Golf Course Testimonials

Chicago media who have played Island Hills described it as “one of the premier experiences available in the Great Lakes Region.”
Len Ziehm, Chicago golf writer since 1971, says “Island Hills may be the ultimate hidden gem among golf courses in not only the Midwest, but in the entire U.S. It’s ideal for any type of player. The ambiance for dining and lodging is ideal as well. I’ve been to Island Hills a number of times in the last few years, and I’d recommend a visit there to anyone looking for a fun, golf getaway.”
Dr. Gary Wiren, Sr. Director of Instruction for Trump International has played Island Hills several times and said, “This is one of the best public golf courses I have ever played!”
Danny Quast, retired Superintendent of Medinah Country Club where the 2013 Ryder Cup was played said, “I love to play at Island Hills because it has 18 distinctly different golf holes.”
Matt Ginella on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive show “highly recommended Island Hills as a golf destination.”
The late Phil Kosin, golf critic and Chicagoland Golf publisher, once said about Island Hills: “This one’s definitely worth the drive…one of the sweetest 18s I’ve seen – rural or urban.”
Kevin Frisch of Pure Michigan who has stayed in the Golf Villas said, “This is the best Stay and Play facility I have ever stayed in.”
Mark Zona, Island Hills resident and host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show on the Outdoor Channel says this about Lake Templene, “Although this area has Island Hills Golf Club, one of the most scenic golf courses in Michigan, it offers much more than golf. I travel the country fishing and when I come back to Island Hills and Lake Templene, I know I’ve come home to one of the best fisheries around. It’s a fisherman’s dream. It has the whole package. And I wouldn’t want to raise my family anywhere else.”

Story of Lake Templene

Lake Templene is a 1000 acre man-made lake founded by Floyd Templin.
Click Video below for the Story of Lake Templene (10 mins.)