Top 10 Golf Courses in , Southwest Michigan

Golf Digest’s 4 1/2 Star Rating “Places to Play.”HawksHead Links Golf Course, designed by world renowned golf architect Arthur Hill. Whether it’s time to relax after a great round of golf, or go out for a fine dining experience, the Inn at HawksHead is your destination. There’s a special feeling that comes from staying in this magnificently restored Old English Tudor Mansion. Awake to birds early in the morning.

Reviewed By Experiencedwithfood

I have played this course many times over the last ten years. I try to include it in my trips to Michigan. The conditions this year are excellent. Greens roll true and medium fast. The bunkers are well maintained too. Many courses could take a lesson from Hawkshead on bunker maintenance. A few of the bunkers had a wealth of stones in them. Luckily, I did not land in those, but I would have elected to drop out of them if I had. No need to damage a club over a shot. If they cleaned up the few with stones, I would rate the bunkers perfect.
Pace of play sometimes can be a challenge when players go looking too long for errant golf balls. Most fairways are generously wide, but a strong slice or hook will get you into trouble. Watch #10. Most players will want to hit less than driver to lay up short of the waste bunker, unless you are a strong driver, in which case you might want to try to carry the bunker. I don't think the risk/reward is in your favor to try to carry the bunker.
A very enjoyable course. I recommend it.