Your Guide to Golfing in the Brighton-Howell Area

August 7, 2019 | Story by: Nick Danowski

Livingston County is home to some top-class golf courses and players of all levels can expect a great experience throughout the whole year. Here is our guide to some of our favorite golf courses in the Brighton-Howell Area!

 

Hidden Gem

Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Home to an Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Coyote Preserve Golf Club is a hidden gem of the Brighton-Howell Area, with a northern Michigan feel (minus the drive). You’ll be surrounded by nature as you swing over its elevation changes and bunkers. While advanced golfers will find it a great all-around, traditional course, there are also tee boxes for all abilities.

 

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Golfer’s Favorite

The Majestic at Lake Walden

Not only does it boast a 4.7 rating index on Golf Advisor, but many golfers who have played at The Majestic at Lake Walden also say that it’s a superb course – worthy of any golfer’s bucket list. The course has an excellent layout that wraps around Lake Walden that ensures no two holes are in view of each other. It spreads across over 1,400 acres of forests, meadows, and wetlands; and if you visit in Autumn, the fall colors are stunning.

 

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Beginners

Hawk Meadows Golf Course

A perfect course for beginners, Hawk Meadows makes it easy to recover from bad shots. You’ll feel relaxed in its country atmosphere nestled next to farmland, wild vegetation, ponds, and well-planned fairways.

 

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Rush Lake Hills Golf Course

Rush Lake Hills Golf Course also has greens well-suited for those starting out, with a slower pace that allows for any missteps. The front nine has a longer, wide-open feel, while the back nine is shorter with more elevation changes.

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Excellent Value

Hunters Ridge Golf Course

If you’re looking for a great bang for your buck, then head to Hunters Ridge Golf Course. Golfers of all levels can enjoy their links-style course that covers 400 acres and is home to 50 bunkers and 10 ponds.

 

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Scenic

Huron Meadows Metropark Golf Course

You’ll find yourself using almost every club on the undulating greens of Huron Meadows Metropark Golf Course. Situated inside Huron Meadows, its compact, oak-hickory forest provides a quiet, peaceful backdrop to each swing.

 

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Kensington Metropark Golf Course

You’ll want to spend a whole day at Kensington Metropark Golf Course as you enjoy its diverse terrain, tree-lined fairways, and plentiful wildlife. The view of Kent Lake on the back nine is especially beautiful!

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Visually Challenging

Chemung Hills Golf Course

When you first start at Chemung Hills Golf Course, you’ll find an unusual visual challenge due to the thick forest and narrow fairways, but have no fear– it eventually opens up to their beautifully manicured greens!

 

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Advanced

Dunham Hills Golf Club

Advanced golfers will find a handful of courses where they can test their mettle playing in the Brighton-Howell area. The first, Dunham Hills Golf Club has several tight shots with undulating tree-lined fairways that require accuracy off the tee, with a few dogleg holes.

 

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Moose Ridge Golf Course

Moose Ridge Golf Course has gorgeous grounds with elevation changes, bunkers, and rolling greens. The course is on the difficult side and plays long, so it’s perfect for a day’s outing.

 

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Whispering Pines Golf Club

At Whispering Pines Golf Club, advanced golfers can take on the challenge of tight, tree-lined fairways with plenty of ponds.

 

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Great Place to Practice & Play

Huntmore Golf Club

Along with top conditioning and a great layout, Huntmore Golf Club is a fantastic place to practice all types of golf shots, with their full short game area including a 50-yard fairway shot and practice bunker. Even if you happen to visit on a wintery day, Huntmore Golf Course has an indoor golf simulator that offers food and drinks, making it perfect for parties.

 

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The Tallest Course

Golf Club at Mt. Brighton

The course at the Golf Club at Mt. Brighton, Livingston’s County own Vail ski resort, plays from 4,762 – 6,702 yards, making it accessible for all levels. A state-of-the-art irrigation system ensures that conditions are always immaculate. Tee elevations reach 180 feet, and great views of wetlands and oaks are easy to come by.

 

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Always Open

Whitmore Lake Golf Links

The course at Whitmore Lake Golf Links is almost always open if the sun is shining – even during the winter! It’s a challenging course, but it doesn’t penalize you harshly for the occasional mistake.

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There’s something for every golfer in the Brighton-Howell area, and with such excellent accommodations, it is well worth the trip! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on all our offerings!



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Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Coyote Preserve Golf Club, 9218 Preserve Drive, Fenton, MI 48430 USA

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The Majestic at Lake Walden

9600 Crouse Road, Hartland, Michigan 48353, USA

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Hawk Meadows Golf Course

Hawk Meadows Golf Course, East Marr Road, Howell, MI, USA

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Rush Lake Hills Golf Club

Rush Lake Hills Golf Course, 3199 Rush Lake Road, Pinckney, MI, 48169 USA

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Hunters Ridge Golf Course

Hunters Ridge Golf Course, 8101 Byron Road, Howell, MI 48855 USA

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Huron Meadows Metropark

Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, MI 48116 USA

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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI, USA

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Chemung Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Chemung Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center, 3125 Golf Club Road, Howell, MI 48843 USA

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Dunham Hills Golf Club

Dunham Hills Golf Club Inc, 13561 Dunham Road, Hartland, MI 48353 USA

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Moose Ridge Golf Course

Moose Ridge Golf Course & Grille, 11801 Doane Road, South Lyon, MI, 48178 USA

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Whispering Pines Golf Club

2500 Whispering Pines Drive, Pinckney, MI 48169, USA

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Huntmore Golf Club

Huntmore Golf Club, 9595 Estancia Rd, Brighton, MI, 48114 USA

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The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton

The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton, Bauer Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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Whitmore Lake Golf Links

1111 Six Mile Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189, USA

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