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Pine River Golf Club
2244 Pine River Rd
Standish, Michigan 48658
Arenac County

Phone(s): (989) 846-6819
Fax: (989) 846-2505

Pine River Golf Course sprawls across gently rolling hills dotted with mature trees. The course's namesake river weaves in and out of the holes. The course has a challenging layout that offers front and back nines that are completely different. Take advantage of the scoring opportunities on the fairly forgiving front nine because you're in for a tougher test on the back nine. The holes on the backside are more heavily treed and demand greater accuracy. Strategically placed bunkers frame the greens, making the approaches even more intimidating, and the river also comes into play. Straight shots will be rewarded at Pine River G.C. but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. The 6,481-yard layout has a variety of different holes, giving it appeal for players of all skill levels and the manageable length makes it more approachable for beginners.

Pine River Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
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A view from a fairway at Pine River Golf ClubA fall view from a tee at Pine River Golf ClubA view from the 16th fairway at Pine River Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1977
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $19 - $23
  • Weekends: $19 - $23

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. No tank tops or cutoffs allowed.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 71 6033 120 70.7
Blue 71 6481 126 71.9
Red 71 4938 122 69.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Pine River Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Bob frank
    on April 03rd, 2024 01:58
    So glad they have new owners
    Last owner was very rude and disrespectful to us all the time
  • Pine River Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Dick Bishop
    on September 14th, 2023 13:42
    I have always liked this course. Today was bad, the rough is over 3 inches high, hit you ball into the rough and you will not find Very thick grass and clover, hard to get your club through it. Need mowing bad. Had I know it was this bad I would never played it.Lost a lot of balls
  • Pine River Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by James Adams
    on May 17th, 2019 17:42
    My son and i have played here a few times before. The course is quite challenging wit lots of water and creeks running throughout, The front nine is open and the back is tight and cut into the woods, My biggest gripe are the fairways, the grass is as long as the rough and there are more dandelions than actual grass. We will play again because at 13 bucks from golf now it's hard to beat even in it;s current condition.
  • Pine River Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by C Valliere
    on September 05th, 2015 14:58
    Nice challenging course. Was disappointed by the guy the front desk. Seemed to only care about getting our money rather then us having a pleasant experience. Had a group of 20 playing a scramble tee off behind our foursome after we were two holes in. They ended up in front of us after we stopped at the clubhouse to grab a quick hotdog and something to drink. On the back nine we had a couple groups from that scramble getting mad and yelling at us accusing us of cutting in front of them and so on. And that was on top of the groups of clearly drunk girls screaming, yelling and hooting and hollering and cutting across fairways to join the other groups making it upwards of twelve people teeing off at one tee box. There weren't employees of the course out policeing the their outing at all. Which made our back nine experience terrible. I brought all this up the the same guy behind the desk and he didn't seem to care.
  • Pine River Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Glen A Schweim
    on August 11th, 2015 17:49
    Found this course to be a diamond in the rough, a couple of groups of us went out for some fun and got alot more then expected. course was in good shape and well maintained with the exception of the sand traps being packed. We had to start off from the back 9 first due to sprinklers, which didn't help (fairly tight) but all an all very nice for the price.
  • Pine River Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Chase Tremble
    on December 10th, 2011 20:34
    Played this course twice while visiting family. Back nine challenges your placement ability with tighter fairways and smaller greens. Front nine is more open, but you can get into trouble easily if you get over confident. Fairways and greens were in excellent shape when I was there. This course has definitely stepped it up in the last five years to become one of the better courses in the area.
  • Pine River Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by ron cologie
    on February 21st, 2010 17:53
    i played the course nomerous times in 2009. Great course! Great condition! Great prices!
  • Pine River Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by dan bigsby
    on January 26th, 2010 07:25
    nice course with very opposite 9s. front 9 fairly long and fairley open but you can get into trouble on every hole. some water and sand with decent greens. back nine very tight but not to long nice rolling greens on both nines but just a little bit slow. great golf value this is a nice course that will challenge all your golf shots but not your wallet. very nice golf experience.
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