Golf Course Photo, Hemlock Golf Club, Ludington, 49431
Hemlock Golf Club
Played on August 2015
5105 W Decker Rd, Ludington, Michigan, 49431
3 Rankings
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Brian Clark
Ludington
2015-08-10

$41 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2015 at 7:48 AM

WoW!! What a track!! Normally we play a lesser priced course in this area but decided to spend the extra. Week day price of $45 and Senior @ $35 is a no brainier for this level of course. No GPS on the carts was a surprise and is needed to figure out the landing areas on the many blind hole shots you'll encounter. My "Sky Caddie" proved to be a shot saver on many of the par 5 holes where target golf is required. We played from the greens (6,644yds) and the landing areas were very fair for 220 - 240 yd drives coming short of the many fairway bunkers. Greens rolled very true and fast (recently sanded) with 38 putts being the average for the four of us playing. I shot 89/38putts (4hrs) and had more sand shots than I care to ever have again. The greens are well protected on all sides forcing you to hit the green because "Saves" come at a high premium as I only had two (2) all day. Bring your "A" game, stay in the fairway, pick your landing areas and read the putts from both sides and you'll have alot of fun. Will put this on my list to play again real soon and you should too.

Would travel: 60-120 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 027459
Brian Clark
Ludington
2018-08-21

$31 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2018 at 8:26 AM

Decided to revisit Hemlock GC as I was in the area again and I had good memories of my last visit. The weekday pricing of $35 for senior is great for this Ray Hearn design that stretches from 4,328yd 64.5/112 to 6,965yds 73.8/142 in this wooded, rolling terrain and sand infested layout. This layout is very similar to his other course in Jackson,MI "The Grand" only sand replaces the wetlands. The condit

Would travel: 60-120 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
 
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Rank ID # : 029265
Brian Clark
Ludington
2018-08-21

$31 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2018 at 8:26 AM

Decided to revisit Hemlock GC as I was in the area again and I had good memories of my last visit. The weekday pricing of $35 for senior is great for this Ray Hearn design that stretches from 4,328yd 64.5/112 to 6,965yds 73.8/142 in this wooded, rolling terrain and sand infested layout. This layout is very similar to his other course in Jackson,MI "The Grand" only sand replaces the wetlands. The fairways conditions were the major disappointment as the dryness produced spotty hard pan areas. This caused some excessive roll outs with tough fairway shots, leading to selective shot making. The large but soft greens were rolling 8-10 and made it exciting once you got there. Sand traps were everywhere but played Very fair upon arrival. Ended up playing from the Green Tees 6,644yds / 71.9 / 139 on this par 36/36 layout. I shot 42/43 w/36putts, Jeremy had 87w/32putts, Kevin 89 w/37 putts and Barry 97w/35putts finding too many traps to count. Looking forward to returning again sometime soon.

Would travel: 60-120 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
 
Price, Difficulty, Ambiance, Layout, No Houses on Course
Condition of Course
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 029266