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With 21 holes, golfers have a lot of options! Select a hole to find out more about it.

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Hole 1

A tee ball along the right side is the best approach to this green and will help you avoid the left greenside bunker. Shots to the green should favor short of the pin.

Hole 2

This par 4 dogleg works left around a large fairway bunker. A right to left tee shot is best to insure you keep it in the short grass, which is key to hit this small green. With a front bunker and trees behind the green a precise second is essential for success

Hole 3

A tee shot to the top of the hill near the 125 is smart and needed for success. The fairway becomes increasingly narrow nearer to the green and a number of trees guard both sides. The green is protected by three bunkers. If the pin is left play to the right, giving you the best opportunity to make a putt.

Hole 4

This par 3 places a premium on distance control for your tee ball. This narrow green pitches from front to back and right to left. Your initial concern may be to avoid the bunkers but, the perfect tee shot should land over the right bunker on the green.

Hole 5

A tee shot that works from left to right works best on this hole. From the tree-lined shot, the perfect tee shot will gain yards after it lands due to the pitch of the fairway. Avoiding a single fairway bunker that guards the left side of the hole will ensure an easier second shot. A second shot that favors long is key since the green has three bunkers protecting the front.

Hole 6

This long par 5 has a gracious landing area with the right-center providing the best angle to go for the green in two or to layup on the second shot. The layup is best left near the left-center of the fairway, providing an angle to best attack to the green. The green has a severe slope from back to front and right to left. Shots are best left below the hole.

Hole 7

This par 4 offers up a bit of risk from the tee. A smart tee shot is to play just beyond the 150 yard marker giving you a mid to short iron into the green. With trees on the left and ponds on the right hitting the fairway is critical to attack a generous green. Playing from the rough could bring into play three greenside bunkers.

Hole 8

One of the shortest holes on the course but not necessarily the easiest. A good tee shot, on this par 3, should stay below the hole a deceptively difficult green.

Hole 9

This uphill par 5 will likely require three shots to reach the green. The green is unusually firm so proper club selection is required on your approach or you may be playing from behind the green.

Hole 10

Will you sacrifice distance for accuracy to avoid the right side trouble? Your decision off the tee can either help or hurt you, set up your approach to this green, protected by a left side bunker. The trees lining the right side are an area you must avoid. Playing from this fairway is absolutely critical with an elevated green guarded by a large left side bunker.

Hole 11

This par 3 tends to play long due to the slight elevation up from tee to green. Proper club selection is required. Avoid the left greenside bunker and stay below the hole to have your best opportunity to score.

Hole 12

This par 5 places a premium on distance control for your tee ball to attach this relatively small green in two. While your concern may be to avoid the two fairway bunkers, pay attention to the trees down the right side. This is a hole to take advantage of. Playing from the fairway is critical.

Hole 13

A straight tee shot is premium, with two fairway bunkers guarding the fairway. Longer hitters choosing to hit over the bunkers need to favor the right-side. A group of trees beyond the left fairway bunker will prevent a shot to the green. Two greenside bunkers protect the left and right side of the green. Shots played to the green should land short of the pin due to the pitch from front to back.

Hole 14

The safest tee shot on this par 4 is to the left side. However, this strategy brings with it less visibility for your approach into the green. The narrow green is guarded by a large greenside bunker on the left.

Hole 15

This short par 3 over is best attacked with a gentle fade. Avoid the sand that protects the right side of the green. Keep in mind you are playing slightly downhill and long is trouble, as you survey your shot.

Hole 16

This short par 5 over is best attacked off the tee with a right to left shot that avoids the trees on the right. Players choosing to go for it in two strokes should favor the right side of the green due to the slops from right to left. A proper layup should be short of the 100-yard marker due to the fairway narrowing in.

Hole 17

This signature par 3 is one of the toughest holes on the course. The green is best attacked with a shot shape from right to left. The green is guarded by a pond in front and bunker left. The green slopes from back to front and left to right. Players will have the most success putting from the right of the hole.

Hole 18

The round’s final tee shot requires a straight tee ball to avoid a pond to the left and trees to the right. Attacking the hole in two will requires a tee shot near the left side of the fairway. The "S" shaped fairway makes a challenging layup. The green is protected by two bunkers and slopes from right to left. If the pin is on the right, it is best to putt left of the hole.

Hole 19

This par 4 has an elevated tee to assist in some much needed length on the tee shot. Be precise on your second shot. The green is one of the smallest on the course and is guarded by mounds and trees.

Hole 20

This short par 3 creates a challenge due to its exposure to wind. A good tee shot is needed to land on the correct part of this two-tiered green.

Hole 21

A tee ball along the right side is the best approach to this green and will help you avoid the left green side bunker. Adding one club on shots to the green will ensure the correct distance to the pin due to an increase in elevation from tee to green.

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You'll find us on the highest point in Mecosta County, where a sunrise and a sunset can be seen every day on the beautiful West Michigan landscape. The rolling terrain creates a variety of conditions for golfers to play their best game, while a blend of links-style and tree-lined holes to keep the course interesting.

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Katke Golf Course was designed by Robert Beard.

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  • 6967 TDs Par 72 Championship
  • 6317 TDs Par 72 Crimson
  • 5648 TDs Par 72 Silver
  • 4752 TDs Par 72 Gold
  • 2354 TDs Par 72 D.O.G. (family)
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