Golf Course Photo, Benona Shores Golf Course, Shelby, 49455
Benona Shores Golf Course
Played on August 2020
3410 Scenic Dr, Shelby, Michigan, 49455
1 Ranking
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Brian Clark
Shelby
2020-08-26

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2020 at 8:30 AM

What a wonderful surprise to finally play this "Executive Course" and to find Country Club conditions from tee to green. This is not your normal "Par 3" layout as they have twelve (12) Par 3's BUT, six (6) of them are 200+ yards. Having the mix of a narrow rolling wooded layout for the Front 9 (2,060yd) and more open rolling (scattered trees) on the Back 9 (2,320yd) makes this a very challenging Par 30/30 layout. Having the three (3) tee selections Blue 4,380yd, White 4,045yd and Red 3,496yds you can accommodate all levels of players and challenges. Just because its a short Par 4 (7 Par 4's) doesn't mean you have to hit driver/wedge on them. I mixed it up with irons off the tee so I could hit longer irons into the large lush greens. The Front 9 / #1 a 386yd Par 4 starts out with a demanding uphill drive that needs to be 220 yds in order to view the green, down the other side. The #2 is a short and slightly uphill 128yd Par 3 with no real surprises. The #3 is a 151yd uphill with a dogleg right Par 3 and don't miss long or right. The #4 is a great 337yd treelined, downhill dogleg right, that will leave your 200yd tee shot at the 80yd marker. If course you need to hit that 50yd cut shot you've been practicing to stay between the trees. The #5 is a very narrow treelined uphill 211yd Par 3 that had our foursome hitting drivers and still 10yds short. Green has a steep front that rejects anything flying in short. The #7 is a downhill 347yd Par 4 with a row of trees on the lefthand side so favor the right. The #8 a 177yd and #9 at 183yd are both downhill Par 3's that add a challenge to finishing up the Front 9. The #10 is a very tough 215yd Par 3 with a green to match as being on the side of a hill with a short shot........stays short. This green is also a two tier with the back pin being one tough putt from the front. The #11 is straightaway 229yd Par 3 with OB woods all down the left side and a hillside on the right. The #12 is a 135yd Par 3 that has the blind green on top of a hill with short being better than long. The #13 is a great downhill 215yd Par 3 to a large soft green. The #14 their Hcp 2 at 400yds is the longest hole here with a generous fairway and green to receive that long approach iron. The #15 Par 3 plays its 210yd length downhill very friendly unless you find the trees on the right side. The #17 at 393yds is their Hcp 1 Par 4 because of the dogleg left (trees in corner) to a elevated green. Ending your round at #18 with a 190yd Par 3 puts this "Executive Course" in perspective as being........One Enjoyable Round of Challenging Golf. I ended of shooting 32/35 w/33 putts on this great gem of a Par 3 course that now on my radar for future play.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 029790