Founded in 1915, the Escanaba Country Club is the oldest golf course in Delta County.
The course was originally nine holes. A renovation project in 1991 expanded the course to 18 holes. The two nines each have their own characteristics. The front nine is more of a “classical”, tree lined design. The back nine is more open, with water coming into play on six holes.
Many consider the 18th hole to be one of if not the most difficult finishing hole in the Upper Peninsula. The hole measures 428 yards, with the approach shot all uphill to a green that is some 40 feet above the level of the fairway. Once you find the green, you are challenged by the most severe putting surface on the golf course.
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Our Club Officers
- President: Brandon Larche
- Vice President: Dave Harris
- Secretary: Berta Benson
- House: Hadele Peacock, Kevin Puszczewicz
- Fairways & Greens: Dave Harris, Jon Lancour, Chris Doyle
- Golf & Pro Shop: Jon Lancour, Schendell Legault
- Membership: Schendell Legault, Hadele Peacock
- Finance: Brandon Larche, Dave Harris
- Buildings & Grounds: Dave Harris, Chris Doyle
Course Tour – Hole By Hole
Opening Par five reachable in two for most golfers.
Keep your drive down the right side to leave a good angle for your second shot.
Keep your drive out of the waste bunker down the left hand side of the fairway.
Second shot can be tricky if pin is tucked behind the Cedar trees left of the green.
From the back tee this can be one of the toughest holes on the golf course.
Swirling winds make it difficult to navigate the narrow opening in the trees.
Most balls come up short in the gully fronting the green, which can be a difficult up and down.
Straight away par four, try and avoid the “jail” of pine trees on the right hand side of the fairway. Green is well protected by three bunkers and a grass bunker short right of the green.
Fairway is narrower than most. Front left pin placement can give you fits,
if you’re not careful, ball will roll well past the hole.
Short par four that looks like it should be a very easy par.
Fairway bunkers are about forty yards from the green, stay out of them, unless you like a forty yard bunker shot.
This is the deepest green on the golf course. The back pin placement can be hard to get your shot all the way back there.
Pretty obvious what to do here; avoid Lake Pauline at all costs.
This is the narrowest green from front to back, making it difficult to hold, especially when the south wind is blowing. Which is like all time.
Another green that is very deep from front to back, can be a three club difference depending where the pin is located.
Grip it and rip it. Par five uphill all the way. New blue tee box makes this hole almost unreachable in two. If the pin is in the front, good luck keeping your ball on the putting surface.
A fairly quiet start to the back nine, just wait though.
The green is well protected by four bunkers.
Green is slightly elevated making you think twice about the club selection.
There can be some tricky putts , especially on the back of the green.
Decision, Decision, Do I lay up before the water or try to carry it.
It is 220 yards to carry the water from the center of the tee box.
Second shot seems to be farther than it looks because of the slightly elevated green.
This is one tough par three. Pond on the right of the green sees lots of action. That south wind that was mentioned before has a lot to do with that. There are some spots on this green where you just don’t put the flag.
This is your basic par 4. Straight away, birdie is your goal here.
Another deep green makes club selection an issue.
Longest par four on the golf course.
This hole plays into the wind most of the time, making you wonder if this really is a par four.
Definite birdie chance here. This hole is very reachable in two. Longer hitters playing from the white tees have to be careful not to drive it into the pond on the right.
Very difficult driving hole. Fairway really pinches in about 150 yards from the green. Pond on the left gobbles up a lot of golf balls.
This could be the toughest hole in the Upper Peninsula. A really big drive still leaves you a 150 yard approach to a green that sits some forty feet above the fairway. To make matters worse, this is the toughest green to putt on. There are a few spots you just can’t put the pin in.