Golf Course Information
The Traverse City area is famous for its exceptional golf courses. Amid the region's many offerings, LochenHeath is a true original. Since it first opened in 2001, this coastline golf club, only eight miles from beautiful downtown Traverse City has drawn rave reviews from golfers and the golf media alike. LochenHeath has been named to the Golf Digest "2019-2020 Best in State" list. Designed within a 300-acre cherry orchard, LochenHeath borders Grand Traverse Bay, offering sweeping views of its deep blue waters. It is one of only a handful of Northern Michigan courses crafted in the Scottish links style. This 7,280-yard course features rolling terrain, wide-open fairways, and well-placed bunkers while providing an invigorating challenge for golfers to test their shot-making abilities. LochenHeath has added a Forecaddie and Caddie Program to enhance the overall playing experience.
With a growing membership, LochenHeath Golf Club is transitioning to a private club with focus on world class golf, exemplary service, and fine dining. Memberships are made up of Resident, Seasonal, and National Members from across the country. In 2014, we will be restoring the quality of Steve Smyers' signature bunkers. We have also made a concerted effort to have the course play firm and fast, which is fitting of the overall links style design along the coastline.
The Restaurant at LochenHeath is much more than the typical "19th Hole". Executive Chef Eric Nittolo and his talented culinary team specialize in creative recipes featuring the finest local ingredients. The expansive views from the restaurant's patio are a perfect complement to his amazing table fare for lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers a casual menu and fine dining nightly.
LochenHeath, a one of a kind golf course with exceptional dining, creates the perfect experience.
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Private
- Architect: Steve Smyers
- Opened: 2001
- Season: April - October
- Head Pro: Terry Crick
Golf Course Stats
- Tee Boxes: 4
- Back Tees: 7,287 Yards
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 148
- Back Rating: 77.2
Green Fees and Rates
June 5th - September 27, 2020
$167 on weekends and $150 on weekdays.
Seasonal rates available.
Tee Times & Reservations
Reservations excepted in advance. Call 231.938.9800.
As the pace of the world increases and privacy recedes into memory, LochenHeath Golf Club stands as a sanctuary for the passionate player. Here the game can enjoyed in its purest state, without hurry and away from the crowd. Such are the benefits of a private club.
New Members are warmly welcomed in to the Club and have ample opportunities to build relationships with a diverse group of people through Member tournaments and active social calendar. The calendar includes twenty Member events and weekly Members' Men and Ladies golf games. The Members at LochenHeath make the Golf Club an extension of their home and an integral part of their lifestyle.
With sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay, LochenHeath Golf Club is regarded as one of the most prestigious, challenging and enjoyable golf courses in Northern Michigan. LochenHeath is rated by Golf Digest as eleventh best golf course in the "Best in State Rankings" for 2020. Meticulously carved from a 300-acre cherry orchard that hugs the coastline, LochenHeath is a rarity in Northern Michigan. It combines the challenge of bring-your-best game, Scottish-style golf with a stunning setting and topography sculpted and transformed by nationally award-winning architect, Steve Smyers. LochenHeath Golf Club is one of only a handful of Northern Michigan courses crafted in the Scottish links style
The health of your golf game is one of LochenHeath's highest priorities. To hone your game, there is a comprehensive practice facility highlighted by a short-game area that is known as one of the finest in the Midwest. LochenHeath prides itself in the quality and dedication to the game of golf provided by our PGA professionals on our staff. Clinics and instruction are available to our Members.
The warm and friendly atmosphere of the LochenHeath Clubhouse encompasses the golf shop, restaurant, with men and ladies locker rooms.
Our golf shop is a perfect complement to the active golfer. LochenHeath carries the finest lines in apparel and the latest in men and ladies golf attire to meet their fashion needs. Our PGA staff provides professional club fitting and club repair to keep your golf game at its best. And it's all backed by a level of service and support that combines genuine Northern Michigan friendliness with a professionalism that exceeds Members' expectations.
The Restaurant at LochenHeath is one of the finest restaurants in an area recognized for wonderful culinary delights. Executive Chef Eric Nittolo and his talented culinary team specialize in creative recipes featuring the finest local farm fresh ingredients. The expansive views of the golf course and bay from the restaurant are second to none in Northern Michigan and are a perfect complement to his amazing table fare for lunch and dinner.
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
All sprinkler heads
Golf Instruction and Lessons
LochenHeath Golf Club offers a variety of lessons to Members and their guests including: private instruction, clinics, and an annual junior golf camp, for individual golfers interested in becoming better players.
Lessons are conducted by Terry Crick and Adam Schriber.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, club Members can schedule a lesson and start working toward improving your game.
Contact LochenHeath Golf Club at 231-938-9800 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
LochenHeath is excited to announce our newest addition, The Cottages at LochenHeath. Sophisticated comfort and breathtaking lake views of the East Grand Traverse Bay greet our Members and guests at these world-class cottages. The Cottages are located just a short stroll from the clubhouse and private practice tee. Our spacious and private cottages offer accommodations for up to eight guests with lockout capabilities for a couple or groups of two.
Each cottage spacious layout includes four en-suites with a flat-screen smart TV, an expansive common living area including hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, and a guest bathroom. The designer kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and an island bar. The comfortable outdoor screened-in deck will become a favorite gathering place at the end of the perfect day. Catered meals and beverages are available for our Members' and guests' comfort.
Each en-suite features two queen beds, a private bathroom, and flat screen smart TV. Golfers can unwind with a powerful wall shower and overhead rain soaker after a great day of golf. Looking for dining options after a day on the green' You're in luck — LochenHeath's cottages are in close proximity to our fabulous dining room with outstanding menu options to please every palate.
To make reservations at the LochenHeath Cottages or schedule a tee time in beautiful northern Michigan, please call 231.938.9800 or fill out the form below.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Chef Eric Nittolo offers a wonderful menu with wide selections to choose from and of course, fresh Michigan favorites. His culinary team provide professional service in a lake view setting that is certain to make your lunch or dinner meal a memorable experience.
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