Grand Haven Golf History
Excellent When It Opened. Even Better Now
“Your course is a classic. It’s hard to find courses with character and terrific use of natural surroundings. I’ll definitely play your course again the next time I’m in Grand Haven.”-Barry Rageth Minneapolis, MN
Grand Haven opened in 1965. For several years, the Matthews family owned and operated the golf course; Bruce Matthews design the course. The Matthews family is one of the foremost Michigan golfing families also one of the top golf course architecture families in the United States. Golf Digest has included Grand Haven among its prestigious Top Public Courses in the United States list eleven times; numerous other local, national, and regional publications have also rated the Grand Haven as one of the finest public-access golf courses. Grand Haven has hosted numerous prestigious events and championships including the LPGA Shoreline Classic.
In 1997, Dr. John Rooney and the Rooney Golf Group, of Stillwater, Oklahoma purchased Grand Haven Golf Club and instantly began the implementation of an extensive improvement and renovation program to maintain the club’s status as one of the top golf public golf courses in the United States.
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