The Jewel Golf Course

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4.0
Value
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4.3
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 67
Length 5445
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 67 5445 yards
White 67 4903 yards
Red 67 4212 yards
Scorecard for Jewel
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 60.0/105 356 256 136 282 309 111 245 312 328 2335 348 390 205 361 165 552 413 205 401 3040 5375
White M: 60.0/105 339 250 131 275 299 105 219 306 320 2244 314 378 163 298 136 479 378 161 338 2645 4889
Red W: 59.0/101 319 198 124 264 284 84 176 297 307 2053 244 315 85 267 115 431 302 120 280 2159 4212
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 33 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 3 4 34 67

Course Details

Year Built 1901
Golf Season Open: 5/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Jerry Matthews (1987) Tom Bendelow (1918) Jerry Matthews (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.3
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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Spectacular golf on a spectacular island

I come to Mackinac Island often, but I had never played the Jewel. I'm very glad I did, because it's a wonderful golf experience with some of the best views you'll see on a course.

While playing the first nine, you can feel the history. You're playing golf right next to the famous Grand Hotel and right below the governor's mansion. It's a short nine, but the doglegs, water hazards, and the 245 yard par 3 7th make it more difficult than you'd think. Speaking of the 7th (a hole recently showcased by Pure Michigan), you'll want to take a moment on the tee box and take in the history and gorgeous northern Michigan views before trying to achieve a difficult par.

After you're done playing the short front nine (with some deceivingly fast greens), you hop onto a taxi carriage and take a ride to the top of the island to play the back nine. I didn't think the views on the front nine could be beaten until I got to the back. Holes 10, 17, and 18 all give you glimpses of the Mackinac Bridge and the upper peninsula and the rest are set in a beautiful and dense forest. Those holes (10,17,18) with views of the Straits of Mackinac get very windy and there's a good chance you'll have a plane or two fly over since it's right next to the airport. It's a much longer set of holes with a lot of elevation changes and some tight tee shots thrown in the mix. Both nines are extremely fun golf.

I don't think you'll find a more unique course anywhere else. The history, carriage ride, and contrast between nines are a rare occurrence- one you should experience for yourself.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Hits the spot on historic Mackinac Island

There are bucket list golf destinations all over Michigan. Car-free Mackinac Island, however, is a bucket list historic summer destination with family-friendly, complementary golf.

The Jewel is part of the legendary Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, one of the historic icons in Midwest hospitality. The Jewel's original nine holes play right next door. It's a modest but interesting nine with uphill and downhill holes. The par-3 7th is certainly the signature: a downhill shot over 200 yards to a green guarded on each side by water.

What's really interesting is the back nine is separated by a 1.5-mile horse ride deep into the island' interior to the Woods nine. This nine is a little longer and in dense woods. Unfortunately, we only got in a few holes on this nine before being rained out, but I drove the entire course and there are some really good holes, included a meaty, narrow par 5 with an elevated green.

Afterwards, stop inside the historic Woods restaurant and throw a few balls of duckpin bowling. Or, have dinner or drinks outside at the Jockey Club at the main clubhouse, part of the Grand Hotel.

The Jewel is one of the more unique and family-friendly options anywhere. And that goes for the whole of Mackinac Island, too.

Conditions Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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