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Charlevoix Country Club
New ownership in 2012 gave a fresh face to this Northern Michigan semi-private country club. Amenities include a newly renovated clubhouse, one of the region’s only steakhouses, a swimming pool, and a challenging course that plays to the strengths of the region’s natural beauty. 9600 CLUB HOUSE DR., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.9796, CHXCOUNTRYCLUB.COM.
A spectacular course whose views overlooking both Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan will challenge you to keep focused on your game. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 upscale courses in the country. 09031 BOYNE CITY RD., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.4653, DUNMAGLAS.COM.
Ye Nyne Olde Holles
One of Northern Michigan’s first golf courses that carries on the Old English spirit of the sport with thick rough, hilly terrain, and a philosophy that enjoyment of nature is part of the experience. The must-visit clubhouse is a beautifully restored 1876 farmhouse. 6386 FERRY RD., EAST JORDAN, 231.582.7609, YENYNE.COM.
A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
A full-scale golf resort situated between East Grand Traverse Bay and the western shore of beautiful Torch Lake. Choose from three 18-hole courses; the links-style Sundance course is a favorite for its spectacular vistas and ability to challenge players of all levels. 627 AGAMING DR., KEWADIN, 231.264.5081, A-GA-MING.COM.
Mallard Golf Club
A laid-back, inexpensive nine-hole course located near scenic East Jordan, featuring a casual dining room, full bar and a quintessential Northern Michigan Friday night fish fry. 9569 BAILEY RD., EAST JORDAN, 231.536.3636, MALLARDGOLF.COM.
Hawk’s Eye Golf Resort
Stay a whole week at this Bellaire golf resort, which offers full hotel accommodations on site and an 18-hole championship layout course that was voted among the best in the state by readers of Michigan Golf Magazine. 2620 HAWK’S EYE DR., BELLAIRE, 866.868.8181, GOLFBELLAIRE.COM.
Elk Rapids Golf Course
A great choice for beginners and high-handicappers, this nine-hole course—designed by the legendary Donald Ross—offers some spectacular views of scenic Elk Lake. 724 AMES, ELK RAPIDS, 231.264.8891, GOLFELKRAPIDS.COM.