An unbiased review of The Medalist Golf Club 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.

15701 N Drive North, Marshall, MI 49068

Front 9: Par 36

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course (all 18): Par 72

Yardage: Red tees – 5,151; Gold tees: – 5,761; White tees – 6,216, Blue tees – 6574; Black tees – 6,973
Stimpmeter: 9.2

The Medalist Clubhouse

Clubhouse and AmenitiesRating 7.28

The clubhouse for The Medalist in South central Michigan has good parking and a self-serve bag drop. Good carts and solid cart paths. Club house is multi-level with a restaurant. Full menu selections and full beverage items. Small but nice apparel selection. Ball, gloves, hats, etc. available for equipment. Very good service and average pricing throughout.

The Medalist Golf Club Front Nine

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 276 yds
Gold: 295 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 368 yds
Black: 385 yds

Hole 1 starts your round with a straight par 4, with medium level tees. A rolling fairway. Medium rough and maintained fringe. Real sand bunkers. A large, receptive and rolling green that runs at a medium speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 8.28

Red: 290 yds
Gold: 310 yds
White: 349 yds
Blue: 377 yds
Black: 396 yds

Medium size, level tees. Rolling fairway with medium length rough. Pond to the left of green on approach. Real sand bunkers and maintained fringe. Green is large, receptive and rolling, running at a fast speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 8.28

Red: 159 yds
Gold: 165 yds
White: 184 yds
Blue: 203 yds
Black: 216 yds

Large and level sets of tees point you over water and uphill to an elevated green. Real sand bunkers and fringe are well maintained. Green is medium speed and large. Very rolling and receptive.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 384 yds
Gold: 511 yds
White: 526 yds
Blue: 545 yds
Black: 563 yds

Level, medium size tee blocks. Long par 5 with a straight, rolling, downhill fairway. Medium length rough and a maintained fringe. Water and real sand bunkering to the left of green. Green is large, receptive, rolling, and fast.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Red: 290 yds
Gold: 312 yds
White: 342 yds
Blue: 357 yds
Black: 403 yds

Level, medium tees and a rolling fairway with water to left off the tee. Medium rough and real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe. Green is rolling and receptive, also small and fast.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 325 yds
White: 348 yds
Blue: 368 yds
Black: 400 yds

This par 4 has level, small tees. Rolling fairway with medium length rough. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Green is large and fast as well as being receptive. Many breaks and undulations.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 7.00

Red: 123 yds
Gold: 157 yds
White: 160 yds
Blue: 174 yds
Black: 186 yds

Small, level tee blocks. Pond near green. Medium rough and real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe surrounds a large, receptive, rolling green that runs at a fast speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 295 yds
Gold: 366 yds
White: 386 yds
Blue: 405 yds
Black: 421 yds

Medium sized, level tee blocks. Rolling fairway that runs downhill and is sided with medium rough. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Green is medium speed. Large and receptive.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 423 yds
Gold: 453 yds
White: 514 yds
Blue: 527 yds
Black: 567 yds

A par 5 finishes the front with medium sized level tees. Fairway is flatter with medium length rough. Water runs along the left of fairway. Real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe. Green is large, receptive and rolling running at a fast speed.

Average rating for holes 1-9: 7.88

The Medalist Golf Club Back Nine

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 7.72

Red: 342 yds
Gold: 378 yds
White: 383 yds
Blue: 395 yds
Black: 418 yds

Level, medium size tees start the back 9 with this straight par 4. Rolling fairway and medium rough. Real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. A receptive, rolling green. Medium size, and fast speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 271 yds
Gold: 271 yds
White: 372 yds
Blue: 407 yds
Black: 424 yds

Par 4 with medium, level tees. Rolling fairway that runs uphill. Can play longer than it is. Medium rough and real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe. Green is tiered, rolling and receptive. Medium in size and runs at a fast speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 141 yds
Gold: 152 yds
White: 165 yds
Blue: 181 yds
Black: 200 yds

Level, medium sized tees. Flat fairway that goes uphill. Medium rough, and real sand bunkers, maintained fringe. Green is large, tiered, and receptive. Running at a medium speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 448 yds
Gold: 501 yds
White: 529 yds
Blue: 553 yds
Black: 581 yds

Medium, level tees on this longest par 5 on the course. Flat fairway that doglegs right. Medium rough and maintained fringe. Real sand bunkers. The receptive, rolling green is large and runs at a medium speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 308 yds
Gold: 324 yds
White: 341 yds
Blue: 359 yds
Black: 382 yds

Medium, level tees start this straight away par 4. Fairway is flat with medium rough and a maintained fringe. Real sand bunkers. A rolling, receptive green that is medium in size and speed.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 5 – Rating 7.66

Red: 395 yds
Gold: 426 yds
White: 474 yds
Blue: 486 yds
Black: 505 yds

This par 5 has medium, level tees and a rolling fairway. Medium rough and real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe. Green is large and fast with many breaks, and is very receptive.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 5 – Rating 7.66

Red: 303 yds
Gold: 303 yds
White: 316 yds
Blue: 331 yds
Black: 348 yds

Level, medium size tees start this par 4. Fairway runs uphill and is very rolling. Medium rough and real sand bunkers. Maintained fringe. The receptive, rolling green is fast and large.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Red: 95 yds
Gold: 149 yds
White: 149 yds
Blue: 163 yds
Black: 175 yds

Large, level tees start this straight-forward par 3. Medium length rough and a maintained fringe. Marsh area. Green is large and fast. Receptive with many breaks.

The Medalist Golf Club Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 321 yds
Gold: 358 yds
White: 358 yds
Blue: 375 yds
Black: 403 yds

Finishing par 4 with level tees and a rolling, downhill fairway with water to the left near the green. Beautiful fountain in pond. Real sand bunkers, medium rough and a maintained fringe. The rolling, receptive green is fast and large.

Holes 10-18 average rating: 7.84

Summary of The Medalist Golf Club

Overall Course Rating: 7.86

SUMMARY:

The Medalist provides quality throughout. Course is in very good shape and offers many challenges from a variety of tee positions. The natural surroundings, wooded land, water hazards and wildlife such as sandhill cranes all help make The Medalist Golf Club a complete experience. Grill room restaurant is very nice, and the entire place is a good experience. Highly recommended in the Battle Creek area. See our video of The Medalist Golf Club.

The tees, fairways and greens all rate 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to The Medalist website or call (269) 789-4653 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +2.67

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