American Dunes GCAmerican Dunes Golf Club

American Dunes Golf Club
17000 Lincoln Rd
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
Ottawa County

Phone(s): (616) 842-4040
Fax: (616) 842-4157

American Dunes Golf Club (formerly known as Grand Haven Golf Club) sits along the shores of Lake Michigan. It has a diverse landscape of natural sand dunes combined with forests of mature hardwoods. It is known for its excellent conditions, which is partly due to sandy soil that provides better conditioning and has the added benefit of being almost immediately playable after rain. The fairways are lined with towering pines and the greens have subtle but tricky undulations. Creative shot making will be needed to navigate the trees and dunes, accuracy is also essential. In addition to the golf course, American Dunes Golf Club has a practice facility with a long-game area and one of the largest short-game practice areas in the region.

American Dunes Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view from American Dunes Golf Club.View from a tee at American Dunes Golf Club.View of a green at American Dunes Golf Club.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 2021
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed/Reciprocal
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • 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: Proper attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 6862 134 72
Green 72 5076 119 65.3
Blue 72 6467 132 71.1
White 72 6159 129 69.8
White (W) 72 6159 135 75.4
Green (W) 72 5076 126 70.2
Yellow (W) 72 4744 120 68.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • American Dunes Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Tami
    on October 07th, 2021 08:09
    I played this with my daughter and her boyfriend who are both golf professionals and my husband who is an avid golfer. I am normally just a social golfer, but truly enjoyed this course. Yes it is new and challenging, but everyone loved the challenge from each of our respective tees. Hats off to Jack!
  • American Dunes Golf Club
    2 stars out of 5
    by Mike Steffens
    on September 29th, 2021 21:50
    -Geofencing not working on one hole and had to put carts in reverse to go up a hill to the next tee.
    -Marvel at Jack Nicholis's accomplishments and have heartfelt sorrow for the families of the fallen soldiers however a video of both on every hole was over the top. Give everyone a web link if they want to view both of these things instead of interfering with a round of golf.
    -Garmand watches didn't have the course information loaded on it and the carts navigation systems were no good because of geofencing limits in some of the rough or bunker areas. Pin placement was unavailable in these cases.
    -Put to tee markers on every hole.
    -For $150 I expected more.
    -Loved the old Grand Haven course and dissapointed in the removal of so many trees that gave the course character.
  • American Dunes Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by JEREMY S
    on June 01st, 2021 06:50
    I had heard the course was not ready yet. Absolutely not true. Yes it is new. However the course was in very good shape! I personally LOVED it. Great job Jack with taking a completely wooded course and making it into a spectacular routing. At $150 a round I probably will not get that many chances to play but I will look forward to each time. Hats off American Dunes!
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