The FortressFortress Golf Course

Fortress Golf Course
950 Flint St
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734
Saginaw County

Phone(s): (800) 863-7999, (989) 652-0460
Fax: (989) 652-2331

The Fortress was inspired by classic Scottish golf courses, incorporating fescue-covered mounds and a liberal smattering of bunkers, 75 to be exact, around the large, sectioned greens. The expansive greens average 7,500 feet, providing golfers with some challenging putts. Patches of rough that are several inches thick and strategic mounding separate the winding fairways. The back nine holes are where the course really shines. It becomes especially interesting by the time you reach the par-4 13th hole, a dogleg left that is bordered by two large ponds. It is hard to decide which is worse: landing in one of the four bunkers or the deep gorse on the mounds behind the green, but both are better than losing your ball to the water. The signature hole of the golf course though is the 17th, known for its challenging island green. There is little room for error on the long, narrow green.

Fortress Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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View from The FortressA sunny day view from The FortressA view of green #13 protected by bunkers at The Fortress

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Dick Nugent
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • 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:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 6813 140 73.8
Gold 72 4837 128 69.2
Maroon 72 6271 135 71.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Fortress Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by scott pearce
    on July 19th, 2022 07:26
    Always perfect condition. Beautiful and serene. Feels up north as no homes and each hole is like it's own sanctuary.
  • Fortress Golf Course
    3 stars out of 5
    by Gary
    on September 23rd, 2020 15:07
    We just had a outing of 16 guys. We all drove an hour to the course on 9/23/20 We reserved about three weeks ahead. Talked w the clubhouse and golf shop asking about food and were told that brats and burgers would be available for us. We ended our round around 3 pm.
    There were three hot dogs available. Our group was very disappointed that a high quality course would not be prepared to serve guests... I don’t think we will return for an outing.
  • Fortress Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Leongolf3aces
    on May 25th, 2011 10:07
    Beautiful golf course,great layout in excellent condition. The price is right
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