The Rose Golf Course in Leroy a Pleasant Surprise

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LEROY, Mich. - We just had our family reunion, and "the boys" took Sunday morning off to go shoot a round. Our cousin chose The Rose in Leroy as the course to play. There was a little initial grumbling at the price ($45 for a round with cart), but by the end everyone was ready to sign up for next year.

This course is awesome. It is what I envision when I think of Northern Michigan golf. Every hole is both scenic and isolated. There was no one in front of us and no one pushing us. You can not see another hole from the one you are on. It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.

We stopped on the 2nd hole (a par 3 with elevated tee boxes) to watch 4 deer pass below us. We found out later that a bear had been spotted by the foursome teeing off behind us.

The course is well maintained. It is relatively short, but don't be fooled. The fairways are tight and the greens are small. I would rate this as one of the top 3 most enjoyable courses I have played.

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  • The Rose is dead!

    Rob wrote on: Jul 26, 2011

    Overall rating: 3 (out of 10 stars)
    This course 'sucks'! The tee boxes are like hitting out of the rough. The fairways and the rough are practically indestingushable. We (our foursome) pulled up to the course on a Sunday morning in July around 9:30am and there was only one car in the parking lot (this was our first clue) which belonged presumably to the pro shop attendent. A few minutes later a couple of other golfers arrived at the course dressed in jeans and crappy tee shirts (second clue - bad course). The twosome proceeded to tee off at our designated tee time 10am (strike three) but we didn't mind too much since they were only a twosome. Well, needless to say we will not be returning to this course ever again!


    • RE: The Rose is dead!

      Christopher Everett wrote on: Jan 3, 2018



    • RE: The Rose is dead!

      Dave wrote on: Jul 6, 2012

      Rob doesn't know what he's talking about. This is a hidden gem in northern Michigan and affordable.