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“Well Kept Secret” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort

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Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Augusta
michigan
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131 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Well Kept Secret”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

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!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Muskegon, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Did the stay and play for two nights and three days. I had been at Yarrow for corporate training in the early 90's just after it opened and before there was even a golf course...fell in love with the property. Don't know why it took me 20 years to return! Loved the golf course. The first hole is a monster par 5 almost 600 yards up a hill. The course is in pristine condition. It felt like you were in northern Michigan but without the long drive and steep prices. The stay and play included a buffet breakfast which was excellent. They even had name cards at your table to reserve - nice touch. Rooms were sufficient and had good air conditioning. Ate on the deck at their grill one evening after our round which was good and it was fun to see the golfers coming in on the 18th green. The only small complaint I had was I inquired with the front desk to see about a late checkout since our round was scheduled for 0727 hours and we wanted to pack up right after our round. The clerk did not have the authority to grant our request even though the room was not booked the day of departure. Only the manager apparently can make that decision. On a side note, if you are there in the summer...check out the Barn theater in Augusta. We saw the musical "Tarzan" and had a great time.

Room Tip: Avoid Tuesdays ,if possible, since it is senior day on the course and the play will be slow.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank William E
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Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Took a three day golf buddy trip.We stayed in the hotel room section of the resort. The rooms are small and nothing special, but they were clean and adequate. The resort itself is very nice and the golf was great. Overall a good value

Room Tip: next time we will upgrade to one of the villas.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ExpressHoosier
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

My wife and I were married at Yarrow in 2005, and everything went off without a hitch. The golf is nothing short of amazing, the food in the pub is outstanding (get yourself a burger & fries, you'll be impressed), and the staff is extremely helpful. My company started having our annual meeting at Yarrow two years ago, and about 100 people form out of town stay in the lodges. I've heard nothing negative from any of them.

The only downside is that there isn't much nightlife in the Augusta area. Once the on-site pub closes, unless you want to make a trip to Kalamazoo (30+ minutes) or Battle Creek (...no thanks), that's about it.

Room Tip: I've only stayed in one of the "cabins," and I found it to be very comfortable.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank snoeborder
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Our organization held its annual conference at Yarrow. The event co ordinator was very helpful and accommodating. The staff were friendly, resourceful, and willing to go the extra mile (rearranging furniture, searching for lost items, putting up banners). The beautiful, serene, nature setting is perfect for get aways and out of the hustle of daily life.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary R
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Justin T, Director of Sales at Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort, responded to this review, 29 August 2012
Thank you so very much for the kind words. We appreciated your group very much and look forward to many more experiences with you.
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

We called on a Monday to ask what time dinner was available. The gentleman on the phone said "we are open now, but entrees are served at 5:00". We showed up on Wednesday, and to our surprise, no entrees were available. The server told us that they "just changed the menu today" so entrees are only available Thurs - Sun. We were not told this would be happening when we called on Monday. We were there for a special gathering of 10 people...my brother suddenly passed away and the family was getting together in celebration of his life.

While I'm sure the conference center and golf course are fabulous...we will never know how the restaurant is since we did not have dinner. We did however, (before we knew there weren't entrees served) order drinks: One double Jameson, one Pepsi and one Iced Tea. We were then charged $13.50!!! We should have been comped our drinks for the inconvenience. It is over an hour drive to Yarrow for everyone involved. The management needs to communicate better with the staff. We will never be back and will not recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lolly1961
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Canada
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

The accomodations worked for our ladies golf group. Very efficient with checking in/out.

We will return next year for sure.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patrika
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Property: Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort
Address: 10499 N 48th St, Augusta, MI 49012-9500
Region: United States > Michigan > Kalamazoo County > Augusta
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Augusta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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 
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Yarrow Golf And Conference Resort
Yarrow Golf Hotel Augusta

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