Traverse City Golf Courses

Traverse City Golf

As one of America's top golf vacation destinations, Traverse City, Michigan, is the perfect place for golfers of any level to book a discount tee time. Both big and small lakes, such as Lake Michigan and Boardman Lake, are located in or on the coast of Traverse City, providing scenic water views as golfers play a round on the Pine Tree lined fairways of countless premier golf courses. Traverse City is known as "The Cherry Capital", and attractions like Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City State Park and the city's Annual Cherry Festival will be the cherry on top of a tee time seeker's weekend golf getaway.



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All Golf Courses Near Traverse City, MI

Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf Resort

4797 US 31 South,
Manistee, MI 49660 United States

This was the first course built at Manistee National and is beloved by everyone from high handicappers to scratch golfers. It will test the best and yet be playable for golfers of all abilities. You’ll face generous fairways and only a few forced carries at Canthooke Valley. However, the moderate-sized, bentgrass greens are well-bunkered, and some ponds, marshes and trees threaten your path to the greens. Every hole has a lot of individual character and personality so that your round will offer new excitement whenever you turn a corner. According to Director of Golf Doug Bell, “People tell me that they have fun every time they play the course. They say, ‘I play it and it doesn’t wear me out or beat me up.’”
Crystal Mountain Golf Course - Betsie Valley

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive,
Thompsonville, MI 49683 United States

Crystal Mountain offers an exceptional northern Michigan golf experience. The Mountain Ridge and Betsie Valley offer 36 holes of golf on two distinctly different golf courses - both of which have received a four-star golf course rating from Golf Digest magazine. On Crystal's scenic Betsie Valley course, play amidst sparkling creeks, tranquil ponds and lush meadows. Water comes into play on nine of 18 holes and its isolated fairways are accented with wildflowers and flanked by towering pines and hardwoods, creating memorable, picturesque play. You may take a cart or walk the Betsie Valley.
Crystal Mountain Golf Course - Mountain Ridge

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive,
Thompsonville, MI 49683 United States

Crystal Mountain offers an exceptional northern Michigan golf experience. The Mountain Ridge and Betsie Valley offer 36 holes of golf on two distinctly different golf courses - both of which have received a four-star golf course rating from Golf Digest magazine - you're sure to find everything you expect from this premier northern Michigan golf resort. You'll be left eagerly anticipating your next round of golf at Crystal Mountain. This championship course carves through heavily forested highlands withexpansive waste bunkers and tree-lined fairways, culminating in a 200'climb and spectacular views. Despite its challenging layout, four teeboxes on each hole make Mountain Ridge very playable, with distancesranging from 4,956 to 7,007 yards.
Cutters Ridge at Manistee National Golf Resort

4797 US 31 South,
Manistee, MI 49660 United States

Cutters Ridge at Manistee National Golf Resort is an 18-hole daily fee facility in Manistee, MI. Designed by Jerry Matthews, the course opened in 2000. Cutters Ridge stretches 6,654 yards from the back tees and rests upon one of the highest slopes in Michigan, making it one of the most beautiful layouts in the state.
Eldorado Golf Club

7839 E. 46 1/2 Mile Rd.,
Cadillac, MI 49601 United States

Eldorado Golf Club is Northern Michigan’s premier golf course. Located in Cadillac, Michigan, Eldorado has been named the "No. 1 Golf Value in the Great Lakes" for seven years running, and has received commendable ratings from Golf Digest for the past decade. The 18-hole golf course has everything that a player could want including challenging but enjoyable tee shots and well-manicured fairways and greens. Reserve your tee time today.
Forest Dunes Course at Forest Dunes

6376 Forest Dunes Drive,
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States

Annually ranked as one of the top 25 public courses in the United States, Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Michigan, is a Tom Weiskopf gem nestled on 500 acres within the Huron National Forest. Weiskopf routed Forest Dunes through the numerous landscapes found in Northern Michigan. The front nine weaves through red and jack pines while the back nine features exposed rugged native sand areas and scruffy underbrush crossing and bordering the fairways. The signature finishing holes at Forest Dunes start with a long par 3 measuring over 200 yards, followed by a driveable par 4 with a risk reward tee shot and concluding with a long par 5 that plays through a rugged dune area with a beautiful lake guarding the left side of the hole. Experience the best of Pure Michigan at Forest Dunes Golf Club.
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course

128 Lakewood Drive,
Cadillac, MI 49601 United States

Set on more than 300 acres of beautiful Northern Michigan terrain, Lakewood on the Green Golf Course in Cadillac, Michigan, is an 18-hole, par 70 golf course. Lakewood on the Green utilizes the perfect setting of tall pine trees, a 15-acre lake and rolling terrain to create a championship golf course. The winding, tree-lined fairways and strategic bunkers at Lakewood on the Green create a challenging and exciting round for anyone who steps up to the first tee. Lakewood on the Green Golf Course exemplifies everything great about Michigan golf.
Redwood Golf Course

4345 Redwood Dr,
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States

Redwood Golf Course is a par 72 daily fee course located in Roscommon, MI. The 18 hole course opened in 1970.
Spruce Run - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

100 Grand Traverse Resort Boulevard,
Acme, MI 49610 United States

Formerly a nine-hole course, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - Spruce Run in Acme, Michigan, was transformed into an 18-hole track in the 1970s and later redesigned by University of Michigan Golf Coach William Newcomb in 1979. Spruce Run received its name because of the many spruce and fir trees that line the fairways, creating challenging elements that warranted its selection to host the Michigan Open from 1981 through 1984. Although spruce trees are aplenty, the layout at Spruce Run does not play nearly as difficult as The Bear or The Wolverine. And with pristine bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - Spruce Run is the best of what Northern Michigan golf has to offer
The Bear - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

100 Grand Traverse Resort Boulevard,
Acme, MI 49610 United States

Typical of a Jack Nicklaus design, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - The Bear in Acme, Michigan, is considered one of the toughest courses in the United States. Throughout The Bear, Nicklaus creates unrelentingly challenges for golfers to think long and hard about each shot before pulling a club out of the bag. The Bear features Scottish terraced fairways, deep grassy roughs, moguls, mounds and deep pot bunkers protecting multi-tiered greens. And while the difficulty seems excessive, the splendid landscape of rolling land, trees, water features and fruit orchards are sure to take your breath away and make for an unforgettable round of golf.
The Crown Golf Club

2430 West Crown Dr.,
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

The Crown Golf Club is a par 72 daily fee course located in Traverse City, MI. Designed by Gary Pulsipher/Steve White, the 18 hole course opened in 1984.
The Loop Course at Forest Dunes

6376 Forest Dunes Drive,
Roscommon, MI 48653 United States

The Loop is a traditional design, in the sense that the starting holes give you a bit of time to loosen up. There are a couple of hard holes going out, but the challenge really turns up a notch from the 8th through 11th holes, and the short par-4 12th can produce a six as easily as a 4, for those who get too greedy. The last four holes are a difficult finish. The Loop is a walking-only course. Guests may carry their own bag or bring their own push cart. Caddie service and push carts are also available.
The Wolverine - Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

100 Grand Traverse Resort Boulevard,
Acme, MI 49610 United States

Located a chip and a putt from Traverse City, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - The Wolverine in Acme, Michigan, is Gary Player’s first signature designed course in Michigan. Alongside Spruce Run and The Bear Course, The Wolverine boasts an immaculate layout that differs from the front nine to the back. The front nine at The Wolverine is built on lowland terrain with water and wetlands that interweave with several of the holes. The Wolverine’s back nine is constructed on highland terrain with hardwoods, rolling hills and spectacular views of the East Grand Traverse Bay. The flawless layout and championship conditions is why Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - The Wolverine has played host to the Michigan Open and is the premier golf destination for Northern Michigan.
White Deer Country Club

1309 Bright Angel Drive,
Prudenville, MI 48651 United States

A favorite among locals, White Deer Country Club in Prudenville, Michigan, is an endearing 18-hole course that provides golfers with an enjoyable round every time out. With open fairways and large greens, White Deer is friendly to newer golfers while the strategically placed bunkers and water hazards challenge the more experienced players. White Deer’s interesting layout is augmented by the stunning landscape that surrounds it, giving players a pleasant experience round after round.