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Whitefish Lake Golf Club combines an outstanding eighteen-hole golf course, a premier event center, and phenomenal dining experiences into one memorable destination.

Golf Course

Whitefish Lake Golf Club creates a memorable, enjoyable experience for every golfing style and all skill levels. Experience the splendor and excitement of golfing Northern Michigan’s beauty at Whitefish Lake, just twenty-five minutes north of Grand Rapids. In addition to the eighteen-hole course, you can warm up at our practice range or try out your skills on our putting green to prepare yourself for Whitefish Lake’s multilevel, undulating greens. The Scottish bunkers, tree-lined fairways, ponds, and elevated bentgrass tees and greens make this a challenging, yet playable course.

Course Ratings: Stroke/Slope

Back: 70.0/128
Middle: 67.9/126
Forward: 69.1/121

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Memberships at Whitefish Lake

Don’t worry about green fees—sign up now for a full season of carefree golf and access to exciting members-only events!

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Your Complete Destination for Events

From weddings to grad parties and corporate meetings, Whitefish Lake is your complete event destination.
With our room options for groups of any size, complete food and beverage services, and beautiful views of the golf course, our facilities are ideal for your formal or casual event.

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We are flexible to suit your needs. Find out more about the range of options by clicking the link below.

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Whitefish Bar & Grill

Our dining room is open and spacious with a vaulted, cherry-beamed ceiling, generous lighting, and a bank of inviting windows looking out on our beautiful fairways, greens, and ponds. Our unique recipes and homemade dressings and sauces make our entrees delicious and elegant. You can even watch our chefs as they cook on the applewood-fire grill!

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Whitefish Lake’s History

2015: Whitefish Lake Golf Club reopens under new management and with a full grounds crew.

2003: In April, we opened the Whitefish Bar & Grill and the Loon’s Nest Banquet Center. The pro shop, snack area, and restaurant were also officially opened. The building was designed by M.C. Smith of Grand Rapids with a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style look.

2001: On July 11, the eleven-year-old clubhouse burned down. The pavilion was used as a temporary clubhouse, and the golf course did business as usual. In fact, there was a 180-person golf outing only nine days later.

1998: On May 31, the “Big Storm” took down 254 trees, several covering two greens. The electricity was out for a week, but some golf outings still took place! Cleanup after this storm took months. In the spring, a new 100’ x 42’ cart storage pavilion was built. This project also included exposed-aggregate stone cart paths around the pavilion and the clubhouse, as well as a blacktop parking area.

1996: In April we opened the new eighteen-hole golf course with a different layout and numbers, along with a new scorecard.

1995: We completed our eighteen-hole course. Our signature hole fourteen, called the Garden of Allah, retains the original lily pond and fountain in front of the green, a figure-eight pond with two fountains in the back of the green, and a unique stone stairway beside the green that leads down into a grotto area with a fountain, flowers, and stone benches. The original sundial is beside the plaque that gives a brief history of the garden.

1994: We began construction of the next phase, the expansion and renovation to eighteen holes.

1990: A new clubhouse was opened in another location on Bass Lake Road. On July 5, we renumbered our eleven-hole golf course. Golfers loved the extra two holes for the price of nine. They could keep score on only their best nine holes!

1988: The club hired architect Jerry Matthews to design a three-phase master plan. Three new holes and a practice range were built.

1966: The Pierce family acquired the course and hired a golf pro to run the operation. The four Pierce children all worked at the course.

1960s: The course was rebuilt with a small cement block clubhouse built in a different location (it is now our half house).

1940s: The course went to seed during WWII.

1920s: Whitefish Lake Golf Club was built as a private country club with a small clubhouse overlooking Spring Pond.