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Gull Lake View, Stonehedge North Golf Course

15530 M-89, Augusta, Michigan, 49012
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(269) 731-2300
Architect: Charles Scott (4)
                       Jon Scott (2)
                      
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Detailed description of Gull Lake View, Stonehedge North Golf Course

Gull Lake View Stonehedge North Golf Course is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Augusta, Michigan.

Gull Lake View Stonehedge North Golf Course opened for play in 1995. The course was designed by Charles and Jon Scott.

The championship layout of this course offers grassy, windblown holes, forested terrain, and dramatic elevation changes. The layout has a combination of six par three's, six par four's and six par five's.

Gull Lake View Stonehedge North Golf Course plays to a par 72. The course measures 6,673 yards from the back tees and 5,067 yards from the forward tees.

This course has been reviewed 4 times
Golf Course ranker Photo, David Theoret
Crossville, TN

Guest (cart included), played on Monday, August 2021 at 11:00 AM

When golfers think of Augusta, their first thought in all likelihood is The Masters and Augusta National on a bright sunny day in April. I doubt it’s that small town in Michigan, midway between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. But maybe it should be because Augusta, Michigan is home to one of the largest golf resorts in the country: Gull Lake View Golf Resort. There are 108 holes within a 12-mile radius of Augusta, Mich., and offers more holes than Bandon Dunes, PGA National, or Pebble Beach Resorts. It is among the five largest golf resorts in the country. Five of the six courses have been certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries since 1995.

Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort has been owned and operated by the Scott family for over 50 years. Every day, four generations of Scotts go to work at the resort in one capacity or another. There were no big-name golf course architects called in to build the golf courses; no Tom Fazio, no Pete Dye, no Ron Garl. Gull Lake View is a did-it-themselves golf resort. Except for Bedford Valley – which was purchased by the Scott family in 1988 and with a little help from Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design on Stoatin Brae - the golf courses were designed and built by the Scotts. Renaissance helped out with the bunkering and greens on Stoating Brae, as well as doing some of the labor. The shaping and contouring of the golf course were done by the Scotts.

Darl and Letha are the matriarch and patriarch of the Scott family and were the first generation of Scotts to be involved with the property. Darl used to be the superintendent at nearby Gull Lake Country Club and the couple also owned the Gull Lake Motel. The Scotts sold the motel to get the funds to build their first course, Gull Lake View West, which opened in 1965.

Gull Lake View’s fifth course, Stonehedge North, was designed by Charles and Jon Scott and opened in 1995. If you like golf courses with a lot of trees and dramatic elevation changes, you will fall in love with Stonehedge North. The course is made up of six par threes, six par fours, and six par fives and is wide open compared to the South Course. The front nine is relatively open and flat, while the back nine is wooded with significant elevation changes. The greens tend to be on the large side and can leave some long putts on poorly hit approach shots. The course ends with an interesting par 5; a 527-yard dogleg left. Calling it a dogleg is an understatement; the hole turns 90 degrees to the left at the top of the hill. The fairway bunker on the left side is about 200 yards off the tee, so if you can carry it off the tee, you can shave some yardage off. Fairway bunkers also come into play on your layup shot on either side of the fairway. Navigate them successfully and you’ll leave a short pitch into a green. A back-left pin position may pose a problem as you’ll have a large tree and bunker to contend with. Par is a great way to end your round.

Knowing that they needed a place for golfers to stay, Darl and Letha designed and constructed the Fairway Villas, located across the street from the East and West courses. These 2-bedroom, 2 bath villas boast fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and patios overlooking the golf course. They are the perfect accommodations for groups of four to relax and enjoy everything Southwest Michigan’s finest golf resort has to offer. Since then, about 24 2-bedroom, 2-bath villas have been added which has increased the number of lodging options to 67 units.

Although the majority of Gull Lake View’s guests come from Detroit, Chicago, and Toledo, it’s not uncommon to meet golfers from Cincinnati, and Wisconsin, and Canada while you’re there. Golfers may come out to just play Stoatin Brae but once they get a feel for one of the other courses, they’re hooked! And at Gull Lake View, there is something for everyone.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
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 # : 029987
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Portage, MI

$10 (cart included), played on Thursday, October 2013 at 4pm

My buddies and I play this course in the fall after the prices go down, since this is one of the Gull Lake courses which get a lot of play from tourists in the summer. In late September until the snow fliles, this is a great and almost private course,still well-maintained.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021230
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Jackson, MI

$26 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2013 at 8am

Cloudy, 15mph winds, and 42 degrees welcomed me and my Son to Michigan fall golf. First time playing here and was not disapointed by anything on the North Course.

With the tall trees breaking up the wind, the wind really didn't affect the play on most holes. The sand was as soft as an August day at the beach and protects 60% of all the greens vey well. Played a mix of tee boxes between the white/green at about 6,000yds and with my 220 drives found the narrow parts. Hitting from the Green/Black would have provided a little wider landing areas.

For $30 this was a real deal. Add to that my score of 82 with 38 putts, I was very happy. Son, Barry an 87 with 33 putts with BOTH of us having birdies on #11 a 135yd par 3. That really made the day special.

The South course looks hilly and more trees so next year we'll try that course. Worth the stop!!!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 021223
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Richland, MI

$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2007 at 6am

Very nice layout. Good balance of forgiving and challenging holes. Very scenic. Good greens. Great value for money.

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Rank ID # : 000148
4.3/5
Based on 4 reviews
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