LochenHeath Golf Club

LochenHeath Golf Club


Since its reopening in 2011, LochenHeath Golf Club in Williamsburg, Michigan—just east of the nation’s cherry capital of Traverse City-envisioned a future as a private club. After it became a reality in 2021, the club experienced three successful years as a private golf destination. For Kevin O’Brien, PGA, General Manager of LochenHeath, its continued appeal for prospective and existing members is its high-quality golf, pristine golf course conditions, privacy, and signature vistas.

“The golf course, exceptional design by Architect Steve Smyers, is carved from over 300 acres of historic cherry orchards that hug the Lake Michigan coastline and is an incredible property. The course sits on a dramatic piece of property with elevation changes of up to 85 feet and views of the East Grand Traverse Bay from 13 holes on the course. “It has great movement to the land, and it’s setting above East Grand Traverse Bay provides wonderful vistas,” states Smyers.

O’Brien’s favorite holes are the 15th hole, a par-3; the 14th hole, a par-4; and the 7th hole, a par-5, but he notes that there is something for everyone thanks to golf course architect Steve Smyers’ unique melding of links-style and parkland-style design features across the course. Generous fairways encourage breezy play and total views of the course’s scenic vistas, while wooded pockets keep play exciting and add to the intimate, private feel.

Members will join for the outstanding golf and the exceptional culinary experience. It’s a warm and welcoming membership. Our goal is to provide LochenHeath Members with a private, low-volume, exclusive destination golf club focused on like-minded golfers and bestowing an authentic championship-level golf experience,” O’Brien said.

LochenHeath members are invited to enjoy the experience without a hurry. The club hosts four membership tiers—national, seasonal, resident, and corporate—allowing members a comfortable fit for their lifestyle and preferences. Foundationally, a significant benefit of the club’s private status is its allowance for careful, attentive maintenance that may not be possible otherwise.  

“When you’re a private club with a low volume of rounds, the conditions are exceptional, and it also allows for a no-tee-time reservation when coming out to play,” O’Brien said. “Members will often just come out to practice because we have one of the best practice facilities in the Midwest.”

When at the club, Members and their guests can enjoy our well-appointed spacious Member Cottages, featuring four en-suites, an expansive common living area, a gas fireplace, and comfortable appointments throughout. After a great golf day, golfers can unwind with a powerful wall shower and overhead waterfall feature. The relaxing outdoor deck overlooking the bay and beautiful sunsets will become a favorite gathering place at the end of a perfect day.

With its relaxed, low-round pace and cultivation of luxury amenities, LochenHeath Golf Club attracts members seeking top-quality Northern Michigan golf to enjoy leisurely in a picturesque, private setting.