by few, Elk Ridge Golf Club continues to surpass
every golfer's expectations of natural beauty,
serenity and a course that offers the opportunity
to play the true game of golf.
Ridge Golf Club, opened May 1991, proves
to be the benchmark of quality and conditions
when is comes to public golf courses. Designed
by renowned Michigan architect Jerry Matthews,
Elk Ridge offers a variety of challenges
for every level of golfer. Undulating greens,
rolling fairways, doglegs, marshes and wetlands
await the expectant golfer.
With the course covering
over 400 acres of Northern Michigan wilderness,
the golfer can choose their own yardage
from four sets of tees ranging from the
championship Golf (over 7000 yards) to the
Forward Red (playing at 5261). Elk Ridge
Golf Club is considered to be a shot makers
The golfer is rewarded
if their shots are placed in the well designed
landing areas. The Par four 16th tests these
skills with demands of driving accuracy
and distance. From the elevated tee, the
hole doglegs left around water and wetlands.
The longer the drive, the more of the dogleg
is eliminated, leaving the golfer with a
shorter iron into the elevated green.
The Par three 10th offers
views of Northern Michigan matched by few.
From tee to green, the elevation change
is over 100 ft. Beware of the bunker guarding
the right side of this green; it's shaped
like a pig but it can be a bear to get out