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Address: The Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number:
+1 906-847-3331

The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. Enjoy...

The Jewel is one of the most unique courses in the United States. Enjoy unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens. The Grand nine is located across the street from the hotel, with views of Lake Huron and Round Island. The Woods nine is set in the interior of Mackinac Island, with views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Upper Peninsula.After completing the Grand nine, you and your clubs will be transported via horse-drawn carriage a mile and a half to the Woods nine. The leisurely 15-minute ride includes parts of the island unseen by many visitors.The Grand nine was built in 1901 and redesigned in 1987 by golf course architect Jerry Matthews. He also designed the Woods nine, added in 1994. Jason Horricks, a PGA Certified Instructor, is available for private lessons. The Jewel is open to the public. Rental clubs, golf carts and pull carts are available.

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I had negativity reviewed this hotel however after expressing our concerns to management they changed our room and offered dinner at a more personal Restraunt! The experience was... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Alexandria, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Minnesota
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I had negativity reviewed this hotel however after expressing our concerns to management they changed our room and offered dinner at a more personal Restraunt! The experience was suburb ! Thank u management!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The first nine holes of the Jewel are known as the Grand Nine. The fairways are neat and clean, while the greens are fast and true. Power carts make playing this hilly nine hole layout much easier than walking. The back nine holes, referred to as the Woods Nine, are located 1 1/4 miles from the Grand Nine. Access from... More 

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Pasadena, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A great well taken care of golf course. The back nine are the best because you are transported on a carriage pulled by horses. Lake and forest view. Enjoy the breeze and have a sip or a meal at the restaurant in the back nine. Or enjoy a wonderful meal at The Grand. Worth every penny.

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Alden, Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Imagine going back in time........you get off the ferry and are greeted by a carriage driver in top hat and period dress and are taken on a winding road with flowers galore and the hustle and bustle of a town full of people strolling down the streets. You look up to the top of the hill and see a sprawling... More 

Thank RazzyBaby2
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I LOVE the GRAND HOTEL!!! It is a throw back in time of class and sophistication and the beauty and views are so worth the trip!!! Came in 07 and decided on a second run, it was even more impressive!!!! The island is beautiful although the horse and carriage tours are over rated! I say ferry over, walk around, look... More 

Thank bonzocps
Arlington, Texas
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Played front 9 while staying at the Grand. I wish we had time to play the back 9. Front 9 puts up a good challenge, but not ridiculous for novice players. A good mix of open fairways and some tight ones too. Hole 6 or 7 provides a great view of the surrounding lakes on south side of island. Course... More 

Thank SpartyFrog
Kentwood, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Keep a close eye on your golf equipment. It is too bad you cant trust the Jewel to keep your bag safe. Had equipment stole from my bag from a member the pro knew. I grounds keeper was honest enough to tell me who stole it.

Thank lukasalex
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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83 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If you are here you must pay your $10 a person and go see the Grand Hotel. It is worth your time and money. You need to experience the opulence of the Hotel. The expanse of the porch, hallways and lobby. You need to see the vivid colors and smell the flowers as you walk through. You must see courtyard... More 

Thank Ron A
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This a gorgeous hotel but to be charged $10 per person just to walk through it seemed excessive. Food there was expensive and the staff was less than friendly.

Thank GmaReen
Tama, Iowa
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166 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We had a great time playing on the Jewel. The staff was great, the course is very well groomed and taken care of and looked good considering that it was the beginning of the season and that the area had a pretty rough winter. Can't wait to play there again!!

Thank MissS4

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