Thorne Hills GC: #12Thorne Hills Golf Course

Thorne Hills Golf Course
12915 Sumpter Rd
Carleton, Michigan 48117
Monroe County

Phone(s): (734) 587-2332
Fax: (734) 587-7608

The 18-hole Thorne Hills Golf Course in Carleton, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1979. Designed by Dan Thorne, Thorne Hills Golf Course measures 5827 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 114 and a 67.4 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Thorne Hills Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
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A view of fairway #12 at Thorne Hills Golf CourseA view over a pond at Thorne Hills Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dan Thorne
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1979
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: No
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $15
  • Weekends: $17

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 5827 114 67.4
Red (W) 72 4524 108 65.3
White 72 5205 110 66.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Savannah
    on January 17th, 2018 10:35
    I love coming here, the prices are the best around and the bar/restaurant has really good burgers and sandwiches.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Wjm48161
    on March 25th, 2017 10:26
    This is a nice course that is well matured. The holes are tight but with a "down the middle" approach tightness is not a major concern. As in any public venue friendliness of staff is critical. The staff at the hills are awesome. Club house staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

    This is one of my favorite courses because it's not to hard and not to soft. For the golfer who enjoys friendship, comfort, and nice golf this is your place!
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Adam
    on May 15th, 2016 09:55
    Probably one of the best courses to play. It's a very enjoyable place to shoot 18. I enjoy this course a lot because it's never crowded and usually there is never a ranger stalking your every move. If your not looking for the most intense golf course ever this is your place. Anything goes here and that's the most enjoyable thing about it
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Jon
    on May 27th, 2015 08:34
    This course is NOT for anyone who fancies themselves a "GOOD GOLFER". That being said, Thorne Hills IS a nice experience for an average to below average golfer that understands we can't all be long and straight like the pros. There are a couple holes that require long and straight, in the event you think it's always going to present you with a par opportunity. Forget that! LOL! But, there are also several holes that, with a long (265) straight tee shot, you may find yourself putting for eagle! All in all, a very enjoyable golf experience. AND, it is very affordable.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Micah
    on November 13th, 2013 04:48
    I laugh at anyone that talks this place up. If you can shoot under 40 here, you probably have trouble shooting much lower than 50 at a respectable golf course and that is probably why you would like it. Standard grass and turf conditions with many areas of dead grass.

    If you don't like to challenge yourself and want the cheapest price you might differ from my opinion. If you fancy yourself a golfer you might want to look elsewhere.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Jake
    on July 20th, 2012 17:36
    I give it a star because it is possible to golf here. That being said it's kinda a anything goes place. Serious golfers BEWARE this is the domain of the wife beater golf shirts and aromatic medicinal smokes.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by M. Kramer
    on March 05th, 2012 10:42
    Cramped fairways. And two things I really hate. Hillbillies and mosquitoes.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Richard
    on February 17th, 2010 07:31
    Not a course that I can reccomend to others. Holes are crammed in and it is very common and necessary for you to take cover when you hear "fore"

    More or less this is a beginners course and not for experienced golfers.
  • Thorne Hills Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by John Unger
    on September 17th, 2009 09:26
    I really like this course. I don't play that much, so I don't want to be really challenged. I can play my normal decent game and score 40 or less. The fairways aare fairly wide and the greens are very puttable. We are both seniors and we can both golf their special ( 18 holes with a cart for a total of $28 ). If we can play 18 holes with a cart for $28 on a decent course, I will keep going back. The people who run the course are always friendly and give you the feeling that they really appreciate our business.
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