Gowanie CCGowanie Golf Club

Gowanie Golf Club
24770 S River Rd
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48045
Macomb County

Phone(s): (586) 468-1374
Fax: (586) 469-8059
Website: gowaniegc.memberstatements.com

The 18-hole Gowanie Country Club in Mount Clemens, MI is a private golf course that opened in 1910. Designed by Thomas Shoemaker, Gowanie Country Club measures 6398 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 71.0 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Gowanie Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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A view from Gowanie Country ClubA view of the 1st green at Gowanie Country Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Thomas Shoemaker
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1910
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: With member only/Reciprocal
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $65
  • Weekends: $70

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White 71 6156 124 70
Blue 71 6398 127 71
Gold 71 5819 125 73.6
Red 71 5237 120 70.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Gowanie Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by spinball
    on July 26th, 2012 07:37
    Not an overly long course, but tight, which I think is a good combination. Shouldn't be able to have your cake and eat it too. This is a players course that will force you to either be straight or very creative. The par 3s from the tips are long (over 200) and a few of the par 4s are driver - fairway wood or driver - long iron. Beautiful clubhouse and super friendly people.
  • Gowanie Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Joel
    on August 10th, 2011 07:49
    I heard it opened in 1910.
  • Gowanie Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Fowler
    on July 19th, 2011 20:24
    The greens at GGC (Gowanie Golf Club)are the best I've played, this year!

    This is a course that rewards solid consistent play. Plan to add additional strokes to your score for poor shots!

    Members at Gowanie compete in Tournaments and Skin games almost every week. It's a good group of members.

    I have friends that compete in Michigan Armature events, that plan to join Gowanie next year for the competitive atmosphere.

    Excellent club!

    Thanks Don
  • Gowanie Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Darcy
    on September 13th, 2010 18:50
    I am a member at Gowanie and have been for many years and would not normally post a rating of the course, but after reading Mark's rating I felt compelled. Mark has nothing but pleasant thoughts regarding the course, but rated it as a 2.5 star course. Not logical! His assessment is well thought out in the sense that Gowanie is very tight and requires precisely played shots, however, the course is certainly fair and rewards a well-played shot, but penalizes a poor shot. Considering its length (just over 6400 yards from the back tees), this coupled with smallish putting surfaces are its primary mechanisms of defense. The course is maintained exceptionally well, and is a pleasure to play 5 or 6 days per week as I do!
  • Gowanie Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Mark
    on May 22nd, 2010 10:34
    I just played this course in a Michigan Amateur qualifying round and have also played the course twice before. I can tell you that the course rating does not reflect the difficulty of this course from tee to green. If you do not have Claustrophobia (the fear of having no escape and being closed in) often resulting in panic attacks, you will soon have the disorder if you cannot hit 250 yard drives with pinpoint precision to 25 yard wide fairways. And even if you can, don't take a deep breath until you get to your ball because on several of the holes your approach shot may be completely compromised by overhanging tree limbs.

    On the up side, the greens are terrific and roll smooth and fast. The sand traps are great and offer up great recovery shots.

    I will tell you the course is completely fair if you understand what you are in for on the first tee, and I would like to play it again... next year. But for me this course would not be enjoyable to play once or twice a week as a club member.

  • Gowanie Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by John R
    on July 28th, 2009 09:40
    Very nice private course with new clubhouse. Always in great shape!!!
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