Pine Hollow Golf Course Review
Pine Hollow Golf Course
Teacher’s Comments: Some nice holes, but rough around the edges
On the one hand, Pine Hollow is not a great course; on the other, it doesn’t claim to be (and is priced appropriately). I enjoyed my review round, but cannot see a situation in which I would return.
I had actually played Pine Hollow several times before. It is a favorite of some friends who grew up in the Jackson area, and we played there a couple of times when I was just learning the game. Pine Hollow was perfect for me then: friendly, inexpensive and not terribly difficult. Two hundred courses later, though, I see the warts I previously failed to notice.
The biggest wart for me at Pine Hollow were the course conditions. The course needs some work, starting with mowing the fairways. That’s a pretty basic requirement. The greens were looking rough, with bare spots. The cart path in many places had disintegrated entirely. Trees have overgrown the lines of approach.
The entire course felt rough around the edges. In its defense, however, Pine Hollow does not claim to be a premium, or championship course.
Pine Hollow is a par 71. From the back tees, it manages to eke out 6, 020 yards. From there, it plays to a 70.1/123. The Middle Tees are in at 5, 375 and play to a 69.2/120. A bogey golfer could have a career score at Pine Hollow.
In spite of the marginal conditions, there enough interesting holes at Pine Hollow to make it a fun outing. The course has some interesting elevation changes
My favorite hole was the par four fifteenth. Beginning on a hill, it sweeps down, bends left and then rises slightly up to a perfectly framed green.
The eighteenth is another neat hole (see photo at top of page). A 470 yard par five, it has a large landing area off the tee. From there, the hole narrows, finishing through a tunnel-like grove of trees. Three shots of increasing accuracy are needed here.
I have some fond memories of Pine Hollow, but ultimately, it falls into the category of courses that I would play as a local, but for which I would no longer make a special trip.
The Pine Hollow Golf Course Review was first published May 4, 2020 from notes and photos taken on a round played Sept. 26, 2019. For more of GolfBlogger’s Michigan Golf Course Reviews, follow the link.
A photo tour of Pine Hollow follows.
The first at Pine Hollow is a 340 yard par 4. A view from the fairway on Pine Hollow’s first The second at Pine Hollow is a 150 yard par 3. The third at Pine Hollow is a 445 yardr par 5. The fourth at Pine Hollow is a 140 yard par 3. You can see this Pine Hollow Billboard from I-94 near Jackson, Michigan. The fifth at Pine Hollow is a 370 yard par 4. The sixth at Pine Hollow is a 420 yard par 4. A view of the elevated green on Pine Hollow’s sixth The seventh at Pine Hollow is a 460 yard par 4. The eighth at Pine Hollow is a 370 yard par 3. The ninth at Pine Hollow is a 370 yard par 4. Ten at Pine Hollow is a 390 yard par 4. The eleventh at Pine Hollow is a 450 yard par 5. Pine Hollow’s twelfth is a 145 yard par 3. Thirteen at Pine Hollow is a 435 yard par 4. The fairways could have used some mowing. Fourteen at Pine Hollow is a 350 yard par 4. The fifteenth at Pine Hollow is a 390 yard par 4. A view from the fairway on Pine Hollow’s 15th Stretches of the “cart path” left a lot to be desired. Sixteen at Pine Hollow is a 165 yard par 3. The seventeenth at Pine Hollow is a 370 yard par 4. A view of the green from the fairway on Pine Hollow’s seventeenth Eighteen at Pine Hollow is a 470 yard par 5 A view from the fairway on Pine Hollow’s eighteenth