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8325 N Old Channel Trl
Montague, MI  49437-9266
United States
P: (231) 894-5076
F: (231) 893-0042
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Valley Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,383 yards | 129 slope

36.1 rating


Valley Golf Course


The 9-hole "Valley" course at the Old Channel Trail Golf Course facility in Montague, Michigan features 3,383 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 36.1 and it has a slope rating of 129. Designed by Jerry Matthews, ASGCA, the Valley golf course opened in 1994. Jeff Knowlton manages the course as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed December 16, 2007

amazing nine! beautiful course. 2 holes are gaurded w/ a valley. 4th hole par 3 there is about 10 ft of fairway before the green and then a valley that goes about 140 yds that dips about 60 ft from tee box to ground. 6th hole par 4 is also gaurded by an amazing valley.

Reviewed June 28, 2006

Newst OCT nine a change of pace

Since opening about a decade ago, the Valley nine at Old Channel trail offers visitors to the Montague course a change of pace. Unlike the older nines, its not as wide open. After a dull, easy par 5 opener and a short par 3, the course begins winding through pine trees that guard the fairways. The design highlight is a series of ravines that run through the middle holes of the nine. From the blue and white tees, golfers must hit over the ravine to the large green at the signature par-3 fourth hole. Other holes call for shots over the ravine or provide steep dropoffs and big trouble for stray shots. In general, its recommended that more serious golfers play from the back tees as they make the layout more challenging and (more importantly) more interesting.

Overall, a nice nine, in spite of a couple dull holes. As with everything at Old Channel, its well-maintained, catches pleasant Lake Breezes and is playable for novices and low handicappers alike. Few moderately priced public courses have anything to compete with it.

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ben F. N/A 42 42 05/04/09
2 Gary M. N/A 43 43 06/25/11
3 Norm K. N/A 89 89 07/10/08
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Golf Course Information

About Old Channel Trail, Valley

Old Channel Trail Golf Course

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Awards at Old Channel Trail, Valley

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Course Staff

Jeff Knowlton, General Manager
Jim Kueny, PGA, Golf Professional
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