Rouge Park GCRouge Park Golf Course

Rouge Park Golf Course
11701 Burt Rd
Detroit, Michigan 48228
Wayne County

Phone(s): (313) 837-5900
Fax: (313) 837-8210

Rouge Park Golf Course is the city of Detroit's hidden gem. The course has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1923. Despite the expansion of Detroit's golf offerings in later years, Rouge Park G.C. is still considered one of the best and most challenging of them all. The tranquil setting boasts an abundance of wildlife including deer, pheasants, and herons, making you completely forget that you're in the city. The golf course was carved from rolling hills, providing tricky contours and dramatically elevated tees. The Rouge River winds through the layout, coming into play on six holes. The difficulty of the course is balanced by the wide, player-friendly fairways. The par-4 11th is considered one of the Detroit metro area's toughest holes. It requires a 280-yard drive in order to clear not just one but two water hazards.

Rouge Park Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of a hole at Rouge Park Golf Course.A view of the clubhouse at Rouge Park Golf CourseA view of green #11 at Rouge Park Golf CourseA view of the 8th hole at Rouge Park Golf CourseA view from Rouge Park Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Ray Hearn
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1923
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bluegrass/ Poa mix
  • Greens: Bent Grass/ Poa mix


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Shirt and Shoes Required
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Back/Blue 72 6325 130 70.3
Forward/Red 72 4868 106 63.2
Middle/White 72 6083 124 69.3
Forward/Red (W) 72 4868 118 67.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Rouge Park Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by William Smith
    on March 09th, 2011 10:18
    Very good course. It is a challenging course but very enjoyable.
  • Rouge Park Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Chuck Pinter
    on March 29th, 2009 12:19
    Great mix of holes. Some water in play, can't just bomb away with driver. For the money, this is one of my absolute favorites in the area. Course is slowly "growing in" after some extensive work.
  • Rouge Park Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by jim armes
    on March 17th, 2009 13:14
    I like rouge. it has river it has hills.You can loose a lot off balls if you don't have skills. rouge is my most difficult. it's like playing the major circuit in the d.
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