With over 650 public golf courses throughout the state, Michigan boasts some of the most sought after golf courses in the nation.

Home to dozens of golf courses suited for various skill sets, Grand Rapids is a great destination for ‘hitting the links’ during the beautiful spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Take a look at some of the great public golf courses that Grand Rapids has to offer.  Please keep in mind these helpful guidelines as you plan your next tee time and check the course's website for more information.

  • Book your tee time online or by phone. Paying in advance limits the interaction at the course.
  • Be mindful of your personal space, keeping at least six feet from others at all times.
  • Carts should be for single riders only unless from the same household.
  • Flagsticks should not but touched or moved. Consider offering a generous gimme distance if cups have not been raised or altered.
  • Most courses have removed rakes and ball washers from the course. Please don't touch any rakes that may remain on the course.
  • Courses that offer food and beverage will only have it available to-go.

For more information about the current executive order related to golf course, please check out, mgcoa.org.

Just starting out? These courses are for you:

The Pines Golf Course

An ideal course for beginners, The Pines Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course located 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. The Pines has slower pace of play, which allows golfers to be able to take their time, rather than feeling rushed to complete their round of golf.

Indian Trails Golf Course

Indian Trails Golf Course

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Indian Trails Golf Course

Indian Trails Golf Course is another course for beginner golfers.

Indian Trails boasts a casual atmosphere along with 18 holes and an updated driving range. Beginner golfers will appreciate Indian Trails’ slower greens, shorter roughs, and minimal water hazards.

Kaufman Golf Course

Kaufman Golf Course

Photo by Experience Grand Rapids

Looking for advance play? Check out these challenging courses:

Kaufman Golf Course

If you’re looking for a challenging golf course, be sure to visit Kaufman Golf Course just outside of Grand Rapids. Rated four stars by Golf Digest, Kaufman Golf Course is known for its pristine maintenance, long roughs, and fast greens. The course is 18 holes.

Maple Hill Golf

Be sure to check out the range at Maple Hill Golf, which is a go-to spot for practicing all year round. Then make your tee time to play a round.

Fun fact: Maple Hill Golf boasts one of the largest golf shops in West Michigan. Although it's currently closed, you can order online with curbside pickup.

Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center offers a variety of memberships and annual packages for affordable golfing options.
Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center offers a variety of memberships and annual packages for affordable golfing options.

Photo by Experience Grand Rapids

On a time crunch? Check out this small-but-mighty course:

Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center

Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center offers three uniquely different nine-hole courses for a total of 27 holes altogether.

Scott Lake Golf & Practice Center is more likely to accommodate your requested tee times due to its unique offering of three, nine-hole courses. The flexibility in Scott Lake’s schedule can be especially helpful when you’re on a time crunch or when you’re looking for a last-minute tee time.

The course also offers a large hitting area, two greens, and a bunker to practice.