Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Golf Courses for Families and Kids

If you're curious where the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor golf courses are, our 2018 guide for Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties can help.

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 metro Detroit and Ann Arbor golf courses 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, driving range, bar and grill and pro shop

Brae Burn Golf Club

  • Address: 10860 W. 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 and golf outings

Brookside Golf Course

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

Bruce Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 6771 Taft Road, Bruce Township
  • Phone: 586-752-7244
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Lessons
  • Amenities: one of the par-70 golf courses in southeast Michigan, outings, restaurant, pro shop

Cattails Golf Club

  • Address: 57737 Nine Mile Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-486-8777
  • Kid stuff: lessons
  • Amenities: wide range of classes, indoor golf simulators, practice facilities, Cattails Grille and driving range

Cherry Creek Golf Course 

  • Address: 52000 Cherry Creek Blvd., Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-254-7700
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, 50-station driving range, two putting greens, three practice greens with bunkers, restaurant

Coyote Golf Club

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

Cracklewood Golf Club 

  • Address: 18215 24 Mile Road, Macomb
  • Phone: 586-781-0808
  • Amenities: challenging Jerry Matthews-designed golf course, practice range, clubhouse and pro shop

Dearborn Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 1300 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-563-4653
  • Kid stuff: Junior league and clinic
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, bar & grill, pro shop

Evergreen Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4666
  • Amenities: 2,904-yard par-34 course, pro shop

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 Bar & Grill, Fern Hill Bowling Center on site

Fieldstone Golf Club

  • Address: 1984 Taylor Road, Auburn Hills
  • Phone: 248-370-9354
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Program, lessons
  • Amenities: Par-72 18-hole golf course, pro shop, lessons, leagues, outings, practice range and Arrowhead Grille

Fox Creek Golf Course 

  • Address: 36000 Seven Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-471-3400
  • Amenities 18-hole course with two nines and water hazards nestled in nature, George Murphy’s at the Creek restaurant

Fox Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center

  • Address: 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-7272
  • Kid stuff: Junior league, lessons, camps, clinics and more
  • Amenities: one 27-hole and two 18-hole courses, footgolf, two driving ranges, two putting ranges, two practice bunkers leagues and private lessons, pro shop, three clubhouse grilles and Audubon Sanctuary

Georgetown Country Club

  • Address: 1365 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-5500
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf classes, junior gold league
  • Amenities: nine-hole, par-28, executive golf course, great to practice your short game or teach a beginner the game, leagues, lessons, footgolf and pool

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, The Stone 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 and outings

Hickory Creek

  • Address: 3625 Napier Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-454-1850
  • Kid stuff: youth lessons, clinics and private classes
  • Amenities: 18 holes on a fairway full of water hazards and sand traps, Greenside Tavern, driving range and putting green

Huron Hills Golf Course

  • Address: 3465 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6246
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Tour, junior golf instruction, junior golf camps, parent-child lessons, Start New At Golf (SNAG) program for ages 5-10
  • Amenities: Par-67 18 hole course, wee tees (shorter tees for little ones just learning the game), footgolf and tournaments

Idyl Wyld Golf Course

  • Address: 35786 Five Mile Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-464-6325
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf league and tournaments, Snag Golf, camps and clinics
  • 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 Golf league
  • Amenities: 6,688-yard par-71 public course, driving range, practice green, restaurant and bar

Lake Erie Metropark

  • Address: 14786 Lee Road, Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-0048
  • Amenities: 6489-yard, par-72, 18-hole regulation golf course, driving range, practice green, restaurant and bar; 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 and Golf Academy, Club 67 for 6- and 7-year-olds, summer camps
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, three-tier driving range with grass tees and mat hitting stations, two putting greens, chipping area, pitching area, two sand bars, Ogies Bar & Grill

Leslie Park Golf Course

  • Address: 2120 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6245
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf League, camps and lessons
  • Amenities: among the public golf courses in southeast Michigan, 18 holes, leagues, tournaments

Lincoln Hills Golf Course 

  • Address: 2666 W. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1670
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Program, Get Golf Ready lessons
  • Amenities: 35-par nine-hole course, clubhouse, pro shop

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: Junior 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; The Clubhouse Bistro

Oak Ridge Golf Course

  • Address: 35035 26 Mile Road, New Haven
  • Phone: 586-749-5151
  • Kid stuff: group or individual instruction
  • Amenities: two challenging and diverse 18-hole courses, driving range with grass tees and target greens, practice sand bunker, two putting surfaces and a Bar & Grill

Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park 

  • Address: 1175 S. Main St., Chelsea
  • Phone: 745-475-5858
  • Amenities: par-72 18-hole course with five tee boxes, pro shop, snack bar

Pine View Golf Course

  • Address: 5820 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-481-0500
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Camps, lessons
  • 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, foot golf

Rammler Golf Course

  • Address: 38180 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 586-264-4101
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, clubhouse restaurant

Riverview Highlands

  • Address: 15015 Sibley Road, Riverview
  • Phone: 734-479-2266
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Program, summer Junior Golf League
  • Amenities: 27 holes of championship golf, leagues, group/private lessons, driving range, putting green and a chipping green with a bunker

Rouge Park Golf Course and Driving Range 

  • Address: 11701 Burt Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-837-5900
  • Amenities: 6325-yar, par-72, 18-hole layout on sloping terrain, pro shop

Shepherd’s Hollow 

  • Address: 9085 Big Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-922-5675
  • Amenities: 27 holes with a minimalist design, pro shop, restaurant, garden

South Winds Golf Club

  • Address: 14600 Reaume Parkway, Southgate
  • Phone: 734-258-3004
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf League, lessons
  • Amenities: 18-hole course, pro shop, chipping and putting areas, foot golf, disc golf, lessons, South Winds Bar & Grille, leagues and tournaments

Springdale Golf Course

  • Address: 316 Strathmore Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-530-1660
  • Kid stuff: Junior Golf Programs, Get Golf Ready lessons, kids playground
  • Amenities: 34-par nine-hole course, lessons, The Lincoln Grille

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; pool
  • Amenities: 27-hole course, golf lessons and leagues, practice facilities, four-lane heated lap pool, zero-depth entry toddler pool, tennis memberships and lessons, The Grille, tennis

Whispering Pines Golf Course 

  • Address: 2500 Whispering Pines Drive, Pinckney
  • Phone: 734-878-0009
  • Amenities: leagues, outings and tournaments

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

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly. 

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