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Franklin Hills Country Club

Franklin, MI Private

Overview

Franklin Hills’ eminent neighbors Oakland Hills, Bloomfield Hills, and Birmingham Country Club loom large, yet the course rises to their level. Opened in 1927, this is a very private club, and the Albert Kahn clubhouse adds a touch of elegance. Donald Ross’s greens rank with some of his best with plenty of slope and undulation, and the design is refreshingly pure for not having been tampered with through the decades. The par threes are striking in their variety of length, green setting and shot requirements, and the memorable 301-yard “Volcano” hole at 13 requires just a short iron or wedge to a 3000 square foot green sitting 30 above the fairway, but it is the scariest 75 yards in Detroit.

About

Holes 18
Length 6923
Slope 134
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1927
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 5, 1997. Ranked inside the top 10, 1989-'95, 1999-2001. Ranked 13th, 2013-'14, 2017-'18. Ranked 14th, 2021-'22. Ranked 15th, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 15, 2003, 2009. Ranked 16th, 2019-'20. Ranked 18th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 25, 2005-'07.

Current ranking: 26th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.8785
Character
7.0542
Challenge
6.6817
Layout Variety
6.9827
Fun
7.0197
Aesthetics
6.884
Conditioning
7.3265

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