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Recently , health experts assessed that behind tennis , playing golf is one of the least risky activities posed to spreading Covid-19 . In this time of social distancing and recreation better suited outdoors , why not play some golf ? Last year saw tremendous growth in the sport , leading many first-timers to give it a try . You don ’ t have to be particularly good to enjoy a round of golf , it ’ s just a great way to spend time outdoors during your Mackinac vacation . There are three beautiful golf courses on Mackinac Island complete with powered golf carts .

Grand Hotel operates the 18-hole Jewel Golf Course which is comprised of the front 9-hole course called Grand Nine , located across the street from the hotel , and the back 9-hole course called Woods . Both courses feature incredibly breathtaking views and formidable holes .
Wawashkamo Golf Course is open to the public and offers a challenging 9-hole , 18-tee course . Designed and built 120 years ago by famous Scottish golfer Alex Smith , this awardwinning , authentic Scottish Golf links has been open every year since1903 , and attracts serious golfers from all over the world .
RUN MACKINAC Four very popular running races are held each summer on Mackinac Island , organized by Run Mackinac . Each race covers a different route with varied terrain and awesome vistas . Young and old , runners and walkers are all invited to participate . Come run or walk a race , then enjoy the rest of the weekend on Mackinac Island . Go online to to register www . runmackinac . com or call 810-487-0954 .
Families and golf enthusiasts alike will enjoy the executive putting course at Mission Point Resort called The Greens of Mackinac . This 18-hole putting course offers a truly unique outdoor experience in a beautiful waterfront setting . These are real bentgrass , rolled greens that rival any championship course . Situated at the Bistro on The Greens restaurant where you can grab a cocktail to enjoy during your round .

Four Great Races , One Beautiful Island

May 14 , 2022
Run or Walk the new Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge on a scenic course from Fort Mackinac to Fort Holmes and back !
Limit 650 runners
June 4 , 2022
Join over 1,100 participants to kick off the Lilac Festival with a scenic 10K through downtown , Island interior and shoreline !
Mackinac Island
September 10 , 2022
Race the Island perimeter for the 51st Anniversary of this exciting and scenic summer ending event . Over 1700 participants expected !
Great Turtle
Half Marathon & 5.7 Mile Run / Walk October 22 , 2022
Travel the trails in the largest race on Mackinac Island ! Over 2500 participants expected in our 26th year . Great Swag !

For most current race information or updates , please visit : RunMackinac . com

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