A traditional links in its essential features, the Les Cheneaux Golf Club was laid out and chartered by the early members of the Les Cheneaux Club. It was ready for play in May of 1898, and is, thus, the oldest still-playable links in Michigan.
Play is from the water and back to the water, sand and water are both natural hazards (as are forest and rock), and the design of the grounds is dictated by the land, not imposed on it. By 1900 The Club has posted both a professional nine-hole record score of thirty-eight (by W.V. Hoare) and an amateur record of forty-one.
Though there have been some changes since the early early years (lengthening some holes, for instance) the essential character of the links has changed little. Many of the hazards are overgrown piles of the fieldstone cleared form the original fairways and the perpetual hazards of the forest and rock outcrops are still challenging.
Come and enjoy our natural beauty and golfing heritage.
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