An independent, unbiased review of The Rock at Drummond Island in Chippewa County, Michigan using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
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Address: 33494 S. Maxton Rd., Drummond Island, MI 49726-9545

Front 9: Par 35

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 71

Yardage: Red tees – 4,992; White tees – 5,679: Blue tees – 6,190; Gold tees –6,837
Stimpmeter: 9.7

The Rock at Drummond Island Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 7.69

The clubhouse and pro shop at The Rock Golf Course on Drummond Island provide a welcoming haven for golf enthusiasts. The venue boasts versatile event space or conference center for gatherings and celebrations. Inside, a full bar awaits, offering a respite for golfers to unwind. The menu features classic golf course fare, satisfying hunger with familiar favorites. The pro shop showcases an average selection of equipment and apparel, with pricing that aligns with industry standards. There are well-marked, but unpaved paths and a spacious parking lot that ensures convenient access. The clean restrooms and strategically placed port-o-johns on the course prioritize the comfort of players. Amenities of a putting green and practice area to warm up are available. Overall, The Rock Golf Course clubhouse and pro shop seamlessly blend practicality, comfort, and recreational indulgence.

The Rock at Drummond Island Front Nine

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 7.71

Red: 445 yds
White: 471 yds
Blue: 506 yds
Gold: 546 yds

Begin your round of golf from level tee blocks heading to the flat, downhill, tree-lined fairway with short rough. There are real sand fairway bunkers to avoid and water hazards as you proceed to the small green. A maintained fringe surrounds the receptive, rolling green that slopes from back to front and putts at a medium speed.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 86 yds
White: 113 yds
Blue: 136 yds
Gold: 189 yds

From level and larger tees, you get to shoot at one of the island greens in the upper peninsula. The medium size green is guarded by the water hazards, short rough and some nice, real sand bunkers. This medium speed green has a maintained fringe and a surface that is elevated, receptive, rolling and sloped back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 245 yds
White: 305 yds
Blue: 373 yds
Gold: 421 yds

With level and medium size tees the course play amps up on this par 4. The fairway is rolling, doglegs slightly left and runs uphill as well. The rough is short and there is a dry creek bed to avoid as well as real sand fairway and greenside bunkers. The elevated green is small and runs at a medium speed. It has a sloped back to front surface that is receptive.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 7.67

Red: 322 yds
White: 358 yds
Blue: 382 yds
Gold: 401 yds

The tees are level and medium size for this old style, sharp dogleg right par 4 where placement off the tee is everything. With a flat fairway and short rough, the dogleg is the main concern. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The receptive green is medium speed, small in size and sloped back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 7.67

Red: 262 yds
White: 292 yds
Blue: 317 yds
Gold: 348 yds

Small and level tees start this 5th hole. The fairway is flat, slightly uphill and doglegs right sharply with short rough and trees lining on each side of the par 4. All bunkers are real sand, in good shape and there is a maintained fringe around the small green. The green is medium speed, elevated, sloped front to back and receptive.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 7.60

Red: 325 yds
White: 351 yds
Blue: 365 yds
Gold: 409 yds

From elevated, level tees, aim down this tight, tree-lined, rolling fairway that doglegs slightly left and runs a bit downhill. The rough is short, the bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is elevated and thankfully receptive even though it is sloped front to back. It is also small and putts at a medium speed.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 7.71

Red: 347 yds
White: 394 yds
Blue: 435 yds
Gold: 476 yds

Elevated, small and level tees start this par 4. The fairway is flat with short rough and real sand bunkers. There is a water hazard right of the green that covers well forward from the greenside as well. The green is small with a maintained fringe and runs at a medium speed. The green surface is sloped back to front and receptive.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 3 – Rating 7.67

Red: 127 yds
White: 142 yds
Blue: 161 yds
Gold: 174 yds

Level, medium size tees give you a good view of this straight-forward par 3. Tee over the dry creek bed to the medium size green that is guarded by short rough and real sand bunkers. The maintained fringe surrounds the putting surface, which is medium speed, receptive and sloped back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 7.33

Red: 289 yds
White: 332 yds
Blue: 373 yds
Gold: 427 yds

Level, medium size tees begin your final hole on the front nine. The flat fairway runs downhill and is tree-lined with short rough. The bunkers are all real sand and the fringe is well-maintained. This is a small green with a slope from back to front, a receptive feel, and rolls at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.60

The Rock at Drummond Island Back Nine

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 313 yds
White: 361 yds
Blue: 398 yds
Gold: 432 yds

Medium size, level tees start you on the back nine. With a slight, sweeping type dogleg left, this rolling fairway runs slightly uphill. The hole is tree lined with short rough and real sand bunkers. A maintained fringe edges the elevated green which is medium in size and speed with a receptive surface sloped back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 3 – Rating 8.00

Red: 97 yds
White: 149 yds
Blue: 158 yds
Gold: 184 yds

Small and level tee boxes are on this tight par 3 that’s completely tree-lined, with short rough and real sand bunkers at the greenside. The receptive green is small, medium speed and slightly sloped back to front, all with a maintained fringe. 

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 437 yds
White: 466 yds
Blue: 480 yds
Gold: 520 yds

From level, medium size tees you play this first par 5 on the back nine. The fairway is rolling, runs a bit downhill, and is tree-lined with short rough. The bunkers are all real sand and the fringe is maintained. Here we have another small green that putts at a medium speed and is receptive and sloped from back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 269 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 341 yds
Gold: 421 yds

Medium size, level tee blocks provide ample opportunity to place a tee shot in the flat fairway on this tight, tree-lined par 4 with short rough siding the fairway and real sand bunkers. The small green has a maintained fringe, a receptive feel, is sloped back to front and runs at a medium speed.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 7.71

Red: 313 yds
White: 333 yds
Blue: 362 yds
Gold: 378 yds

if you thought the last par 4 tight, this one is tighter, starting from small and level tees. Tee over the dry creek bed and marsh area to find the flat fairway edged with short rough. Accuracy is everything. The bunkers are real sand and the small green has a maintained fringe. Putting at a medium speed, the green is receptive and sloped front to back.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 3 – Rating 7.60

Red: 94 yds
White: 119 yds
Blue: 131 yds
Gold: 166 yds

The final par 3 can be a challenge. Though not long from level, medium size tee blocks, there are an abundance of things to avoid like the short rough, the trees and, of course, the marshy pond water hazard. Thankfully, no bunkers here to add to the list. A maintained fringe is around the small, undulating green that is receptive, sloped back to front and runs at a medium speed.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 16

Hole 16 – Par 4 – Rating 8.00

Red: 302 yds
White: 336 yds
Blue: 375 yds
Gold: 401 yds

The tees are level, medium in size and allow you to do your best to make sure you find the rolling fairway. The rough is short on this tree-lined hole and there are real sand bunkers to avoid as well. The maintained fringe sides this small, medium speed green with a receptive, rolling feel that is sloped back to front.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 4 – Rating 7.75

Red: 280 yds
White: 321 yds
Blue: 329 yds
Gold: 361 yds

The penultimate hole is a par 4 from level, medium size tees. The fairway is flat and winds slightly through the tree with short rough. There is a dry creek bed and real sand bunkers to steer clear of. The green is receptive, sloped back to front with a maintained fringe. It is small and putts at a medium speed.

The Rock at Drummond Island Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 448 yds
White: 512 yds
Blue: 560 yds
Gold: 583 yds

From the longest tees, this par 5 can play 583 yards. The tees are level and medium size. The fairway is rolling, running uphill, and tree-lined with short rough. Note no water hazards but there are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. The final smaller green is elevated, fairly straight-forward surface wise, and runs at a medium speed.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 7.90

Overall Course Rating: 7.75

SUMMARY:

Within the serene landscapes of Drummond Island in Michigan, The Rock Golf Course stands as a golfer’s paradise for those seeking both challenge and natural beauty. This 18-hole championship course designed by renowned architect Harry Bowers, is known for a spectacular view of Lake Huron and acres of lush terrain that seamlessly integrates with the island’s rugged charm. The meticulously maintained course caters to golfers of any skill level, offering a balanced mix of long tree-lined fairways, strategic sand bunkers, undulating greens and multiple sets of tees.
Playing a total of 6,837 yards from the back tees, The Rock can provide many possible challenges through the acres of hardwood forest for many rounds of golf. As players traverse the meticulously designed layout, they are treated to many a unique feature that capture the essence of the island’s untamed allure. As a thriving wildlife habitat, you may see abundant wildlife – deer and other animals.
With a commitment to hospitality, the clubhouse and pro shop enhance the overall experience, ensuring that visitors find comfort, quality amenities, and a warm welcome at every turn. From tee to green with a great consistency, The Rock Golf Course on Drummond Island epitomizes that course details are what create a blend of sport, nature, and relaxation. See our video of The Rock at Drummond Island.

The greens rate the highest at a consistent 8.00.

Pricing: Refer to the Drummond Island Resort website or call (906) 493-1000 for tee times and pricing.

Value Rating: +2.73

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