Up north feel, minutes from the city

One of West Michigan's best public courses. Built in 2005, the golf course is built on old gypsum mines.

EIGHTEEN HOLES

The Mines Golf Course houses 18 holes of rolling bluegrass fairways and undulating bent grass greens. The course offers playability from four sets of tees, making your round truly exceptional.

HISTORY

The golf course is built approximately 150 feet above gypsum mines that were utilized as early as the 1860’s and throughout the 1900’s. Various features of the mines and the mining process were used in the construction of the course. The water used to irrigate the course is pumped directly from the mines.

GOLF PACKAGES

Choose from an exceptional group of courses to play while staying at one of the areas premier hotels for your Grand Rapids golfing experience. Golf partners include Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe and Boulder Creek Golf Club.

LOCATION

Conveniently located minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, The Mines is the ideal location for your group to play. Our course will make you feel up north, while only being miles away.

Course Info

The Mines Golf Club opened in August 2005 with 18 holes and a full practice facility. The Mines was selected by Golf Digest as the tenth "Best New Public Golf Course Under $75" in 2006. It is located above a portion of the old gypsum mines, 5 minutes from the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The site features mature hardwoods, rolling terrain, and sandy soils. The Mines is a par 70 that measures 6701 yards, with a slope of 137. The course is generally forgiving on the tee shots and playable through the green. A good short game will help lower your score. We hope to see you soon! ​


Course Designer: Mark DeVries

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Clubhouse

Our cluhouse has everything you need for a great round of golf! Check in, buy gear, and grab something quick to eat. Our friendly staff cant wait to help you enjoy your afternoon of golf!​


Our pro shop contains mines signature gear along with shoes, clubs, and other golf accessories. Forgot something? No problem, we have it to make sure your day goes off without a hitch.

Junior PGA

We would like to announce that The Mines Golf Course is hosting the Michigan Junior PGA Tour July 6th and July 7th. We are honored to host the event and represent the PGA of America in growing the game of golf!​


OUTING SCHEDULE

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Practice Facility

Our practice facility has everything you need to take your entire game to the next level.


Pre-Paid Program

$200 = $50 free      $150 = $30 free

$100 = $20 free      $50 = $5 free


Buckets

Large Bucket = $10

Medium Bucket = $8

Small Bucket = $5


Memberships

Individual = $350

Spouse Add-On = $100

Junior Add-On = $50

First Hole

Par 4, 371yd

The first hole is a very nice opener with a crested landing area defined by trees on both sides. The approach is downhill to a green fronted by a deep swale and perched out from the hillside on the left. Pin locations on the right side are difficult and there is a small back left plateau that bleeds out from the terrain on the left.



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Second Hole

Par 4, 410yd

The second is a long par four of 455 yards from the back tee. The drive is uphill to a crested valley, with a bunker on the left side. With a good strike or the wind behind, drives will carry the hill and leave a mid-to-long iron in. Golfers who challenge the bunker will have a better angle into the green, which is fronted by 2 bunkers at the right approach. The cascading green has three levels and drops off the left side to short grass. Fade shots which play into the right-to-left nature of the greensite will land softly and leave a good chance for a birdie.

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Third Hole

Par 4, 398yd

Facing west and atop a ridge, the view from the third tee at sunset is spectacular. The hole follows the undulating high ground and culminates in a large, bunkerless green perched at the end of the ridge. This long four will demand a well-struck approach to stay on the green, where the subtle contours will reward a good putt.



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Fourth Hole

Par 4, 275yd

This short par four has no bunkers, but the tees and green are at opposite ends of a deep bowl, so a big hitter will have to carry all the way to the green if they wish to drive the green. The large green is undulating and falls off the front, back, and right sides, while the back left is dwarfed by a huge oak tree. This hole will surely frustrate better players who think it looks simple and should be an easy birdie.



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Fifth Hole

Par 5, 556yd

A big par five over 600 yards from the back, the fifth has a commanding view from its high tees that look down upon a huge shared fairway with the ninth hole. This fairway is abruptly interrupted by two huge dunes that project from the ninth tees, narrowing the fifth fairway between the first and second landing areas, but still giving plenty of room for play. The approach is at grade to a relatively flat green, but out of bounds on the right (O´Brien St. runs all along the hole) looms for a misplayed shot.

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Sixth Hole

Par 4, 298yd

The sixth is a short par four through a narrow valley to a perched green. The hill on the left side of the landing area has three bunkers — better to play short of them and leave a long wedge into the tiered and shallow green. Short grass abounds around the green and there is a deep bunker at the right front.



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Seventh Hole

Par 3, 131yd

The first three par is a picturesque drop-shot to a small green backed by a sandy dune. Club selection is critical, as the wind will change as the ball travels above and below the trees and landforms. The green is one of the smallest on the course and any tee shot that finds the putting surface has a good chance at birdie.



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Eighth Hole

Par 3, 140yd

Another par three of similar length but entirely different playing characteristics from #7, the eighth features a dramatic tee shot across a sandy wasteland to a rolling green. The large putting surface (biggest on the course) is bisected by a prominent ridge in the middle and bunkered on the left and back, as well as a steep bank on the right and in the approach. This hole will be a highlight for many golfers due to its rugged beauty.


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Ninth Hole

Par 4, 364yd

From its dunetop tees, the ninth plays down to the shared fairway with hole five and then back up to a green perched in the hillside below the clubhouse. On the right of the ninth is a huge hill that comes down from #10 and will repel balls back down into play. The approach rises sharply up to the green and has deep bunkers at the left and right, plus bunkers at the back right and on the left. The green size is generous and will offer a great variety of pin locations.

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Tenth Hole

Par 4, 333yd

The drive on the tenth is across a big dip in the land to a relatively flat plateau. There are a few tree clumps on the right to define where the hill down to #9 starts and trees on the left also. The green is at grade protected only by its undulations, most notably the bump in the center which will retard ineffective approaches and putts away from their intended target.

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Eleventh Hole

Par 3, 136yd

The eleventh offers two angles of approach, a west orientation up to 215 yards and a south one to 170 yards. The south play shares the tee complex with hole nine and has a nice intimate feel as one revisits an area already played, but the west direction gives greater diversity to the par threes in length and difficulty. The green is oblong, tiered, and backed by a steep hill on one side while dropping sharply off on the other to grass and a single bunker.

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Twelfth Hole

Par 4, 321yd

After a short passage underneath the power lines, the golfer is rewarded with a beautiful hilltop tee for a short par four of 355 yards. The drive will typically find a broad valley, leaving one with a view of the flagstick but obscuring the green surface by a gentle ridge in front. Two deep bunkers in the ridge will make the big hitters think about the consequences of trying to go for the green. The green itself is a beautiful rolling "at-grade potato chip" that offers a chance to use the ground to bring the ball into the green or on recovery shots.

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Thirteenth Hole

Par 4, 434yd

The beginning of a difficult finish, the thirteenth demands a long drive threaded between trees and pinched by two bunkers in the right hillside of the landing area. The golfer´s second will be long and uphill to a perched green, and typically into a west wind. Most will take three to get to the putting surface and the few pars that leave will feel like birdies.



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Fourteenth Hole

Par 4, 385yd

The fourteenth plays over wildly undulating land and will leave a blind approach unless the drive finds a narrow ridge. Big hitters will be thwarted by a huge bunker 100 yards out from the green, and in a direct line to the flag. The green is again bunkerless, but this "at-grade potato chip" will foil many golfers´ attempts to get it close on the approach. A beautiful natural hole and green in a wonderful setting.



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Fifteenth Hole

Par 3, 122yd


The shortest hole on the course is protected by a center bunker, bunkers on the left and right sides, and drops off the back. The small green is heavily contoured and will demand a precise short iron and delicate putting to score well.



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Sixteenth Hole

Par 4, 456yd


Another long par four into the wind. The right side is protected by deep bunkers and a valley between the 14th and 16th holes, while the longer left side is and open and broad ridge. The closer one challenges the bunkers on the tee shot, the better angle and shorter the approach will be. The green sits in the open and is bunkerless, although the relatively flat terrain will move the ball more than one would expect. A four is a great score here.

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Seventeenth Hole

Par 5, 506yd


The final par five plays along wonderful rolling terrain and finishes with a green perched on the distant hillside. A big drive can get some roll to a nice landing area and a go at the green in two, while a misplayed drive will leave a difficult second that must try to find a level spot to play an uphill approach from. The green surface is subtly contoured and will reward a good putt.

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Eighteenth Hole

Par 4, 431yd


The finishing hole demands a long carry on the drive to avoid a blind second shot. The approach is across a deep valley to a small green that drops off severely to the left and right. A prudent play here is to place your second shot for an easier third to the flat green, giving yourself an opportunity to make par or bogie and avoid a big number by getting in trouble.

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Pro Shop

Apparel


We offer all the apparel you need to make your look just as good as your game at The Mines!

Instruction

Individual Instruction

To really fine tune your game, an individual instruction session will pin point the issues in your swing and provide individualized instruction to shave strokes off your game.


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Beginner Golf School

Whether you are picking up a club for the first time, have been playing for a short time, or if you simply need a refresher after taking a couple of years off, the Beginner Series is just for you.


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Short Game School

This clinic is a terrific way to improve each area of your short game including putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play as well as several trouble and specialty shots.


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Junior Golf

This Program is designed for ages 6-15 (No Experience Necessary). Sessions will be focusing on all aspects of the game as well as on course play and weekly competitions.


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We are excited to announce the course opens Monday May 18th, reserve your tee time now Opening May 18th

RATE DETAILS

Check out the links below for our green fees as well as event rates.


All pricing includes cart fee - Walking rates available


EARLY SPRING RATES

-April 18th
Mon-Thurs Fri-Sat
9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 18 Holes
Adult $24 $34 $24 $34
**Senior 55+ $20 $25 $20 $25
Junior 17- $15 $29 $15 $29

**Senior Rates Mon-Thurs before 1:00PM, and Fri-Sat after 2:30

SPRING RATES

April 18th-May 28th
Mon-Thurs Fri-Sat
9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 18 Holes
Adult $27 $39 $30 $49
**Senior 55+ $20 $28 $20 $28
Junior 17- $15 $29 $15* $29*
Twilight 3pm - - $22 $34

*Applies after 2PM

**Senior Rates Mon-Thurs before 1:00PM, and Fri-Sat after 2:30

SUMMER RATES

May 30th-September 10th
Mon-Thurs Fri-Sat
9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 18 Holes
Adult $32 $44 $35 $54
**Senior 55+ $22 $32 $22 $32
Junior 17- $15 $29 $15* $29*
Twilight 3pm - - $25 $39

*Applies after 2PM

**Senior Rates Mon-Thurs before 1:00PM, and Fri-Sat after 2:30

FALL RATES

September 12th-October 29th
Mon-Thurs Fri-Sat
9 Holes 18 Holes 9 Holes 18 Holes
Adult $24 $34 $29 $39
Senior 55+ $20 $25 - -
Junior 17- $15 $29 $15 $29

Anytime Package

Our most extensive membership package. Play anytime Mon-Sat for the entire 2015 golf season. Package includes individual green fees & golf cart usage.


Rate: $1350

Add Spouse: $695

Weekday Package

Play 18 holes per day, Mon-Fri before noon, for the entire 2015 golf season. Package includes individual green fees & golf cart usage.


Rate: $950

Add Spouse: $695

Junior Package

Available to junior golfers 17 years of age and younger. Play anytime Mon-Thur and Fri & Sat after 2:00 pm for the 2015 golf season. Must present a valid driver's license to purchase golf cart usage.


Green Fee: $300

Add Cart: $450

Member Guest Rates
9 Holes 18 Holes
Adult Guest $25 $35
Senior Guest $16 $25

Driving Range

300 Yards long, practice greens at various distances, and a huge hitting area all go into making our driving range the perfect place to imporve your game.

Bucket Rates

Large: $10, Medium: $8, Small: $5

Membership Rates

Individual: $350, Add Spouse: $100, Add Junior: $50

Pre-Paid Key Program

$200 gets you $50 free!

$150 gets you $30 free!

$100 gets you $20 free!

$50 gets you $5 free!

Short Range Facility

Knock strokes off with a 60 yard fairway that leads up to a practice green with two large bunkers. A perfect place to practice your approach and short game.


Rate: Complimentary to paying customers

Putting Green

An enormous putting green greets you on your way to the first tee. A great place to prepare your short game before a full day of golf at The Mines!


Rate: Complimentary to paying customers

Individual Lesson

Individual lessons are great for all skill levels. These lessons allow the instructor to provide more detailed and individualized instruction, allowing the student to achieve their maximum potential


Gary Smithson, PGA

Director of Instruction


Adult: $65/hour

3 Sessions: $165



Brad Steffen, PGA

Head Golf Professional


Adult: $65/hour

3 Sessions: $165

Junior Clinics

The Junior Golf Program at The Mines is designed for Junior Golfers ages 6-15 (No Experience Necessary). A six-week session will be focusing on various topics such as rules, etiquette, chipping, pitching, putting, full swing, on course play, and weekly competitions.


Ages 9-12: $175 (June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, Aug 3

-Arrive at the Golf Course at 8:30am

-Instruction begins on the putting green at 8:45am

-Parents pick up children at 10:00am

-6:1 student to teacher ratio


Ages 6-8: $150 (June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, Aug 3

-Arrive at the Golf Course at 10:00am

-Instruction begins on the putting green at 10:15am

-Parents pick up children at 11:15am

-6:1 student to teacher ratio


Ages 13-15: $200 (June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, Aug 4

-Arrive at the Golf Course at 8:00am

-Warm-Up/ Golf Clinic on driving range

-9 Holes of golf (walking)

-Parents pick up children at 11:30am

Beginner Golf Clinics

Whether you are picking up a club for the first time, have been playing for a short time, or if you simply need a refresher after taking a couple of years off, the Beginner Series is just for you. We will begin with full swing fundamentals, short game with chipping, pitching, putting, rules of the game, etiquette, all while enjoying a FUN introduction to the great game of golf.


-Classes meet 1 ½ hours once per week for 4 consecutive weeks. Please choose one of the following sessions.

-6:1 student to teacher ratio

-$25 gift certificate for range balls (limited to 1 per person)

-On course playing session

-4 holes after instruction with PGA Golf Professional

-$159 per participant



Session Month Days Time
1 May 5,12,19,26 6-7:30PM
2 June 2,9,16,23 6:30-8PM
3 July 7,14,21,28 6:30-8PM
4 August 4,11,18,25 6:30-8PM

*20% discount applies to those who register for 2 (4) week sessions

Short Game Schools

This school is designed for players of all handicaps who want to improve their short game and scoring. This clinic is a terrific way to improve each area of your short game including putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play as well as several trouble and specialty shots. A good short game is essential if you want to lower your golf score. You will learn all aspects of the short game:


-Four critical factors of a great putter

-Putt better and more consistently

-Eliminate three putts and two

-Hit your wedge shots closer to the hole

-Chip with confidence and accuracy

-Decision making around the greens

-Hit sand shots up and out of the bunker

-Learn to hit creative shots to escape difficult lies and situations


Includes

-3 hours of instruction

-6:1 student to teacher ratio

-Putter, wedge, and gap fitting

-Golf course management (takes place on the golf course)

-Before and after video with analysis

-$89 per person



Session Month Day Time
1 April 30 8:30-11:30AM
2 May 11 6:00-9:00PM
3 May 7 8:30-11:30AM
4 May 18 6:00-9:00PM

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OUR STAFF

Our staff cant wait to help you play The Mines. Were here to take the stress out of your week and enjoy a great round of golf!

Brad Steffen

PGA Head Professional

Brad is a graduate of the prestigious Pro Golf Management program at Ferris State University. He is an avid golf enthusiast and enjoys spending his free time with a golf club in his hand. He has extensive experience in course and pro shop management. His previous experience includes a 27 hole facility in Myrtle Beach, SC and an 18 hole semi-private course also in Myrtle Beach, SC. He currently resides near Lake Michigan in Norton Shores with is wife Samantha.

Gary Smithson

Gary is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University and a member of the PGA of America since 1995. He has served on the Michigan Section PGA Board of Directors as Section Tournament Chairman as well as President of the Western Chapter PGA. Gary is an accomplished player in the Michigan Section PGA. He continues to be competitive within the PGA by participating in several major tournaments and Pro-Am’s. Gary is very passionate about growing the game of golf whether it’s through individual instructional programs, beginner golf schools, short game schools, or junior golf. His work experience includes Congressional Country Club, Tournament Players Club Sawgrass, and most recently Thousand Oaks Golf Club where he served as Director of Golf for 17 years. Gary currently resides here in Grand Rapids with his wife Amy and two children Emily and Bradley.


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SOME FACTS ABOUT US

In an effort to preserve the history of the property all of the directional signs were made with wooden timbers from the mining process. The pump house near the first tee was built with brick saved from the property.

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HOLES
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COURSE DISTANCE
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