9 Best Golf Courses in Saugatuck, Michigan | Fore!

Posted on: July 24, 2020   |   Posted in: Getaways, Outdoor Adventure, Things To Do In Saugatuck

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Michigan is home to more golf courses than any other state in America.  And, you’ll find some of the best golf courses in Saugatuck, MI and the surrounding towns. When talk turns to golf around the breakfast table at the Wickwood Inn, there’s no shortage of exciting courses to recommend. They’re designed by some of the most well-known golf architects in the world.  Finding a challenging golf course near Wickwood Inn is easy. Perfect for a beautiful summer day, or a crisp Autumn outing, our golfing guests always love the links they find in Saugatuck.


“Golf is like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun. If you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.”
~ Arthur Daley


Pigeon Creek

With 18 holes laid out in Michigan links style, Pigeon Creek entered the game in 2000. It’s located in West Olive, MI 20 miles north of Saugatuck.  This lovely course strives to create an ambiance of family friendly fun with the amenities of a country club. A 12-tee driving range and 2 practice greens adjoins the course.

Ravines Golf Club

If you want to play the course Golf Digest declared “a must play when you visit West Michigan” you need to book a tee time at Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck. This stunning golf course with its undulating landscape and manicured greens was the vision of none other than Arnold Palmer. Known for its friendly and professional service as well as its extraordinary value.

Clearbrook Golf Club

Founded in 1926 this course has undergone many upgrades over the years.  Resulting in a design that mimics the resorts of old-narrow fairways and fast greens.  A mere 5-minute drive from Wickwood Inn, Clearbrook also offers a driving range, putting and chipping greens.  Plus, their restaurant, The Grill Room, is an award-winning casual dining restaurant and bar.

HawksHead Links

Located just minutes south of Saugatuck, HawksHead Links is a great choice if you want variety in your golf game. Designed by Arthur Hills, wind can be a factor at this course with only a smattering of trees lining the fairways. An easily walk-able course, partial cart paths do allow for convenient play for those who use them.

Macatawa Golf Club

Fun for both advanced players and those new to the game, Macatawa offers unusual water features and strategically placed bunkers. Ray Hearn, an award-winning designer, is responsible for the unique features. Find this golf course in Holland, just south of the Inn on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Winding Creek Golf Club

Popular among golfers in Holland, Winding Creek sits on what was once a horse farm. Beginning in 1968 with just nine holes, the club now sports 27. All very different in character and challenge, spending the day on the fairways and greens here is a rewarding experience.

The Links At Rolling Meadows

With a distinctive British feel, golf at the Links at Rolling Meadows is not for the faint of heart. Challenging water holes and pesky bunkers scattered about this nine-hole, par 27 course keep the play here exciting and fun. It’s the perfect choice when you only have time for nine.

Diamond Springs Golf Course

Nestled in the beauty of the Allegan State Game Area, Diamond Springs is a breathtaking 18-hole golf course with a surprise awaiting you on the back nine. The long greens of the first nine holes can’t quite prepare you for the stunning ravine that defines the final nine.

Beeches Golf Club

This 18-hole championship course, named for the giant beech tree framing the 18thhole, features plenty of water and tricky sand. Designed as an affordable option for locals and visitors alike, Beeches serves up both beauty and challenge for a wide range of golfers.


Stay At Wickwood Inn On Your Saugatuck Golf Getaway

If golf is your passion and Saugatuck, MI your destination, the Wickwood Inn provides the perfect home base because it’s so close to these fantastic golf courses. And, don’t forget all of Wickwood’s amenities and our downtown Saugatuck location. Offering a farm-to-table breakfast, freshly baked goods throughout the day, and our signature Evening Sips and Small Plates, booking a room at the Inn for your golf holiday is a wise choice. Call us today for reservations, then pack your clubs and get ready for a golfing adventure to remember.


“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.”
~ Ben Hogan

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