Living in southern Ontario puts some of the best golf anywhere right in your backyard, whether thats around the Toronto area or into the Muskokas or across the border. Gull Lake View was perfect for our group of eight.
Just west of Battle Creek Michigan, it's an easy drive from many areas. Check in was very quick, and we were allowed to get into our villa early, which was ideal since we had a round booked for the first afternoon.
The villas are not luxurious, but the bedrooms are a good size, and all the appliances work well (nice...especially the icemaker! You can't have scotch without an icemaker) Every unit has a patio. A few more lawn chairs would be nice....
We played five courses, Bedford Valley, Stonehedge North and South, and the East and West courses on the Gull Lake property. They are all good tracks. Bedford is about 15 km away, and honestly, it was our least favorite track. There's nothing wrong with it, it has some terrific holes,and is in excellent condition. It just didn't have the same ambience.
Stonehedge North and South are fine courses, with plenty of challenge for anyone. We found both Gull lake courses to be the most scenic....especially East. And in both cases they are surprising .....you'll be quite impressed when you move from one hole to the next with elevation changes, and hole layouts which will give you pause.
The restaurant and lounge are conveniently located and provide excellent service. The food was quite good.
Located a two minute walk away is the Dock at Bayview. It's an excellent restaurant and bar if you want to get away from the resort for a night.
Just a few improvements we would suggest: Like I said a few more lawn chairs would be nice in each unit, and Gull lake should just quote all it's prices including carts. Our reservation was somewhat messed up, we had asked for the carts to be included in the price, but it wasn't done, we we had to pay 16 dollars on the first round each day. Didn't cost us any more, but it was a pain.
Oddly enough, there were no beverage carts out on the courses. Maybe it was the time of year (late June) but we found that unusual.
All that being said, the staff was outstanding, the courses were great and we had a terrific time. Go.....you'll enjoy it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golf get-away resort; rates for golf/accomodation packages ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gull Lake View Golf Club And Resort Fairway Villas Hotel Augusta