FAQ's

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Do I have to be a member to golf or Host an Event at Lake Forest?

No, we are a public golf course and everyone is welcome!

Are golf carts available?

Yes, golf carts are available and carts may be shared. 

How do I make a tee time?

For tee time reservations, click on “Tee Times” on this site. All tee times and carts are easily paid online.  We suggest adding a credit card to your customer profile for ease of future purchases. A Pro Shop attendant may facilitate that for you.

What is your tee time cancellation policy?

All guests are responsible for their reserved and paid tee times. You may change your tee time by logging back into your customer profile. You may also call the pro shop to cancel or move your tee time. A gift card will be issued for all prepaid  tee times that are canceled 24 hours in advance. There are no refunds, rain-checks, gift cards issued for “no-shows” or for tee times canceled less than 24 hours in advance.

Can I use cash?

Yes, of course! For your convenience, credit and debit cards may be used for any purchase in the clubhouse, at the range ball dispenser, and purchases from the beverage cart.  

Where do I go to check-in for my round?

Please see an outside golf services attendant once you arrive at the golf course.  They will be stationed near the front putting green.  If the attendant is not there, please check-in at the Pro Shop.

Where can I get a scorecard?.

Scorecards are located in the clubhouse and from the outside golf services attendant. We suggest using the free Lake Forest Golf app for scoring, which can be downloaded here. (ADD LINK to ANDROID AND APPLE STORE)

The app also provides on-course and on-the-range yardage, as well as a direct link to scheduling future tee times.

Hole by Hole Flyovers: Be sure to watch the flyovers and playing tips for each hole before your visit!  https://lakeforestgc.com/course-details/

Is club rental available?

Club rental is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Pro Shop.

Do you have pull carts available?

Pull carts are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Pro Shop.

Do you have  restrooms on the course?

Yes!  There are restrooms on the course and in the clubhouse. 

Are water stations available on the course?

Water stations are not open on the course at this time.  Please plan to bring your own water for hydration or purchase bottled water inside the clubhouse.

Do you have a Practice Facility?

Yes!  You can enjoy the use of our five-acre practice facility which includes a driving range, a short game practice area with chipping green, sand bunker and two practice greens.  A self-serve ball dispenser is located in the enclosure on the range. Buckets may also be purchased at the Pro Shop.  

Are you offering golf instruction?

Yes! We have an amazing group of instructors on staff.  Be sure to check out all of the options available to you here –

https://lakeforestgc.com/golf-instruction/ 

 Junior Golf Programs are available throughout the summer.

I AM NEW TO the game of GOLF.  What are the rules and what equipment do I  need?

As long as you have a set of golf clubs, or even some clubs, you are set to start playing golf! We welcome you at our practice facility and the golf course (we suggest you call for the best time to play if you are new to the game). Any of our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about the game or equipment. Be sure to check out our golf instruction page, and take advantage of our golf clinics or private instruction.  Most importantly, have fun!

If you are looking for more information on rules, please visit https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=pe&section=rule&rulenum=1

Can I bring my own food or alcoholic beverages to Lake Forest Golf Club?

NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE (ALCOHOL) is to be carried on to Lake Forest Golf Club property. Only food and beverage (alcohol) purchased from Lake Forest Golf Club will be allowed. The Washtenaw County Health Department and Michigan Liquor Control Commission mandates this for everyone’s health and well-being.

Is the restaurant open?

  • Our restaurant is open seasonally for dine-in and take-out, for golfers and the general community. Please stay and eat, while enjoying beautiful views of the golf course with friends and family!
  • We have snacks, beverages, hot dogs, and sandwiches available anytime for purchase.
  • You can scan our QR code to download the menu to your smartphone.
  • Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the bar or from an on-course beverage cart (when available).  It is against the law to bring and consume alcoholic beverages on property.
  • We have ample indoor and outdoor seating.

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How do I make a golf outing OR SPECIAL EVENT reservation?

Please call our Event Planner at 734-994-8580, ext. 4 for more information.

What are the course protocols AS IT RELATES TO COVID-19?

We are continuously reviewing our protocols for our course to align with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “social distancing” and sanitation practices, to ensure the safety of our guests and team members. We are following the recommendations of state government officials, National Golf Course Owners Association, Michigan Golf Course Association, and CDC in developing guidelines:

What steps are being taken to ensure your staff is healthy?

All team members must perform a daily self-screening test following a CDC approved Question and Answer test, prior to reporting to work.  If a team member does not pass the screening, they are not allowed to work.  If team members are feeling ill, they will be sent home. We are continually training on COVID-19 awareness and also advising of proper health etiquette, including limiting contact with their eyes, nose, and mouth, and hand hygiene.  Staff is reminded that cleanliness starts with the simple act of proper hand hygiene. We are enforcing frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable and providing frequent breaks to wash stations and increased access to hand sanitizing stations.

Will I be required to wear a mask when entering the clubhouse?

We are doing our part to help keep virus numbers low.

  • It is preferred that you wear a mask in the Clubhouse if you are not fully vaccinated, or during times when there is a high transmission of the Covid 19 virus.
  • While eating inside the clubhouse you may remove your mask once you are seated at a table.

Will golf staff be required to wear masks while working?

All team members who are not fully vaccinated and work indoors or in close contact with guests are required to wear masks while working.