(courtesy of Judy)


Looking for a place to golf while visiting in and around Grayling?  Look no further than the Grayling Country Club, The Patriot Golf Course and Forest Dunes Golf Club.


Grayling Country Club is located at 2122 I-75 BL.  This 18-hole course is open to the public.  The course is flat but challenging with trees lining the fairway on most of the holes.  There’s a water hazard or two; and “Scotty” keeps an eye out for all golfers on Hole #8.  Scotty is a wooden golf statue on the right side of the fairway.  You can relax in the clubhouse or on the large back patio and watch fellow golfers hit up onto the 18th green. The clubhouse serves good food and drinks, and the staff is always welcoming.  Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a round of golf and the beautiful surroundings including sightings of deer and sand cranes.


The Patriot Golf Course is located at 5825 West Four Mile Road.  This 18-hole course is also open to the public.  It’s a challenging course with tree-lined fairways, small and large bunkers throughout the course, and beautifully maintained grounds.  If you’re lucky, you might even see some wildlife while out on the course (deer, fox and even coyote).  Hitting over the natural marsh on Hole #5 is always tricky and Hole #17 has water and bunkers, making this Par 3 interesting to play. The Pro Shop has a large variety of patriotic golf themed apparel and equipment. The owners and staff are very friendly.  At the end of your play, you can enjoy drinks and snacks inside the clubhouse or sit outside under the covered patio.  The Patriot is veteran owned and offers military and veteran discounted rates.


Forest Dunes Golf Club is located at 6376 Forest Dunes Dr, Roscommon.  It features three of the nation's top-ranked public golf courses by Golf Digest  -- #32 Forest Dunes; #58 The Loop (Black); #69 The Loop (Red).  Forest Dunes is traditional parkland golf with immaculate conditioning and some of the fastest, truest greens you will ever play.  The Loop is a reversible design by renowned architect Tom Doak that plays as two different courses using the same 18 greens and fairways.  Even calendar days it plays in a counterclockwise rotation as the Red routing while odd days it is the clockwise Black routing.  With firm and fast fescue fairways, this English heathland style is best played with a bump and run approach typically seen in Scotland or Ireland.  Bootlegger is a fun 10-hole short course with music playing and groups of up to 12 playing together.  You only need a couple of clubs in one hand and a cold beverage in the other ... most players even play barefoot.  There are 130 beds on site with three types of lodging accommodations for your stay & play groups -- cottages, villas, and standard lodge rooms -- along with full-service restaurant, pro shop and an outdoor covered bar and dining.