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“A worthwhile experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Jewel at the Grand Hotel

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, Sports
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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.
Foley, Alabama
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“A worthwhile experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Playing the Jewel at the Grand Hotel was a great experience even though the course was quite wet from heavy rain and it was ridiculously cold the day we played. The front nine is located next to the Grand and offers spectacular views and a fairly challenging course with plenty of opportunities to get yourself in trouble if you don't hit a straight ball. Greens are small and were slow; not sure if that was normal or because of the wet weather. After the first nine we took a carriage ride to the back nine which is back by the airport. The holes are longer here and the views are still great. It is easy to get lost between the 10th and the 11th hole so watch for the signs. After the back nine we were able to look around the Woods Restaurant and bowl on their antique single lane. A final carriage ride returned us to the Grand. We were able to have our clubs delivered directly to the Grand pro shop, even though we weren't staying there. They also sent out clubs back to the ferry dock for us. It was very convenient and we had a great time despite the bad weather.

Visited May 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
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“Nice course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

It's perfect in July, and not a bad play...the scenery is spectacular, and the greens are challenging, but you keep going back to the background you're seeing...the fairways are narrow (someone mentioned that), but you just play your game and take it easy...you're on vacation, right!!!

Visited July 2012
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appleton, wi
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

If I was a more gifted golfer, I would've enjoyed this more! The course is so beautiful, but it is narrow & I was intimidated by the golfers behind me. Advise this for skilled golfers during prime time & off-prime time for those of us less skilled. :)

Visited September 2012
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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“Beautiful hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This hotel is an amazing structure and everyone on the island should have a visit to the building. The view from the porch is truly beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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“Beautiful Golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Well kept, and nice views of Island. Would come back to Mackinaw just for the golf course. When you golf the back nine, you'll take a horse drawn carriage which was unique. Last tee time for 18 holes is around 1:30 so plan accordingly.

Visited August 2012
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