Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island: A Golfer’s Delight

There are many great golf courses. But there’s only one where you take a scenic, mile-and-a-half horse-drawn carriage ride between nines. There’s only one designed by a two-time U.S. Open champion and built atop an 1814 battlefield. And there’s only one that’s a putting course with natural-grass greens nestled along the expansive blue beauty of the Straits of Mackinac. There’s only one Mackinac Island, and fortunately it’s home to three one-of-a-kind golf courses you can play.

Island Experiences You Will Love

Enjoy The Jewel

The immaculate resort course at Grand Hotel features breathtaking views of Lake Huron on the original Grand nine that dates to 1901, and striking vistas of the Mackinac Bridge on the newer Woods nine up in the island’s interior. To get from one to the other, it’s a relaxing 15-minute horse-drawn carriage ride!

Experience Wawa

From the “circus ring” of high grass around one green to “chocolate drops” of old stones along one fairway, historic Wawashkamo Golf Club looks and feels a lot like it did when it opened in 1898. The 9-hole links built on a War of 1812 battlefield is the oldest continuously played course in all of Michigan.

Golf After Dark

From a fun family outing in the afternoon to a romantic date night after dark, the Greens of Mackinac putting course is a unique experience. All 18 holes are natural grass along the waterfront by the Great Lawn at Mission Point Resort, with glow-in-the-dark balls for play after sunset.

Play Putt-Putt

Part of the Woodlands Activity Center at Grand Hotel, The Gem is a traditional 18-hole miniature golf woven seamlessly into the resort’s majestic grounds. The course is open to hotel guests and non-guests alike and is fun for all ages and skill levels.

A Diverse Golf Destination

Whether you’re a purist who longs to golf the old-fashioned way or an average hack who appreciates a finely manicured resort course with spectacular views, Mackinac Island is the place to play for you. The same is true whether you prefer an outing with the gang, a family round of mini-golf or even a fun date night on a putting course with glow-in-the-dark balls. There are lots of golf destinations, but none with the variety of Mackinac Island’s one-of-a-kind collection of courses that offers a distinctive mix of historic charm, natural beauty and memorable golf. Load your sticks on the ferry and come play!

A man putts a golf ball on one of the holes at the Greens of Mackinac putting course at Mackinac Island's Mission Point Resort

START PLANNING

 

Your first step toward a great golf getaway on Mackinac Island is to book your tee times. Then, plan the rest of your visit – from hotels and dining to events and other things to do. Click the links below and get ready for a trip you’ll never forget!

Other experiences you might like:

After your round, settle up your bets over dinner and drinks at one of Mackinac Island’s many unique bars and restaurants. And for more outdoor activity, you could bike or hike the island’s 70-plus miles of trails and explore the fascinating history of Fort Mackinac and other centuries-old attractions.

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