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The Jewel at the Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI
906-847-3331
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Type: Golf Courses
Owner description: The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. Enjoy unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees,... more » Owner description: The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. Enjoy unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens. The Grand nine is located across the street from the hotel, with views of Lake Huron and Round Island. The Woods nine is set in the interior of Mackinac Island, with views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Upper Peninsula.After completing the Grand nine, you and your clubs will be transported via horse-drawn carriage a mile and a half to the Woods nine. The leisurely 15-minute ride includes parts of the island unseen by many visitors.The Grand nine was built in 1901 and redesigned in 1987 by golf course architect Jerry Matthews. He also designed the Woods nine, added in 1994. Jason Horricks, a PGA Certified Instructor, is available for private lessons. The Jewel is open to the public. Rental clubs, golf carts and pull carts are available. « less
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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Please note we only golfed the Grand 9, with lake views. As I'm still a novice golfer, I loved that there were a lot of straight-aways, with few large swampy hazards that I'd have to hit over. However, my husband, a serious long-driver, did not like this fact, and put his driver away for good after the first couple holes.... More

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Tonawanda, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went for lunch at this Hotel. It was beautifully decorated, elegant. The food was spatular. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you travel to Mackinac Island.

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Mundelein, Illinois, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My hubby is the golfer so this is second hand. The course is playable but very windy which was challenging . The course also has nice views! The staff was helpful and friendly!

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Lansing, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very few golf outings involve a 20-minute ride on a horse-drawn buggy to get from one nine to the other, but that's the case at the Jewel. The front nine, while challenging, is a very short course with a ton of signature holes. Play was slow on the Wednesday we were there, and no rangers were on the course to... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This course is short and is very playable. if you hit the ball fairly straight you will score well. The pro shop staff is friendly and makes sure you have a good start to your round. The views are some of the best on the Island. The long par three has incredible views and one of the most challenging greens... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The brunch is incredible! Worth the money, be prepared to dine for 2 hours. I have dined all over this planet and this was one of the most wonderfuld and magical experiences ever.

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Zeeland, MI
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162 reviews 162 reviews
63 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband has played The Jewel and The Woods courses as part of a package. He enjoyed the experience, as he has purchased this special golf package several times. He prefers The Woods course. A horse drawn carriage takes the player from The Jewel course to The Woods, which he thought was neat.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Part of package and glad we did it. I'd give the course a 5 or 6 but the experience & views a 9 or 10! We thought the back nine was nicer than the front.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have to admit I don't golf, but enjoy riding along with my husband. I like the Jewel Course, but actually like the second nine, the Woods Course, the best. And the drive up to the Woods from the Jewel in a horse drawn cart adds an extra pleasure. Lunch at the Woods restaurant is basic, but the building itself... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Golf course was just ok. I was staying at the Grand with a package that stated golf was free but had to pay a cart fee. The cart fee ended up being $80.00. There is nothing special about this course.

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