Play 26 courses in the Central U.P. alone!


Whether you are giving golf a try this year, like a pro’s challenge of a long sand shot from a fairway bunker or fall at a skill level in between, the Upper Peninsula is a fun place to play. Here in the Central U.P. you and your golfing companions can get tee times that fit your schedule, typically between late May and early October. Sure, the contoured slopes, elevation changes and bunkered links keep the game fun, but what truly sets these courses apart is the surrounding natural beauty. These course designers love to distract you with panoramic views of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, rivers and wilderness. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular place to play in the Midwest.  

These Central U.P. courses will top your favorite list


In most instances, we know you’ve driven a distance to play these Central U.P. courses. Their friendly staff raises the hospitality bar to make sure you will want to return. The greens are well-manicured, the clubhouses comfortable, the pros adept at helping you improve your score, pro shops are well stocked, and the cuisine and beverages are delicious and refreshing. Your biggest challenge will be starring your top 10 favorites when they are all worthy of being a top choice!  

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Build your golf itinerary with these Central U.P. courses.


Ask golfers what are the three must-play courses in Central Upper Peninsula and these will repeatedly top their list:

Timber Stone® Golf Course | N3332 Pine Mountain Road, Iron Mountain 
Nestled into Pine Mountain, this 18-hole golf course, was named by Golfweek magazine as one of the best golf courses in America (2019) and the sixth best golf course in Michigan by (2020).  

Sweetgrass Golf Course | W399 US-41, Harris

This 18-hole course keeps raking in accolades. Most recently, it was named the 2022 JEMSEK National Course of the Year. It’s been ranked among Golfweek’s Best Courses and recognized by GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest as a Best in Michigan golfing destination. You don’t have to play Sweetgrass to experience some incredible golf. This course is part of the “Road to the LPGA” with its Espon Tour Island Resort Championship. Another standout reason to play here is each hole offers insights into the rich history of the Hannahville Indian Community that owns the course. 

Greywalls Golf Course | 1075 Grove St., Marquette

This course is the newest part of the Marquette Golf Club, the only 36-hole facility in the Upper Peninsula. Play this course, and you will see immediately why it keeps getting rave reviews including GolfWeek naming it the #2 course in Michigan and the course making the Top 10 Best New Courses listing in all major golf publications. Seeing Lake Superior only adds to this unforgettable, and highly repeatable, golf experience. 

Rest up in close-by lodgings


Nearby lodgings (some right on the resort property) come with the amenities and room rates that fit your budget and needs. Reserve your room as early in the year as you can to ensure you get the dates you want. Then, schedule your tee times and be ready to swing into one of the best golf getaways ever in the Central U.P.

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