Crooked Tree GC: #16Crooked Tree Golf Club

Crooked Tree Golf Club
600 Crooked Tree Dr
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Emmet County

Phone(s): (866) 923-1780
Fax: (231) 439-4032

The 18-hole Crooked Tree Golf Club in Petoskey, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Harry Bowers, Crooked Tree Golf Club measures 6669 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 72.8 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Crooked Tree Golf Club
5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Recently re-designed by Arthur Hills, no. 16 is the signature hole at Crooked TreeAerial view of the 15th hole at Crooked TreeView from the par-3, 180 yards 15th hole at Crooked TreeYour shot must carry a wetlands area to a sloping green on the par-3 no. 8 at Crooked Tree

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arthur Hills, Harry Bowers
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1991
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/28 Closed: 10/15
  • 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 attire is required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Brown 71 6669 139 72.8
Green 71 5396 124 66.5
Purple 71 6396 135 71.4
Orange 71 5978 132 69.6
Silver 71 4528 107 62.1
Orange (W) 71 5978 139 75.2
Green (W) 71 5396 130 72
Silver (W) 71 4528 114 66.5

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Crooked Tree Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by The Golfin' Guy
    on January 22nd, 2024 13:50
    No golf trip to Northern Michigan is complete without a visit to Boyne Resorts near Petoskey, MI. In my mind, no other Michigan golf resort offers the variety of golf courses that Boyne has. Golfers have the opportunity to play ten uniquely different golf courses; stay in a variety of accommodations designed to meet anyone’s needs and dine at some incredible restaurants.

    Recently, I was able to play several courses in the Boyne Resorts lineup including one I’ve always wanted to play, Crooked Tree. After many attempts to work Crooked Tree Golf Club into my rotation, I finally succeeded, and rest assured, I was not disappointed! Crooked Tree is situated on bluffs high above Little Traverse Bay. The front nine winds its way through centuries-old stands of hardwood trees which lead to well-manicured, undulating greens. You’ll find significant elevation changes from tee to green with the first four holes playing from well-elevated tee boxes. Some tee shots require a modest carry over marshlands onto wide, receptive fairways. The views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan make Crooked Tree one of the most photographed golf courses in the state. The 4th hole is handicapped #1 for men. From the Blue Tees, the hole measures 381 yards, so the length is not a big concern. The key to conquering this hole is all in the tee shot, you need to play something that finds the short grass and leaves a direct shot into the green. The fairway bunkers on either side come into play regularly and create a very narrow landing area between them. If you find yourself stymied behind one of the grass mounds in the left bunker, good luck! Pin placement dictates where you want to be in the fairway; the general rule is that with a left pin, you want to be on the right side and vice versa. Trees on either side near the green come into play as well; finding your ball may be the least of your problems! Par is a great score!

    Boyne continues to reinvest in the infrastructure of their golf courses which will pay huge dividends down the road and have an immediate impact on their golf courses. For example, work was recently completed on the Central Irrigation installation on Donald Ross Memorial and Arthur Hills courses. This new system can be controlled remotely and is significantly more efficient. There were also upgrades to the pump houses and irrigation systems on several other courses and a brand new system that services The Heather and The Moor courses.

    Other improvements include over five miles of new cart path on The Heather, Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross Memorial golf courses, and taking measures to speed up play on a couple of courses.

    Perhaps the biggest news at Boyne this year is that during the summer of 2023, construction began on the Ray Hearn completely redesigned nine-hole short course which will be routed across a sloping site set among fescue grasses. Hole length will range from 8 to 120 yards. “Hearn will be recreating nine of his favorite greens from Scotland, Ireland, and England. With no formal tees golfers will have the opportunity to put tees anywhere they want so they can play shots from different lies and angles.
  • Crooked Tree Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by D Horne
    on May 30th, 2017 11:54
    Experience was great. 1st time playing. Course was in great shape. Greens were excellent. Not a large crowd the day we played so we moved rapidly. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Look forward to playing again since there are several blind tee shots and lay ups.
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