Candlestone Golf & Resort

  11 Reviews

We spend several weekends a year in Belding for the racetrack in the area. I reserved a room with this place ahead of time and asked for the special rate (because of the special event). I was told the manager would have to look into it and call me back. Two weeks later, I heard nothing from them. I called again, and finally got the manager which confirmed our rates.

When we arrived for our stay, it was a bit confusing that there was an actual inn there. The restaurant attached to the inn dominates the front view and signage and makes you think the restaurant is just oddly shaped and inn-like. But there isn't much signage about where to check in, where the inn is and that.

The inside of the inn was somewhat dingy and a little outdated. Our room was about the same way, although very stuffy. The windows in the rooms cannot open and so the only way we could alleviate the stuffiness was to turn on the AC. Since the temperature outside was barely 60 degrees, this wasn't the best fix, but the only one available to us.

The bathroom in the rooms are very small. It's almost impossible to get into the bathroom and close the door since the door swings into the spot that you're standing in. There isn't any room to get out of it's way. Indeed, there is less than a finger-width of space between the toilet and the door if you can manage to close it (by standing in the tub). The bathroom is just too tight and too cramped.

The beds were horribly bouncy and hard. My husband and I woke each other up several times by switching positions just because every movement you make is amplified and transmitted through the entire bed.

The "continental" breakfast was some old fruit, some coffee machines (as in the machines bad gas stations would use, pre-packaged muffins and tiny boxes of cereal. No actual coffee, no yogurt, bagels... It was a very sad and pathetic excuse for a continental breakfast. We went to McDonalds in town for a better breakfast.

I would not recommend this place when the AmericInn in Greenville has better rooms and breakfast. The place is in bette condition and the staff is nicer. Go there and avoid the Candlestone.

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Good Bar and deck, didn't dine per say but the course was great. Service was very buttoned up and professional. The course is all you want if you play from the tips. 1, 9 and 10 play pretty open near the clubhouse, but don't let that fool you. Lots of trouble to be found, a great challenge. The only thing I didn't like was having the bag boy walk from the shack to clean our clubs while we were still putting out on 18. I had to tip a guy for cleaning my clubs that were already spotless, a little akward. Great value for the price and an easy drive from Grand Rapids. Will be back for sure.

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My wife and I had a great time here last spring. Stayed the night in the newly remodeled hotel and played golf. The newly remodeled restaurant was also very impressive. One of the best things of the entire stay was the friendly staff. The new owners have stuck a lot of money in this place inside and out and it shows! Would recommend a stay and play anytime!

PS Not sure what is up with the rating system as its seems messed up. I gave this place a 4 1/2 stars.....only wish is they would run more stay and play deals.

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Not bad. The water tower burger is a monster! Nice atmosphere, food is pretty decent, as well. I'll be back

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Best bar in Belding.

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