Pine Trace GCPine Trace Golf Club

Pine Trace Golf Club
3600 Pine Trace Blvd
Rochester, Michigan 48309
Oakland County

Phone(s): (248) 852-7100
Fax: (248) 299-8008

When the Arthur Hills-designed Pine Trace Golf Club opened in 1989, upscale public golf in southeast Michigan changed forever. The perfect bridge between public and private golf courses, Pine Trace offers different scenic views on each hole. From trees (pines, maple and oaks) that isolate you from the world, to birds (including blue jays, cardinals and robins) to the natural characteristics (swamp land, ponds and artificial lakes) that come into play, this golf course offers something for everyone. Pine Trace G.C. set the standard, and it has passed the test of time.

Pine Trace Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 13 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Pine Trace Golf ClubA view of a green protected by bunkers at Pine Trace Golf ClubView from Pine Trace GC

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arthur Hills
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1989
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $32 - $48
  • Weekends: $40 - $55

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire is required at all times. Collared shirt required (no jeans) between Memorial Day and Labor Day for Gentlemen.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 6610 143 72
Forward 72 4974 128 70.2
Back 72 6347 137 71
Middle 72 6003 130 69.2
Middle (W) 72 6003 139 75.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Tom L
    on July 30th, 2022 18:49
    this course used to be great- I played a few days ago and the course was dried out. Fairways and green side were hard dirt, no grass in many places- worst course I have played all year- watch out before you play here - this is not the course it was years ago
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by J Redier
    on November 05th, 2013 10:17
    Good Course
    Horrible Staff
    and Slow, yet they have these Dumb A## rangers out there telling you that you are behind, when you are sitting on a tee waiting!!

    Very, Very Poorly run course
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Ted
    on September 26th, 2013 13:23
    I wanted to post my review: this course is the best in Oakland County! The greens are outstanding, and the fairways are well maintained. It's a wonderful and very fair golf course. As for pace of play I have never had a problem, and when I read the B.S. People post I am sure they have had pace of play issues at many other courses as well. The staff is warm and treated my group like we were private members. They remembered my name and also booked a tee time for us at they other course Shepherds Hollow. We only got dogs on the turn but they were very good. If you really want a great day of good golf play Pine Trace.
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Dan R.
    on July 26th, 2013 12:14
    Course is much better than the Staff... We booked a tee time 2 weeks in advance (on a week day) for a business outing with a few GM executives that were in town for the day, and still somehow managed to wait 37 minutes past our tee time before we Tee'd Off! Played the entire round behind a group, and finally called it quits at 14 (3hrs later) ~ Briefly mentioned the displeasure (respectfully) to Starter, and was told "well, go somewhere else next time then!".

    We will take their advice!
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by ace3jack
    on July 23rd, 2013 12:25
    course is very nice. you will have a tough time finding folks to argue that point.

    the staff on the otherhand is bush league. the guy who runs it is a pompous ass and the woman in the clubhouse is his clone.

    if you are planning on playing this course, expect to be disappointed in the pace of play and the treatment you get from those that run this place.
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jack
    on July 12th, 2013 06:21
    This course is totally amazing! I took a party of 12 players and we had the best expierence. I am not sure what other golfers are thinking ( it must be them and their golf skill level) this couse was in amazing shape. the Greens a SUPER!!!!!!!!!!! the staff in the pro shop and the starter & rangers were OUTSTANDING!!! my clients love the whole expierence. I would book my tee time in heartbeat. forgot to mention we had sliders boxed up for our guest and they were perfect for a fun day of client golf! THANK YOU PINE TRACE !!!!!!
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by John Sally
    on May 23rd, 2013 08:01
    If you want to play a 6 hour round on a good course have fun! One of the owner's wife runs the pro shop and has no clue what she is doing and they have 8 minutes between tee times. All they care about is your money and want to get as many people on the course as possible and don't care how long it takes you to finish. Nice course for the area but needs major improvement in how they run the course. They continue to lose golfers every year which is sad.
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by KATHY from Birmingham
    on September 25th, 2012 05:22
    Course is in super condition. the greens are shew fast... way to go! my customers loved the course and the whole expierence. The pro shop helped me change my tee time due to my customers late arrival with such class. I will be back again and again.
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Scott
    on September 25th, 2012 05:17
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Ken
    on September 25th, 2012 05:15
    I Had a wonderful experience at PINE TRACE! the staff was truly warm and friendly, the couse was in wonderful shape. The Greens are outstanding!!!! I also took my clients on a very busy day and had a fast but tasty lunch and we have a 4 and 1.2 hour round. Great time Great people a must to play and take your customers to! We had no issues with the "rangers" they were kind and very informative and even when back to get my gap Wedge I left. I always look forward to my round at Pine Trace!!!!!
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by John Scott
    on September 07th, 2012 12:41
    Great course but run really poorly. They do there tee times 8 minutes apart and look for it to be close to a 6 hour round. Ownership just wants to get as much money as possible and do not care about pace of play. It's a shame because it is a great course.

  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jillian
    on October 24th, 2011 09:52
  • Pine Trace Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Larrybud
    on July 30th, 2010 11:29
    Pine Trace is a terrific course which is fair, yet can be a challenging test of your golfing ability.

    It offers a wide variety of holes, from wide open to target golf. The greens at Pine Trace are usually top notch, although a couple had problems in the 09-10 winter.

    I think the keys to this course are the par 5s. On the front, you finish with the 8th and 9th holes. #8 is reachable for decent length hitters, but you have to turn the ball around the corner.

    On the back, you're presented with 3 scoring opportunities in a row from holes 10-12, but each requires an accurate tee shot. However, you'll be rewarded with a short iron or wedge into each of these greens.

    13 & 16 are both difficult par 5s. 13 is all about the 2nd shot to position yourself into an open shot for your 3rd, and 16 requires either a long tee shot, or one far enough right so that you can get around the corner. 16 is one of the most demanding par 5s you'll ever play.

    Try Pine Trace, you'll love it!
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