Golf Course Photo, Royal Scot Golf Course, Lansing, 48906
Royal Scot Golf Course
Played on August 2017
4722 W Grand River Ave, Lansing, Michigan, 48906
1 Ranking
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Off the Fringe, “Golf’s best short read.” The award winning newsletter, sent twice monthly, that provides an unconventional perspective on the golf world.
Brian Clark

$31 (cart included), played on Thursday, August 2017 at 1:00 PM

Have been wanting to play here for quite some time and finely made it happen, good things are worth waiting for. With the three (3) 9 hole layouts (Inside/Outside/North) they can accommodate a lot of play and it seems to move right along on this Links style layout. I started with the Inside track which played 3,234yds / 35.1 / 122 / Par 36 that was green and mowed give the feeling of 150yd forced carries to the well kept fairways/rough being good heights on both. Greens were protected by various soft sand traps and greens soft but held and putted very true (7-8) and mostly straight forward readings. The 8th or 26th hole is a 205yd par 3 that is all carry with a marsh guarding the front and LH side. I choose to miss right to the sand trap but missed my save on that one. Shot 38/16putts and enjoyed the 1hr 15 minute pace that has tree lined fairways keeping stray balls away, allowing you to focus on your shots. Now I headed over to the North course (quite a lengthy drive) which is 3,523yds / 36.5 / 130 / Par 37 and WOW!! what a view from the first tee box of this beautiful Links layout. This was spread out with no side-by-side fairways like the other two nines. Every hole was laid out with no surprises and I used by range finder to pick the landing areas I knew I could reach safely, Thoroughbred GC taught me that lesson last week. The one (1) hole that sticks out is the #13 on the card, 491yd Par 5 that has you hitting Driver / 8 iron to a island landing area and then 140yd shot to a elevated green. This was a very fun short, target par 5 that makes you think instead of grip and rip. I shot 43/16putts as I found there are more hazards that come into play than I originally thought. This North course is a great set-up for a closing Back 9, after getting warmed up on one of the other two layouts. Worth stopping in with the overall conditions being above par and friendly layout.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
Condition of Course, Price, Pace of Play, Staff, Layout, No Houses on Course
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Rank ID # : 028912