At the heart of this beautiful community are 27 breathtaking holes of true northern Michigan style golf.
Golfers find themselves surrounded by untouched forest and gorgeous view of Lake Michigan, while playing on fairways and greens that can only be described a "meticulous". Golf is the heartbeat of the Club. There are weekly events, clinics, member-member and member-guest tournaments, along with many opportunities for young people to learn the fundamentals and etiquette of the game of golf.
The original 18-Hole layout winds its way through scenic woodlands and is a true test to golf. With manicured fairways and generous greens, everyday on this course is a new adventure. Playing to 6,734 yards, this layout if a perfect test for the scratch player while still an enjoyable training ground for those just taking up the game.
An additional nine amazing holes were added on the west side of the property in 1998. Crafted by renowned designer Jerry Mathews, this masterpiece shows his attention to detail and the ability to utilize the terrain's natural topography, formed thousands of years ago. From the stunning views of Lake Michigan, beginning with the very first hole to the many elevated tee boxes, this is a course to remember. Offering a more modern design, members of Birchwood delight in their endless golfing opportunities.
The practice areas and training center at Birchwood are also as outstanding as any in the U.S., groomed to perfection. The driving range facility is the optimum place to hone your game. Located nearby is a short game practice center where you'll find two large green, sand bunkers and rough. The availability of lessons from an outstanding staff of Golf Professionals also provides all the tools, needed to achieve mastery of the game of golf.