Devils Lake Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Manitou Beach, Michigan.
Located in the beautiful Irish Hills in southeastern Michigan, Devils Lake Golf Course was first established in 1929. The 9-hole course was redesigned by Steven Snyr in 1970. Nine additional holes were added in 1998.
The entire course sits on approximately 140 acres of scenic rolling hills so you can expect many uneven lies. The well-bunkered greens are medium-sized and fast, and a pond must be carried on hole #16, a 195-yard, par 3. Water also bisects the fairway on hole #17, a 477-yard, par 5.
Devils Lake Golf Course offers rolling hills, three ponds, sand bunkers on 11 holes and numerous trees throughout. The front nine offers two par fives and three par threes and is relatively wide-open which makes it appealing to the novice or intermediate golfer. #1 is a 345 yard par-4 with a sloping elevated green and a pond that comes in to play for golfers on both the first and the eighth hole. #9 is a 190 yard par-3 which at first blush appears to be quite easy. However, a difficult chip from either side of the green or the sloping putting surface make this hole significantly more challenging than one would think. The back nine often appeals more to the veteran golfer, offering two par fives and two par threes. #16 is a drivable par-3, but requires the golfer to carry a pond on this 190 yard hole. Likewise, #17 also has a pond that can be carried by only by the really long hitting golfers, golfers will need to hit their drives a minimum of 260 yards to clear the pond.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6,019 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,200 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 548 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 121 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 12, a 548 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Devils Lake Golf Course is # 2, the 121 yard par-3.
$16 (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2015 at 1:34 PM
Drive by this course every time I travel US 223 to Ohio area. Great little local built course playing 6,019 yds / Par 71 that is straight forward layout with the back 9 playing 3,146yds being the better layout. AM traffic is mostly Devils Lakes vacationers leaving the 1-2pm tee times open and fast moving. Paid $18 for 18w/cart shooting 39/43 w/38putts as I wasn't putting very good that day. Fairways on the back 9 have some bad spots, but with a little tickle and you're good to go. Greens were surprisingly true and fast that day (been dry) and rolled / held very good. Worth playing if staying in the area or driving by but don't make a special trip. This is warm-up for the "Grande Golf Club" in Vandercook Lake, MI is 15 miles north up 127 and is #1 course in Jackson County.
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