Tee Time: Top Local Golf Courses in Metro Detroit

Photos by Heidi Tiano

Detroit is a die-hard sports town through and through, and in the warmer months — actually, in nearly any snowless month — locals are known to ditch work early for an afternoon tee time.

Next time you’re in town for business or pleasure, plan to take a swing on one of the impeccably-kept golf courses in metro Detroit. We’ve included our favorites on the list below.

Downtown Detroit

Staying in the city? If you don’t have time to venture out of the downtown area, improvise by taking a few practice or virtual swings right in the heart of Detroit.

  • Honorable mention: Topgolf Swing Suite
    Can’t get out for a real round? Bring your group to the Topgolf Swing Suite inside the MGM Grand Casino for a virtual experience in a plush lounge setting.


It may feel more like northern Michigan than metro Detroit when you’re on a fairway in Oakland County. The drive from the city is well worth the experience.


The heavily residential county north of Detroit boasts a wide range of courses. The farther north you get, the more picturesque they become.


A short drive from the bustle of downtown Detroit will get you out on a tee box in no time.

Greater Novi

Some of the most popular courses in metro Detroit are west of the city, as the suburbs begin to sprawl out.

Note: Campus Martius Park, often touted as the heart of Detroit, was used to calculate mileage form the downtown area to each of the golf courses.


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Belle Isle State Park
    2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-821-9844Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Topgolf Swing Suite
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-465-8671Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Fieldstone Golf Club of Auburn Hills
    1984 Taylor Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326248-370-9354Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
    8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170734-453-7272Highlight on map | More Details
  5. The Inn at St. John's
    44045 5 Mile Road, Plymouth, MI 48170734-414-0600Highlight on map | More Details