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Swing into Summer—Top Golf Courses Near Our New Homes in Ann Arbor

May 28, 2024

With summer right around the corner, golf enthusiasts across Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas are gearing up for another exciting season on the greens. At Norfolk Homes, we take pride in offering not just beautiful homes across the metro area—but also a vibrant community lifestyle that includes easy access to some of the best golf courses in southeastern Michigan. Whether you're an experienced golfer or just picking up the sport, there’s a perfect course near our communities in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Marshall and Jackson for you to enjoy. Read below as we explore some of these scenic golf destinations near our new homes in Ann Arbor, MI.

Emerald Hills Golf Course: Marshall, MI

Nestled in the historic town of Marshall, MI, the Emerald Hills Golf Course is a golfer’s paradise—and a centerpiece of our newest golf course community. Located on the former grounds of Alwyn Downs Golf Course at 1225 S. Kalamazoo Ave., Emerald Hills boasts an 18-hole, par 70 layout with a total playing length of 5,506 yards. This lush, scenic course offers a serene backdrop for both casual rounds and competitive play.

But Emerald Hills is not just a golf course—it’s a community with brand-new Norfolk Homes in the heart of Marshall. Here, our new homes blend seamlessly with the greenery, providing residents with stunning views and easy access to the fairways. Whether you’re looking to improve your game or simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, Emerald Hills is the perfect place to call home.

Pierce Lake Golf Course: Chelsea, MI

A short drive from our Westchester Farms community, Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea, MI, offers a fantastic golfing experience with its rolling terrain and scenic vistas. An 18-hole championship course known for its quality amenities and reasonable fees, the front nine holes cater to golfers of all skill levels—while the wooded areas, wetlands and tighter fairways of the back nine present a greater challenge for experienced players.

Conveniently located between the city of Chelsea and I-94, Pierce Lake is easily accessible and well-loved by the local golfing community. Its mix of open and challenging holes makes it a favorite destination for a day out on the links near our new homes in the Ann Arbor area.

Hudson Mills Golf Course: Dexter, MI

Situated near our Mystic Ridge community, just 20 minutes from Ann Arbor, Hudson Mills Golf Course offers a unique and challenging layout. This 6,560-yard, par 71 course features back-to-back par 5s and speedy greens—testing golfers of all abilities. With four sets of tees ranging from 5,400 to 6,600 yards, players can choose the level of challenge that suits them best.

A standout feature of Hudson Mills is the 16th hole, a lengthy par 3 measuring 227 yards from the white tees, often playing into a prevailing breeze. A large sand bunker and a green that slopes left to right make par a significant achievement here. Since opening in 1989, Hudson Mills has become a beloved part of the Dexter community, offering a classic golf experience in a beautiful setting.

Rustic Glen Golf Club: Saline, MI

For those near our Fosdick Glen community, Rustic Glen Golf Club in Saline, MI, provides a relaxed and scenic golfing experience. Located on the edge of the Irish Hills, this 18-hole public course features a new 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, a full-service pro shop and ACE’s Pub & Grill. The 350-yard natural grass driving range with chipping and putting greens is perfect for honing your skills.

Rustic Glen’s friendly atmosphere and natural beauty make it a great place for golfers of all levels. Its proximity to Ann Arbor and surrounding suburbs means you’re never far from a great day on the course.

Grande Golf Club: Jackson, MI

Lastly, the Grande Golf Club in Jackson, MI, is a top-tier golfing destination near our individual homes in Jackson and the Preserve at Magnolia Park community. This 18-hole course has been awarded 4.5 stars by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” and has been voted Jackson’s Best Golf Course. The Grande offers a challenging but exciting golfing experience—making it suitable for players of all ages and skill levels.

With its beautiful layout and excellent reputation, the Grande Golf Club is a must-visit for any golf enthusiast. Its central location in Michigan makes it a convenient and rewarding escape for a round of golf.

Embrace this summer with a new Norfolk home

At Norfolk Homes, we believe that a fulfilling lifestyle extends far beyond the walls of your home. The vibrant golf culture in the Ann Arbor area and the exceptional courses near our communities offer endless opportunities to enjoy the sport, socialize and appreciate the gorgeous outdoors throughout this city. Whether you’re teeing off just outside of your new home in Emerald Hills or exploring any of the other fantastic courses nearby, you’re sure to find the perfect blend of challenge and beauty. To learn more about our new homes in  Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Marshall and Jackson from a Michigan home builder you can trust—give us a call at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online today!

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