Golf courses

Michigan is home to two of the best golf courses in the country

The snowy weather that blankets the Midwest keeps golfers coming back outside and playing, and when the snow drops for the season, they’ll have plenty of choices, including two of the best greens in the country, right here in Michigan.

Golfpass.com, an online outlet owned by NBC, ranked the 50 best golf courses in the United States for 2022 and two of them reside in central Michigan in the cities of Stanwood and Bath.

“While 2020 and 2021 have presented the world with unprecedented challenges, in the corners where people chase a small dimpled ball for a few miles, things go wrong,” the website says.


In 2020, 500 million rounds of golf were played, showing a sharp increase from the late 2010s when the numbers were below 450 million, according to the website. That same year, golf courses received over 265,000 reviews from golfers and in 2021, that number has grown to over 320,000 reviews. These reviews have allowed Golfpass.com to establish an in-depth ranking of the best courses.

Tullymore Stanwood Golf Course is ranked 33rd on the list and is described by reviewers as a challenging, world-class course with great, friendly staff. The course received an overall rating of 4.8 stars with 96.1% of golfers and visitors recommending it.

Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath is ranked 46th with an overall rating of 4.7 stars and 97.1% of golfers recommend this course. Many reviews describe it as being in excellent condition and with good amenities and friendly staff.

The full ranking is available below.

1. Lakewood National Golf Club – Commander Course, Florida
2. Copper Canyon Golf Club, Arizona
3. The Highlands at Dove Mountain, Arizona
4. Lakewood National Golf & Country Club – Piper Course, Florida
5. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Snow Mountain Course
6. Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club, Puerto Rico
7. The Lake La Bell Club, Wisconsin
8. Juliette Falls, Florida
9. Ritz-Carlton Orlando Golf Club, Florida
10. University of Georgia Golf Course, Georgia
11. Wynn Golf Club, Nevada
12. Sandy Pines Golf Course, Indiana
13. Tiburon Golf Club – The Gold Course, Florida
14. Miacomet Golf Club, Massachusetts
15. Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, CA
16. Heron Glen Golf Course, New Jersey
17. Incline Village – Championship Golf Course, Nevada
18. Glacier View Golf Course, Montana
19. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Sun Mountain Course, Nevada
20. Pinehills Golf Club – Jones Course, Massachusetts
21. Reunion Resort – Palmer Course, Florida
22. Glacier Wood Golf Club, Wisconsin
23. Midland Golf Club, Illinois
24. Desert Willow Golf Resort – Firecliff Course, CA
25. Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort – Wolf Course, Nevada
26. Geneva National – Players Course, Wisconsin
27. Indian Wells Golf Resort – Celebrity Course, CA
28. Jennings Mill Country Club, Georgia
29. White Bluff Golf Club – New Course, Texas
30. Royal Hylands Golf Club, Indiana
31. Cantigny Golf, Illinois
32. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Nevada
33. Tullymore, Michigan
34. Otter Creek Golf Course, Indiana
35. Pelican Hill Golf Club – Ocean South Course
36. Olde Beau Resort & Golf Club, North Carolina
37. Annbriar Golf Course, Illinois
38. Walker Golf Course at Clemson University, South Carolina
39. Blue Top Ridge in Riverside, Iowa
40. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Arizona
41. Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, Hawaii
42. Sainte Genevieve Golf Club, Missouri
43. Princeville Makai Golf Club – Makai Course, Hawaii
44. Sultan’s Run Golf Club, Indiana
45. Independence Golf Club – Championship Course, Virginia
46. ​​Eagle Eye Golf Club, Michigan
47. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Arizona
48. Yocha Dehe in Cache Creek, CA
49. Grand Geneva Resort – Highlands Course, Wisconsin
50. Chippewa Golf Club, Ohio