Our History

Saskatoon Golf Club: A Grand Rapids' Favorite since 1964

Saskatoon Golf Club is one of greater Grand Rapids most popular public golf courses - and has been for nearly 60 years. The course opened in the summer of 1964 with the original Red Course. Over the years, Saskatoon continued to grow, adding the White Course in 1967, and the Blue Course in 1972. A new, spacious clubhouse was constructed in 1982 to offer guests many options including a golf shop, a full-service restaurant and bar, two banquet rooms and locker facilities.

In 1992, owners Bill and Joan Howard opened the European-style Gold Course, Saskatoon's incredible practice range and short game area, three-hole course and a second clubhouse featuring a golf shop and banquet area. This expansion gave the greater Grand Rapids area its first championship-style, 36-hole public golf course. The Gold Course was dramatically different from the other three nines, and its Scottish-links style offered a look unlike anything in West Michigan. The second hole on the course gained great notoriety and was immediately listed as one of the 18-toughest holes in the region.

In 2022, Saskatoon opened the new Silver Course with a distinctly "up-north" golf appeal.  The Silver is built on glaciated sandy terrain interspersed with wonderfully mature large pines, oaks and maples.  Three of the holes play adjacent to panoramic view of wetlands and two play over a ravine with customized bridge crossings.  The new nine was designed by golf architects, Paul Albanese and Jerry Matthews. According to Albanese, "the design incorporates a strategy that both Jerry and I have embraced for decades in ensuring golfers of all levels have a fair challenge. That sounds easy to do, but it takes a lot of thoughtful design – which these nine holes have.”

Come see Saskatoon for yourself.  The golf course has been receiving rave reviews and awards for years!

Awards & Recognition

"The Best of the Best" 2022
Golf Course - Runner Up
- Grand Rapids Magazine

“League Course of the Year” 2018
- Golf League Network

“League Course of the Year” 2017
- Golf League Network

 "Best Places to Play" 2008-2009
Golf Digest Magazine

"Beginner Friendly" Certification, 2006
      - National Golf Course Owner's Assoc.

"Top 100 Fairways Women Friendly Course" Award, 2000
      - Golf for Women Magazine

"Best of Grand Rapids - Golf Course" 1993
      - WGRD Radio Station

"Michigan's Best Golf Course" 1985
      - Michigan Golfer's Map and Guide

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