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Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club

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Address: 9085 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48348
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+1 248-922-0300

Shepherd's Hollow has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Public Golf...

Shepherd's Hollow has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Public Golf Club's in the United States by Golf Digest. Set on more than 350 rolling acres, at one of the highest elevations in Oakland County, Shepherd's Hollow is among the most unique golfing experiences in the state of Michigan. 27 Holes tucked into a towering forest of pine and oak offers the golfer a natural setting that provides a sense of tranquility. Shepherd's Hollow is a true destination course.

The golf is only part of the story. Our secluded club house offers beautiful surroundings with complete dining facilities. Our relaxing open air veranda and pine covered terrace allow each diner to enjoy the splendor of nature with a wide variety of expertly prepared culinary delights. We think you'll agree that dinner here is more than a meal, it's a unique dining experience.

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Amazing breakfast with Santa

We had breakfast with Santa and not only was the golf course covered in snow Beautiful, the restaurant was georgous. The staff was friendly and we had a wonderful time with plenty... read more

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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had breakfast with Santa and not only was the golf course covered in snow Beautiful, the restaurant was georgous. The staff was friendly and we had a wonderful time with plenty of time with Santa to take pictures. I wish they would add an Easter breakfast!!!

Thank Martina S
Clarkston, United States
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original 18 holes at this golf course (1-18) are my favorite 18 holes in Michigan. I've played here more times than I can count and have never been disappointed whether it was in April, July, or October. The fairways play soft but don't get fooled, the greens can play hard depending on the time of the year. It's a... More 

Thank scottlD888LB
Clarkston, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Golf course is beautiful and challenging. The restaurant is very good and no one is ever there. Can have breakfast in the summer there. Sit out in the pretty patio and feel like you're all alone. Very underused. Good for dinner also. Beautiful setting.

Thank I7049MImargaretw
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was the best of the three courses we played. The course has three 9's each of which offers its own challenges. It's unfortunate a picture really can't show an elevation change but this is a par 3. 228 yards from the tips with a drop of over 75 feet. And no we played a more forward tee The starter... More 

Thank slyebob
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

2 hours to play 6 holes so we left. Also, rocks in the bunkers. would have been a 6 plus hour round if we stuck it out. No thanks

Thank Carl S
Toronto, Canada
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87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The clubhouse is quite attractive and the food (reuben sandwich) was tasty. I am not looking for over the top service but I did have to put my own clubs on a cart after they sat at the bag drop for 10 minutes. The course has many undulations and slopes. Almost seems a little overdone with the slopes, almost. The... More 

Thank jboToronto_Canada
Madison Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Tough course, abundant deep bunkers. Scenic view. Rough just long enough to make it a challenge to find your ball. No carts within a 100 yards of the greens. Cart path on only one side of the hole can slow play is your ball location is opposite the path. Very challenging for anyone esp. high handicappers. Will go back !

Thank Doug E
Ontario, Canada
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130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I got a chance to play Shepherd's Hollow last week and it was tremendous. The plantation style clubhouse sets the mark for a very welcoming golf experience. The staff was very friendly and the starter was helpful. The greens at the course were excellent with consistent speed and very few ball marks for a public play course. The course is... More 

Thank Panther67
Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have golfed Shepard's Hollow twice and it's the nicest course in the area. The greens are fair and there are plenty of sand traps and hazards on the course to make it challenging. The pro shop staff was very friendly.

Thank SandyGrzych
Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is one of the most beautiful golf courses that I have had the pleasure to play. We live in Canada but find the three hour trip to access this course is well worth it. We purchased a Stay and Play package that enabled us to play this course as well as another and stay at a local Marriott hotel.... More 

Thank cardan75

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