Thornapple Creek Golf Club is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Thornapple Creek Golf Club first opened for play in 1981. The course was designed by Mike Shields.
The Thornapple Creek Golf Club golf course's greens are some of the largest and most difficult in the area. The tree-lined fairways are in great shape. Water hazards come into play on nine holes. Thornapple Creek is as enjoyable to look at as it is to play. With no commercial distraction in sight, this is one of the most secluded courses you'll find in lower Michigan, allowing you to enjoy nature and the game.
The Thornapple Creek Golf Club facility plays to a par-72 and maximum distance of 6,595 yards for a course rating of 72.2, and it has a slope rating of 132. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,595 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 4,926 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 13, a par-5 that plays to 593 Yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 136 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 4, a 525 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 18, a 362 yard par-4.
Blue 6595 72.2/132
White 6122 70.0/126
Gold 4940 64.2/111
Red 4926 69.9/121
The course closed November 5, 2017.
Thornapple Creek Golf Course will close permanently at the end of the season and be converted for private use by the Daniel Scheffers family.
The 194-acre property opened in 1981 by businessmen who were later linked to a multimillion-dollar marijuana trafficking network, which resulted in the U.S. Department of Justice seizing the course in 1986 and a year later sold it at auction. Operating under the 1984 Comprehensive Crime Control Act, the government confiscated the course on the grounds that it was purchased with profits from racketeering and drug sales.
$26 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2016 at 11:00 AM
Weather was great for a late morning start after a couple of rainy days. Course doesn't seem to drain very well as everything was soft and held. But having ten (10) holes with water coming into play, one must expect this after raining. Played this beautiful layout from the tips at 6,595 yds / 71.2 / 132 with big separation between the side-by-side fairways. Two (2) of the par 5's #4-525yds & #13-593yds are great challenges with the water coming into play on each shot. Shot 43/46 w/ 37putts in 4.5hrs and paid $29.00 including a cart. I know the conditions will be better in the summer by having more roll, but it was great today. Located just off the highway taking about 10 minutes and worth the stop.
$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, July 2014 at 6am
Wanted us to skip the last hole because lea gue was starting with shotgun start. There was no mention of this when we began or round
$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2011 at noon
DO NOT play this course if it has rained within the last seven days. Drainage is terrible!
$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2009 at 6pm
A beautiful course in great shape, always a challenge, and one of the best in the area!
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