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Our Story

"A THING OF BEAUTY is a joy forever," waxed Keats...especially when you can play golf on it. On 350 acres of rolling, wooded, and some would say blessed, land 30 miles north of Detroit in northern Oakland County, ownership took a less-is-more approach to what has been called "as good a piece of inland property as one has ever seen for a golf course." The parcel set aside for golf was leased from the Colombiere Center, a park-like retreat for the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests. It seems that divine providence was responsible for the 160-foot elevation change and wonderful mix of hardwoods (including four types of oaks), but it was the priests who planted the pines. The holes were shoehorned into the site's ridges, valleys, and woodlands, producing a 7,236-yard, par 72 layout that more closely resembles Northern Michigan golf courses than it does Metro Detroit area courses. No two holes are alike, each occupies a roomy corridor, all are faithful to the rise and fall of the terrain.


So, when it comes to golf in Oakland County, or golf in Michigan, or frankly golf in the Midwest, there is no better course to challenge your game than Shepherd's Hollow. Ranked by Golf Digest as the 42nd best public golf course in the country, Shepherd's Hollow is like no other golf experience in Oakland County...or the entire Detroit area.


But, it's not just the northern Michigan golf experience that keeps guests coming back time and time again. Shepherd's Hollow features a full-service driving range and practice center. Their experienced and professional staff can help your game whether you are a scratch player or a duffer just starting out. The Shepherd's Hollow pro shop is fully stocked with all the top brands, including Titleist logo balls, Under Armour apparel and FootJoy golf shoes to name a few.


The dining experience at Shepherd's Hollow is second to none. Our culinary team will delight you and your guests. You don't need to play golf to enjoy the dining room at Shepherd's Hollow, so stop by and enjoy lunch or dinner.


With our convenient location in northern Oakland County, your golf outing guests will have an easy time reaching us. Whether they are coming from Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint, Southfield, Detroit, Port Huron or points in between, they will have an easy time reaching Shepherd's Hollow to enjoy Oakland County's best golf.

Shepherd's Hollow Features: 


  • Layout comparable to the best northern Michigan golf courses

  • Award-winning golf in Oakland County

  • Top 40 Public Golf Course in the United States

  • Features an 27 hole championship design in the Detroit suburbs

  • Full service driving range and practice center

  • Conveniently located Southeast Michigan golf courses

  • Sister Courses Pine Trace Golf Club and Cherry Creek Golf Club


Enjoy 27 holes of breathtaking golf

Golf Course


Enjoy a wonderful meal inside our clubhouse our out on our terrace

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