Designed by architect Arthur Hills, this Michigan State University golfing venue features two 18 hole, par 72 golf courses, ... More
Forest Akers Golf Course
Designed by architect Arthur Hills, this Michigan State University golfing venue features two 18 hole, par 72 golf courses, power carts, a learning center, two golf shops, a short game facility, and a driving range.
The East course has some features that can really make the course a challenge. Par 5's and a couple of the par 4's can play much longer because they are set up into the prevailing winds. Overall a pretty good course, excellent course for the value. Always in very good condition.
The West course is definitely the better of the two courses. With the exception of maybe Hawk Hollow/Eagle Eye, the best public course in the area by far. The course holds many tournaments state and college and is the home of the men's and women's golf teams. There's not a lot of water on the course, but if you hit in the rough you will definitely have to take your medicine and just advance your ball up the fairway. Most of the greens are pretty difficult. The terrain is constantly undulating, which makes it a pretty decent workout if you walk. Overall an extremely challenging layout, would definitely be my recommendation, but it is a little on the expensive side if you're not affiliated with the university.
That last reviewer is a idiot. Doesn't he realize that October weather in Michigan is crazy. I was told snackbar was closed because the water systems are turned off by then. It was below freezing at nights the week before I was told. Had a great time, good deal. $10.00 for 9 holes. drinks were in the proshop after.
both golf courses are in great shape. the clubhouse staff are rude and don't really seem to know what there doing. I asked to talk to a manager but was told he was giving lessons. It was 85 degrees out and the snack bar was closed!