Ludington's Member Club Experience
That Everyone Can Enjoy
Located on the dunes of Lake Michigan in Ludington, Michigan, Lincoln Hills Golf Club was formally established in 1920 on the grounds of the U.S. Army Officers Training Center. Then called Lincoln Fields, named after President Abraham Lincoln, the grounds were used for artillery training from 1915 to 1918. Previously, Lincoln Fields was the site of the Michigan National Guard maneuvers from 1904 to 1912. Some historic archives have golf being played on Lincoln Fields in 1912 through 1915 until the U.S. Army moved to the location.
The history is unclear as to the original club professional and course architect, from club records it would appear that neighboring Epworth Golf Club's professional, Harry H. Webster, who was hired by Epworth Golf Club in 1913 at the urging of the A.G. Spalding Company and Charles "Chick" Evans, was instrumental in the formation of the club with other prominent members of the community, such as, W.T. Culver, Lincoln Hills Golf Club first president, Henry Haskell, inventor of the Carrom game board and founder of the Haskelite Company, and Tom Gatke, a Ludington native, who also planned and supervised the expansion to 18-holes from the original nine hole layout in 1923.
Although Lincoln Hills Golf Club is rich in tradition and one of Michigan's first established golf clubs, modern times have brought a new 17,000 square foot beautiful clubhouse featuring comfortable dining and grill room, beautiful great room excellent for wedding receptions, business meetings, anniversary parties, and holiday events, and an 800+ head double row irrigation system that provides a well conditioned, fair but challenging golf experience.
We invite you to enjoy the new Lincoln Hills Golf Club.
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