Kingsley Club

Kingsley Club

Architect: Mike DeVries
Year: 2001

600 Niblick Trail
Kingsley, Michigan 49649
(231) 263-3000

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Kingsley Club

The genesis of the Kingsley Club goes back to 1998 when one of the founders stumbled across a real estate ad in the classified section of the Traverse City newspaper. This gentleman made a visit to the 320 acre site and found a wonderful piece of property that would be perfectly suited for a golf course. He introduced the idea to a long time friend and three days later the two men purchased the land for the Kingsley Club. The two co-founders hired long time head professional from Crystal Downs, Fred Muller, as a consultant and Mike DeVries as the architect and before 1998 was over construction had begun. Three years later in the spring of 2001 the course was completed and ready for play. The goal from all involved was to create a monument to the game and golf course that was based on the principles of golf course architect Alister MacKenzie’s design philosophy. Kingsley Club, located in Kingsley Michigan is one of those places that had been on my radar for a number of years and that I was hoping to visit sooner rather than later. While Kingsley Club is not on the Golf Digest Top 100 list, one of the lessons I have learned over the last five years is that there are a lot of incredible golf courses out there that, for a variety of reasons, may not be on the Top 100 list. A number of my friends had visited Kingsley Club and reported back… More >