Monday, August 1, 2016

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Top 18-hole courses

Over the past 20+ years I have played all the (55) currently active golf courses in Michigan's U.P. Below are my rankings of the top sixteen BLUE and GOLD rated 18-hole courses. Currently there are no BLACK rated courses in the U.P., but Greywalls would certainly receive that if they would just flip their nines. In 2018, a new 18-hole course is coming at the Sweetgrass complex outside of Escanaba, which from what I am hearing should be added to this list (Note-#3).

There is a lot of great golf to be played at very affordable rates in this region of Michigan. The summers are short and temperate with the best weather between the 15th of June and end of August. The spectacular peak Fall colors are usually around the 3rd week of September with some nice weather and golf to be enjoyed. Make sure and check the weather forecast before heading north at this time of year, in the past there have been snow storms of up to 10" by the 1st of Oct.

For more information about the Upper Peninsula please scroll down to my previous post of 7/20/13.

The number preceding the course is when I played it in my quest for 1000. The year noted after is my first time playing that particular course. 

192 -Greywalls Course at MGC, Marquette- 2004 B
128 -TimberStone GC, Iron Mountain- 1998 B
773 -Sage Run GC, Carney- 2018 B
287 -Sweetgrass GC, Harris- 2008 B
132 -Pine Grove CC, Iron Mountain- 1999 B
087 -The Rock, Drummond Island- 1994 G
155 -Wild Bluff GC, Brimley- 2001 G
576 -Hessel Ridge GC, Hessel- 2014 G
187 -Indian Lakes CC, Manistique- 2004 G
119 -The Heritage Course at MGC, Marquette- 1997 G
178 -Newberry CC, Newberry- 2003 G
143 -Portage Lake GC (MTU), Houghton- 2000 G
127 -Wawonowin CC, Champion- 1998 G
197 -Gladstone GC, Gladstone- 2005 G
654 -Munoscong GC, Pickford- 2016 G
188 -George Young Recreation, Gaastra- 2004 G

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