Bedford Valley Golf Club

Course Details

Bedford Valley Golf Club

Bedford Valley

23161 Waubascon Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49017-9463

(269) 965-3385

Regulation

Daily Fee Facility

Resort

18

1964

Dean Kolstad, PGA

William F. Mitchell, ASGCA

$57 weekend
$52 weekday
$30 twilight

73.8

7070

72

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Overall Rating 4 out of 5 based on 103 user reviews
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08/12/22
Way to much sand for me!
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08/07/22
got rained out but was allowed to finish the 9
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07/15/22
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07/15/22
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07/05/22
Great course! Challenging and really fun. Pro shop is good. Has a decent amount of stuff. The food and beverage is super expensive.
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05/30/22
B
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05/30/22
Ok
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05/20/22
Nice
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04/24/22
Thanks again for the pace of play
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09/19/21
When golfers think of Augusta, their first thought in all likelihood is The Masters and Augusta National on a bright sunny day in April. I doubt it’s that small town in Michigan, midway between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. But maybe it should be because Augusta, Michigan is home to one of the largest golf resorts in the country: Gull Lake View Golf Resort. There are 108 holes within a 12-mile radius of Augusta, Mich., and offers more holes than Bandon Dunes, PGA National, or Pebble Beach Resorts. It is among the five largest golf resorts in the country. Five of the six courses have been certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries since 1995.

Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort has been owned and operated by the Scott family for over 50 years. Every day, four generations of Scotts go to work at the resort in one capacity or another. There were no big-name golf course architects called in to build the golf courses; no Tom Fazio, no Pete Dye, no Ron Garl. Gull Lake View is a did-it-themselves golf resort. Except for Bedford Valley – which was purchased by the Scott family in 1988 and with a little help from Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design on Stoatin Brae - the golf courses were designed and built by the Scotts. Renaissance helped out with the bunkering and greens on Stoating Brae, as well as doing some of the labor. The shaping and contouring of the golf course were done by the Scotts.

Darl and Letha are the matriarch and patriarch of the Scott family and were the first generation of Scotts to be involved with the property. Darl used to be the superintendent at nearby Gull Lake Country Club and the couple also owned the Gull Lake Motel. The Scotts sold the motel to get the funds to build their first course, Gull Lake View West, which opened in 1965.

Bedford Valley was the fourth Gull Lake View course and is the only course not on the Augusta property. It’s located about 20 minutes away in Battle Creek and was designed in 1965 by William Mitchell. Bedford Valley was purchased by the Scott Family in 1988 and is known for its fairways lined with majestic oak trees, oversized bunkers, and large, sweeping greens. Since purchasing the property, the Scott family has added a complete practice facility with a full-length driving range and large putting green.

I’ve spoken with several golf pros who are familiar with Bedford Valley, and they all seem to agree that Number 13 is the hole that can make or break a round. In most cases, at least for them, it was break! From the back tees, the hole plays 496 yards; 456 from the White Tees. With water on the left and a large tree on the right, most players will not be able to hit a driver. Longball hitters may have a chance but it’s about a 275 carry over the water from the White tees. To complicate matters, the fairway is only about 10 yards wide where the trees meet the water in the landing area. A “safe” tee shot will leave about 250 yards to the green, which is guarded by a large, deep bunker about 30 tards short of the green as well as another trap front left and a third trap back right. The green slopes left to right so play your approach shot accordingly. Play smart and par or better is a possibility.

Knowing that they needed a place for golfers to stay, Darl and Letha designed and constructed the Fairway Villas, located across the street from the East and West courses. These 2-bedroom, 2 bath villas boast fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and patios overlooking the golf course. They are the perfect accommodations for groups of four to relax and enjoy everything Southwest Michigan’s finest golf resort has to offer. Since then, about 24 2-bedroom, 2-bath villas have been added which has increased the number of lodging options to 67 units.

Although the majority of Gull Lake View’s guests come from Detroit, Chicago, and Toledo, it’s not uncommon to meet golfers from Cincinnati, and Wisconsin, and Canada while you’re there. Golfers may come out to just play Stoatin Brae but once they get a feel for one of the other courses, they’re hooked! And at Gull Lake View, there is something for everyone.
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09/05/21
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08/28/21
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08/06/21
Awesome course
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08/01/21
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07/15/21
Goode
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07/13/21
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07/09/21
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06/21/21
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06/13/21
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06/05/21
Awesome
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06/03/21
Great greens. Excellent layout
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05/22/21
Thanks
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05/20/21
Nice
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04/25/21
W
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10/06/20
I k
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08/31/20
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08/26/20
Lovely course
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08/16/20
Brownedout
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08/15/20
Excellent
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08/12/20
Enjoyed this round of golf very much. Every aspect was top notch. Carts, club house, employees and especially the course. *****
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08/02/20
Fun
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07/25/20
Great layout.
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07/17/20
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05/20/20
E
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05/20/20
Nice course. Greens were in great shape
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10/19/19
Too much sand
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09/29/19
Nice
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09/14/19
Good track
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09/12/19
Nice
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09/09/19
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08/19/19
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08/07/19
Nice
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07/06/19
Would recommend for someone in the area
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07/06/19
.
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06/01/19
Solid
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09/21/18
Great grass
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09/19/18
Staff is rude.
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09/04/18
Nice
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08/09/18
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08/01/18
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07/30/18
Nice.
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07/29/18
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07/15/18
Nice course
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07/15/18
Nice. Purse
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06/30/18
Nice
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06/22/18
Nice course
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06/08/18
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06/02/18
Cool
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05/29/18
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05/27/18
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10/08/17
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09/25/17
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07/17/17
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07/11/17
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07/02/17
Fair
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06/18/17
Good
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05/26/17
One of the beast courses in the State of MIchigan.
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09/22/16
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09/18/16
A
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08/23/16
Yes
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08/22/16
Good value, tough and long
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08/21/16
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07/25/16
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07/21/16
Nice layout. Tight course Very nice green.
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06/27/16
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06/05/16
Good round
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11/13/15
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09/25/15
Ok
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07/14/15
Nice
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07/06/15
k
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06/28/15
Beautiful
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06/15/15
Good
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06/06/15
R
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06/01/15
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05/24/15
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05/23/15
.
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04/11/15
over 7k from the tips
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04/06/15
Ok
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10/06/14
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09/09/14
Gull
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08/10/14
A
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07/10/14
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07/02/14
Great course with hardwood tree lined fairways. Fun to play with ample fairways and big greens. There are many tough fairway bunkers to test ball placement off the tee.
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09/19/13
Nice
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09/23/12
Excellent
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08/19/12
Great
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08/12/12
Long par 3s
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08/12/12
Fun course!
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08/05/12
Solid track
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07/30/12
Good
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07/15/12
Nice
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
BethDun 104 70/119 08/10/22
Djanders81 43 34.7/135 08/07/22
Speel 44 34.7/135 08/07/22
Kjplummer 35 34.6/135 08/07/22
RubberDuck 79 65.7/120 07/22/22
Seoulman 88 73.8/135 07/16/22
DocSchmitty 90 72.9/132 07/15/22
Tylerd27 93 73.8/135 07/15/22
td888 94 73.8/135 07/15/22
gcb218 94 73.8/135 07/15/22
AdamW3 88 73.8/135 07/15/22
joshuapaul80 86 73.8/135 07/15/22
LilE 100 73.8/135 07/15/22
Michael1977 77 73.8/135 07/15/22
xxEZEBxx 90 72.9/132 07/15/22
Mark60188 78 70.1/127 07/06/22
JoeB0100 82 71.9/136 07/02/22
BCNATE85 85 71.9/136 07/02/22
Mark60188 77 70.1/127 06/25/22
Mark60188 78 72.9/132 06/22/22
Joeyt3 84 73.8/135 06/18/22
Compete24 86 73.8/135 06/17/22
mmuenzing 93 70.1/127 06/12/22
rdrunr 95 69.3/135 06/12/22
Sean2020 98 69.3/135 06/12/22
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Championship M 73.8 135
Back M 72.9 132
Middle M 70.1 127
Forward M 70 119
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