Belvedere Golf Club

Experience Golf at one of the most Historic Golf Courses in Northern Michigan

On behalf of the Belvedere Golf Club membership, we invite you to take a walk back in time and experience the game as it was meant to be played. Belvedere has been part of the fabric of northern Michigan since 1925. Located just outside of Charlevoix, Mich., our historic club, similar to many of the famous courses of the British Isles, welcomes outside guest play during the season. Click on the guest play link for more information.

Host of the Michigan Amateur Championship a record 40 times and future host in 2025, Belvedere Golf Club is a place where you can walk the same footsteps and experience the same course where historic legends gathered. Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Tommy Armour, Horton Smith, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel, Denny Shute, Sam Snead, Julius Boros, and Tom Watson have all been part of the unique history of this special golf club.

Belvedere was designed in 1925 by famed architect, William Watson, who is best known for classic and major championship designs across America including Olympia Fields in Chicago, Interlachen in Minneapolis, The Olympic Club in San Francisco and others. With five teams of horses and 150 men, the brilliant Scotsman turned a farm on the outskirts of the small Lake Michigan village of Charlevoix into one of the most iconic and enjoyable courses in America.

In 2017, the historic club turned back the clock and restored the popular course bringing back many of the strategies that Watson originally intended.

Belvedere offers a golf experience that is different from today’s modern golf courses. A “Minimalist” design is the best way to describe the 18-hole private golf club. This is pure golf as it was meant to be played. If you haven’t experienced this wonderful historic course, make sure to add this on your next trip to northern Michigan.

Belvedere Golf Club Chosen 2016 “Course of the Year” by Michigan Golf Course Owners Association!


Among the Best Golf Courses in Michigan

GolfWeek Magazine’s “Best courses you can play” 2017 rankings are out.
Look where Belvedere ranks this year (and how far we’ve come) for courses you can play in Michigan!

  • 2017 Belvedere Golf Club: #5 (#1 Classic)

  • 2016 Belvedere Golf Club: #4 (#1 Classic)
  • 2015 Belvedere Golf Club: #4 (#1 Classic)

  • 2014 Belvedere Golf Club: #4 (#1 Classic)

  • 2013 Belvedere Golf Club: #4 (#1 Classic)

  • 2012 Belvedere Golf Club: #5 (#1 Classic)

  • 2011 Belvedere Golf Club: #5 (#1 Classic)

  • 2010 Belvedere Golf Club: #9 (#1 Classic)

  • 2009 Belvedere Golf Club: #11 (#1 Classic course or pre-1960)

  • 2008 Belvedere Golf Club: unlisted