St. Ives GC: #16St. Ives Golf Club

St. Ives Golf Club
9900 Saint Ives Dr
Stanwood, Michigan 49346
Mecosta County

Phone(s): (231) 972-4837
Fax: (231) 972-4120
Website: stivesgolf.com


St. Ives Golf Club has received a five-star rating from Golf Digest -- and with good reason. The Jerry Matthews design, which opened in 1995, offers great course conditions amid a beautiful backdrop. Elevation changes that range from 40-80 feet offer up great views of the surrounding area. Water comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes. Several holes are worthy of mention. The par-4, 410-yard fourth hole has a tricky, undulating green. St. Ives Golf Club's final three holes -- the par-3 16th (where you have to carry a lake that almost surrounds the green), the par-5 17th (with a fairway that wraps around the lake) and the par-4 18th (with an upward climb) -- are among the best stretch of finishing holes you'll find in the state.

Accolades:
2010 - Michigan's # 1 Golf Resort - Golf World - Readers Choice Award
2010 - Top 50 Golf Resorts in the U.S. - Golf World - Readers Choice Award
2010 - Silver Medal Winner-Premier Resorts 2010-The Best Destination in Golf - Golf Magazine, 2010
2010 - #1 Judges Choice Award-Restaurant & Chef - Taste of Mecosta County
Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities - Michigan PGA, 4-Time Winner
#5 Best New Affordable Public courses, #1 East of the MIssissippi - Golf Digest
2003 - Top 100 Golf Shops in America -- Golf World Business
2001 - Top 100 Golf Shops in America -- Golf World Business
2001 - Top 10 Golf Facilities for Women in North America -- Golf for Women
2001 - Top 100 Golf Shops in America -- Golf World Business
2000/2001 - “Places to Play”, 5 star rating -- Golf Digest
2000 - Top 100 Golf Shops in America -- Golf Shop Operations
1999 - Top 10 Golf Facilities for Women in North America -- Golf for Women
1999 - Best Golf Courses in state of Michigan -- Golf Digest
1998/1999 - “Places to Play”, 4 1/2 stars (Highest rating in Michigan) -- Golf Digest
1998 - Top 10 Golf Facilities for Women in North America -- Golf for Women
1997 - No. 5 Best New Public Course in United States (affordable category), No. 1 East of the Mississippi -- Golf Digest

St. Ives Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)
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A view of hole #16 at St. Ives Golf ClubA view of the 11th green at St. Ives Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jerry Matthews
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1995
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent
  • Greens: Bent

Facilities

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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $40 - $95
  • Weekends: $50 - $110

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Shirts with a collar are required for men and women. No denim. No short shorts, tank tops and cut-offs.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 6709 146 73.1
Back 72 6294 139 70.8
Middle 72 5765 127 68.9
Middle (W) 72 5765 143 74.4
Forward 72 4821 121 68.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • St. Ives Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by paul
    on July 25th, 2010 20:39
    awesome course, great elevation and layout. you definatly get some very unique holes...#1 lets you know right away what your in for! we played our round in pouring rain and loved every min of it.
  • St. Ives Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Hoeft
    on April 23rd, 2010 16:59
    I have been fortunate to have played this course many times. I currently live in San Diego, which has no shortage of great golf courses, but, HANDS DOWN, ST Ives is my favorite track!

    This is a fabulous course no matter what your skill level. It is always in great shape and the greens are the best I have seen.

    The best feature of all is the staff. Friendly, courteous and hard-working -- they make a great course unforgetable.

    If I had to play one course for the rest of my days, it would be ST Ives.
  • St. Ives Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by jeremy
    on April 23rd, 2010 12:33
    course is awesome!!! dont know what the last guy is talking about. Must Play. absolutely beautiful!!!
  • St. Ives Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff
    on April 16th, 2010 07:32
    Course is very demanding and it's helpful if you can hit a draw on several holes.

    Greens ran true and were fairly fast.
  • St. Ives Golf Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by John
    on May 22nd, 2009 12:24
    Thin fairways and rough greens..lots of debris around hazard areas
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