Golf courses Michigan Marshall Medalist Golf Club, The

Medalist Golf Club, The

15701 N Dr N, Marshall, Michigan, 49068
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
616-789-4653
Architect: Bill Newcomb (21)
                      
Medalist Golf Club, The, Marshall, Michigan, 49068 - Golf Course Photo
Add Course Image

Detailed description of Medalist Golf Club, The

Medalist Golf Club, The, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Marshall, Michigan.

The Medalist Golf Club first opened for play in 1998. the course was designed by Bill Newcomb.

The first three holes are relatively open; just grip it and rip it. They are very good warm up holes.

#4 through #13 are tougher with lots of tests around every corner, including carries over marsh and wetlands. Starting with #14, you'll find five great finishing holes that allow you to get aggressive and score.

#4 is a double dogleg par-5 (568 yards from the back tees and 452 yards from the front tees) that starts out with a bang, requiring a blind tee shot over a hill. Your second shot includes a carry over wetlands. You hit into an undulating green with a bunker front left.

#7 is the signature hole. It's a par-3 (172 yards from the back and 123 yards from the front). On #7 you need to hit your tee shot either on to the green or into a bunker on the right side. The right and left are flanked by wetlands. If you miss the green or the bunker, you're in the wetlands. But the hole is pretty!

#9 is a risky par-5 (565 yards from the back and 419 yards from the front). There's a small pond on the left side and long hitters might be able to drive over it. Most golfers should to lay up short of the water. From 100 to 60 yards from the green, there's another pond to carry on the left-hand side about 100 yards from the green. You have a choice of playing safe by laying up requiring 3 shots to the green, or you can be agressive which brings the ponds into play.

#11 is toughest par-4 on the course (426 yards from the back and 277 from the front tees). From the back you have to carry 215 yards off the tee to get over the wetlands. The green is three-tiered green and about 15 yards wide. If you're above the pin and you have to putt back to the hole, the green won't hold your ball. You're going to roll off. So stay below the pin.

#16 is a fairly short par-4 (350 yards from the back and 301 from the forward tees) with a double fairway.

#17 is a tricky par-3 (176 yards from the back and 91 yards from the forward tees). You have to get to the green off the tee. The hole plays a club longer than you think because you're hitting uphill into a shallow green. If you come up short, your ball can bounce back into a swamp.

#18, a par-4, is a grand finish for this round (403 yards from the back and 316 from the front tees). The green is bordered by a pond on the left-hand side. It's a beautiful sight – the pond, the green and the clubhouse in the distance. But stay alert and stay out of trouble.

Black Tees: par-72, 6,955 yards, 74.7 / 139

Blue Tees: par-72, 6,559 yards, 73.0 / 136

White Tees: par-72, 6,201 yards, 71.1 / 132

Gold Tees: par-72, 5,763 yards, 68.6 / 125

Red Tees: par-72, 5,149 yards, 70.4 / 128

This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo
Jackson, MI

$21 (cart included), played on Monday, November 2018 at 9:00 AM

Took advantage of a warm November morning to play this 1998. The course is a Bill Newcomb layout that has a Links/Wooded challenging layout. With five (5) tee boxes from 6,973yd/74.0/144 down to 5,151yd/65.2/121 Par 36/36 the course is a stretched out great conditioned layout.

The first few holes are open so you need to practice playing in the middle because the rest of the fairways tighten right up. All greens were in great shape and well protected by sand traps and green placement. Most of the greens play better if coming up short because long is mostly big trouble. Hole #3 216yd Par 3 has a raised front that rejects any short shots, so its best to play 1 club longer. The #4 563yd Par 5 has a slight dogleg left with trouble left the last 150yds to very well protected green. Hole #9 567yd Par 5 is one finishing hole with a pond down the whole LH side and elevated green with trouble if the green is missed, anywhere but center short. I didn't get a chance to play the Back 9 because it was being sprayed and not ready for play until Noon. I slipped back onto the Front 9 and played seven (7) more holes but viewing the Back 9, it looked gorgeous. I ended up shooting 38/17putts my first round playing a mix of Blue/White tee selections.

I'm looking forward to returning in the spring and playing the complete layout, one more time.

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
 
Condition of Course, Price, Pace of Play, Difficulty, Ambiance, Staff, Layout, No Houses on Course
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 029339
Golf Course ranker Photo
Sturgis, MI

$21 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2011 at 2pm

Got a great deal on price, nice course, tough for high handicappers, fast undulating greens, good test for any golfer. Will play there again!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 015658
Golf Course ranker Photo
Vicksburg, MI

$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2009 at 6pm

I like what this course has to offer. Sometimes at peak times price can be pricey.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Price, Ambiance, Staff, Clubhouse, Pro Shop
Difficulty, Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 009193
4.0/5
Based on 3 reviews
Nearby Golf Courses
Oakland Hills Golf Club,Battle Creek, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Battle Creek, Michigan
Alwyn Downs Golf Course,Marshall, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Marshall, Michigan
Marywood Golf Club,Battle Creek, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Marywood Golf Club 9.25 miles
Battle Creek, Michigan
Riverside Country Club,Battle Creek, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Battle Creek, Michigan
Tomac Woods Golf Course,Albion, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Albion, Michigan
Marshall Country Club,Marshall, Michigan,  - Golf Course Photo
Marshall Country Club 11.82 miles
Marshall, Michigan
Discussion about this course
No User Comments