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Coyote Preserve Golf Club
Played on September 2018
9218 Preserve Drive, Fenton, Michigan, 48430
1 Ranking
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Brian Clark

$56 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2018 at 1:30 PM

Saw that this course was recently added, so I dug out my scorecard from 2018 to refresh my memory. This Arnold Palmer Signature course that was built in 2001 is in a marshy woodlands area that is ideal for challenging golfers. Having four (4) tees from 6,912yds / 74.4 / 140 down to 4,851yds / 68.0 / 122 everyone can find their comfort level of play on this Par 36/35 layout. I believe there’s only three (3) holes (#1,10,11) that don’t have forced carry under 130yds as the Par 4’s are mostly 150-180yds from the Blue tees. We chose the Blues today at 6,580/72.4/138 on this soggy morning but the normally fast greens were holding nicely and putting true at 8-9. Each hole is framed by tall trees, ponds, marshland so stay in the short grass or extra shots will follow. Starting out #1 with a 536yd Par 5, double dogleg was warm-up for things to come. Many sand traps placed where you don’t want them and greens tucked in protected corners to challenge your true carry. The #3 dogleg right demands a 220yd drive in the corner to allow a lofted 2nd shot to this protected green. The #4 an 388yd Par 4 is all pond carry 170yds off the tee to a dogleg left fairway, uphill to the green. This Front 9 is all about getting yardages right to landing areas as nothing is straight forward tee to green. The #7 Par 5 Hcp 1 is 566yds of sweeping left fairway, around a pond, many sand traps from tee to green. (Choose attack wisely) Play #9 a 389yd dogleg right with the same caution because of the two (2) forced carries on this Par 4. The Back 9 starts out with two (2) easy straight forward Par 4’s (381/417yd) and then it’s back to forced carries to angled fairways. The #16 a 575yd Par 5 Hcp 2 is a double dogleg right with two (2) forced carries, will be with you on your ride back home. Check your yardage twice on that 3rd shot, give a little extra because short is ugly. The #18 Par 5 is a feel good 525yd fairway with a nice 100’ downhill 3rd shot, to a side hill green, staying below the cup. All in all, this was a great course that had that “Up North” feeling and challenges golfers of all level. I ended up shooting 41/41 w/32 putts, Jeremy had 88 w/37putts and enjoying the fall colors starting to change.

Would travel: 30-60 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, Expensive and worth it, Best course in the area
Condition of Course, Price, Food/ Bar facilities, Difficulty, Ambiance, Staff, Pro Shop, Layout, No Houses on Course, Clubhouse
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Rank ID # : 029730