In 1997, a group of businessmen and local land-owners saw the potential for an upscale championship golf course. A beautiful piece of property was acquired near Saugatuck, Michigan that contained an abundant forest of maple trees and Michigan pines, a series of deep ravines and acres of native wetlands. Seeing the unlimited potential for this property, it was decided to bring-on-board the Arnold Palmer Golf Design Team.
The course, aptly named the Ravines, was ready for play in July of 1999. The following year, the clubhouse and Arnies Cottage were completed and plans were made for a "Grand Opening Celebration". On May 30, 2000, Arnold Palmer arrived to meet and greet some 500 special guests of the Ravines Golf Club. The day featured Mr. Palmer giving a practice range clinic and playing a round of golf. The golf exhibition allowed the invited gallery to witness first-hand the artistry and skill of Arnold Palmer.
The Ravines, a championship course set on some 500 acres, features tree-lined fairways, bent grass tees, fairways and greens. Residential home-sites are a part of the Ravines complex, but are far enough removed from tees and fairways so as not to detract from the many scenic views and tranquility of each hole. The signature hole is the spectacular 600 yard 14th hole which requires a 160 yard flight to cross the ravine.
With four different tee markers on each hole and wide fairways, the course is playable for golfers of all skill levels making the Ravines a favorite for all golfing enthusiasts.
Come see for yourself and play one of the great Arnold Palmer Signature courses.