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Sawmill Golf Club
19 Sawmill Blvd
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
Saginaw County

Phone(s): (989) 793-2692
Fax: (989) 793-2626

The 18-hole Sawmill Golf Club in Saginaw, MI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1997. Designed by John Sanford, Sawmill Golf Club measures 6757 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 72.7 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Sawmill Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Sawmill Golf ClubA view over the water from Sawmill Golf ClubA view of a tee at Sawmill Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: John Sanford
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
  • 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: $40
  • Weekends: $45

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Middle (W) 72 5720 134 74
Middle 72 5720 121 68.3
Back 72 6130 129 70.3
Championship 72 6735 136 72.4
Forward 72 5203 109 65.6
Forward (W) 72 5203 131 71.4
Front 72 4899 126 69.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Sawmill Golf Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by unknown
    on June 20th, 2019 07:05
    I have played this course many times. The previous owners were either negligent or unaware of the pro shop staff and how terrible they were. Anytime you had a deal, you got questioned or ridiculed for getting golf at a sub par course (at the time) for a cheaper rate. The course conditions are nowhere near what they were 5 years ago. The staff was always impossible to deal with at a regular public course which was a problem.

    This current year, the course in under new ownership, and have been to the course twice. The new pro shop staff is friendly and will work with golfers to try and accommodate everyone. The course conditions are the same as before, only because the previous owner was a cash grabber and did not leave anything in terms of resources for the new owner. Also, the weather at the beginning of the year has been terrible in terms of keeping up a course (rain almost every single day) which is hard to get conditions back to the previous years condition which was excellent. I believe that once the new ownership gets a year or two of business, the course will be in great shape again and I will be more than happy to play.

    For the course overall, it has some challenging holes and the back 9 is interesting in terms for layouts due to having to layup between marshes on many holes. Front 9 is one of the best 9 holes I've played in terms of layouts. Great potential for this course to return to its former glory.
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by Lynne
    on September 22nd, 2017 11:45
    I was looking forward to my first visit to the Sawmill course in Saginaw and I doubt I will be back, and the people I golfed with feel the same way. We had the Michigan Golf coupon book and were told it was ok to tee off before noon when we called for a tee time (9:33) the week before . The cranky older man who checked us in was very rude and told us that we should have never been able to golf in the morning because we were paying at a discounted price and he couldn't believe we only had to pay $22.00 and said he was losing money. I felt like I was being scolded in the Principal's office. He blamed us, even though the person who made our tee time said it was ok. I was in the food/retail business as a manager and consultant for 40 years and if my staff ever treated my guests this way they would have been written up or fired. The coupon books are a promotional tool used to generate more customers in the long term, not to make immediate money. You can bet my friends and I will let others know of the poor service we received and I doubt we will ever be back. Had we been treated with respect we may have chosen to have lunch there instead of eating down the street.
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by frank
    on August 27th, 2013 13:45
    I give the course a good rating. As far as the staff I give a bad rating, at lest the man who waited on us and he also was the course ranger was a moron. He comes out to see us at the fifth hole and starts bitching about us driving the cart and were driving it where he told us to. We were using there 90% rule and not parking by the greens. evidently someone was doing it but it wasn't us. So I guess he just picks someone out and starts bitching at them. Did he forget that there was groups ahead of us and behind us. I guess In this old mans eyes it was us. What an ass!! We won't be back. 8/27/2013
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Jon Smithson
    on January 27th, 2012 09:28
    I played this course with an open mind and found out that it was a very good course to play, The greens and fairways were in good condition.
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Joe
    on May 31st, 2011 19:24
    Even though member's who made tee times hadn't shown up to play, they wouldn't let me play as a solo because I didn't have a tee time. There were no golfer's on course and only five cars in the parking lot. Not being allowed to play on an empty golf course completely boggles my mind. Upon contacting them, they blamed me for the lack of customer service because they have a priority to honor member's tee times even if they don't show.
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Al
    on June 04th, 2010 11:44
    Great course, great food and great staff.
  • Sawmill Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Brandon
    on March 28th, 2010 14:57
    Great course and friendly staff.
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