18 hole, Par 72
(231) 537-4955
Mackinaw City, MI     Carp Lake, MI

Mackinaw Club Course Info

Information about the Mackinaw Club Golf Course, Mackinac's largest 18-hole golf course. Use the links below to see a photo tour of the course, see our scorecard, learn about the history of the Mackinaw Club, 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 grass 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 Spring, 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.

  • Spring and Fall Hours: 8:30am, last tee time at 4:30pm
  • Summer Hours: 7:00am, last tee time at 8pm
  • Fall Hours (August 31st, 2015): 7:30am, last tee time at 7:30pm

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 basis.

Turf Management

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
  • Driving Range
  • Practice Green
  • 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).

Policies 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.


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.

Alcohol Policy

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.

Non-Playing Guests

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.

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Mackinaw Club Photo Tour
  • 18 hole - par 72
  • 6.807 Total Yards
  • Driving Range
  • 3 mi south of Mackinaw
  • Outings Welcome
  • Open to the Public
  • Free Wi-Fi