Best golf courses: USA - Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Great Lakes region is a part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, whose population is expected to grow to 65 million by 2025. The region itself is identified by its distinct culture, history and economy. As for quality golf courses, the Great Lakes is teeming with them. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in The Great Lakes on our customised maps.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
St Louis
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Louis

Designer

Michael Hurdzan
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Traverse City
Smith & Henderson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Traverse City

Designer

Rick Smith in collaboration with Warren Henderson.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Stanley Thompson

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Hills, Forrest & Kircher

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steven Forrest in collaboration with Stephen Kircher.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Refram, Dean

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Dean Refram

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Watson, Willie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Original design by William "Willie" Watson from Fife, Scotland (1925); revised by Ray Didier (1961) and renovated by Bruce Hepner (2016).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Dye & Liddy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

Pete Dye & Tim Liddy

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

The Kampen (formerly North) course was substantially redesigned by Pete Dye (1994). Ackerman Hills (formerly South) course was designed by William Diddel (1934), redesigned by Larry Packard (1968), further improved in 1998 and renovated by Pete Dye (2015).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2019)
Gaylord
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Tom Doak

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Pete Dye

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Pete Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Signature Course designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Salemi, Joe

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Joe Salemi
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Arthur Hills

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Newcomb, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

William Newcomb, Jim Flick and E. & S.Kircher

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Newcomb, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

William Newcomb, Jim Flick and E. & S.Kircher

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Newcomb, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

William Newcomb designed both courses at Boyne Mountain: Alpine course (1970), Monument course (1985).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Jacobson, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Rick Jacobson of Jacobson Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Hansen, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Originally designed by George Hansen (1929). Partially redesigned by Andy North and Roger Packard.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Uncle/nephew team of George & Tom Fazio.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Raynor, Seth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Original design by Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1925); later minor improvements by Tom Doak (1984, 2000).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cleveland / Akron
Strong, Herbert

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Herbert Strong (1922); modifications by Bruce Hepner (2016).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Packard, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Original design by Roger Packard (1989), updated by Jacobson Design (2003).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Lohmann & Benkusky

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky (front-nine opened in 2001, back-nine in 2004).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Macdonald, Charles B.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Original design by "the father of American golf course architecture" Charles Blair Macdonald (1893); improved by Seth Raynor (1923).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
McIntosh, Coghill, Lee & Roquemore

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

No.2 Ravines: David McIntosh & Bert Coghill (1929), later redesigned by Joe Lee & Rocky Roquemore / Also at Cog Hill: No.1 Blue: David McIntosh (1927) / No.3 Red: Dick Wilson (1963) / No.4 Dubsdread: Dick Wilson & Joe Lee (1964), later redesigned by Rees Jones (2008).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Wilson, Lee & Jones.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

No.4 Dubsdread: Dick Wilson & Joe Lee (1964), later redesigned by Rees Jones (2008) / Also at Cog Hill: No.1 Blue: David McIntosh (1927) / No.2 Ravines: David McIntosh & Bert Coghill (1929), later redesigned by Joe Lee & Rocky Roquemore / No.3 Red: Dick Wilson (1963).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cleveland / Akron
Flynn, William S.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Current layout designed by William S. Flynn (1928).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Bowers, Harry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Harry Bowers

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Traverse City
MacKenzie, Alister

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Traverse City

Designer

Dr. Alister MacKenzie in collaboration with Perry Maxwell.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Langford & Moreau

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Original design by William Langford & Theodore Moreau (1922); restored by Bobby Weed (2015).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Columbus (OH)
Weiskopf & Morrish

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Lutzke, Chris

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Chris Lutzke in collaboration with Pete Dye.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Packard, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Roger Packard in collaboration with Andy North.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Packard, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Roger Packard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Packard, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Roger Packard
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2016)
Gaylord
Matthews, Jerry

Visitors?

(Closed in 2016)

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Jerry Matthews

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Greg Norman

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Hurdzan, Fry & Whitten

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry & Ron Whitten.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cleveland / Akron
Trent Jones Sr & Fazio

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

South course: original design by Bert Way (1929), redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1960). North course (Robert Trent Jones Sr, 1969). West course (Tom Fazio, 2001).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Tom Weiskopf
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Gaylord
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Tom Doak (Renaissance Golf Design)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye & Liddy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Pete Dye & Tim Liddy

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Dye, Pete & Roy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Pete Dye & brother Roy Dye designed the original Lake and River nines.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Detroit
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

Donald Ross
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Louisville
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Louisville

Designer

Pete Dye (2009). Located 2 mi SE of the Dye course is the resort's original course (Valley Links), an 18-hole layout designed by Tom Bendelow (1907) and later revamped into a 9-hole layout (by Lee Schmidt, 2006) when ground was given up to build the casino.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Louisville
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Louisville

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1917), revamped by Lee Schmidt (2006). Located 2.2 mi NE of the Ross course is the resort's original course (Valley Links), an 18-hole layout designed by Tom Bendelow (1907) and later revamped into a 9-hole layout (by Lee Schmidt, 2006) when ground was given up to build the casino.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Signature courses designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

A Gary Player Signature Course. First nine opened in 1995, second nine in 2000.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Trevino & Graves

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

A Lee Trevino Signature Course designed by Lee Trevino & William Graves Design Co.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Tom Fazio

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Columbus (OH)
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Pete Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Harris, Robert Bruce

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Robert Bruce Harris

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Dye & Nicklaus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Original design by Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1970); revamped by Bob Cupp (1996) and updated by Bob Lohmann (2006).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Traverse City
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Traverse City

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Traverse City
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Traverse City

Designer

A Gary Player Signature Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Columbus (OH)
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1929), later revised by Jack Kidwell.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Mitchell, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

William Mitchell
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Scott, Darl et al

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

GLV West (Darl Scott family, 1963); GLV East (Darl, Charles & Jim Scott, 1973).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Renaissance Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Designed by Eric Iverson, Brian Schneider, Brian Slawnik and Don Placek of Tom Doak's Renaissance Golf Design.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Scott, Charles & Jon

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Stonehedge South (Charles Scott, 1988); Stonehedge North (Charles & Jon Scott, 1995).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Nugent, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Dick Nugent

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Nugent, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Dick Nugent

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Matthews, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Jerry Matthews
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Traverse City
Robinson, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Traverse City

Designer

John F. Robinson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Harbottle, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

John Harbottle III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Schreiner, Craig

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Craig Schreiner
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Matthews III, Bruce

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Bruce Matthews III

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Toledo (OH)
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Toledo (OH)

Designer

Original design dates from 1903. Course remodelled by Donald Ross (1919); modifications by George & Tom Fazio (1979), Arthur Hills (1999) and Andrew Green (2018).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cleveland / Akron
Alison, Charles Hugh

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Charles "Hugh" Alison, long-time design associate of Harry Colt.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Aldridge & Matthews

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Kevin Aldridge designed the Gailes (1992) and Blackshire (2001) courses; Bruce & Jerry Matthews designed the Seradella course (1969).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Langford, William B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Original design by William Boyce Langford and Theodore J. Moreau (1930); renovated by Ron Forse (2000).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Roquemore, Rocky

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Rocky Roquemore

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2019)
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Gorney, Jeff

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Jeff Gorney

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Tom Doak

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Detroit
Matthews, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

Jerry Matthews
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Donald Ross
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Pete Dye in collaboration with his wife Alice. The great man's first ever 18-hole layout.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Langford, Gill & DeVries

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Heritage course: original 9-hole layout designed by William B. Langford & Theodore J. Moreau (1926), expanded to 18-holes by David Gill (1969). Greywalls course: designed by Mike DeVries.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Toledo (OH)
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Toledo (OH)

Designer

Arthur Hills
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Bendelow & Jones

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

No.3 course: original design by Tom Bendelow (1928); updated by Rees Jones (2003, 2009). No.1 course designed by Tom Bendelow.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Milwaukee
Colt & Alison

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Course designed by Harry Colt & Charles "Hugh" Alison (1927); modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974), Arthur Hills (2002) and Tom Doak (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Campbell, Alex

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Alex "Nipper" Campbell (1930); restored by Keith Foster (2015).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Columbus (OH)
Nicklaus & Muirhead

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed by Jack Nicklaus with input from Desmond Muirhead and Pete Dye.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete & P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Packard, Lawrence

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Lawrence Packard
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Wilson, Dick

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Dick Wilson designed both the North and South courses.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Relford & Mootz

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Dave Relford & Matt Mootz

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Detroit
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

South course originally designed by Donald Ross (1918); modifications by Rees Jones (2006) and Gil Hanse (2019). North course originally designed by Donald Ross (1922); redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1969).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Columbus
MacKenzie, Alister

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Columbus

Designer

Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1939); renovated by Jack Nicklaus (2005).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Bendelow & Park Jr.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

North course designed by Willie Park Jr (1923); modifications by Mark Mungeam (2014). South course designed by Tom Bendelow (1915) and renovated by Steve Smyers (2007).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Detroit
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Kavanaugh, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Robbins & Koch

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Rick Robbins & Gary Koch (Tribute course, 2001); William H. Diddel (Classic course, 1958).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Original 18-hole design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1964); Rees Jones (Robert's son) designed the third nine (1995).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Schumacker & DeVries

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Kris Schumacker & Mike DeVries of DeVries Designs.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Flynn, Lee, Roquemore & Jemsek

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Original 9-hole course laid out by Cardinal Mundelein and extended to 18-holes in 1929 by William S. Flynn. Course significantly redesigned and remodelled by Joe Lee, Rocky Roquemore and Joe Jemsek (1985).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Kern, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Ron Kern

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Huntley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Brian Huntley
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Hills & Wilzynski

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Arthur Hills & Chris Wilzynski
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Columbus (OH)
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Rich & Martin

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Jerry Rich (RHF's owner) & Greg Martin

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Indianapolis
Liddy, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Tim Liddy

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Dye, Pete & P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & P.B. Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
McLay-Kidd, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

David McLay-Kidd

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Columbus (OH)
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1916); updated by Dick Wilson (early 1960s) and Jack Nicklaus & Dr Michael Hurdzan (2008).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Arthur Hills designed the original 18-hole Shaker Run course, comprising the Red (formerly Woodlands) and Green (Lakeside) nines. White-nine (formerly Meadows) designed by Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Tom Weiskopf

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Palmer & Seay

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Detroit
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

Arthur Hills
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chicago
Raynor, Seth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Seth Raynor

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Stanley Thompson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Matthews, Jerry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Jerry Matthews

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Osterfeld, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Jeff Osterfeld (designer & owner).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Hills & Forrest

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Louisville
Jones & Sternberg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Louisville

Designer

Original design by Tom Jones & Allen Sternberg; redesigned by Tim Liddy (late-2000s).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Albanese, Paul

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Paul Albanese of Michigan-based Albanese & Lutzke.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Indianapolis
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Jacobsen, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Rick Jacobsen
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Green Bay
Matthews & Albanese

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Green Bay

Designer

Jerry Matthews & Paul Albanese
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Weibring, D.A.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

D.A. Weibring
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
North & Packard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Andy North & Roger Packard
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Tom Fazio

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Jones Sr, Trent Jones

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gaylord
Smith, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gaylord

Designer

Rick Smith

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Minneapolis / St Paul
Hurdzan, Fry & Lehman

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Minneapolis / St Paul

Designer

A Tom Lehman Signature course designed by Dr Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry in consultation with Tom Lehman.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Petoskey / Harbor Springs
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Petoskey / Harbor Springs

Designer

Jim Engh
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Grand Rapids
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Grand Rapids

Designer

Jim Engh

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Detroit
MacKenzie, Alister

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Detroit

Designer

Original design by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1931); renovated by Arthur Hills (1994).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Louisville
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Louisville

Designer

Tom Fazio
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Columbus (OH)
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Columbus (OH)

Designer

Arthur Hills
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Arthur Hills

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chicago
Hurdzan & Fry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chicago

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Pete Dye

5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Pete Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Milwaukee
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Milwaukee

Designer

Dr Michael Hurdzan
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cleveland / Akron
Ault, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cleveland / Akron

Designer

Edmund B. "Ed" Ault
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
(Closed in 2018)
Indianapolis
Smyers, Steve

Visitors?

(Closed in 2018)

Nearest city

Indianapolis

Designer

Steve Smyers

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Bates, Gene

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Gene Bates

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