Traverse City Area Golf Homes for Sale

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If you are an avid golfer looking for a great place to live and play visit, Traverse City, Michigan, is the perfect destination. According to the United States Golf Association, there are 24 golf courses rated four stars or higher in Northern Michigan. The golf courses in Northern Michigan are among the best in the country. Many have hosted professional golf tournaments, and several have won the Golf Digest Top 100 Courses designation.

Golf courses in Traverse City are a great place to play golf while enjoying the beauty of nature, so whether you want a challenging course or a relaxing one, you will find it here. Traverse City also offers excellent golfing communities for those interested in golf course living.

Walking out your front door and playing golf whenever you like is a notable advantage for golf enthusiasts. Aside from being close to your next round of golf, golf course living can often offer views of lush greenery. For those looking to visit Traverse City or settle there, we have put together a guide to the best golf courses in the area.

About Traverse City Michigan
Unspoiled nature abounds in Michigan. You can enjoy the nation's longest freshwater coastline, golden beaches, lakes so large they feel like oceans, picturesque sunsets and sunrises, an abundance of fresh produce, and countless recreational opportunities. The region boasts a network of trails that meander through a forest of 19 million acres, offering snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, and, of course, golfing. Traverse City's natural forests and striking landscapes make it no wonder that it has some of the world's best golf courses. Some of the greatest architects in golf have taken advantage of that natural beauty to create world-class golf destinations, such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Golf Course Living
Golfers can find a home that suits their needs if they want to live on or near a golf course. If you are hoping to own a home near your favorite golf club, you can find exceptional golf properties in the Traverse City area. Whatever your skill level, you will find a golf property that fits your lifestyle. You will remember the beauty of the properties long after forgetting your score, with some overlooking Lake Michigan and others nestled in wooded areas. Added to the appeal are courses designed by architects by some of the top golf course designers.

Traverse City Golf Homes Community Highlights

Golf communities are convenient, as they allow you to play at your convenience. Golfing communities usually provide instruction as well as state-of-the-art golfing technologies. A golf course community usually has luxurious amenities. You can find resorts with hot tubs, pools, tennis courts, fitness centers, pro shops, bars, restaurants, and driving ranges.

Sports enthusiasts can enjoy basketball courts, soccer fields, pickle-ball courts, equestrian centers, and bocce ball courts at some resorts. Golf course homes are in high demand, so the resale value will likely be favorable. The real estate market has peaks and valleys, but golf course homes generally remain steady. Below are some top golf clubs and resorts in the Traverse City area.

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort

A-Ga-Ming encompasses a 72-hole golf course on Lake Michigan's shores, with three breathtaking locations: Antrim Dells, Sundance, and Torch.

Amenities: A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort consists of three golfing communities, Cedar Hollow, Maplewood Ridge, and Vista Townhomes. There are 1-4 bedroom accommodations with spacious living areas.

Whether you need accommodations for a golf event, package, wedding celebration, or weekend getaway, the resort provides accommodations to suit your mood! Click here to see all of the A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Homes for Sale

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Antrim Dells

Antrim Dells is Jerry Matthews-designed and is rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, and it overlooks Lake Michigan.

Course Features: The front nine is spacious and features a beautiful parkland setting with water, sand, and room to miss the fairway now and then. On the back nine, trees are present, along with sand and water. This cleverly designed golf course combines natural terrain features with wind from Lake Michigan in the west, so it can play differently every time you play it.

Amenities: Enjoy a meal or beverage at the rustic chalet clubhouse after your round of golf. Relax on weekends and take in the picturesque views of Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan, or eat some crab-stuffed whitefish from that same lake. Click here to see all of the A-Ga-Ming Antrim Dells Golf Resort Homes for Sale

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Sundance

Sundance melds seamlessly into northern Michigan's landscape, just as wild trilliums do in the surrounding forests. It boasts views of both Torch Lake and Lake Michigan, exemplifying the beauty of northwest Michigan.

Course Features: Enjoy windswept bunkers, a broad fairway with mounding clad in heather, beautifully sculpted greens, and a spectacular view. With lush greens perfectly sculpted, multiple tee boxes, fairways carpeted with bent-grass hybrids.

Amenities: Sundance offers 45 condo-style accommodations with private bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens. The condos are nestled in valleys that overlook the Torch and Sundance courses and offer panoramic views of Torch Lake. Click here to see all of the A-Ga-Ming Sundance Golf Resort Homes for Sale

A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort The Torch

With its majestic setting on the ridges, the Torch offers spectacular views of Torch Lake and the surrounding countryside.

The course favors accuracy over the length and is a challenge for shot-makers.

Course Features: This 18 holes course has been rerouted to make the experience more enjoyable. This nearly 6,700-yard golf course includes 11 holes with mature trees and water.

Amenities: A-Ga-Ming's newest residential development boasts 14 private lots within the Torch golf course. Click here to see all of the A-Ga-Ming Torch Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Crystal Lake Golf Club

This golf course offers 18 holes of gently rolling hills overlooking Crystal Lake.

Course Features: The course is set among Michigan hardwoods, with several holes offering views of the lake, and there are rolling hills, lush greenery, and shady nooks.

Amenities: If you are in town and can not resist the course, Crystal Lake got you covered.

Their golf shop offers a full range of golfing equipment, including carts, clubs, and apparel. Click here to see all of the Crystal Lake Golf Club Homes for Sale

Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain features two very different yet equally captivating golf courses. Both Betsie Valley and Mountain Ridge courses have received prestigious four-star ratings from Golf Digest Magazine. So, you can expect a challenge at every turn.

Mountain Ridge Course

Amid the tall pine trees of northern Michigan, Mountain Ridge offers 18 holes of championship golf. On the tee and green, players can enjoy panoramic views.

Mountain Ridge golf course offers a truly unique experience with its tree-lined fairways and high elevations.

Course Features: The course weaves through heavily forested highlands with expansive waste bunkers and tree-lined fairways, culminating with spectacular views and a 200-foot climb. Click here to see all of the Crystal Mountain Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Betsie Valley Course

Betsie Valley Golf Course has recently undergone a $1 million renovation that will test any golfer's ability with its protected greens, challenging bunkers, tree-lined fairways, and breathtaking views.

Course Features: Betsie Valley golf course offers scenic views, serene ponds, and lush meadows.

There is water on nine out of 18 holes, and the fairways have wildflowers and are flanked by majestic pines and hardwoods, making for a picturesque, memorable experience. Click here to see all of the Crystal Mountain Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Shanty Creek

This resort has five championship courses that are among the best in Michigan. It has two courses listed among the Midwest's Top 20 public courses by Golf Magazine and a silver medal from Golf Digest.

With the Hawks Eye Golf Resort joining Shanty Creek's 90 holes, it makes this resort one of the largest golf resorts in the country, boasting amazing views and top-notch course conditions. The five courses include:

Cedar River GC
The Legend GC
Hawk's Eye GC
Summit GC
Schuss Mountain GC
Summit GC

Amenities: With three villages, this resort offers a variety of lodging options, including hotels, condos at Schuss Mountain, Cedar River, rental homes, and Summit.

The resort villages are near the Michigan Chain of Lakes, which includes Torch Lake. Click here to see all of the Shanty Creek Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Jack Nicklaus designed the Bear Golf course in 1985. The course is credited with sparking a boom in the construction of designer golf courses in northern Michigan. It is located minutes from Traverse City.

Course Features: This course boasts tiered greens, Scottish terraced fairways, pot bunkers, moguls, and deep roughs.

The Bear offers a wide variety of challenges that golfers rarely see on a single course. It features trees, rolling terrain, lakes, fruit orchards, streams, and wildlife.

Amenities: Northern Michigan is known for its rural vibe, but the 900-acre, 600-room Grand Traverse Resort stands out.

This sleek, 17-story tower offers stunning views of the bay, as well as five restaurants, shops, and several swimming pools. Click here to see all of the Grand Traverse Resort Golf Homes for Sale

Champion Hill Golf Course

Champions Hill Golf Club offers views and challenges for golfers of every level. The fairways and greens are well-kept. The 350-acre course is nestled in the windswept foothills of Benzie County.

Course Features: This 18-hole course boasts scenic, rolling fairways lined with heather, large contoured greens, and beautiful views of Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, and Platte Lake.

The Highland Links design incorporates open, rolling bluegrass fairways with contoured green complexes and elevated teeing areas.

Amenities: Champion Hills is next to Heather Ridge Golf Community, which offers affordable wooded lots for single-family homes set on the course with panoramic views of the countryside. Click here to see all of the Champions Hill Golf Club Homes for Sale

Antioch Hills Golf Club

The course boasts an immaculate, charming landscape and well-kept grounds.

The rolling hills, ponds, and streams that cut through the cedar wetlands offer a scenic golf setting, while the surrounding hardwoods and pines demand good club selection.

Course Features: The golf course has undergone a variety of renovations, including new tee boxes and a redesigned layout. Each nine has a unique character.

The first nine have plenty of streams and pine trees to entice wandering shots. The second nine holes winds through ponds and hardwood trees with gently rolling fairways. As this nine is the shortest of the two, accuracy will help you maintain a low score.

Amenities: The new clubhouse has additional seating for up to 150 people. Click here to see all of the Antioch Hills Golf Club Homes for Sale

Pinecroft Golf Course

A 30-mile drive from Traverse City, Pinecroft is an 18-hole championship course set amid gently rolling hills overlooking Crystal Lake.

Golf Digest's Places to Play awarded the course it's four-star rating in the latest edition.

Course Features: There are 55 bunkers strategically placed throughout this stunning layout, with water coming into play on only two holes.

The tee shot demands a precise placement on several challenging doglegs. With the frequent elevation changes on the approach shots, golfers will have a challenge making the right iron selection on the small to medium greens.

Amenities: Pinecroft Golf Club is just minutes away from sandy beaches and picturesque resort villages. Click here to see all of the Champion Hill Golf Course Homes for Sale

Dunes Golf Club

There are 18 holes on the Dunes course with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors of Northern Michigan.

The Dunes Golf Club is located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area on the southeast shore of Lake Michigan.

Course Features: The course was open in 1982, with a 9-hole course measuring 3152 yards.

The back nine opened in 1991.

Despite being shorter, the back nine's tight tree-lined fairways make it difficult for most golfers. Click here to see all of the Dunes Golf Club Homes for Sale

Interlochen Golf Course

Interlochen Golf Course is a mature, scenic, and lush course with immaculately groomed greens and fairways. Pine and hardwood trees surround the course.
Course Features: Interlochen will challenge the weekend golfer and the low handicapper with its bunker placement and water hazards, making it a memorable course. Interlochen places a high value on accuracy and good course management. Click here to see all of the Interlochen Golf Course Homes for Sale

Manitou Passage Golf Club

An Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Manitou Passage, is located in the same area as Leelanau's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, one of the most beautiful places in Leelanau.

Players of all abilities will enjoy the views and challenges at Manitou Passage Golf Club.

Course Features: Meadows, forests, beaches, and dunes surround the course, giving it a tranquil atmosphere.

It is never boring on this course with the topography and the winds off the water.

Golf purists appreciate the risk/reward challenge offered by the elevation. Click here to see all of the Manitou Passage Golf Club Homes for Sale

The Homestead

In 1994, The Homestead Resort opened the Mountain Flowers Course, a nine-hole resort golf course in Glen Arbor, MI.

Spectacular views surround the course as it challenges golfers of all abilities.

Course Features: Homestead guests enjoy exclusive access to the Mountain Flowers Par 3, a nine-hole course situated in the heart of the resort. Robert Walker designed the course and plays 1208 yards from the longest tees.

There are three sets of tees on the course for players of different skill levels.

Amenities: You will find a pro shop in "The Village" behind Little Belle, one of the resort hotels. Golfers can tee off with the Manitou Islands, Lake Michigan, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes as their backdrops. Click here to see all of the A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Northport Creek Golf Course

Located just blocks from the Northport Marina, Northport Creek is a par 35 course in the village of Northport.

It was designed by Jerry Matthews and opened in 2014.

Course Features: The 9-hole course features 3,000 yards from the longest tees.

The course uses the natural contour and grandeur of the old farmlands as inspiration for its layout and flow.

Amenities: Northport Creek's golf course owners are taking Matthew's focus on nature to heart with solar-powered golf carts and irrigation.

This makes Northport Creek the first solar-powered golf course in the nation! Click here to see all of the Northport Creek Golf Course Homes for Sale

Bahle Farms Golf Course

With its beautiful landscape, Bahle Farms is one of the best public golf courses in Northern Michigan. Suttons Bay views, rolling hills, beautiful terrain, and excellent greens are just a few reasons why this one of them is the best course in the Traverse City area.

Course Features: With tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and strategically placed bunkers, this course emphasizes shot-making over brute force.

The course design takes advantage of the incredible natural variety of the land. Players will navigate orchards, gullies, ravines, ridges, and highland meadows.

The 13th and the 16th are situated next to working cherry orchards, and golfers have to plan their strategy to get to the green.

Despite this, there are some holes, such as #13, a 440-yard par 4, that will require both distance and direction. Click here to see all of the Bahle Farms Golf Course Homes for Sale

Amenities: The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms, Suttons Bay, offers 1,500 vacation rentals perfect for your getaway.

Mistwood Golf Course

Mistwood Golf Course is known for its wonderful bent grass-putting greens and attractive layout. Designed by Jerry Matthews and Ray Hearn, Mistwood Championship Golf Course challenges and celebrates all levels of golfers.

Course Features: A dynamic course design and rolling topography provide a variety of playability conditions throughout the year. Moguls and slopes of a firmer course lend themselves to link-style play, while softer soils create a parkland-style dartboard that rewards precision shots.

Amenities: The course offers a full-service restaurant, driving range, showers, cart rentals, a pro shop, a bar, banquet facilities, club rentals, and special rates for twilight golf, seniors, and juniors. Click here to see all of the Mistwood Golf Course Homes for Sale

Caberfae Resort

Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort, a 9-hole resort golf course near Cadillac, Michigan, opened in 1995.

Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort was designed by Harry Bowers and measures 3341 yards from the longest tees.

There are four sets of tees on the course, each with a distinct difficulty level.

Hole #6 is one of the most picturesque holes on the course, with a dogleg left over a steep ravine. Keep your drive straight because you want a clear approach shot to the green. The pin is about 100 yards from the edge of the ravine, so hit your tee shot properly.

Click here to see all of the Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Homes for Sale

Timber Wolf Golf Club

The Timber Wolf Club offers panoramic views of rolling meadows and a challenge for players of all skill levels.

The views and steep elevation changes make golfing an enjoyable experience.

There are 120 rolling acres of greens that are expertly maintained on the course.

Course Features: The course offers plenty of generously-sized greens, allowing golfers to test their strokes on the velvety soft surfaces.

The contoured fairways present narrow landing areas, a pleasant challenge to golfers. The course combines distinctive touches with a Scottish flair to make it a top choice.

The course appears relatively flat and open. However, few holes are not tree-lined or extremely rolling.

The fairways play to modern-style green complexes with large undulating bent-grass putting surfaces.

Amenities: Affordable yearly membership and five and seven-day memberships with Pro Shop discounts. Annual membership includes league play. Click here to see all of the Timber Wolf Golf Club Homes for Sale

Twin Birch Golf Course

Ron Cross designed Twin Birch Golf Course in 1967, and Joe Roeske expanded it in 1989. He added nine more holes.

Ultimately, this resulted in an exciting regulation course with 18 holes and a par 72.

You can enjoy golf, dining, or a mix of both, no matter your skill level.

Course Features: Both men and women will enjoy the Twin Birch Course. The course offers the below special hazards and features:

  • 17 sand bunkers
  • A river winding through the trees creates a challenging course
  • A set of four tees in blue, white, red, and gold

Amenities: The Twin Birch course offers instructional clinics, personal lessons, a pro shop, and a clubhouse.  Click here to see all of the Twin Birch Golf Course Homes for Sale


This classic C.D. Wagstaff-designed course is a classic example of 20th-century architecture. Feel the history while you navigate the rolling hills of the golf course.

Unique structures and windmills have endured the test of time and now provide a great golfing experience in Northern Michigan.

Sugar Loaf, known as the Old Course, is a premier golf course located 30 minutes from Traverse City, which is a short distance away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan.

Course Feature: This course can challenge even the best golfers by playing at more than 6700 yards from the back tees.

Hardwoods, spruce trees, and native grasses surround this course.

You can enjoy great golf on Poa annua tees, greens, and fairways.

Amenities: Check out the Pro-shop before you head out and stock up on balls, tees, and golf apparel. Click here to see all of the Sugarloaf Homes for Sale 

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