A Guide to Detroit’s Golf Courses & Driving Ranges

Michigan is famous for its golf | © zenmasterdod / Flickr
Michigan is famous for its golf | © zenmasterdod / Flickr
Photo of Tim Marklew
16 February 2018

You don’t have to travel far from the city of Detroit to find some great golfing experiences, with a number of historic courses and clubs offering a challenge to players of all levels. Here is just a selection of Metro Detroit’s best courses and ranges.

Belle Isle Golf Range

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

TPC Michigan

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

Rouge Park Golf Course

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With an 18-hole public course and a driving range, Rouge Park is an excellent spot just 30 minutes out of the city. The golf course, which dates all the way back to 1923, has long been a favorite of Detroiters, with wide fairways and water hazards from the Rouge River, which winds through six holes. Its famous Hole 11 is considered one of the trickiest holes in Metro Detroit.

Detroit Golf Club

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

Warren Valley Golf Course

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That man again, Donald Ross, was responsible for creating Warren Valley’s 36-hole course in Dearborn Heights in 1922. Split into the par-71 West course and the par-72 East, like at nearby Rouge Park, the Rouge River comes into play on seven of the holes of the West course and four on the East course.

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