Forest Akers Golf Course -The East, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in East Lansing, Michigan.
Michigan State University's Forest Akers Golf Course facility offers two 18-hole championship layouts. They are The West Course and The East Course.
The Forest Akers Golf Courses are recognized as two of the best public golf course in Michigan. Golf Digest has given Forest Akers West Course a four star rating and the East Course a three star rating. The Detroit News ranked Forest Akers West Course number six in the state of Michigan's public courses.
The East Course first opened for play in 1958. The East Course was redesigned in 1997 by Arthur Hills changing from par 71 to par 72. Numerous trees and bunkers were also added. The most extensive improvement was the addition of the new Golf Center. The East Course plays to a maximum distance of 6,490 yards for a par course rating of 70.3 and a slope rating of 114.
Forest Akers has a state of the art practice facility referred to as the Golf Center, two full-service Golf shops, and a full compliment of services.
The Golf Center is mid-Michigan's premier practice facility. The 20 acre practice area opened in 1997. The center features a three acre bentgrass practice tee, two separate teaching tees, practice bunkers, target greens, color coded yardage markers, and a 20,000 square foot putting green.
$31 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2015 at 8:28 AM
Always enjoy playing at a course where the conditions are kept at high standards and your game is the only flaw. The rough was extra thick/wet today which took its toll on missed fairways. Greens were rolling very smooth and true but found myself fixing ball marks from yesterdays players. Played from the green tees (6,189yds) and my 14 year old granddaughter played from the reds (4,680yds) both down all day. Was proud that she shot 112/46putts and played it down without any gimmes. Some missed 2' putts that will make her line up EVERY putt from here on out. I shot 83/38putts with one 2' / 4putt side hill mistake for a par save that went bad. Looking forward to playing the West side next time as its more challenging on the layout. $33/18 w/ cart isn't bad for the great conditions and layout.
$26 (cart included), played on Saturday, May 2013 at 6am
Have played this course 10-15yrs ago and never got the time to get back here but, very glad I did. Fairways and greens in great shape and being the first group out, 3hr 15minutes and the 3 of us were done. For a fairly flat layout the rolling greens make up for what looks like a easy track. Could use better yardage markers as its only sprinkler heads and alot are missing. Played from the tips @ 6,452yds with #18 under repairs being the only flaw. Shot 87/39putts as I was hitting greens in the wrong locations (many front placements)and Never hit above the cup and charge the cup. Great price for seniors (55+) @ $25 w/ drink & dog at the turn, I'll be back.
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