Four Perfect Michigan Golf Courses
The natural backdrop of 3,000 acres of unspoiled Michigan wilderness provides a perfect setting for Garland’s four championship golf courses
Rolling meadows, lakes, streams, mature hardwoods, and towering pines are the backdrops to challenges that delight golfers of all abilities. You’ll see plenty of birdies and eagles at Garland even if they are not on your scorecard. In fact, we have bald eagles nesting on our courses, as well as hawks and wild turkey. You’ll love the way Garland’s golf courses weave their way through the pristine terrain teaming with wide wildlife. Each hole at Garland has its own unique character and design, combining many classic features with some innovations not found on other courses. For example – both the Fountains and Reflections layouts offer the unique combination of six par 3s, 4s, and 5s, increasing both your chance for a hole-in-one and birdies!
Beyond the Merely Famous There Are Legends – Fountains is Indeed a Masterpiece of Golfing Art!
The premier addition to our stable of courses. True to its name, the course features fountains as well as many water hazards that highlight the rolling terrain. Ron Otto clearly utilized the experience gained designing the other three courses on The Fountains, constructing one of the must-see courses in Michigan.
Renowned for its scenic beauty, the Fountains Course also challenges the better player with a mix of holes that place an emphasis on strategy around the greens. Incorporating some of the original nine holes, Fountains is a testimony to Garland’s harmonious relationship between land and golf. At nearly 6,800 yards, it offers six-packs of par-3s, par- 4s and par-5s for a truly unique and enjoyable combination of golf!
Play with Deer, Bears, Eagles and the Occasional Slash, on Monarch, a True Championship Test of Your Skills!
Monarch is the “king” of the quartet; it’s as magnificent as it is long, nearly 7,200 yards from the tips. Some assume the name of the course refers to its length. It’s actually named for the towering white pines that adorn the fairways. This is a true championship test of golf with one of the strongest combination of finishing holes you will find anywhere. In fact, the entire back nine is just one great hole after another. Yet, as good as the finish is, the 1 and 2 rank as the two hardest holes on the course, so there is little time to find your game if you don’t bring it with you. Even if your card is low on birdies look up to the left on the 11th hole, about half way down the fairway and you might just see the awesome sight of our resident bald eagles at play!
Challenge the Gods of Atlantis!
Swampfire is a pretty accurate name for this course. A real test of your will and patience, the course features water and more water, on all but two holes. Swampfire fits naturally into its environment with its bent grass fairways and greens providing a perfect playing surface. Gently rolling terrain winds its way through acres of natural ponds, lakes and wetlands. It may not be the longest of our courses, but it’s a true test of your driving accuracy and shot-making ability. For those up to the challenge, a good round on Swampfire is one you will cherish forever!
The “Thinking Man’s” Course Where Strategy, Not Brute Force, Is Paramount to Your Success
Reflections, seems strangely named. Normally you think of reflections in a pool of water, but this course actually has the least amount of water of our four. Perhaps it has something to do with the serenity you feel as you play the course, who knows? Anyway, similar in length to Fountains, it’s also a similar layout with six sets of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. The variety of the holes is matched by the variety of the terrain, numerous doglegs, and tight driving areas. In fact, Reflections is certainly a course that rewards accuracy over length and despite being our shortest course, offers delight and disaster in equal measures!
Just Park and Play- Everything is in Walking Distance!
Once you get to Garland, just relax and enjoy because unlike a lot of today’s mega resorts, all four of our courses start from the same golf shop. That means no hassle, no transfers, no loading up or waiting for Joe. Just get out and play golf until you can’t see the ball. You’ll also find our bars, restaurants and entertainment just a few feet away from the Pro shop. And if things get a little hectic after the round, most of our accommodations are within easy stumbling distance of the bar, so you live to fight another day!