I would have never known about Yarrow unless they had run a promotion through Carl's Golfland. This resort apparently needed such a promotion to become a familiar name to the Detroit area golfers, and this golfer is glad they did. Yarrow is a wonderful eighteen holes of golf - the course was challenging but not intimidating. Many very pretty holes that convinced me I was really three hours further north. Course appeared well maintained.
The guest rooms are small, but comfortable and clean. The property is very nicely laid out with a large main lodge where the dining facilities are, and there is a lit boardwalk-like pathway from the lodge to the buildings where the guestrooms are located. This pathway has some lovely views of a few holes and is a very pretty wooded walk. That all said, if there is someone in your group that does not golf, there's nothing else to do. No pool, etc., - this is a resort just for golfers. While the cities of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo are each no more than a thirty minute drive, this resort is quite isolated.
The only meal we had at Yarrow was breakfast. The buffet had a very good selection of hot and cold foods - or at least food that was supposed to be hot. It's not just Yarrow where we have experienced this dilemma, but never understood the challenge in keeping hot food hot at a buffet. We chose to drive into Kalamazoo for dinner during our one night stay. We did, however, end the evening at the outdoor patio at the Yarrow lodge which overlooks the eighteenth hole and enjoyed sunset with cocktails.
In conclusion - I want to play this course again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The name resonates in the hearts of golfers around the world, Augusta. Where the passion is golf, the scenery magnificent, and the experience unforgettable. Come experience Yarrow, our little slice of world-class golf in Augusta, Michigan. At Yarrow Golf and Conference Resort, you’ll experience everything that our neighbors to the North have to offer and more: flawless tree-lined fairways, manicured bent grass greens, mouthwatering cuisine, cozy hotel accommodations and uncompromising Yarrow hospitality. And we’re not so far away from civilization that you have to beat a path to our door. We’re much closer to all the larger metro areas -- Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis – and just minutes from the vibrant communities of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yarrow Golf And Conference Resort
- Yarrow Golf Hotel Augusta