Information about the Mackinaw Club Golf Course, Mackinac’s largest 18 hole golf course. Here you can find read a description of the course or use the links below to see a photo tour of
the course, see the scorecard for the Mackinaw Club, learn about the history of the Mackinaw Club and history of golf in Mackinaw City, see our current rates and learn about savings on memberships.
This Jerry Matthews designed course is ideally located within minutes of downtown Mackinaw City's unique shopping, dining and entertainment district. Our rates make a day of golf an incredible
entertainment value. Plan a great day of golf and an evening of dining, or spend your morning practicing on our driving range followed by a scenic afternoon trip to historic Mackinac Island.
The Mackinaw Club boasts a gentle and rolling tree lined terrain that provides a slight elevation change. There are several ponds and even a stream that runs right through the middle of the
course and impacts play on three holes. The fairways are a blend of traditional northern Michigan tree lined and open meadow types. Types of graas include Bentgrass on the tees and greens and Bluegrass
on the fairways.
Hours of Operation
The Mackinaw Club
season is generally May 1 through October 15, although the course
may open earlier in the Sping, depending on weather conditions.
In Spring and Fall The Mackinaw Club's hours of operation are generally from 8:30 a.m. (depending upon early
morning frost) to 4:30 p.m. Summertime hours are generally from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hours of operation are subject to change based on daylight and weather conditions. The last tee time with cart changes with hours of operation.
- Sping and Fall Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Summer Hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm
- Season Dates: May 1 through October 15
* Weather Permitting:
In general, during a long rain or thunderstorm, the course is closed due to weather.
Many other courses are built on clay or heavy loam soil and have to close after a heavy
rain. Due to The Mackinaw Club's golf course site being on a sandy upland landscape, we are
able to open immediately after a strong rain.
Recent Upgrades and Improvements
The Mackinaw Club is always trying make improvements and upgrades to the course and grounds. Just a few of the upgrades and improvements we've made include:
- We recently replaced the entire fleet of golf carts with cinnamon colored Precendent Club Car golf carts.
- We planted over a thousand trees throughout
the golf course and grounds.
- We replaced all of the golf cart bridges.
- We installed all new landscaping around the club
house with shrubs and flowers.
- We obtained a new greens mower.
- We repaired and restored the irrigation system to its original condition.
- We do our best to conserve
water resources by surgically watering only as needed on a daily, weekly and monthly
An ongoing effort towards
quality turf management has been instituted along with consistent mowing of the
course. This gives our guests a golfing experience similar to other golf courses that charge
double our regular rates. We are working towards being a "greener" golf course through
the introduction of organic fertilizers and by reducing mowing in "out of play"
areas, allowing those areas to return to their wild condition.
Features and Amenities
The Mackinaw Club offers the following list of features and amenities to golfers:
Professionally designed Jerry Mathews - 18 holes golf course
Precedent Club Car golf carts, cinnamon colored
Paved driveway and large paved parking lot that is RV and motor coach friendly.
Recently remodeled club house
Pro shop offering sportswear clothing, clubs, balls and accessories.
Soft drinks, hot dogs and snacks.
Open to the public.
Outings and leagues are welcome.
Rental golf clubs are available at reasonable rates for both left and right-handed
players as well as in youth sizes.
Off site lodging is available, contact our clubhouse for details. (231-537-4955)
24-hour tee time booking online via our Computee tee time system.
Free Wi-Fi (at the clubhouse).
Because The Mackinaw Club Golf Course is located in a vacation and attraction area, we allow blue jeans as golf attire. No torn
clothing or sleeveless shirts are allowed, however. The golf course staff retains the right to refuse
anyone for improper dress.
The Mackinaw Club golf course does not currently have a liquor license. Golfers are allowed to
bring their own refreshments. The clubhouse has coolers and ice available.
Policy of Conduct
Players are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner. The Mackinaw Club
staff reserves the right to ask anyone to leave who is not following common sense,
general good practices of behavior.
The Mackinaw Club does not have golf caddies available. However, non-playing guests are allowed to ride along in a golf cart for a $5.00 charge. Small children are
allowed to ride along, but cannot drive the golf cart and are not allowed to play.
Youth golfers are considered as a minimum age of 12.