The Jewel Golf Course

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 67
  • Length: 5445 yards
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No


Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 67 5445 yards N/A N/A
White 67 4903 yards N/A N/A
Red 67 4212 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: No ratings so far
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
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"Hits the spot on historic Mackinac Island"

BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Walked

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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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

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