Bonnie View is a 9 hole daily fee public golf course.
The course pretty much still holds her orginal layout, they have moved the 8th hole's tee box up, by about 100 yards and took the dog leg out of it. I think probably for the safety and protection for the grounds crew and their equipment from snap hooks and hossle rockets. You're still hitting into an elevated postage stamp sized green that doesn't give much forgiveness for an errant 2nd shot.
The course also has one of Mid Michigan's toughest par 4 holes in #5. A tricky long dogleg right hole that has an opportunity to go to both "jail" and the "beach" trying to reach the green. Walking away with a par is a good thing on hole 5.
My biggest gripe as with most low to mid priced public golf courses is that the patrons for the most part don't know how to or, just can't be bothered to rake a sand trap behind themselves. The conumdrum as how to properly use a ball mark repair tool and, repair the damage their ball made on a greens must tend to remain a mystery to them as well. That personal rant aside, Bonnie View's grounds crew does a pretty good job keeping the course in good shape considering it does get a fair amount of play. Overall course is maintained consistently to a "good" condition.
If it's been raining previously to your visit it is a good idea to bring along some bug spray. There are some very hungry mosquitoes that reside in the woods that boarder the backside of the course. It is not uncommon to see wild turkeys, deer and, other critters while playing the course. Fear not they are polite and won't heckle for errant shots or missed putts.
It's a course that is junior golfer friendly and it isn't so hard that beginners and the gals will not be intimidated.
The greens fees won't damage the wallet. Generally it is an easy course to get on to play. On the weekends I would recommend making a tee time just in case to be on the safe side.
3 months ago
This is a nice, well-maintained golf course. Also, if you're a nature lover, you will normally see sandhill cranes and wild turkeys.