June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Michigan

We rank the top venues in Michigan (2017-'18)
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Stephen A. Koppin/Courtesy of Crystal Downs CC
  1. (1) Crystal Downs C.C. (pictured above), Frankfort •
  2. (2) Oakland Hills C.C. (South), Bloomfield Hills •
  3. (3) Arcadia Bluffs G.C., Arcadia •^
  4. (6) Kingsley Club, Kingsley ≈
  5. (4) Forest Dunes G.C., Roscommon ≈^
  6. (5) Lost Dunes G.C., Bridgman ≈
  7. (7) True North G.C., Harbor Springs
  8. (New) The Loop At Forest Dunes, Roscommon ★
  9. (8) Point O'woods G. & C.C., Benton Harbor ≈
  10. (9) Marquette G.C. (Greywalls) *
  11. (12) Lochenheath G.C., Williamsburg
  12. (10) Tullymore G.C., Stanwood ^
  13. (15) Franklin Hills C.C., Franklin
  14. (13) Oakland Hills C.C. (North), Bloomfield Hills
  15. (19) Bay Harbor G.C. (Links/Quarry), Bay Harbor ^
  16. (18) Grand Traverse Resort And Spa (The Bear), Acme ^
  17. (New) Orchard Lake C.C.
  18. (14) Eagle Eye G. Cse., Bath ★
  19. (24) Belvedere G.C., Charlevoix
  20. (11) Wuskowhan Players Club, West Olive
  21. (21) Indianwood G. & C.C. (Old), Lake Orion
  22. (17) Barton Hills C.C., Ann Arbor
  23. (16) Boyne Highlands Resort (Heather), Harbor Springs ★
  24. (23) Cedar River G. Cse., Bellaire ★
  25. (New) Battle Creek C.C.

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.