Ravines Golf Club

An Arnold Palmer Facility; One of Arnie’s Best

Surrounded by wilderness, The Ravines Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer Signature Championship Golf Course near the southern shore of Lake Michigan and is one of Arnie’s best! Meadows, woods, wetlands and ravines distinguish this rugged design made playable for the average player and challenging for all by the legendary “King.” Ravines Golf Club

 “In my career, I’ve enjoyed playing with amateurs, so I know what course-designed features make the game fun for the average player,” Palmer explains. “Like any of my courses, this one can be difficult, based on a player’s choices.”

Typical of Palmer’s designs, many holes on The Ravines offer options on almost every shot setting up trademark “risk-reward” scenarios. Stretching 7,132 yards from the tips and 5,045 yards from the forward tees, the long par-72 course’s wide fairways and generous landing areas easily contain unruly tee shots. Beware of strategically placed bunkers and wetlands intersecting the fairways on nearly every hole.

Palmer’s greens gracefully pardon players with less developed short-game skills. “Collar areas around the greens have closely cropped grass that allows players to putt or chip onto the undulating green, as opposed to always requiring a more difficult lobbed pitch shot,” he says.

Palmer shows compassion for the average player on the Ravine’s front nine where you will find wide fairways and greens. The yardages from the varying tee boxes are fair, allowing for par possibilities on each hole. The 9th is the most challenging where water is present on the entire left side.

The back nine winds through the layout’s namesake deep ravines. Isolated holes float like islands in a sea of woods, where you may see deer, hawks, foxes and blue herons. “Nature and golf are all you experience at Ravines,” Palmer says proudly.

The Ravines offers executive home sites with estate lots offering golf course views or ravine views. Be sure to stop and visit one of our spec houses during your visit to The Ravines. Prices starting at $83,000. Golf memberships available to all home owners.

Our charming clubhouse, Arnie’s Cottage, offers The Ravines Restaurant with complete banquet and outing facilities, and wonderful menu selection year-round. With memorabilia abounding, Ravines represents the presence of Arnold Palmer in Southwest Michigan.

The Ravines Golf Club is located in Saugatuck, Michigan, just minutes from I-196 exit #41. For more information or to reserve tee times, call (269) 857-1616.

 

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