Recently , health experts accessed 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 particulary 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 nine , located across the street from the hotel , and the back nine hole course called Woods . Both courses feature incredible 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 award winning , authentic Scottish Golf links has been open every year since1898 , and attracts serious golfers from all over the world .
Families and golf enthusiasts alike will enjoy the 18 hole 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 lets you grab a cocktail to enjoy during your round .
THE GREENS OF MACKINAC Mission Point ’ s executive putting course with 18 real bent grass greens that rival conditions of any championship course ! 906-847-3000
JEWEL GOLF COURSE Grand Hotel ’ s front 9 hole course offers panoramic vistas and meticulously manicured tees , fairways and greens . 906-847-9218
WAWASHKAMO GOLF COURSE This Scottish style golf links has been open continuously since 1903 and rated one of the Top Ten , 9-hole courses in the world , by Golf Home Companion . Hickory stick and conventional club rentals available , lessons and pro shop are on-site . Reduced rates after 4pm . 906-847-3871
WOODS GOLF COURSE Grand Hotel ’ s back nine hole course located on the Island ’ s west side . Play the front and back nine at Jewel , and your greens fee includes a buggy ride between the two courses . 906-847-9218