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Established in 1999, the Thousand Oaks Golf Club has gotten a lot of press over the years. Golf Digest gave it 4 ½ stars, and it’s been rated one of the top 20 golf courses in Michigan, an award that’s tough to grab. With all of the gorgeous golf courses in Michigan on the Great Lakes and bays, it’s not always easy to compete, but the Thousand Oaks Golf Club Rees Jones champion design has consistently been extremely well rated. Here’s what to expect when you sign up for a tee time at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club:


Any review you’ll find on the Thousand Oaks Golf Club is sure to mention the scenery. The course is in a spectacular area, and as you might expect from the name, is surrounded by trees and forests. The topography features beautiful rolling hills and each hole is bordered by picturesque wetlands and large forests. Many reviewers have noted that golfing at Thousand Oaks feels a lot like golfing up north because of the gorgeous scenery and feeling of privacy that the course provides.


The Thousand Oaks Golf Course is an 18 hole course designed by the great Rees Jones, so while it’s not an easy one, five sets of tee markers at each hole ensure anyone can golf at the level that challenges them best. This course is immaculate no matter when you go. The staff takes great care to ensure that the greens are well groomed. The fairways are fair and offer ample room for golfers to try out just about every club in the bag.

The Thousand Oaks Golf Course features a great deal of elevation change, and players are sure to encounter uphill, sidehill and downhill lies. There is a great deal of elevated, well-bunkered greens, which are sure to give golfers of any skill level a pleasant challenge. The Thousand Oaks Golf Course is designed in a way that provides privacy at every hole. Woods and wetlands surround each hole, guaranteeing that you and your golfing party feel completely alone on the course.


Like any exceptional golf club, the Thousand Oaks Golf Club features a driving and practice range, including a short game area with a sand area, and a large putting green. The clubhouse is spacious, with enough room for a well-stocked pro shop, a patio, an area for banquets, and a stellar restaurant that we’ll get to next. The course offers compartmentalized golf carts that feature rear weather covers and intuitive UpLink GPS, so you always know where to go and where to find your tees at all times. The staff at Thousand Oaks Golf Club are friendly and are sure to greet you with a smile.


The Thousand Oaks Golf Club features an outstanding upscale restaurant, Reds at Thousand Oaks, which has also been recognized in its own right as a top restaurant in the Grand Rapids area. They serve outstanding American fare, from the classic burger to delicious entrees like “Torch Lake Chicken” garnished with Traverse City Cherry BBQ. Reds offers something for everyone, from refreshing drinks after a long day on the course to a hearty meal for the whole family to enjoy.


The Thousand Oaks Golf Club is situated just outside downtown Grand Rapids in a gorgeous wooded residential area. Developments built on the course, like Legends at Thousand Oaks, provide residents with outstanding views of the rolling green scenery. While housing in the area is close in proximity to the course – offering residents the opportunity to head to the restaurant for dinner, check out the par 3 practice course, or even go out for a day on the full course – the development in no way intercedes with the physical course itself.

The Thousand Oaks Golf Club is one of the top-rated courses in Michigan and is always a pleasure to visit. It’s a gorgeous course with rolling hills, long range views, challenging play, and a friendly, helpful staff. Best of all, it’s situated just outside of downtown Grand Rapids, ensuring those visiting the area have plenty to do during their stay. If you’re in love with the Thousand Oaks Golf Club and are wondering about the housing developments nearby, be sure to check out The Legends at Thousand Oaks. A beautiful Whitmore Custom Homes development situated right on the course, The Legends at Thousand Oaks is only offering 9 homesites, so be sure to check out siteplans today!

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