Experience island golf like no other on Drummond Island. The Island is a golfer’s paradise offering two golf courses. The Rock, which is located at the Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center is an 18-hole championship course carved out of 400 acres of hardwood and cedar not to mention limestone. The course was opened in 1989 and designed by Harry Bowers. From the back tees the course can offer a challenge with 6,837 yards.
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The course is rated 69.3 with a slope of 131 from the white tees. For any golfer the course offers 4 sets of tees suitable to his or her skill level. The course is ranked with 4 stars by the 2008 Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play.” The Rock also participates in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System. You must come and see to believe all the thriving wildlife on the course. The Rock’s Signature hole is the par 3 # 15. The hole is 166 yards from the gold, 131 Blue, 119 White, and 94 Red. The hole sets you up on the tee which is surrounded by wetlands having the green nestled beyond a large pond.
"I like The Rock. The holes are isolated so you can golf in scenic seclusion. The ponds, lakes and waterfalls are too pretty to be called water hazards." --- Rick Sylvain, former Michigan Travel Editor, Detroit Free Press.
The Rock also offers a large driving range with grass tees, a practice putting green and a large bunker. The pro shop at The Rock offers a wide range of apparel as well as necessary golf accessories. The course also has a golf instructor who is available to give lessons and clinics to any skill level. For those of you who are technologically advanced The Rock is a Sky Caddie course.
The lodge offers golf packages that are suitable for any occasion. For more information on the course please visit our website www.drummondisland.com You can also reach us by telephone: 1-800-999-6343.
The Drummond Island Township course located just off Townline Road is a 9-hole par 36 course with affordable rates. It was built in the early 1960s and is similar to the old style English courses. It offers a unique feature; there is an airport runway that runs along the side of the par 3 # 9 and golfers must cross the runway, as there are 4 holes on one side and five on the other. Where else can you have airplanes and deer as obstacles? The course not only has 9-holes for you to enjoy but they also offer a driving range, practice putting green and pro shop. There are carts and clubs available to rent as well. You can call the course and make a tee time 906-493-5406. The course opens in the spring and is closes in late October, weather permitting.