The Wolverine State of Michigan consists of two enormous, mainly forested peninsulas situated in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. The state’s proximity to Canada is such that it has nine international crossing points with the province of Ontario across the International Boundary. Lansing may be the state capital of Michigan but the Motor City of Detroit is its largest and most famous city, best known around the world for its automobile production and, of course, its very own brand of soul music known as The Motown Sound.
On the sporting front, The Golf Association of Michigan, formed in 1919, is the governing body for amateur golf in the state and it looks after a membership of over 60,000 golfers who play on more than 400 courses, ranging from Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in the northwest to Bedford Hills in the southeast.
Michigan boasts a couple of truly exceptional courses, Crystal Downs in Frankfort and Oakland Hills (South) in Bloomfield Hills, both of which feature prominently whenever World Top 100 charts are published. Modern courses like Kingsley Club, Lost Dunes, The Dunes Club and Arcadia Bluffs complete a short list of half a dozen top ranked tracks in the state, though there are plenty of great Golden Age layouts to be found in and around Detroit.
Our Michigan Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.