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Best Golf Courses for a Day Trip - Michigan


The long summer days allow players to tee off before sundown and play late into the evening, taking advantage of excellent twilight rates and sunset views over lakes and hardwoods, making Michigan one of the top golf locations in the country.


Here are five top Michigan golf destinations to visit during the long summer days.





Image from Flickr / Moortown Golf Club

Crystal Downs Country Club


Location: 249 Crystal Downs Dr, Frankfort, MI 49635


Contact No.: 231-352-9933


A basic 9-hole layout was first put into play in 1927, but this course was altered and extended to 18 holes by Alister Mackenzie and Perry Maxwell throughout the years.

They spotted a chance to work on a magical piece of property once they arrived at this pristine golfing area set on a 100-foot-high sand-ridge overlooking both Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan.






Image from Flickr / James Marvin Phelps

Oakland Hills Country Club (South)


Location: 3951 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301


Contact No.: 248-644-2500


For the 1951 U.S. Open, Donald Ross felt his 1918 design was out-of-date and was prepared to renovate it. Regrettably, he died in 1948, and the task went to Robert Trent Jones. Jones' rebunkering was overshadowed by ankle-deep rough. In 2019, the South course was closed for renovations by Gil Hanse and his crew, with the goal of eradicating the Jones influences and reinstating the Ross feel. The course re-opened in Spring 2021.





Image from Flickr / Andy Simonds

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course


Location: 14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613


Contact No.: 231-889-3001


The Bluffs Course is a links-style layout that offers unrivaled world-class golf. The Bluffs Course, which is undulating and open, is known for its wind-swept native grasses, sod-walled bunkers, large fairways, huge greens, and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. It is recognized for the mental and physical challenges that each of its unspoiled, masterfully created holes poses.





Image from Flickr / Noah Jurik

Kingsley Club


Location: 600 Niblick Trail, Kingsley, MI 49649


Contact No.: 231-263-3000


Northern Michigan's top golf course, is located only minutes from Lake Michigan's crystal clear waters and the turquoise-colored Grand Traverse Bays. Shaped millions of years ago by the flow of mammoth glaciers that carved out an array of basins and mountainous land masses, this reshaped wilderness gradually transformed into a spectacular, vibrant landscape that has beautified and nourished Traverse City and its environs with proliferations of rolling hills, mountains, native grasses, rich soils, fresh waters, sand beaches, and pilings of pilings.




Image from Flickr / Evan Schiller


Forest Dunes Golf Course


Location: 6376 Forest Dunes Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653

Contact No.: 989-275-0700


Forest Dunes has grown into one of the country's most peaceful and interesting golf experiences, nestled on 500 acres of densely wooded property within the Huron National Forest.

British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf developed a parkland-style classic with modern upgrades in this immaculate location.






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