Looking for a place to spend a day on the greens, chipping, putting, and traveling across a beautiful golf course? You’re in luck because five Oakland County Parks maintain splendid golf courses. Whether you’re interested in the Arthur Hills-designed course of Lyon Oaks, a women’s league, beginner lessons, or a fast nine-holes at Red Oaks, Oakland County Parks has something to offer golfers of all ages and experience levels.
It’s quiet. The whip of the golf club is sharp.
If that quick sound gets you swinging, you don’t need us to tell you that it’s golf season.
With nearly 6,700 acres of natural landscape, Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers many ways for residents to get outside and play, along with swimming, camping, hiking boating, picnicking and dog parks, are golf courses.
Home to five award-winning golf courses, Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers public access to:
- Glen Oaks Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 70 course, located in Farmington Hills
- Lyon Oaks Golf Course, a premiere 18-hole Arthur Hills- designed course, located in Wixom
- Red Oaks Golf Course, a 9-hole, par 31 executive course designed by Jerry Matthews, located in Madison Heights
- Springfield Oaks Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 71 course (one of Michigan’s most popular and challenging), located in Davisburg
- White Lake Oaks Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 70 course, located in none other than, White Lake
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” John Lubbock’s words enrich the days of summer as the Oakland County Parks, encompassing nearly 7,000 acres, bustle with nature-rich fun. Experienced adventurers and first-time visitors have opportunities to explore 70 miles of trails that meander through glacially sculpted landscapes of hills, lakes and meadows. Some trails are flat and paved, perfect for baby strollers or grandparents with walkers. Others embrace rough, hilly terrain that gets the heart pounding, strengthens leg muscles and sets the mind to dreaming of the Appalachian Trail. Of course, there are also equestrian friendly trails, bike trails and trails where one can walk in near solitude early in the day. Continue reading