Where The Greats Have Come To Play

Long recognized as a must-play experience in northern Michigan, the historic Belvedere Golf Club turns back the clock for purists and golf aficionados alike who want to experience the game the way it was meant to be played. The classic William Watson design has long been a favorite of many golf greats, including legends Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, and five-time British Open winner Tom Watson.

Historic Belvedere Undergoes Major Restoration Project

Historic Belvedere Undergoes Major Restoration Project

After laying hidden for almost 100 Years, William Watson’s original drawings spurred a walk back in time for golf aficionados. After 95 years, with the genius of William Watson having resurfaced, the decision was quickly made to begin a restoration that would restore much of what had been lost over the decades.

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Belvedere Plays Host to the National U.S. Hickory Open

Historic Belvedere Golf Club, which has hosted an annual Society of Hickory Golfers major championship since 2006, was selected to host the major among hickory majors – the U.S. Hickory Open in 2019. The U.S. Hickory Open annually attracts an international field of golfers who play with authentic pre-1935 hickory shafted golf clubs or can also play replica hickory clubs.

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The Belvedere Golf Club’s history began in 1925

The Belvedere Golf Club’s history began in 1925

Members of the Belvedere Club, a summer home association of 91 cottages nestled between Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix, decided their existing social club needed a golf course. The group hired renowned Scottish architect William Watson to design a golf course “worthy of national reputation” and he delivered. Watson’s resume includes such great designs as The Interlachen in Minneapolis, Harding Park and Olympic Club in San Francisco, Olympia Fields in Chicago along with over 115 other courses.

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The Belvedere Blog

The Belvedere Blog

BELVEDERE GREENS IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN, AMONG THE COUNTRY’S BEST BY WILLIAM WATSON

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