Hole-In-One Club

A "hole-in-one," known as an "ace" golf shot, happens when a golfer hits the ball from a tee into the cup with only one shot.


The Mackinaw Club's Hole-in-One Club is a page dedicated to those golfers who have been lucky enough to record an ace golf shot here at The Mackinaw Club Golf Course.

If you've "aced" a hole in one here at The Mackinaw Club, let us know by sending a message to info@mackinawclub.com.

Please include the following information:

  • A picture of you at the hole and/or a picture of you and your witnesses.

  • The hole number and yardage (or tee marker).

  • The size of golf club you used to make your ace.

  • The date you took that amazing shot!

The Mackinaw Club Golf Course is located within minutes of Mackinaw City, featuring an 18-hole, par 72 golf course and driving range designed by renowned golf architect Jerry Matthews.

Hole-In-One by Jim Cleaves

Jim Cleaves has been playing at the Mackinaw Club Golf Course for many years and is believed to be the first player to ever hit a "Hole in One" on the course.

When Jim is not on the course, you can find him at the clubhouse with a big smile and a few good stories to tell.


Jim Cleaves
Date: June 27, 1999
Hole-in-One: on Hole #4
Distance: 156 yards
Witnesses: Lewis Twigg & Calvin Hughes


In the photo, Mary Carter presents a Hole-in-One award to Jim Cleaves at the Mackinaw Club golf course in Mackinaw City, MI.

Hole-In-One by Perry Terrian

The Mackinaw Club had a "Hole in One" on June 29, 2013. The ace shot was made by Perry Terrian from Mackinaw City, who beat the 25,000 to 1 odds of getting a "Hole in One" on the 4th hole.

Golfing partners and witnesses to this extremely rare golf shot were Darby Darrow and Pat Wyman. "We have been playing the Mackinaw Club Golf Course since 1996 when it first opened and this is the first time anyone in our group of guys has ever gotten a hole in one, it was exciting!" said Darrow.

Image of Darby Darrow, Perry Terrian, and Pat Wyman after Perry Terrian's hole in one shot at The Mackinaw Club Golf course on June 29th, 2013. From left to right: Darby Darrow, Perry Terrian, Pat Wyman.
Friends Darby and Pat stand with Perry Terrian after his hole in one at The Mackinaw Club Golf course on June 29th, 2013. From left to right: Darby Darrow, Perry Terrian, Pat Wyman.


"I was the last to tee off and although my hit was straight, we all thought I overshot the entire green. We could not find the ball anywhere until we looked in the cup. Wow, that was great!" said Terrian.

Perry Terrian finds his ball in the cup for an astonishing hole-in-one on the 4th hole of The Mackinaw Club Golf Course on June 29th, 2013.

Perry made his "ace" golf shot on a 203-yard, par 3 hole which has a 10-foot elevated green and is guarded by two sand traps.

Hole-In-One by David Lillejord

"I wanted to let you know that I hit a hole in one at your wonderful course on Thursday, August 24, 2017. It happened on hole #16. I played from the white tee. I used a 7 iron. My witnesses are to my right and left in the attached photo. To my left is our son, Jacob, age 17. To my right is our son, Matthew, age 12.

Hole-In-One by Jim Musick

Hole-In-One by Ken Waldron

Jim Musick and Ken Waldron both scored aces on Hole #12 within 15 minutes of each other while playing on a Wednesday night league, here at the Mackinaw Club.

Hole-In-One by Arlene Loch

Congratulations to ARLENE LOCH, who got a “Hole in One” on Hole #8, May 26, 2019.