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Hunters Ridge Golf Course

8101 Byron Rd, Howell, Michigan, 48843
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(517) 545-4653
Architect: Jerry Matthews (52)
                      
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Detailed description of Hunters Ridge Golf Course

Hunters Ridge Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Howell, Michigan.

The course first opened for play in 1995. The course was designed by Jerry Matthews.

Built on 160 acres with thirty acres of natural wetlands, Hunters Ridge Golf Course is situated on part of the Miesle family's farm just north of Howell, Michigan. The course itself was carefully designed by master golf course architect Jerry Matthews who's work also includes "The Grand" and "Woods" courses for the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, "The Fortress" in Frankenmuth, and "The Torch" for A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort.

It is a links-style course with 68 bunkers and 6 ponds. The turf is bent grass on the tees, fairways, and greens, with bluegrass rough, surrounded by knee-deep heather and wetland areas. The greens are medium-fast.

Hunters Ridge is also a very "fair" course with no hidden landing areas and four different sets of tees at each hole – allowing each player to tailor the course to their own skill level ensuring loads of fun and good times for beginners and serious golfers alike.

Par for the course is 71. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,532 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 4,624 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 556 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 7, a par-3 that plays to 168 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 384-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Hunters Ridge Golf Course is # 14, a 403 yard par-4.

This course has been reviewed 4 times
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Jackson, MI

$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, July 2018 at 8:00 AM

Got a 2nd chance to replay here again with son Jeremy and granddaughter Madison this overcast Saturday morning before it rains.

This open Links designed layout is just what I needed after playing the Lake Doster GC on Friday. With the wet conditions, wide fairways, soft smooth greens this course was ready to give up some good shots.

This is one good hidden gem of a Jerry Matthews design located away from everything but raw nature. Playing from 6,532yd / 72.2 / 131 down to 4,624yd / 67.3 / 115 on this Par 35/36 layout will bring enjoyment and challenge to every golfers skill level from the four (4) tee boxes. I ended up shooting 35/38 w/33 putts and had an enjoyable 3.5hr morning with son and granddaughter on this rolling Links layout.

This is a must play for the price ($40), conditions, layout, and ambiance if you're in the Howell, MI area.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029225
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Jackson, MI

$21 (cart not included), played on Saturday, April 2017 at 9:30 AM

Even though they had 4 inches of rain on Wednesday, snow on Friday and Frost delay this morning we still decided to play. It was walking only for $25 (too wet for carts) on this great Jerry Matthews layout playing 6,552yds / 72.2 / 131 / Par71 that finally warmed up to a sunny 68 degrees. We finished in 4hrs 15 minutes with Jeremy shooting 82/39putts and me at 87/33putts with driver troubles all day till hole #16. This Links layout had generous landing areas (sprinkler head markings) with great sand bunkers (great sand) placed just out of my reach in the fairways but not the green areas. The average size greens rolled very good considering the early water/snow conditions and in prime time, I know they will be very slick. Even though its off the beaten path to get here, its well worth the drive to this straight forward Links style hidden gem, near Howell, MI

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
 
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Rank ID # : 028735
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Lansing, MI

$16 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 10am

GOOD COURSE FOR THE MONEY

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 014373
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Northville, MI

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2008 at 6am

Locally owned course, well maintained. Jerry Matthews designed operated by the Miesle family. Great staff and log cabin club house is very nice. Great Heather course. 5 par threes are all challenging. From the tips, 6552 yards, they average 175 to 200 yards. The course is a 72.2 rating, 131 slope from the golds. Well worth the drive and with the price the value is there. If you play after noon a foursome can play for $100 to $120 total. No better value in this area. If you can score here, other courses should be easier. If in the heather rough, use your iron (wedge).

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 004097
4.5/5
Based on 4 reviews
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