Review: St. Ives Golf Course, MI
The back 9 starts with more hilly, tree-lined holes that feel very similar to some front 9 holes until you reach the 13th holes and then you meander around the wetlands and lakes in play on holes 14-17. The most picturesque is hole 16 which is a par 3 with an almost island green. The 17th is also great as the lake borders the entire left side of a long par 5. As you return to the clubhouse we really feel like the name is as fitting as any course has been named.
The conditions were excellent from start to finish. The greens were very smooth and rolled at a moderate speed and the fairways were extremely lush almost too green/wet. The hills created plenty of challenges and at times carts were restricted from getting close to your golf ball.
Overall it is a great compliment to Tullymore, and offers much of what you would expect from a course named St. Ives. I enjoyed the “Bavarian” hills in central MI.
For more information: www.tullymoregolf.com
+Rolling hilly terrain
+Beautiful natural setting
–Some golfers might find it too difficult