Golf courses Michigan Swartz Creek Genesee Valley Meadows

Genesee Valley Meadows

5499 Miller Rd, Swartz Creek, Michigan, 48473
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(810) 732-1401
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Detailed description of Genesee Valley Meadows

Genesee Valley Meadows is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Swartz Creek, Michigan.

Genesee Valley Meadows first opned for play in 1967. The golf course was designed by Ellis, Arndt & Truesdell.

Genesee Valley Meadows has large, undulating, and fast greens. Three putting is a common occurrence. Even though the fairways feature a lot of trees and sand bunkers, they still afford generous landing areas. Water hazards (ponds and creeks) come into play on at least five separate occasions

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6867 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5057 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 576 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 146 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 454 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Genesee Valley Meadows is # 4, the 146 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 5 times
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Jackson, MI

$16 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2018 at 10:30 AM

I found myself back in this area, saw the sign "18 hole w/cart for $18" and made the no-brainer stop. The parking lot was full but the front 9 was open to #6 so I gladly paid my $18 and away I went.

Even though we've been in a drought, everything was green from tee to the large holding greens. Playing from the Blues/tips at 6,867yds / 73.2 / 133 this straight-forward, tree-lined Links layout will have you hitting 3 iron - 3 wood on 2nd shots into the seven (7) 380yd par 4's. Greens are very friendly from the front, up and downs can help save face on your score.

The only two holes that play a little tricky are #8 and #18 as the others are mostly straight away. Number 8 is #1 hcp par 5 @ 542yds with a creek crossing about 420yds from the tee box. I hit driver, 5 iron then 7 iron to the green as 2nd shot landing area is tight. Number 18 in the #2 hcp par 5 @ 576yds to an elevated green that is just plain.......Long. Enjoyed my 3hr loop and shooting 39/39 w/30 putts, having driver and long irons finding good landing areas.

Worth the stop, if looking for good conditions at low prices and located just off I-69 west of Flint.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not 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 # : 029268
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Jackson, MI

$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, May 2011 at 2pm

Being located just off I-69 and can see if its busy, make it a quick stop for a afternoon tune-up. The yardage is very fair in length and with a west wind can play ALOT longer than the card. Always stop in the afternoon before leagues for a quick walking 9 holes and have never been disappointed. Shot 40/16putts with a 15mph west wind in 1hr 45minutes walking at a steady pace. Never have tried food or anything else in the clubhouse, just golf.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019730
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Swartz Creek, MI

$16 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2011 at 10am

Sand traps could use attention. Sand is very course and traps do not drain well after a rain. A few holes have a long carry to reach the fairway. The golf carts need updating. I have played this course for 20+ years without seeing many upgrades. Still one of the best public courses in the area. Excellent value.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 015144
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Flushing, MI

$16 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at 8am

I have played Genessee quite a few times and the course is always in excellant condition. The rules are sufficent but not overbearing and the course runs smoothly. The only con that I can honestly say is that it is kind of difficult, but saying that it is still fun and trying. It is where I would take an out of town buddy to play.

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 # : 011439
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Swartz Creek, MI

$16 (cart included), played on Monday, July 2009 at 10am

Would travel: 10-20 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 # : 007494
4.0/5
Based on 5 reviews
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