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

Address: 12300 Bowens Mill Rd., Wayland, MI 49348

Red Course Holes 1-9: Par 36

White Course Holes 10-18: Par 36

Gold Course Holes 19-27: Par 36

Yardage 1-9 (Red): Red tees –2,501; White tees – 2,752; Blue tees – 3,128
Yardage 10-18 (White): 
Red tees –2,320; White tees – 2,489; Blue tees – 2,924
Yardage 19-27 (Gold):
 Red tees – 2,585; White tees – 2,889; Blue tees – 3,263
Stimpmeter: 7.1

Yankee Springs Golf Course Clubhouse

Clubhouse and Amenities – Rating 7.66

The Clubhouse at Yankee Springs Golf Course is nice with a small pro shop that has a small selection of apparel and equipment, both at average pricing. There is a putting green available, and the carts are quite good. The parking is excellent, but the cart paths could use a little work. This public golf course is great for events and is located near the Gun Lake Recreational Area. There is a full bar and restaurant, The Blue Wagyu, with a full expanded menu that is top notch. The staff is friendly and the service very good.

Yankee Springs Golf Course – Red Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 255 yds
White: 290 yds
Blue: 327 yds

Begin your tour of the Red Nine on medium size, level tees. Fairway is flat with a slight dogleg right closer to the green. Rough is medium length and the bunkers are real sand. Maintained fringe surrounds the medium size green, which is receptive and runs at a medium speed.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 282 yds
White: 300 yds
Blue: 338 yds

Level, medium-size tees point you down this straight-away par 4. There is a flat fairway with medium length rough edging it and real sand bunkers to avoid. Green is medium in both size and speed with a maintained fringe and a receptive surface.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 290 yds
White: 317 yds
Blue: 356 yds

This par 4 starts on level, medium size tees. The rolling fairway flattens, has medium rough, and takes you to a bunker-less, medium-size green. The surface is receptive and a bit more rolling than the previous 2 greens. It runs at a medium speed.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 300 yds
White: 310 yds
Blue: 346 yds

Hole 4’s medium-size, level tees are elevated on a hill. The rolling fairway takes you downhill, then back uphill. Rough is medium length and bunkers are real sand. Maintained fringe surrounds this medium size and speed green. The feel of the green is receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 6.66

Red: 430 yds
White: 458 yds
Blue: 506 yds

Here you have the only par 5 on the Red Nine teeing from level and medium size tee boxes. Fairway is rolling in areas, flat in others, and doglegs left. Rough is medium length and there are real sand bunkers. Green is circled by a maintained fringe, is medium in speed and size with a receptive and rolling surface.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 267 yds
White: 310 yds
Blue: 359 yds

Hole 6 has small and level tee blocks. The flat fairway doglegs right and is sided with medium rough. There are real sand bunkers and a maintained fringe. This rolling and receptive green putts at a medium speed and is medium in size.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 297 yds
White: 324 yds
Blue: 370 yds

Medium size, level tees lead you to the fairway that is a mix of flat and rolling. Medium length rough can get thick here and there are no hazards to worry about. Fringe is maintained around this medium size green. The green is receptive, rolling and medium in speed.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 273 yds
White: 305 yds
Blue: 350 yds

Small and level tees start the final par 4 on the Red Nine. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill to the green. No hazards to avoid but there is medium length rough to stay between. Green is medium in speed and size with a maintained fringe. The surface is rolling and receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Red Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Red: 107 yds
White: 138 yds
Blue: 176 yds

Finish your Red Nine on the only par 3 for this nine, starting from level and small tees. Green is guarded by medium length rough and real sand bunkers. The green is medium in size with a maintained fringe. Putting surface is rolling, receptive and medium in speed.

Average Rating – Red Course: 6.64

Yankee Springs Golf Course – White Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 373 yds
White: 410 yds
Blue: 463 yds

Level, medium-size tee blocks start you on the White Nine with a first hole par 5. Fairway is rolling with a dogleg right and medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. This green is both medium size and speed as well as rolling and receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 258 yds
White: 276 yds
Blue: 309 yds

Small and level tee boxes lead to a straight-away, flat fairway on this short par 4. Rough is medium and there is not much to worry about save for 2 small bunkers near the medium size green. Fringe is maintained, speed is medium, and surface is receptive and rolling.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 5 – Rating 6.00

Red: 352 yds
White: 360 yds
Blue: 454 yds

Medium size, level tees are on your 2nd and final par 5 on the White Nine, which comes early. Fairway has areas where it is rolling and areas where it is flat. The hole doglegs right with medium length rough. There are no hazards of any kind. Fringe is maintained around the medium size green that putts at a medium speed and is receptive and rolling.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 103 yds
White: 103 yds
Blue: 103 yds

Medium-size and level tee boxes are found on the first par 3 on the White Nine. This short par 3 plays uphill with a medium size green guarded by medium length rough. No water, no bunkers in sight. Green is receptive, rolling, runs at a medium speed and is edged by a maintained fringe.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 310 yds
White: 353 yds
Blue: 408 yds

Medium-size, level tees start this unique par 4. Fairway provides a lot of interest as it not so much “doglegs” but kind of “jogs” to the right, then back left. It then runs sharply downhill and sharply back uphill to the elevated green. Rough is medium and bunkers are real sand. Maintained fringe surrounds the medium size green that putts at a medium speed. Surface is rolling and receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 300 yds
White: 314 yds
Blue: 360 yds

Level, medium size tees have you tee off uphill. This rolling fairway then goes back downhill and fades right with medium rough. There are no hazards on this hole. Green is medium in speed and size with a rolling and receptive feel.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 6.00

Red: 120 yds
White: 120 yds
Blue: 174 yds

Your final par 3 on the White Nine starts on large and level tee blocks. It is straight-away and maybe slightly plays uphill. Note no hazards to avoid and the medium size green is protected by only medium length rough. Green is rolling, medium speed, and receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 229 yds
White: 233 yds
Blue: 277 yds

Tees here are small and level. This short par 4 has a rolling fairway that flattens in spots and runs downhill slightly. Rough is medium length and there are no hazards to avoid. Fringe is maintained around the green which is medium-size and speed with a receptive and rolling surface.

Yankee Springs Golf Course White Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.00

Red: 275 yds
White: 320 yds
Blue: 376 yds

Medium size, level tees are on the final hole of the White Nine. This slightly rolling fairway takes you back to the clubhouse with medium length rough. Bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. A medium size and speed green awaits you with a receptive and rolling feel.

Average Rating – White Course: 6.00

Yankee Springs Golf Course – Gold Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 1

Hole 1 – Par 5 – Rating 6.66

Red: 400 yds
White: 435 yds
Blue: 491 yds

Start your round on the Gold Nine on a par 5 from level, medium size tees. Fairway is a mixture of flat and rolling with medium length rough and real sand bunkers. Fringe is maintained around the medium size green that putts at a medium speed. Surface is rolling and receptive.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 2

Hole 2 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 300 yds
White: 346 yds
Blue: 387 yds

Small and level tee boxes start this par 4. Fairway is another mix of flat and rolling with medium length rough. There are no hazards to worry about. Medium size green has a maintained fringe and runs at a medium speed. It is also receptive and rolling.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Red: 166 yds
White: 166 yds
Blue: 166 yds

Your first par 3 on the Gold Nine has level, medium-size, slightly elevated tees. This hole plays downhill and there is medium rough and real sand bunkers guarding the green along with a maintained fringe. Green is medium in size and speed; it is receptive and one of the more undulating greens on the course.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 4

Hole 4 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 300 yds
White: 360 yds
Blue: 430 yds

Tee off uphill from small and level tee boxes to a rolling fairway that runs uphill and downhill. There are no hazards on this hole and rough is medium length. This hole seems to play longer than the yardage. Fringe is maintained and the green itself is rolling and receptive, putting at a medium speed and of medium size.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 5

Hole 5 – Par 5 – Rating 6.80

Red: 397 yds
White: 440 yds
Blue: 517 yds

Tees on this hole are small and level. Your tee shot takes you downhill to the rolling fairway which then ascends slightly to the green. Rough is medium length and there are no hazards to avoid. Maintained fringe surrounds the medium size and speed green which has a rolling and receptive surface that is tiered.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 6

Hole 6 – Par 4 – Rating 6.80

Red: 280 yds
White: 323 yds
Blue: 373 yds

Tees here are medium-sized and level. The rolling fairway heads downhill then back uphill doglegging right to the green. Rough is medium and there are no hazards to pose a problem. This medium size green has a maintained fringe, putts at a medium speed, and is both receptive and rolling.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 7

Hole 7 – Par 3 – Rating 6.80

Red: 124 yds
White: 124 yds
Blue: 124 yds

The final par 3 on the Gold Nine is a straight-away hole. Tees are large and level with the green guarded by medium length rough and real sand bunkers. Green is medium-size and sloped back to front. It is very receptive, rolling, and putts at a medium speed.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 8

Hole 8 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 300 yds
White: 355 yds
Blue: 393 yds

Large and level tees start the penultimate hole on these nine holes. Fairway is rolling and runs downhill then back uphill to level out near the green. Rough is medium length and bunkers are real sand. Fringe is maintained with the green being receptive and rolling. It is medium in size and speed.

Yankee Springs Golf Course Gold Course Hole 9

Hole 9 – Par 4 – Rating 6.66

Red: 318 yds
White: 340 yds
Blue: 382 yds

Your final hole on the Gold Nine begins on level, medium size tees. This par 4 has a rolling fairway that dips sharply then rises back uphill to the green near the clubhouse. Rough is medium, bunkers are real sand and fringe is maintained. Your last medium sized green awaits with a receptive and rolling surface that putts at a medium speed.

Average Rating – Gold Course: 6.76

Overall Course Rating: 6.47

SUMMARY:

Yankee Springs Golf Course offers 27-holes – or 3 nines, depending on how you look at it – of a relaxed golf atmosphere. Each nine presents a different challenge with a classic-style layout. The only thing missing are water hazards but that also helps make this course a nice place for younger or beginning golfers to play a decent length course and not have to go fishing for balls. Overall, course maintenance is solid, and the layout gives a blend of fairways and green sizes and styles. It is very consistent with its green sizes, speed and overall feel. We would recommend a play if visiting the Gun Lake area. See our video of Yankee Springs Golf Course.

The Greens rate the highest at 7.26.

Pricing: Refer to www.playyankeegolf.com or call (269) 795-0030 for tee times and pricing

Value Rating: +1.47

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