Ontonagon Golf Club

Ontonagon Golf Club

The Ontonagon Golf Club and it's famous #8 hole.  This is a 9 hole course that opened in 1939.  It measures 3305 yards from the longest tee box, has a slope rating of 114, and a USGA rating of 34.  The course has  pro shop and a practice green that welcomes all golfers.

Information and Directions to Ontonagon Golf Club

P.O. Box 236
19906 Firesteel Rd.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
P: (906) 884-4130  

Green Fees: 9 Holes: $10.00; 18 Holes $25.00
UPGA Member Green Fees: 1/2 Price  

Course Review for Ontonagon Golf Club

7th green with the 8th Tee Box visible in the background

This is a fairly flat course with multiple holes playing alongside each other.  The first hole starts out with a par 4 that is wide open for an opening drive.  The approach shot is into a fairly flat green.  

The second hole is a par 3 and 144 yards.  It is another open hole into a smooth green.

The third and fourth hole are fairly straightforward.

The fifth and sixth hole are back to back par 5s.  They both play over 500 yards yet are wide open, flat, and the greens are relatively easy.

The seventh hole is a par 4 that plays downhill.  The drive is pretty open but the second shot can be blind if you don't hit it far enough.  The green sits in a beautiful gully with a slightly raised green.    

This leads into the famous number eight hole.  A par 3, 164 yards that strikes fear into any golfer.  You tee off over a gully into a raised green with plummeting sides.  Hit it short, right, or left and your ball is rolling down the hill.  If you drive it long over the green the chip back onto the green will play with your nerves as no one wants to chip it long and have your ball go back down the hill.  A great hole and one of the best par 3s in the Copper Country.  

The ninth hole is another long par three back to the club house into a green up a hill.

1st Hole Tee Box