27 Holes

  • Course Overview
    • At the heart of the Birchwood community are 27 breathtaking holes of true northern Michigan golf.

      Golfers find themselves surrounded by untouched forest and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan, while playing on fairways and greens that can only be described as "meticulous". Golf is the heartbeat of the Club. The summer months are filled with weekly events, clinics, member-member and member-guest tournaments, along with many opportunities for our younger guests to learn the fundamentals and etiquette of the game of golf.

      The original 18-hole layout winds through scenic woodlands and is a true test to even the most seasoned of golfers. With manicured fairways and generous greens, every round on this course is a new challenge. Playing to 6,734 yards, this layout is a perfect test for the scratch player while still an enjoyable training ground for those just taking up the game.

      An additional nine exceptional 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. From the stunning views of Lake Michigan, beginning with the very first hole to the many elevated tee boxes, this is a truly impressionable course. 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 greens, 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.
  • Programs
    • Weekly men's and ladies' golf, member-guest events, couples golf events and junior golf events give our members a myriad of opportunities to fine-tune their golf game or to relax and socialize with friends on the course.


      27 Holes-Three 9 Hole Courses
      Executive Course (select days & hours)
      Fully Equipped Golf Pro Shop
      Driving Range/Practice Areas
      Ladies' Day & Men's Day
      Clinics, Private Lessons & Junior Programs
      Club Sponsored Tournaments
      Member/Member and Member/Guest
      Bag Storage
      Locker Rooms with Showers

  • Executive Course
    • The Farms Course at Birchwood is used as an Executive Course (Par 32). This course is an excellent choice for beginners, novices, juniors, and families.
      Regular golf play will not take place on the Executive Course during the allotted hours.

      Par and yardages are from the Silver Tees except on holes 2 and 8, which will be converted to par 3's from 100 yards. Tee markers will be set up at that distance.

      Scorecards are available in the Golf Shop upon request.

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