Plan your Golf Getaway

Over 20 Courses for Days of Golf in Jackson

There are over 20 golf courses across Jackson, Michigan, so you and your friends can plan a great trip!

Day 1

When you get into Jackson, be sure to stop at one of our local eateries for a bite and fuel up before your first stop at the Grande Golf Club.

Located in the heart of Michigan, the Grande has been awarded 4.5 stars from Golf Digest Places to Play, and has been voted Jackson’s Best Golf Course. The Grande Golf Club offers 18 holes of spectacular play that will challenge golfers of any skill level. Since opening in 2001, this Raymond Hearn design has delighted golfers from around the country with challenges on every hole, and the scenery that surrounds the course. See footage of the Grande and get secret tips on how to play the challenging hole #4 to get around the dogleg with the course expert!

Grande Golf Club Features:

  • Award-winning practice facility and driving range
  • Championship-level course conditions 
  • Unspoiled scenery 

When you’re done with your round at the Grande, cap off your evening at one of our great breweries or wineries to unwind and relax to get ready for your second day on the links in Jackson.


Day 2

Get up early and be sure to have a hearty breakfast so you’re ready for 36 holes of beautiful, challenging golf. Start your morning round at Calderone, one of Southern Michigan’s top affordable public golf courses. The course is a mixture of links-style holes similar to St. Andrews and other great courses of Scotland, along with traditional-style holes. Several of the greens at Calderone provide a challenge not unlike what you would expect if you were playing at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. It’s an experience you will come to treasure for a lifetime. See footage of Calderone and get the secrets on how to play #18 with the elevated green and challenging water.

Calderone Features: 

  • Wide landing areas
  • Large greens
  • Five sets of tees ranging from 5,800 to over 7,000 yards.

The afternoon round brings you over to Arbor Hills Golf Club.

Designed in 1925 by Arthur Hamm, this masterpiece offers a golf experience in the grand traditions of the game. With a classic design winding through tree lined fairways and up to the perfectly manicured greens, Arbor Hills Golf Club will test your nerves on this ultimate risk reward golf course. Located five minutes from I-94, the location of this course can make your trip easy, enjoyable, and affordable. The course features three sets of tees for different skill levels; whether you are looking for a tournament or just a casual game, Arbor Hills has the perfect golf experience for everyone! See footage of Arbor Hills and get the secrets to play #18 with the challenging dogleg and well protected green. 

Arbor Hills Features:

  • On-site driving range
  • Two practice holes
  • Putting greens
  • Full-service golf shop


Day 3

Start your day at Cascades Golf Course, a course that's challenging, long by most standards, and features water ways and beautiful scenery. The signature hole is #17, a par four measuring 383 yards from the white tees. A creek runs across the fairway 240 yards out and the approach is played to a severely sloped green guarded by trees and bunkers. See footage of Cascades and get the secrets to play #17 over the water to the severe sloping green.

Have a lunch break and get right back out to the links. When you’re ready for your afternoon round, head on over to Ella Sharp Golf Course.

Ella Sharp Park is located on 562 acres along the banks of the Southwest Branch of the Grand River in beautiful Jackson, Michigan. The various topographies of the park range from relatively flat to heavily rolling and hilly, the perfect location for a golf course. Ella Sharp Park’s 18-hole golf course provides a challenge for golfers of all levels. The course touts two of Jackson County’s most challenging golf holes (2nd & 12th holes) along with an array of other well-manicured fairways and greens. 

Making a long weekend or mid-week plan? We’ve got you covered. There are plenty more golf courses to keep you on the fairways. With over 60 miles of golf in Jackson, you’ll have plenty of holes to play.


Day 4

Continue your trip on day four with a morning tee time at Concord Hills Golf Club.

Concord Hills Golf Club is situated along a varied topography with some significant elevation changes from tee to green. The beginning holes of each nine play along a level terrain before elevated tees and raised green complexes come into play. On property is a grass range and putting/chipping green. The clubhouse includes a small pro shop, plus a snack area with pizza, sandwiches, and a full bar menu.

Tee off in the afternoon at Waterloo Golf Course, which is situated at the center of the 20,000-acre Waterloo Recreation Area. The natural landscape and mature trees make this course exceptionally serene, while adding some elevation challenges from the rolling hills. Be prepared to tackle several uneven lies, a few blind shots, and your skills to be tested on the tree-lined fairways. 

Complete your fourth full day of golf in Jackson. There are plenty of restaurants around to fit any mood. Find the Jackson specialty you’re looking for!


Day 5

You’ve spent a great week in Jackson playing some of the best courses in Michigan and now, before you leave, head out to one more course to complete your trip. No matter which direction you’re heading, there is a course to play a final 9 or 18 holes before hitting the highway.

If you’re heading north on US 127, stop at Hankerd Hills Golf Course. Close your eyes and picture a scenic layout with Northern Michigan charm; a variety of bunkers, water hazards and narrow driving holes. Hankerd Hills Golf Course is located in Pleasant Lake and features 27 holes for every level of player.

Heading south on US 127? Stop by Hills' Heart of the Lakes in Brooklyn. Designed by Mike Hill, Hills' Heart of the Lakes Golf Course measures 5,472 yards from the longest tees. The course features two sets of tees for different skill levels. See footage of Hills' Heart of the Lakes.

See the full list of golf courses in Jackson and find the best place to stop on your way home for one more round. Jackson has one of the largest golf communities in the country, and we’re sure you’ll make a trip to remember with great golf and great friends. Download the Multi-Day Golf Trip Plan here.

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