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The Jewel at the Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3331
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Wonderful experience, so glad we stayed. Ambience is unbelievable, taking you back to a more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Port Hope, Michigan
Short but sweet.

A lovely and tight par 67 course (I'm including the back nine Woods Course in this review). BTW... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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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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The Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI
+1 906-847-3331
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful experience, so glad we stayed. Ambience is unbelievable, taking you back to a more refined era. Nice to see people dressed for dinner and strolling the parlor in the evening.

Thank wingblad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and tight par 67 course (I'm including the back nine Woods Course in this review). BTW, if you wanna play 18 holes, you must tee off by 1:30. Driving range is a net. Both courses were in fine shape. The staff were welcoming...More

Thank RnSoul
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Grand Hotel is and wants to be iconic. The Grand has historically done its best to distinguish itself in every way including over-pricing everything to ensure we didn't forget how grand is the Grand. Unfortunately, it our modern times, old time luxury is often...More

Thank Kenneth C
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!

Thank GrannyN56308
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...More

Thank Dave021941
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....More

Thank MarcelaToledo
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...More

Thank RazzyBaby2
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank bonzocps
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...More

Thank SpartyFrog
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...More

Thank lukasalex
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Larry Y
23 March 2015|
Response from GHKellie |
We do ask that you wear a shirt with a collar and no cut off jean shorts.
Debra F
14 March 2015|
Response from GHKellie |
You may tour the hotel and dine with us as a non-guest, there is a $10 per person admission fee.
Debra F
14 March 2015|
Response from GHKellie |
You can, there is a $10 per person admission fee to enter the hotel as a non-guest prior to 6:30 p.m.