Golf

Whether you are looking to challenge your inner John Daley or just shoot a casual game, our course will engage any level of ability.

Whether you are looking to challenge your inner John Daley or just shoot a casual game, our course will engage any level of ability. Golfers prefer Walnut Hills because,it's simple--you want to play,just say when.There's no waiting for a tree time. There's a lot to be said for quality of play When you play fast you still have time for a round on the patio because even grown ups need a playground.

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Architect

Walnut Hills offers a grand golf course, originally conceived in 1928 by architect Joseph Roseman Sr., a noted Chicago architect. Mr. Roseman considered the land with a unique strategic design typical of the classic courses of the 1920s. Our course was well planned into the current environment and is just the right amount of challenge and reward. Through bunker renovation his work redefined the classic style of the course.

Devries has brought the course into the modern era in 2004 with a great level of attention to detail. His work redefined the classic style of the course through bunker renovation that defends the strategy. Mike has built his work on the masters of the past. Devries is a historian of designs and writings of architecture of the great courses of the world. If you haven’t played the great courses of the world, then you’ll just have to trust us. Either way, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

The Best can never rest on their laurels! To offer you the type of course we promise, we have invested in the continued improvement of the golf course facility. The diligence and expertise of our course maintenance experts are what make the Walnut Hills course considered one of the finest parkland courses in Michigan.

Hole by Hole Narrative

  • Yardage
  • Blue 6,734
  • White 6,345
  • Gold 5,731
  • Red 5,388
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Slope: 136

A brief course perspective from Victor Whipp head golf professional.

Hole 1 is a beautiful elevated first tee. It is best played down the left side of the fairway to expand the roll. The approach is better short than right or left. The green has character that makes it important to be on line. Hole 7 is a mid-length par-three with a green that has ridge blocking the right side of the green and a great hole location. A bunker behind the green collects the run up shot that has too much run.

Hole 9

A long uphill par-four that plays longer than any hole on the golf course. The tee shot is played over Tenner's Ridge that may stop your forward progression. Your second shot must be carried over the false front of the green. An Augusta putt may find you back at the base of the hill below the green. Putting from behind the hole will not help you get that par.

Hole 15

Hole 15 is a strategic short par-five. The tee shot needs to threat two bunkers, ideally up the left-hand side. The green is well guarded with deep bunkers. The knob at the front right of the green defends the right-to-left sloping green. The closing stretch of holes is about strategy of the approach. Reaching the large greens is only the start of the play. All three are classic mid-length par-four's that ask for a solidly placed tee shot to combat the multi-sloped greens.

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Range Facilities

The club features one of the premier practice facilities in Michigan. That means the ultimate environment to perfect your game and put a little swagger in your step when you walk out on the course to play with friends.

You get all the experience you need with a 2/3-acre bent grass teeing area, two large practice putting greens and two short game practice areas. The practice area allows you to improve every facet of the game with two practice bunkers (fairway and greenside) and chipping and pitching areas that match the shots found on the golf course.

Need A LOT of help? Ask for private instruction. Just looking to sharpen your skills for the season, join a group class. All lessons are provided by our noted PGA professional, Victor Whipp.

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Golf Outings

Pro Shop

You’ve got game, now you need gear.

We go above and beyond just carrying the products you like. Our well-trained professional staff excels at fitting you with the right clubs. This can make a big difference in your game. We also offer the finest apparel and logo items. You'll have to stop to see the new selection for yourself.

The staff also has experience fitting young golfers with the right tools to enhance their game. Set up a time to meet with our professionals for a one on one session.

Women's Invitational - July 12 through 14

Walnut Hills proudly announces the Annual Women’s Invitational on July 12th – July 14th. The tournament provides participants with two days of keen match play competition with Point Scoring. Tournament format: Field will be divided into flights of four teams. Flight will be determined by total handicap of the team. Ties for flight determination will be decided by the low handicap index of low player on each team. The event will be match play one better ball of the twosome. One point will be given for winning a hole, ½ point for halving a hole and zero points for losing a hole. Team with the most points at the completion of four matches will be declared the winner of each flight. Tournament Entry is $250 for three days of golf, breakfast and Lunch Tuesday and Wednesday, Pre-Tournament pairings party, tee favor for both players.
Click here to view the Women's Invitational Entry Letter (PDF)

Douglas J Golf Outing for JDRF

Walnut Hills is a proud sponsor of the 9th Annual Douglas J Golf Outing "Fore" JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Visit DouglasJ.com for more information on how to play, sponsor, or donate.

Men's Invitational Golf Tournament

The 2010 Men’s Invitational Committee proudly announces the 44th Annual Men’s Member-Guest Invitational on July 28th – July 31st. The tournament provides participants with three days of keen match play competition and spectacular social events that have become synonymous with this popular, annual event.
Download the Men's Invitational Golf Tournament Letter withEntry Rules
Download the Men's Invitational Golf Tournament Entry Form

Junior Golf

Our Junior golf program is top-rated and well respected. This program is one of the primary reasons families seek out Walnut Hills. The instruction is divided into four groups by age, ability and experience and is designed for our golf member’s children and grandchildren from age 4 to 17. Emphasis in all clinics will be toward fun games and athletic activities that will lead to long term golf and athletic development. Please contact the golf shop at 332-8640 for more information.
Click here to download the Junior Sports Guide for detailed information (.pdf)

Junior Golf Clinic & Golf Schedule

  • Tuesday thru Thursday June 9-10-11
  • Players & Eagles 9:30 – 11:30 Eagles & Aces 2:00 – 4:00
  • Tuesday thru Thursday June 16-17-18
  • Players & Eagles 9:30 – 11:30 Eagles & Aces 2:00 – 4:00
  • Tuesday thru Thursday June 23-24-25
  • Players & Eagles 9:30 – 11:30 Eagles & Aces 2:00 – 4:00

One Holers

  • Thursday June 11- June 18- June 25 11:30 – 12:30
  • Cost of Three Day Clinics is $95. One Holer Clinic is $50.

July and August Clinic and Play Dates:

Holes Group Clinic Play Completed Time
  • 9/18 Players 8:00 8:45 1:00
  • 9 Eagles 9:00 9:45 12:00
  • 4 Aces 9:45 10:30 11:45
  • 1 One 10:30 11:00 11:30

Dates of July – August Junior Golf Clinics and Play

  • Thursday July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, August 13, August 20
  • Junior Championship August 6-7
  • Cost of the July and August Clinic and Play is $125.
Price includes instruction, Walnut Hills Junior Golf Shirt and Golf Cap plus awards and prizes at the Junior Sports Awards Banquet on Sunday, August 30th.

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