The Highlands

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 18 holes | Par: 72 | 6519 yards

Established in 1908 as the second golf club chartered in Grand Rapids, The Highlands was redesigned in 1916 by Donald Ross, one of the world's foremost golf architects. The Highlands' timeless design epitomizes the Donald Ross philosophy that ""a golf course should be subtly deceptive, rather than unduly penalizing...a true test for the skilled players, yet enjoyable for golfers of all abilities."" There is no better example of this philosophy and the The Highlands.Rich in tradition, The Highlands hosted Senior PGA tournaments from 1986 to 1993. The event attracted such golf legends as Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper, Chi-Chi Rodriguez and Lee Trevino. For the last three years, The Highlands has hosted an event featuring several active LPGA players. The Highlands welcomes all golfers to come and enjoy this wonderful golf course, the great service in the pro shop and the outstanding amenities in the club house and lounge.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Red 75 5487 72.7 123
White 71 6235 70.2 128
Blue 72 6519 71.5 133
Gold 75 5454 0 0
Pink 75 5249 0 0

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Ross, Tom Bendelow
  • Type: Private
  • Built in: 1908
  • Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Highlands Golf Academy"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts: No

2715 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Kent County
P: (616) 453-1504
F: (616) 453-1504