The Thoroughbred Golf Club

The Thoroughbred Golf Club

5900 Water Rd
Rothbury, MI

(800) 368-2535

While some travel to Wyoming or Texas to get a taste of the Western lifestyle, the Thoroughbred Golf Club is located closer to home, near the west coast of Michigan as part of the Double JJ Resort. While the resort itself is full of Western charm, the Thoroughbred offers nothing but upscale golf, and is known for its beauty and solitude.


The Thoroughbred Golf Club opened in 1993, with a meticulous design and layout by Arthur Hills to embrace and accentuate the rolling Michigan woods, wetlands, and lakes. The course offers 18 holes, which sprawl over 240 acres of rolling Michigan woods.

Four sets of tees allow novice and average golfers to enjoy a round, while a 147 slope rating from the tips provides a significant challenge for the more experienced golfer. Of the course, designer Arthur Hills says "The Thoroughbred is stunning and dramatic, but fair and playable for golfers of all abilities."

Hole No. 7 325-yard par 4 � offers a spectacular view of the Sundance Saloon & Steakhouse as you head up the fairway to the green

The Thoroughbred offers an amazing diversity of features, including the dramatic 425-yard par 4 second hole, which curves around a beautiful marsh area and has been called one of the toughest holes in Michigan. The Thoroughbred is located at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, and includes a pro shop, driving range, chipping, and putting greens. Adding to the uniqueness of the Thoroughbred is the fact that passing horseback riders have the right of way on the cart paths.

Taking a horseback trail ride is just one of the many diversions the Double JJ Resort offers while taking a break from golf. The Resort encompasses enough activities to keep anyone busy for a weekend (or longer) stay. Apart from the Thoroughbred Golf Club, the resort includes multiple horseback riding venues, three on-site restaurants, a variety of lodging options, and an indoor waterpark.

Hole No. 10. 531-yard, par 5 � provides the risk/reward of attempting to hit your ball over a section of trees for an eagle opportunity.

The Thoroughbred Suites overlook the golf course, offering a convenient and comfortable place to stay, as each suite is beautifully furnished with a kitchen, fireplace, balcony, and Jacuzzi, along with a short walk next door to the Pro Shop. Combined with resort activities such as the summer rodeos, outdoor sports at the ranch, an indoor waterpark, and winter snow tubing, dog sledding, and sleigh rides, the Double JJ has the perfect mix of activities to entertain anyone who steps on property.

The Thoroughbred has won many awards over the years, the reasoning behind which is apparent even to the untrained eye. The Thoroughbred's awards have included "Best New Course in Michigan," "#3 New Course in America," "#1 Public Upscale Course in Michigan" and a 4,5-Star rating, all from Golf Digest. Men's Journal calls the Thoroughbred "One of the 10 most challenging courses in America," while Golf for Women ranks it as "One of the top 100 women-friendly courses in America."

Hole No. 18. 580-yard par 5 � wraps around Carpenter Lake. If you clear the water, you are on the green in two.

With so much to offer to golfers and non-golfers alike, the Thoroughbred Golf Club at the Double JJ Resort is an ideal setting for a day trip or weekend escape, right in western Michigan. Located an hour north of Grand Rapids or an easy three-hour drive from Detroit, the Double JJ welcomes you with open arms as you escape from your everyday life into the laid-back lifestyle of the Double JJ Resort. Visit or call 1.800.368.2535.

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