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8145 7 Mile Rd
Northville, MI  48167-9132
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P: (248) 486-0990
Downing Farms Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 5,866 yards | 122 slope

72.0 rating | Blue grass

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Downing Farms Golf Course

The 18-hole "Downing Farms" course at the Downing Farms Golf Course facility in Northville, Michigan features 5,866 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 72.0 and it has a slope rating of 122 on Blue grass. Designed by Harry Bowers, the Downing Farms golf course opened in 1992. Charles Downing manages the course as the Co-Owner/General Manager.


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Reviewed August 15, 2020

There's a reason i'm leaving this place a one star review. It is the worst golf experience I have ever had and want to prevent others from playing at this pathetic joke of a course. First off, when I called to make a tee time they said forcefully that we will be paired up with another two some (to obviously make more money by packing the course). Like no golf courses force you to do this, especially during a pandemic... Secondly when we got there we had to wait to get a cart (they didn't reserve us one and they didn't have enough for others as well). Then when we went to the starter he didn't even have us written down and gave us a hard time when we said we made a tee time hours ago. The course was then so over booked that we got to play 10 minutes of golf (a short par 4 and short par 3) because there were four groups in front of us lined up one after the other. This was because they separate groups by 8 minutes per hole which is no where near what most other courses do and obviously is not enough time. The course conditions were the worst I've ever seen in five years of golfing and they don't even have pictures of the holes to see where sand/water are or if it was a dog leg. There are no cart paths on most holes and the tee boxes have more sand than the sand pits (sand pits are all filled with over grown grass). We left after two holes because we were averaging 30-40 minutes per hole and it was going to take about 5 hours to play 9 holes. We asked for our money back and they refused to return the money even after we were pretty nice with them (at first at least). They offered a rain check and we said don't even bother writing one this place is an absolute scam. I have never complained once at a course in five years and am always a courteous golfer, as golf is meant to be a courteous sport. I couldn't help it with this disaster that stole our money. Also, they charge about just as much as other places which is disgusting because this place blows. I highly recommend coming here if you wish to have a terrible golf experience.

Reviewed November 01, 2011

It's a farm alright. The only thing missing were a few cows, they probably didn't like it either...what a dump.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Carl U. 35 57 22 10/31/08
2 Gordon M. N/A 51 51 05/22/08
3 Ed D. 21 87 66 10/04/07
4 Tanner H. 12 80 68 09/18/09
5 Keith H. N/A 69 69 06/14/10
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About Downing Farms

Downing Farms Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Charles Downing, Co-Owner/General Manager

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