REVIEW BY TWO MEN WHO GOLF
Twin Birch Golf Club in Kalkaska is an 18-hole par 72 layout that offers
a relaxing day of golf for all level in 2007 of players. On our early August
visit in 2007, despite weeks of draught, the course was in good condition
and the putting surfaces were some of the smoothest we have encountered.
This is a user-friendly layout that presents good scoring opportunities and
a chance to establish a high level of confidence.
Other than holes number two and five, the topography on the front nine is
quite flat, with level green complexes that have open fronts inviting
players to attack the flags. Beginners, seniors and juniors will appreciate
the forgiveness that each hole offers, with ample room to recover from
The back side has a few raised greens, and also presents some doglegs
that will challenge the shot making abilities of all levels of golfers.
Throughout the layout players will encounter ample landing zones along pine
lined fairways, with understated bunkering and mostly level playing
surfaces. The greens are small to medium in size, with little undulation and
In total, there are 17 sand bunkers situated mostly greenside, and water
hazards in the form of ponds or creeks come into play on 8 holes. There are
3 sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6285 yards/125
slope, 6027 yards/122 slope and 4751 yards with a slope of 119 for ladies
hitting from the forward sets. As the slope and yardage indicates - this is
a women friendly design as well.
On property is a grass range and practice green, plus a clubhouse with
pro shop and restaurant/lounge. The restaurant is a favorite of locals, and
is open for lunch and dinner. On course yardage markers are situated at 100,
150 and 200 yards (with 150 stakes on all par fours and fives) and color
coded flags indicate the day's hole locations.
Prices are very reasonable, with rates including cart topping out in the
low forties - during prime time.