One of few options to hit some balls without leaving the city, Belle Isle’s seasonal golf range is a great place to refine your game. The nine-acre facility includes a six-hole mini golf course, a driving range with 30 stations, and practice areas for chipping and putting. It’s open from April until October.
Belle Isle Golf Range, 175 Lakeside Dr, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313 926 6008
The closest option to Detroit for a full round is Chandler Park Golf Course, located off the I-94 just east of the city. This 18-hole public golf course promises a challenge for both beginners and more experienced players, as well as a fully stocked pro shop.
Chandler Park Golf Course, 12801 Chandler Park Dr, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313 331 7755
Not much farther but in the opposite direction, Dearborn’s TPC Michigan golf club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Since its founding in 1990, it has hosted PGA and Senior PGA tour events 16 times and been named one of the top 10 golf courses in Michigan.
TPC Michigan, 1 Nicklaus Dr, Dearborn, MI, USA, +1 313 436 3000
Detroit Golf Club is one of the most historic private clubs in the area, being founded in 1899 and featuring a clubhouse designed by the “architect of Detroit” Albert Kahn in 1916. Its two challenging courses feature 36 holes designed by legendary Scottish golf architect Donald Ross. Membership is by invitation only, unless you’re the Mayor of Detroit.
Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd, Detroit, MI, USA, +1 313 345 4400
If you’re looking for a Donald Ross golfing experience but are not a member at Detroit Golf Club, then head north to Huntington Woods’s Rackham Golf Course. Ross designed it in 1925, and it’s considered one of his best public golf courses. It was also a favorite of Detroit legend and keen golfer Joe Louis.
Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W 10 Mile Rd, Huntington Woods, MI, USA, +1 248 543 4040