As we get deeper into the month of May, the temperatures continue to rise (although the April showers haven’t quite gone away yet). It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know warm weather leads to outdoor activities, namely golf for residents of Michigan. Golfers have recently had some beautiful days to be excited about, as many have been hitting the links over the past couple of weeks.
While Michigan offers some gorgeous courses throughout the area, some golfers may be interested in finding more bang for their buck. Finding a decent rate for 18 holes plus a cart can be difficult at times. For your convenience, here is a list of courses that offer the combination mentioned above for $35 or less. You’re welcome in advance.
Hilltop Golf Course, 47000 Powell Rd., Plymouth, is a solid place to play some golf, at an extremely affordable rate. The standard Monday through Friday rate is $23 for 18 holes and $10 for a cart. For residents it is $18 for 18 holes. However, specials are constantly going on. These specials get you a cart and 18 holes for $25, but the catch is to book your tee time online. Not a bad deal. Kids play free with an adult after 6 p.m., and there is an option to play the first four holes after 7 p.m. for a mere $6 walking and $9 riding. The course is a par-70 and stretches 6,009 yards. Weekend rates may vary.
Huron Hills Golf Course, 3465 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, is an 18-hole, 5,071-yard, par-67 course. For a weekday, the course costs $32 for 18 holes and a cart, while weekends are $34. There are also several specials. The Early Bird Special is for tee times before 8 a.m., and costs just $15! The 18 Holes/Cart Special happens on weekdays before 11 a.m., and weekends after 2 p.m., and costs just $28. Also, students get 15 percent off with a valid college ID, and kids play for free with a paid adult on Sundays after 3 p.m. There is also “FootGolf” available and the course does other events such as Movies on the Green on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
Green Oaks Golf Course, 1775 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti, is another good option in Washtenaw County. It offers highly competitive rates and a scenic course. It costs nonresidents $31 for riding on the weekdays and $33 on weekends (subtract $1 for each for residents). The course itself has well-kept fairways, large greens, and several arbors, along with plenty of obstacles for golfers. Tournaments, private lessons, and leagues are available here as well.
Links of Novi, 50395 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi, offers an 18-hole/cart combination rate of just $30 on the weekdays (but $40 on weekends). Hurry up and schedule a tee time this week, as the increased summer rates take effect this Saturday, May 16. Links of Novi offers an East Course, West Course and South Course. You can compete in a league, plan an outing/event or host a banquet here! Take a look at the gallery to view the beautiful course.
Cracklewood Golf Course, 18215 24 Mile Rd., Macomb, is another choice for those trying to keep their wallets heavier. The current riding rate is $35 on the weekdays, and just $20 after 6 p.m. Weekend rates are $30 after 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon on Sundays ($40 before those times). Cracklewood also offers breakfast, lunch and several buffets. Make an outing out of your golf trip and select a package including golf, a cart, food and beverages. The course is a par-72 and offers a full practice range, clubhouse and pro shop.
Golf is transitioning into peak season soon, and everybody wants to be spending their time outside. If low rates are what you’re looking for, you’ll surely want to hit these aforementioned courses, or find one close to you. Have fun, kids.