Little Traverse Bay GCLittle Traverse Bay Golf Club

Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
995 Hideaway Valley Dr
Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
Emmet County

Phone(s): (231) 526-6200
Fax: (231) 526-9662
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Little Traverse Bay Golf Club is one of the courses that put the Harbor Springs area of northern Michigan on the map as one of the state's most popular golfing destinations. The scenic location offers panoramic views with the ability on clear days to see all the way to Little Traverse Bay on several holes. The rolling terrain provides elevated tees and green complexes that will test your skills picking the proper club. You'll find that the uphill approaches often need one or two extra clubs. Different types of bunkers are strategically placed throughout with some that will give you fairly easy recoveries while others are high-lipped and consequently more punishing. There are some stunning holes thanks to the dramatic elevation changes, especially on the back nine where the landscape is even more undulating.

Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 9 reviews)
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Looking back from a green at Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubA view from the 12th fairway at Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubA view of hole #18 at Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubA view of the 7th green at Little Traverse Bay Golf ClubLittle Traverse Bay GC

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jeff Gorney
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1991
  • Golf Season: Open: 5/03 Closed: 10/24
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent
  • Greens: Bent


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6895 138 72.8
Red (W) 72 5061 120 69.5
White 72 6413 130 70.3
Yellow 72 5890 123 68
Yellow (W) 72 5890 132 73.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Cody
    on July 04th, 2017 16:35
    If you want a special round, play here. From the time you pull you just feel special! The pro shop always has a special running on merchandise. If you play on Tuesday or Wednesday they have a reduced rate. When ever I'm in the area on one of these days we play here. Greens are quick both beacause of the sloping and green speed. The elevation changes are perfectly done. The course designer used philosophies from the greats of Mr Donald Ross and Dr. Alexander McKenzie which makes this course very traditional although it was build in the championship course boom of the 90's. if you love golf you'll love this course. If you love views you'll love this course. Don't forget your camera. This is a golfers perfect northern Michigan golf course. You won't be disappointed unless your unreasonable.
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jimmy 3-Wood
    on June 02nd, 2016 21:13
    I've played over 125 courses in the United States so far and this course is in my top five. Tremendous elevation change, firm fairways in July, delicious scenic vistas, great hole variety, smooth putting surfaces on hilly greens at a fair price makes this course a must play. The only knock against the course is their golf carts--no GPS and they are noisy as hell.

    The golf range itself is worthy of a visit. In the summer, it's like hitting off a more hospitable and verdant version of Mt. Everest. No joke!

    Be sure to have a meal at the restaurant, especially on Thursdays in the summer when Herb Glan plays guitar and sings. Order the cedar planked whitefish. Just awesome all around!
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Bob B
    on January 19th, 2016 09:00
    One of the best courses to play AND have dinner after your round. Tough greens. Beautiful views and elevation changes.
    Friendly staff and well stocked pro shop.
    A must play
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by jeremy
    on September 05th, 2015 06:33
    Finally got back to LTB. It is everything I remembered and more!!! This place may be my absolute favorite in Michigan just STUNNING!!!!!
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Mike Hindmarsh
    on May 05th, 2010 11:08
    Simply awesome
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by jeremy
    on April 28th, 2010 09:48
    Played on an absolute miserable day it poured rain the whole front nine. Still soaked from head to toe, iceberg cold, we could not stop playing with all of the amazing views. Cant wait to play again. What goes down must come up is my only complaint. Couple of blind up-hill long shots. And I mean UPHILL!!!! A simple for the views
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Dan Capua
    on October 01st, 2009 15:00
    In my top 3 courses of all time that I have played and
    Ive played everywhere
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    on September 29th, 2009 17:40
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by jerry brune
    on September 28th, 2009 10:19
    One of the best courses I have ever played.Breath takeing veiws on every hole.Very user friendy.
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