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“beautiful and challenging”

The Jewel at the Grand Hotel
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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.
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 is fun to see. And you can try the Duck Bowling game.

Thank Susan K
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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.

2  Thank tigershark5347
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I played this course in mid-June. It is basically an executive style course with 3 par 3's and 6 very short par 4's. The course was in pretty rough condition with several fairway areas burned out and one green unplayable due to weather damage. The course is tight with small, tricky greens. With the exception of one, the greens were in good condition. This course is way overpriced for the quality of the course. I like to play new courses so I'm glad to have played it once but would not go back again at the prices charged. The views are excellent but you can get those same views at other places on the island without having to pay too much for golf.

3  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

A lovely old place which lives up to its name. High end, over-the-top décor, nice linens, best housekeeper in the world, TRACY, great food in a well-run dining room. Two reasons I am not giving five stars: Unfriendly and unhelpful concierge staff (they work to avoid eye contact with guests) AND people are stationed outside to ask you if you are actually staying there. This is because they don't want to be bombarded by non-guests, which I understand, but I was asked three times in seven minutes if I were a guest or not. I suggested that they issue bracelets for this purpose. Wonderful front desk manager and guest services manager. We had one of the Astor suites on the 4th floor and it was fabulous.

1  Thank heyjudithz
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

The luncheon buffet in this beautiful hotel was a wonderful moment back in time. The hotel is so beautifully maintained and the buffet was abundant and delicious. Even though there were "100s" of Girl Scouts there that day eating lunch with us, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A self guided tour of the hotel was also enjoyable. The grounds were lovely and walking them gave you a chance to fully appreciate the façade of the hotel.

Thank luvtogogirl
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