Golfing in Northern Michigan
Choose the Right Club
Just like when playing the game itself, selecting the right club is key to a great golf experience. Northern Michigan is home to a wide range of world-class golf courses, from public courses to exclusive private clubs. Many buyers of Northern Michigan real estate choose their location based on the course or club they wish to join. Others opt for areas with a wide variety of golf, versus committing to a single club. Whatever golf lifestyle you are after, Northern Michigan has the right fit for you!
Exclusive & Private
There are a number of first-rate private clubs located in Northern Michigan. From the tranquil serenity of Harbor Springs, to the stunning lakefront experience of Bay Harbor, golf & country clubs can be found that provide a great golf lifestyle. Here are a few of the most desirable golf clubs in the area for your consideration:
- True North Golf Club
- Weque Golf Club
- Walloon Lake Country Club
- Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club
- Harbor Point Golf Club
- Bay View Country Club
A high concentration of these private clubs can be found in the Harbor Springs area. Buyers who gravitate towards these clubs would be wise to focus their search in this marketplace. Buyers who want to be just minutes from their club of choice may also choose to conduct their search by map. The radius tool allows buyers to identify all properties within 1-2 miles of the club you plan to join!
For some buyers, Northern Michigan golf is about the play more than the privacy. Some of the finest golf courses in the region can be found in our area, offering a blend of private membership benefits and public play. Some of the most popular and sought after Northern Michigan golf courses include:
- Bay Harbor Golf Club
- Boyne Highlands
- Boyne Mountain
- Crooked Tree Golf Club
- Little Traverse Golf Club
- Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
- Belvedere Golf Club
Petoskey is the community most central to these courses, with each of the above courses reachable in 30 minutes or less. For buyers that want the ability to explore the full array of Northern Michigan’s signature courses, Petoskey real estate makes sense. Another popular option is Gaylord, known through much of the state as “Golf’s Mecca”. Both communities merit closer exploration if high-end golf is your priority.
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Bang For Your Buck
For some buyers, golf is a fun piece the larger buying puzzle. The desire for available nearby courses is balanced with other considerations – home style, lake frontage, school district, etc. If your desire is to have quality golf available at an accessible point, Northern Michigan offers a number of convenient options. These courses are known for their affordability and public accessibility, and while providing a quality golf experience.
- Chestnut Valley Golf Club
- Charlevoix Country Club
- Indian River Golf Club
- Maple River Golf Club
- Springbrook Golf Club
These courses range in location, price point, and overall quality of play. Wherever you decide to purchase in Northern Michigan, chances are one of these courses (or one quite similar) will be available near by. For buyers that don’t put golf at the forefront of their considerations, but still want nearby playing options, I recommend customizing your search based on your most important criteria. Make a point to search Northern Michigan homes for sale that satisfy your primary concerns. I will be happy to help you then identify the best golfing option nearby!
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