The Ann Arbor area is emerging as a must-visit destination for golfers who want to spend as much time on the greens, but less ‘green’ doing so. With a variety of courses ranging in difficulty and cost, the entire area has much to offer golfers of all skill levels. In addition, if you are traveling with someone who is more enthusiastic about activities off the greens, Ann Arbor has plenty to keep them entertained while you swing away.
Starting with one of the more challenging courses, Eagle Crest Golf Club in neighboring Ypsilanti received a four-star rating from Golf Digest and the 16th hole (pictured above) has been named one of the toughest in Michigan. Nestled along Ford Lake, the stunning waterfront par 72 course is a delight to experience. Eagle Crest is also the only course in the Ann Arbor area with its own hotel. Book a room, as well as a tee time, and you won’t have far to go after a full day on the links.
Another nationally ranked course is The University of Michigan Golf Course located across from The Big House. Designed by world renowned golf architect Alister MacKenzie, it is recognized as one of the most fun courses in America. Recent changes to the eligibility policy has made it possible for visitors who are not affiliated with the University to purchase a golf packages that include greens fee, riding card, welcome gift, and food voucher.
Interested in improving your game? Green Oaks Golf Course features a practice cage and putting green for visitors to brush up on their skills before hitting the 18-hole course. If you’re looking for a more casual golf outing, there are a number of options that will suit your needs. Specifically, Huron Hills, Lake Forest, and Leslie Park Golf Courses are all located very close to downtown Ann Arbor.
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