Take A Tour of LochenHeath

The greatest irony when it comes to golf is that we strive for perfection which we know is unachievable. This is both the basis of our frustration and the source of our joy. No one knows this phenomenon better than Steve Smyers, the acclaimed architect who designed the golf course at LochenHeath. His award-winning designs, revered by the world's top players, embody rich tradition, ethics, and passion for the game of golf.

Our beautiful course is an opponent to be reckoned with—for we may beat our fellow golfers, but we can never beat the course. Learn more about our private golf course and its accolades and benefits below.

One of Michigan's Highest Ranked Golf Clubs

Located on the famous shores of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, LochenHeath is one of Michigan’s highest-ranked private golf clubs. LochenHeath has been named on Golf Digest’s "Best in State" list for 2020. 

LochenHeath is of Scottish origin. "Loch" is translated as lake and "Heath" is a native grass. The property, a scenic bluff overlooking East Grand Traverse Bay in the upper Lower Peninsula of Northern Michigan, was once a cherry orchard owned and operated for over 75 years by the Maitland family. The course hugs the shore of East Bay, offering sweeping views of its crystal blue waters.

LochenHeath is one of only a small handful of Northern Michigan Golf courses crafted in the Scottish links style. The 7,280-yard-course features rolling terrain, wide-open fairways, and deep, well-placed bunkers. LochenHeath's golf course design is a player favorite both for the unmatched beauty of the surrounding area and as a challenge for golfers who want to test their prowess in the sport.

If you're looking for one of the best and highest-ranked golf courses in the Midwest, LochenHeath golf course is sure to deliver a challenging round of Traverse City golf with beautiful scenic views of Lake Michigan. Learn more about our private golf course memberships, our practice golf facility and contact us today!

Check out our remarkable course in our gallery here.

Golf Professionals Staff


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LochenHeath is conveniently located near Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, and Petoskey in beautiful Northern Michigan nestled on Lake Michigan. Call today for information on our private golf memberships.