Golf Course Photo, Tomac Woods Golf Course, Albion, 49224
Tomac Woods Golf Course
Played on November 2016
14827 26 1/2 Mile Rd, Albion, Michigan, 49224
1 Ranking
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Brian Clark
Albion
2016-11-07

$16 (cart included), played on Sunday, November 2016 at 1:34 PM

Played here about 20 years ago and decided to return, see whats changed and give it a ranking. This original 9 hole course was started by Tom & Maxine Manley in 1964 and designed by Robert Beard. Then about 5 years later (so I was told) they added 9 more holes and mixed up the layout to make 18 holes.

The course is still owned/operated by the same family, keeping golfing alive through being affordable, kids golfing clinics, tournaments, and great course conditions during the golf season.

My son-in-law Kevin D and I arrived at a full parking lot on this sunny November afternoon to $15.00 for 18/cart for this 6,382 yards / 118 / 69.8 Par 36/36 "Links Traditional" golf outing. Tee boxes are flat but shaggy, fairways a little too long, very good rough and fuzzy but smooth rolling greens. Fairway layout is "Side-by-Side" with rows of trees and good distance, separating the stray shots if they should happen. Yardage markers are 100 to 200 sticks outlining the sides of the fairways.

Front 9 is the most open layout with Kevin taking advantage shooting 39/16 putts staying in the short grass to my 42/20putts that had me coming in from all over to score. The leaves cause havoc in some areas, but its November so you can't blame the course too much.

Back 9 is a little tighter and a few doglegs that can put you through the corners if you're not paying attention, like #12. The #14 is the 2hcp hole @ 478yd / Par 5, BUT should be #1 and the tree lined, overhanging branches, hard pan fairway for second shots was a real tester. (Shot 6 w/2putts) Hitting that elevated green that was 30' above the fairway was a real tester. Shot 39/38 putts with the course wide open taking 1.5hr to complete.

Always nice to play a local home grown course located 5 minutes off I-94, hope you will stop and play also.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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Rank ID # : 028596