Camping: no
Facilities: yes
Pay to Play: no
Handicap Accessible: no
Private: no
Tee Signs: yes

Course Details

Course Type: Permanent
# Holes: 24
Target Type: Chainstar
Tee Type: Concrete
Elevation: All Hilly
Foliage: Woodsy
Course Length: 6,540ft
Alternate Length: 5,628ft
Hole Length: Under 300ft: 7 | 300 - 400ft: 8 | Over 400ft: 4


From I-75 North; exit 254 on the left to merge onto I-75 BUS N toward Downtown/Traverse City/MI-72/Grayling. Turn left at Fig St/MI-72 W/MI-93 S. Follow MI-72 W/MI-93 south 1.4 miles to a left at MI-93 S, 1 mile to a left on Old Lake Rd. Hanson Hills is on the right.


Phone: 989-348-9266

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Official Event Layouts

Hanson Hills Open



  • Holes: 24
  • Length: 8,005 ft.
  • Par: 72
Round 1
  • Divisions: MA1, MA40, MJ15, MP40, MP50, MPO
Round 2
  • Divisions: MA2, MA3, MA4, MJ12, MJ15, MP40

Hanson Hills Open presented by Grand Traverse Vapor


Grayling Rotary - PDGA

  • Holes: 24
  • Length: 8,030 ft.
  • Par: 72
Round 2
  • Divisions: MA1, MA2, MA3, MP40, MPO

Course Reviews

by vandersloo on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:18am

Course has 28 holes, a front nine and a back nineteen.

The front nine is located to the right of the baseball diamond at the beginning of the park. Front nine has pro and amateur tees but no cement pads. First three holes are tight and overgrown with vegetation. The last six holes are more open with thick tree lines on the right or left sides. Only one par four, the rest are par three.
The back nineteen is one of the hardest courses I have ever played; the pros would welcome this challenge. All nineteen holes have cement pads for the Pro and Amateur tees. It is located in the back of the park at the base of the ski slope. The course has one par five, two par fours, and the rest are par three. The course has many elevation changes, and would provide a hike for the out of shape golfer. The first three holes are flat (note first hole is a dogleg to the left along the fence line you cannot see the basket , it is not the hole down the narrow path in front of you that is hole two). Hole four is an uphill par three with a nice row of tall trees in front of you. The next four holes wind along the ridgeline in thick woods with narrow corridors. Hole nine is a large drop off par three through the woods into a wooded valley. Hole ten is a flat S with heavy woods on either side. Hole eleven is an uphill par five, again thick vegetation on either side. The next two holes are from the top of hills one is a par four, the other a par three. Fourteen is a long ninety degree dogleg to the left, basket is tucked up in the woods on the side of the hill, you will never see it from the tee. Hole fifteen is straight with the basket on the hillside in the distance. Get ready to climb the crude log steps to get to hole sixteen, the easiest hole on the course. Seventeen is on top of the ski hill with nasty crosswinds you never know which way they will be blowing that day. Eighteen is over the sandy summit in back of the tee for hole twelve. Nice open par four with basket tucked on the spur to the left. Nineteen is the coup de grace, nice view. You throw from the side of the spur across the open ski hill into a wall of old growth pines with a narrow slit to sneak through. If you do it right, easy duce, if not have fun chasing your disc. This is the course I learned on, every course I have played since is candy. Worth the trip if you’re an avid golfer. Bring a water source as it is a hike, and shoes or boots with some ankle support there is tricky footing throughout. Bug repellent is also a must. This course is “Go big or go home”.