Ann Arbor’s picturesque, gently rolling terrain makes it a perfect destination for golfers from around the state to come and play a round of 18. We have a number of lush, championship courses in the area, each offering new challenges and fun quirks of their own.
While we think all of A2’s courses are amazing in their own right, we’ve rounded up a few that stand apart from the rest — or are better than par, if you will. Whether you just want to brush up on your game, or you’re a local looking to discover a new favorite course, we’re sure you’ll be scheduling a tee time in no time!
500 East Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policy
This stunning, seasonal 18-hole golf course was designed in the late 1920s by renowned architect Alister MacKenzie, one of golf’s all-time great architects. The course itself officially opened in 1931, gaining national attention as one of the finest in America. While this golf course is specifically intended for student use, it’s also open to the public and now includes a driving range, a restaurant and a shop! Because of how busy it gets during the warmer months, we recommend booking a tee time online in advance.
2120 Traver Road, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policy
Built in 1967, the Leslie Park Golf Course is a municipal course offering 18 holes throughout pastoral grounds. Designed for all different skill levels, this course features four sets of tees, a slope rating of 129, and a 72 USGA rating. The best part of this course, however, is the setting. Nestled in Ann Arbor’s rolling hills and surrounded by peaceful parkland, creeks and greenery, Leslie Park is one of the most beautiful places to golf in Southeast Michigan. Don’t believe us? Just ask Golf Digest, Gear Patrol and Michigan Golfer!
8768 North Territorial Road, Plymouth | COVID-19 Policies
Recognized as one of the top public golf courses and wedding destinations in Michigan for over 40 years, Fox Hills is one of the most prestigious golfing facilities in the area. The 63-hole, championship course offers 500 acres of challenging obstacles and picturesque scenery. Their three pristine and diverse courses—The Golden Fox, Fox Classic and Strategic Fox Courses—have won countless awards over the years. And you can experience them for yourself by booking a tee time online!
3465 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policy
Huron Hills Golf Course is a beautiful par 67, 18-hole, 5,071-yard golf course located along the Huron Parkway. Established in 1922, this historic course is perfect for beginners, juniors, seniors and families, while still providing a challenge for the experienced golfer. In fact, if you have a little one who is an aspiring golfer, check out Huron Hills’ Wee Tees, a dedicated part of their regulation front seven holes just for beginners and families.
4875 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policies
Radrick Farms Golf Course is a 275-acre, championship-caliber 18-hole course, located in the rolling hills just east of A2. As one of two University of Michigan courses, Radrick Farms primarily serves U of M faculty, staff and alumni but has been open to public play since 2015. The course itself features nearly 4 miles of fairway playing through an elevation change of 110 feet.
1825 Clubhouse Drive, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policies
One of the most popular spots to golf in Southeast Michigan, Stonebridge Golf Club is a public 18-hole golf course and driving range. The well-groomed course, which was designed in 1991 by Arthur Hills, sports lush green turf and a championship layout of water and woods. In addition to impeccable natural beauty, Stonebridge also offers several tee options to accommodate all levels of play from beginners to expert golfers. For the best rates, they recommend that you book golf tee times online.
3110 West Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor | COVID-19 Policies
Photo courtesy of Lake Forest Golf Club
Lake Forest Golf Club and Practice Center is a premier par 72 golf course located on 170 acres located just minutes from downtown. In addition to the golf course, they also have a 5-acre Practice Facility complete with three teeing areas, a putting green and a short game area with practice bunkers. And if you want to relax for a while after your game, head to their fully renovated turn-of-the-century farmhouse restaurant—which offers a spectacular view of the course—and grab a bite to eat!
2955 Packard Street, Ypsilanti | COVID-19 Policies
Opened in 1899, Washtenaw Golf Club is the third oldest golf course in Michigan. Located in Ypsilanti, the course boasts 18 holes of par 72 golf in a lush, bright green environment. The public course was designed to challenge players of all skill levels. Here, you’ll find grassy knolls, testing obstacles and more—all maintained to tournament quality. The country club offers picturesque views of the course, perfect for toasting to a successful round.
6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline | COVID-19 Policies
Located 2 miles south of Ann Arbor in Saline, Brookside Golf Course was first opened in 1965. Today, this popular course offers a challenging round of golf with a family atmosphere, a grass tee driving range, a bar and grill and a pro shop with reasonable prices. And if you’re looking for great scenery, you’ve found the perfect place! A meandering creek, ponds and mature trees create a beautiful, serene environment for golfers of any level.
1111 Six Mile Road, Whitmore Lake | Call (734) 449-4653 for more information on their COVID-19 Policies
Photo courtesy of Whitemore Lake Golf Links
Located just 10 miles north of Ann Arbor, you’ll find Whitmore Lake Golf Links—18 holes of golfer’s paradise. The championship course offers a challenging yet approachable round of golf for players of all skill levels and features lakes, creeks, wetlands, and plenty of beautiful trees to shade you from the elements. In addition to the 254-acre course, this facility includes a practice green, practice bunker and driving range with lessons and clinics available.
3625 Napier Road, Superior Charter Township | Call (734) 454-1850 for more information on their COVID-19 Policies
The 18 holes at Hickory Creek in Superior Charter Township will thrill golfers with its abundant water obstacles, well-placed bunkers, sand traps and lush fairways. No matter your skill level, we promise you’ll love the challenging course awaiting you at Hickory Creek. Just make sure you cool off with a refreshment in the Greenside Tavern after your game—you earned it.
Where do you like to golf?
Where is your favorite place to tee off in the Ann Arbor area? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.