course has medium size, level tees. The fairway is rolling with medium length rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. The green that awaits is tiered, receptive and rolling. It is large in size and fast in speed.

The Dream Golf Course Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 115 yds
Gold: 140 yds
White: 181 yds
Blue: 200 yds

Your final par 3 is fairly simple, if you hit it straight. The tees are level and medium in size. The green is guarded by medium rough and large bunker to the right with real sand and short. This green is large, fast, with a rolling and receptive putting surface. 

The Dream Golf Course Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 316 yds
Gold: 353 yds
White: 387 yds
Blue: 423 yds

The finishing hole is a beautiful par 4 with level, medium size tees. The fairway runs downhill, and then back uphill to the green, plus it is very rolling. The rough is medium in length and the bunkers are real sand. A maintained fringe surrounds this large, receptive green. The green is also rolling and putts at a fast speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.86

Overall Course Rating: 7.93

SUMMARY:

The Dream Golf Course is well…. kind of dreamy. It has a wonderful consistency and is very well-maintained throughout. Built through acres of hardwoods this par-72 course features elevation changes, wide fairways, bent grass tees, and a beautiful layout. You will find the speed of the greens consistent, as well as the fairways, bunkers, etc. from the forward tees to the longest tees, The Dream is one of the most spectacular courses and a good value as well.  The sister course to The Dream is The Nightmare Golf Course, just a short distance away.  It is well worth it to play both when in the area. See our video of The Dream Golf Course.

Tees and greens rate highest at 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to The Dream Golf Course website or call (877) 345-6300 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.59

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