Branson Bay Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located 10 minutes west of Mason, Michigan.
Branson Bay Golf Course first opened for play in 1969.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,497 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,145 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 7, a par-5 that plays to 539 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 16, a par-3 that plays to 145 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 1, a 446 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 16, a 145 yard par-3.
Holes 1-9 are built on lowland with very gentle rolling terrain. The back nine is carved through mature Hardwood trees and rolling terrain.
$21 (cart included), played on Sunday, July 2017 at 1:15 PM
Looked like when they built this course there was a golfing community planned across the street to support it, and its not. Great 18 hole layout, but being short on play/income the maintenance/conditions have suffered. The 6,556yd / 71.5 / 124 / Par 72 from the tips (4 sets of tees) can hold its own length/layout but the mowed fairways with weeds/clover offset the "Winter Rules" that you need to play. The raised small greens having mixed conditions, make you play the distance, but no penalty for missing short or to the side. The lack of sand traps make for many up-down saves as my 43/39 w/28putts ($25 w/cart) will attest to. Yardage markers are colored sticks in the center of the fairways with no GAM/yardage markers on the Par 3's. (My pet peeve) Saving grace is the seven (7) 400yd+ Par 4's (9 dog legs) that had me one (1) putting for five (5) saves. Played the 18 holes in two (2) hours and gave me a good workout on various conditions, small greens and yardages.
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