Loon Golf Resort - The Loon GC: #18Loon Golf Club

Loon Golf Club
4400 Championship Dr
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Otsego County

Phone(s): (517) 732-4653, (800) 280-5666
Fax: (989) 731-0451
Website: loongolfresort.com

Since opening in 1994, Loon Golf Club has become one of the most popular golf courses in the Gaylord area. It has even expanded to include another 18-hole course called the Lakes. The Loon Course features fast, undulating greens and narrow fairways surrounded by numerous strategically placed bunkers. Water hazards also come into play on half of the holes. The back nine is considerably longer than the front nine thanks to two lengthy par 5s. One of these is the 590-yard 11th hole, which not only has fairway and greenside bunkers to contend with but it also plays into the prevailing winds. The golf course finishes with another challenging hole. It plays from an elevated tee box that provides scenic views but long hitters beware of the pond on the left and the green is also severely layered.

Loon Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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View from the 18th fairway at The Loon Golf Course.Looking back from the 9th green at The Loon Golf CourseLooking back from the 8th green at The Loon Golf CourseView from the 2nd tee box at The Loon Golf Course.View from the 1st green at The Loon Golf Course.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Mike Husby
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1994
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Pencross Bent
  • Greens: Pencross Bent


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $45
  • Weekends: $55

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Silver 72 5580 130 68.9
Black 72 6677 140 72
Blue 72 6367 134 70.5
Silver (W) 72 5580 136 73.9
Red (W) 72 4890 120 70.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Loon Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Tate
    on February 19th, 2014 14:30
    The Loon was in decent shape, and provided a fair test, but it lacked the "wow" moment that can be found on many of the other courses in the Gaylord area. The holes were not repetitive, but there were few that stood out as really excellent designs. I would recommend playing the sister course, the Lakes, before playing the Loon.
  • Loon Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Don Baker
    on July 13th, 2009 09:05
    The Loon was in excellent shape and very appealing to the eye for scenery. It is a very tight course off the tee and the greens leave little room for errant shots. A very tough golf course that is still playable to most levels. Greens are very fast and need to be mowed a little more consistently due to the number of trees on the course that leave the greens covered sometimes. I really like the course layout and would recommend this course to everyone. Reasonable rates compared to other courses. Bring lots of balls because you will be in trees a lot and its hard to find golf balls. Very good course!!
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