An unbiased review of The Torch Golf Course in Antrim County, Michigan by an average golfer using the Michigan Golf Matrix Scoring System.
All public Michigan Golf Courses are considered for review.

627 Ag A Ming Drive, Kewadin, MI 49648

Front 9: Par 35

Back 9: Par 36

Overall Course: (all 18) Par 71

Yardage: Red tees – 4,861; Gold tees – 5,315; White tees – 6,001: Blue tees – 6,319
Stimp meter: 9.5

The Torch Club House at A-Ga-Ming

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 6.57

The clubhouse for The Torch at A-Ga-Ming is shared with the Sundance course and is a really good facility. The carts, cart paths and parking rate solid. There is a basic golf course style menu and a full bar as well as a self-serve bag drop and affordable amenities. There is a good selection of apparel and small selection of equipment. Adequate space is available inside for relaxing and they have a nice back porch area.

The Torch Golf Course Front Nine

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 7.60

Red: 277 yds
Gold: 346 yds
White: 354 yds
Blue: 362 yds

Large, level tee blocks start your round. The fairway is rolling and runs downhill with short rough. No hazards are on this first hole. The large green is surrounded by a maintained fringe. The surface is receptive and runs at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Red: 339 yds
Gold: 347 yds
White: 404 yds
Blue: 413 yds

Large and level tees begin this nice par 4. The fairway runs downhill and has short rough. No bunkers are on this hole but there is a large water hazard on the right side of the fairway from halfway to green. The fringe is maintained. The green is receptive and rolling, and it is also large and putts fast.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Red: 265 yds
Gold: 270 yds
White: 300 yds
Blue: 305 yds

Small but level tees point you down the fairway that is flat and doglegs right slightly. Then rough is medium in length and there is a water hazard you either must carry or lay-up before. Note this hole has no bunkers and a maintained fringe. This large, receptive, rolling green putts at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 7.34

Red: 287 yds
Gold: 353 yds
White: 369 yds
Blue: 385 yds

Hole 4 is a straight par 4 with large and level tees. The fairway is fairly flat and runs downhill with medium length rough. No bunkers are on this hole but there is a water hazard for the majority of the way down the fairway to green on the right side. A large and fast green awaits. The surface is rolling and receptive.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Red: 121 yds
Gold: 130 yds
White: 159 yds
Blue: 217 yds

This very nice par 3 starts on small, level tee blocks. This par 3 is all carry to the green. The rough is short, and the hole has no bunkers and a maintained fringe. The green is large, rolling, receptive and runs at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 5 – Rating 8.00

Red: 438 yds
Gold: 451 yds
White: 514 yds
Blue: 526 yds

Your first and only par 5 on the front has large and level tees. The fairway is flat and runs uphill with short rough. There are no hazards to avoid. The fringe around this green is maintained and the green surface is receptive, and fast.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 7.20

Red: 122 yds
Gold: 122 yds
White: 163 yds
Blue: 209 yds

Your 2nd par 3 on the front is downhill from medium size, level tees. The rough is short and the bunkers (finally) are real sand and well-maintained. The fringe is maintained, and the green is large, receptive, rolling and runs at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 7.42

Red: 277 yds
Gold: 283 yds
White: 338 yds
Blue: 346 yds

Medium sized, elevated tees that are a bit unlevel start this short but challenging par 4. The fairway is flat but sits well below the tees which has you tee off over a waste area to reach the fairway. There is a water hazard short left of the green. The rough is short and the bunkers are real sand. The green is large and fast, edged by a maintained fringe. The surface is receptive and rolling.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 7.20

Red: 269 yds
Gold: 276 yds
White: 355 yds
Blue: 360 yds

Finish the outward loop with medium sized, level and elevated tees on this shorter dogleg par 4. Fairway is rolling and has medium length rough. No hazards are on this hole. The fringe around the green is well-maintained and the surface is receptive and fast on this large green.

Average Rating Holes 1-9: 7.36

The Torch Golf Course Back Nine

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 10

Hole 10 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 332 yds
Gold: 344 yds
White: 387 yds
Blue: 394 yds

Start the inward loop on level, medium sized tees that have a few burnt areas. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill with short rough. There is a water hazard to carry just short of the green on your 2nd shot. Note the real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is large and rolling with a hard to hold surface that putts at a fast speed.

The Torch at a-Ga-Ming Hole 11

Hole 11 – Par 5 – Rating 7.42

Red: 403 yds
Gold: 469 yds
White: 498 yds
Blue: 511 yds

Your first par 5 on the back has medium sized, level tees. The fairway is flat, edged with short rough, and it doglegs right. There is a stream water hazard just short of the green. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This green is medium in size, fast of speed, and the surface is hard to hold.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 12

Hole 12 – Par 4 – Rating 7.66

Red: 226 yds
Gold: 300 yds
White: 327 yds
Blue: 339 yds

Medium size, level tees start this sharp dogleg left. The fairway is flat and has short rough. The bunkers are real sand and the fringe is maintained. This green is receptive, medium in size, and putts at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 13

Hole 13 – Par 3 – Rating 5.60

Red: 164 yds
Gold: 164 yds
White: 173 yds
Blue: 184 yds

The first par 3 on the back 9 has large, level tees that has some bad grass areas. This par 3 plays all downhill. There is short rough and a water hazard right in front of the tees. This hole has no bunkers, and the fringe is maintained. This green is large, rolling and receptive., putting at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 14

Hole 14 – Par 4 – Rating 5.66

Red: 235 yds
Gold: 245 yds
White: 304 yds
Blue: 340 yds

Small and level tees lead you to the flat fairway that doglegs right and has shot rough. There is a water hazard far left. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. Awaiting you is another large, receptive, rolling green that putts at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 15

Hole 15 – Par 5 – Rating 7.20

Red: 388 yds
Gold: 408 yds
White: 486 yds
Blue: 490 yds

Hole 15 is a challenging par 5 that is the final par 5 on the course. The tees are medium in size and level. The fairway is mostly flat then goes uphill to the green, which is where the challenge comes in. The rough is short and there are no hazards. This large green is receptive and runs at a fast speed. It is surrounded by a maintained fringe.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 16

Hole 16- Par 4 – Rating 6.86

Red: 294 yds
Gold: 334 yds
White: 375 yds
Blue: 400 yds

The tees for this par 4 are large and level. The fairway is flat, doglegs right, and runs uphill. The rough is short and there are real sand bunkers. There is a water hazard far left of the fairway. This green has a maintained fringe, and the surface is receptive, rolling and putts at a fast speed. This green also sits up elevated and is large,

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 17

Hole 17 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 144 yds
Gold: 167 yds
White: 174 yds
Blue: 183 yds

Tee off medium size, level tees over a water hazard to reach this par 3. The rough is short and there are real sand bunkers. A maintained fringe skirts the large, receptive, rolling green that putts at a fast speed.

The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming Hole 18

Hole 18 – Par 4 – Rating 7.00

Red: 280 yds
Gold: 306 yds
White: 321 yds
Blue: 355 yds

Your finishing hole has medium size, level tees that allow you to hit the flat fairway that doglegs slightly left with short rough. There is a water hazard off the front left of the tee that should not come into play. This large, receptive green has a maintained fringe, putts at a fast speed and is rolling.

Average Rating Holes 10-18: 6.60

Overall Course Rating: 6.84

SUMMARY:

The Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort is a really nice course that is fair, challenging and overall, well maintained. There are only a few places where they could fix a little thing, mostly on the tees. The fairways, greens, bunkers and water hazards are all well maintained. A true northern Michigan style course, The Torch Course offers spectacular views of Torch Lake among mature stands of woods. As one of the most scenic golf courses, it also is one that is a challenging shot-makers course with many an elevation change and greens that have a tricky putting surface. The course is bent grass and plays 6,319 yards from the longest tees.  Along with its sister course, Sundance, they make a good combo for a stay and play trip. The Torch Course is fun and a moderate value. See our video of The Torch Golf Course at A-Ga-Ming.

Fairways rate the highest at 7.86.

Pricing: Refer to their website or call (800) 678-0122 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +.84

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