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Lake Doster Golf Club

136 Country Club Blvd, Plainwell, Michigan, 49080
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No. Holes: 18
(616) 685-5308
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Detailed description of Lake Doster Golf Club

Lake Doster Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Plainwell, Michigan.

Lake Doster Golf Club first opened for play in 1968.

The greens are fast and undulating, and water hazards come into play on seven holes.  Hole #3 was nicknamed the "Little Monster" because it's only eighty-eight yards long but requires a downhill shot from an elevated tee.  

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,570 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 4,828 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 9, a par-5 that plays to 540 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 100 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 2, a 426 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 12, a 168 yard par-3.

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Jackson, MI

$21 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2018 at 8:07 AM

Played here about 20 years and now I know why I didn't remember it........I blocked it out.

Son, Barry and I played from the tips today at 6,570yd / 71.7/ 126 on this rolling, tree-lined, undulating fairways/greens, golfing community layout. The homes are mostly kept back away from sight of play but there's a lot of driving through them, so you know they are there.

Couldn't believe the elevation changes throughout the course /hole which made club selection very difficult. Yardage blocks / sprinkler heads markings were helpful on getting to the greens, but putting it in the hole.....that's another story. Not only rolling at 9-10 but difficult to read the hidden breaks when getting there. I found coming up short on many of the slight doglegs (220yd needed) from the tips (Blues)would have been easier from the White's at 6,120yds / 69.1 / 123.

They have five (5) sets of tees down to 4,806yds/67.4/117 so choosing correct tees can make a good day on a tough track. Conditions from tee to green were idea but for some rain-soaked valleys, we encountered. #3, a 96yd Par 3 was played off a grass mat because of very soft tee boxes that are located in the trees away from the sun. Barry and I both hit PW and recorded Pars, which was very special considering the view, water short and long if you miss green.

The sand traps are plentiful and in great condition around the greens as they have real sand and were fluffed nicely considering rainy conditions last night. The layout is tight and alternates between tee (draw/fade) and 2nd shots on each hole so picking the right landing area is needed to hit greens in regulation.

We both Birdied #11 515yd Par 5 which is always a special moment when golfing with family/friends. We both agree that putting, each having 40 putts, was a big factor in not having lower scores. Many of the greens are elevated from the fairway so course knowledge would be helpful in future play. Look forward to playing here again for price ($25) and picking the correct tees for my current game.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 029224
5.0/5
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