Golf Courses in Southeast Michigan for Families and Kids

If you're curious, 'Where are golf courses near me that are family friendly?' our 2017 guide for Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties can help.

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Perfecting your swing stimulates mind and body. Golf is a unique individual sport that requires precision and personalized learning curves – and there are plenty of golf courses in southeast Michigan where you and your kids can up your game, from 18- and nine-hole courses to fat fairways and bothersome bunkers.

A few important notes: Facilities are open weather permitting – typically April-November, but call ahead. While all courses have public hours, all courses recommend golfers sign up for tee times or call ahead for availability. Family-friendly amenities include on-site eateries, glow-ball golf tournaments, indoor golf simulators, clinics and lessons for beginners and even seasoned golfers, and chances to play the quickly popularizing sport footgolf.

No matter the age or skill level, opportunities abound. So, shoot for the green and watch that ball take flight!

Bello Woods

  • Address: 23650 23 Mile Road, Macomb
  • Phone: 586-949-1200
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Clinics
  • Amenities: 27 holes, bar and grill open to the public seven days a week, foot golf, golf outings, and banquet rooms.

Boulder Pointe Golf Club & Conference Center

  • Address: 1 Champions Circle, Oxford
  • Phone: 248-969-1500
  • Kid Stuff: Junior Golf Program.
  • Amenities: Three nine-hole courses, full-service clubhouse, locker room, club storage and driving range

Brae Burn Golf Club

  • Address: 10860 Five Mile Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-1900
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf programs, lessons
  • Amenities: 18-hole course featuring 6,511 yards of golf, par of 70; the 13th hole, “The Monster,” tops out at 666 yards, the longest par 5 in the state of Michigan; public tavern with sandwiches and cold beverages

Brookside Golf Course

  • Address: 6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-4276
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Academy
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, grass tee driving range, bar and grill, pro shop

Bruce Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 6771 Taft Road, Romeo
  • Phone: 586-752-7244
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf programs for ages 6-13 during summer months; call to inquire about particular sessions and availability
  • Amenities: one of the par-70 golf courses in southeast Michigan, restaurant, pro shop

Cattails Golf Club

  • Address: 57737 Nine Mile Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-486-8777
  • Kid stuff: individual and group lessons, including “Tikes ‘n’ Spikes” for ages 5-7, “Par Club” for ages 8-10, “Fundamentals” for ages 7-17 and more; check online
  • Amenities: wide range of classes, indoor golf simulators, practice facilities, Cattails Grille

Coyote Golf Club

  • Address: 28700 Milford Road, New Hudson
  • Phone: 248-486-1228
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golfer camps; call for more info
  • Amenities: pro shop, leagues and lessons, driving range

Evergreen Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4666
  • Kid stuff: call 248-796-4620 for information on lessons, beginner-advanced
  • Amenities: 2,904-yard par-34 course, pro shop, footgolf, Evergreen Hills Grille

Fern Hill Golf Club

  • Address: 17600 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-286-4700
  • Amenities: one of the par-70 18-hole golf courses in southeast Michigan, Floodz Sports Bar, Fern Hill Bowling Center on site

Fieldstone Golf Club

  • Address: 1984 Taylor Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9354
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Camps: check online for updates.
  • Amenities: pro shop, camps, leagues, private and group lessons, Vista Grille

Fox Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center

  • Address: 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-7272
  • Kid stuff: wide range of junior programs (including starter camps, leagues and boys and girls clubs) offered in summer; more on website
  • Amenities: one 27-hole and two 18-hole courses, footgolf, driving ranges, leagues and private lessons, pro shop, three clubhouse grilles

Georgetown Country Club

  • Address: 1365 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-5500
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Clinic helps ages 5-17 learn golf through “age-appropriate games and techniques”; Junior Golf League
  • Amenities: nine-hole, par-28, executive golf course, great to practice your short game or teach a beginner the game, leagues and clinics, footgolf

Greystone Golf and Banquet Center

  • Address: 67500 Mound Road, Washington Township
  • Phone: 586-752-7030
  • Kid stuff: Golf lessons, private or group
  • Amenities: among the 18-hole championship golf courses in southeast Michigan, regulation practice facility, The Stone Bar and Grill

Hampton Golf & Recreation Club

  • Address: 2600 Club Drive, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-852-3250
  • Kid stuff: Friday Junior Golf League (more info online)
  • Amenities: nine-hole executive course, glow-ball golf tournaments a few times each season, hosts women’s and men’s golf leagues and junior golf tournaments, pro shop

Heather Hills Golf Club

  • Address: 3100 McKail Road, Romeo
  • Phone: 810-798-3971
  • Amenities: putting green, practice range with grass and synthetic tees (irons only), bar and snack shop, banquet facilities, pro shop, lessons

Hickory Creek

  • Address: 3625 Napier Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-454-1850
  • Kid stuff: summer youth lessons, clinics and more for ages 5-17
  • Amenities: Greenside Tavern, adult and youth summer classes (call ahead) and drop-in clinics, practice facilities

Huron Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 3465 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6246
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Tour (registration deadline typically mid-June)
  • Amenities: wee tees (shorter tees for little ones just learning the game), footgolf, drinking fountains, parking, golf course, grills, restrooms

Idyl Wyld Golf Course

  • Address: 35786 Five Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-464-6325
  • Kid stuff: developmental league for high schoolers, parent/junior league, Junior Golf Camp, Snag Golf
  • Amenities: small greens and well-placed bunkers, numerous sandtraps, “fair amount of water”

Indian Springs Metropark

  • Address: 5100 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-7870
  • Kid stuff: junior rates (20 and under) vary; call ahead
  • Amenities: 6,688-yard par-71 public course, driving range, restaurant and bar

Lake Erie Metropark

  • Address: 14786 Lee Road, Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-0048
  • Amenities: 18-hole regulation golf course; Metropark also has a pool, nature center, boat launches, small children’s play area with slides, mini-rock wall and swings

Lake Forest Golf Club

  • Address: 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-8580
  • Kid stuff: Junior golf camp; Junior golf summer series; Club 67 for 6 and 7 year olds.
  • Amenities: Par 72 course, practice facility with three tees, putting green, and short game area. Ogies Bar and Grille and driving range.

Leslie Park Golf Course

  • Address: 2120 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6245
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Tour (registration deadline typically mid-June)
  • Amenities: among the public golf courses in southeast Michigan, restrooms, parking, leagues

Maple Lane Golf Club

  • Address: 33203 Maple Lane Drive, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-795-4000
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Program
  • Amenities: pro shop, leagues, lessons, outings, The Clubhouse Grill

Northville Hills Golf Club

  • Address: 15565 Bay Hill Drive, Northville
  • Phone: 734-667-4653
  • Kid stuff: Youth Golf Program
  • Amenities: layout features native woodlands, natural wetland areas, lakes and rolling slopes of Michigan heather; course ranges from 5,166 yards to a challenging 7,003 yards; practice facilities and driving range; pro shop

Oak Ridge Golf Course

  • Address: 35035 26 Mile Road, New Haven
  • Phone: 586-749-5151
  • Kid stuff: group or individual instruction; call 586-291-6696 for details
  • Amenities: 36 holes, practice facility including a driving range with target greens, sand bunker and putting green, restaurant and bar

Palmer Park Golf Course

  • Address: 19013 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-305-4315
  • Amenities: 18-hole regulation length golf course, various adult leagues, footgolf (all ages welcome), golf outings/tournaments, clubhouse with snack bar, pro shop

Pine View Golf Course

  • Address: 5820 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-481-0500
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Camps for ages 8-16 offer PGA instruction, on-course experience, lunch, prizes, contests and awards; Get Golf Ready classes
  • Amenities: “Open Pines” (first nine holes) with wide fairways/some difficult greens, “Rolling Pines” back nine, shorter/challenging “Little Pine Nine” par 30 course has junior tees, restaurant, practice areas, pro shop, private/group lessons

Rammler Golf Course

  • Address: 38180 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-264-4101
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Camp; check online for details
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, clubhouse restaurant

Reddeman Farms Golf Course

  • Address: 555 S. Dancer Road, Chelsea
  • Phone: 734-475-3020
  • Kid stuff: Beginner Junior Golf: game basics, course etiquette and golfing skills; 9-10:30 a.m.; Intermediate Junior Golf: learn the game and course etiquette, play with limited adult supervision, child must have prior experience
  • Amenities: 6,525-yard course complete with rolling fairways, golf outings, leagues, banquets driving range, pro shop, restaurant

Riverview Highlands

  • Address: 15015 Sibley Road, Riverview
  • Phone: 734-479-2266
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Program
  • Amenities: 27 holes of championship golf, leagues, group/private lessons ($60-$120)

South Winds Golf Club

  • Address: 14600 Reaume Parkway, Southgate
  • Phone: 734-258-3004
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf League; call to ask about lessons
  • Amenities: pro shop, practice facilities with chipping and putting areas, bar and grill, private lessons and group clinics for all ages and skill levels

Springdale Golf Course

  • Address: 316 Strathmore Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1660
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Programs; Get Golf Ready lessons available
  • Amenities: one of the nine-hole golf courses in southeast Michigan, picnic pavilion, children’s playground and picnic facilities, clubhouse (offers power carts, pull carts, concessions and league play), The Grille, private/group lessons

Taylor Meadows Golf Club

  • Address: 25360 Ecorse Road, Taylor
  • Phone: 734-287-2100
  • Kid stuff: Indoor, high-tech golf simulators let you practice your swing during the winter months
  • Amenities: pro shop, Greenside Grille, leagues and instruction, indoor golf simulators (open winter months)

Twin Lakes Golf

  • Address: 455 Twin Lakes Drive, Oakland
  • Phone: 248-650-4550
  • Kid stuff: lessons/programs for various ages and skill levels through the Twin Lakes Golf Academy; main pool and toddler pool (check online for seasonal hours)
  • Amenities: golf lessons and leagues, practice facilities, four-lane heated lap pool, zero-depth entry toddler pool, tennis memberships and lessons, The Grille

Whispering Willows Golf Course

  • Address: 20500 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-476-4493
  • Amenities: among the public golf courses in southeast Michigan, driving range with artificial mats and grass tees, putting and chipping green

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This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2017 by Jessica Schrader.

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