Charlevoix is known for its picturesque views of Lake Michigan, Round Lake, and Lake Charlevoix. Insiders know the attraction of spring golf in Northern Michigan: crisp, clear days; no crowds; and very attractive rates. Nestled between these lakes, Charlevoix boasts of five renowned area golf courses. This region of northern Michigan offers interesting course diversity and easy access to multiple courses.
1. Proximity to the courses
Charlevoix boasts of five renowned golf courses. Each of these five courses is located no farther than 20 minutes from downtown Charlevoix, making it easy to play multiple courses in one day. If you are looking for panoramic views, consider golfing at Antrim Dells. This golf course has amazing views of Lake Michigan while offering a challenging course for every skill level.
2. History in the making
History comes alive at two of the oldest golf courses in the state of Michigan. The Belvedere Golf Club and the Charlevoix Golf Club were both founded by renowned Scottish architect William Watson over 100 years ago. Both of these courses exhibit classic beauty and are known for their attention to detail and preservation. If you are looking to relive history, the Belvedere Golf Club hosts the annual Belvedere Hickory Open in June, drawing in golfers from around the United States for games dressed in historic apparel and using hickory shafted clubs.
3. Variety is the Spice of Life
The diversity of courses, amenities, and degree of difficulty are extremely important aspects to the sport of golf. Charlevoix offers a variety of courses meeting all needs and skillsets. Whether you are looking for a 9-hole course, a classic layout, or championship challenges, Charlevoix has it all. The Dunmaglas Golf Course provides a pure and unspoiled golfing experience while the Charlevoix Country Club offers bent grass fairways with 4 of the most challenging end holes in Northern Michigan. The Charlevoix Golf Club is a 9-hole course that offers gentle terrain that is good for beginners, families, or if you're looking for a quick round of golf.
4. Deals and Discounts
Everybody likes a deal, right? Each Charlevoix area golf course offers group packaging and specials. Check out each of these golf courses to see about special group discounts and outings. Insider tip: Plan to golf in Charlevoix during the shoulder season (beginning of May or end of September through mid-October) to enjoy greatly discounted rates as well usually good weather and gorgeous fall colors.
Get to Know the Courses
- Antrim Dells Golf Course
A delightful 18-hole course with awesome views. Just challenging enough to send you away with a smile, plus on-site dining for post-round bragging.
- Belvedere Golf Club
It takes finesse, guile and skill to play Belvedere. Enjoy this meticulously designed, Scotsman William Watson course with attention to detail and respect for the land. This old-style course plays to a par 72 at 6,715 yards and offers challenging 3- and 4-pars with 5-pars that reward aggressive play for birdie and eagle opportunities.
- Charlevoix Country Club
A Jerry Matthews-designed course, golfers encounter beautifully manicured bent grass fairways, large undulating putting surfaces, and a landscape conducive to an upscale golfing environment. Water dominates, as many holes weave their way across a nice mix of open and tree-lined holes with expansive surrounds of heather. Many birdie and par opportunities. Clubhouse and dining facilities are ideal for après rounds.
- Charlevoix Golf Club
Established in 1896, play one of Michigan's oldest golf clubs with country club conditions at municipal pricing. This 9-hole, par 36 course was co-designed by William Watson and Herbert Tweedie. Conveniently located on Charlevoix's north side and close to Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix public beaches.
- Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tucked away in the scenic woods of northern Michigan, Dunmaglas was coined one of the best courses in the country upon its opening. Sheltered from distractions, the course provides a pure and unspoiled golfing experience with 6,897 yards of scenic and breathtaking play.
After spending a day (or two) on the golf course, take in the happenings of downtown Charlevoix. Enjoy one of the many great restaurants, take a stroll through unique stores, stop for an ice cream cone or fudge, and top the night off with Michigan craft beer. No matter what your group's interest, there is something fun for everyone. With a great variety of accommodations available, there's something perfect for your group. Request a free travel planner!