Pull up in a horse-drawn wagon, rent a hickory stick and a gutta-percha ball (invented circa 1850) and play the oldest continuously run golf course in Michigan, opened in 1898. Designed by Scottish architect and two-time U.S. Open
winner Alex B. Smith, the course presents such quirks as a four-foot-high bunker that stretches completely across the center of one fairway, narrow fairways designed to magnify the effects of slicing a ball, tiny greens and the “chocolate
drops”—grass-covered mounds of rock that golf course builders couldn’t remove by horse. Come ready for battle—fitting, since the British and Americans fought on this ground in 1814. Open for public play (modern gear welcome too).
Quick Links to more Mackinac Island Fun!
- MyNorth Mackinac Island Vacation Guide: Browse the pages of the complete Guide and click to hundreds of websites.
- The Complete Mackinac Island Restaurant Guide
- Mackinac Island music, festivals, art exhibits and events of all kinds!
- Video: A Day on Mackinac Island
- Plot your day on Mackinac Island using this Interactive Map: Choose an activity in "I’d like to find" and choose Mackinac Island for "in a town near." Then click away!
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