COURSE OF THE WEEK: Burning Tree Golf & Country Club

Burning Tree Golf and Country Club was established in 1958 and is one of the few private golf clubs in Macomb County. With an extensively upgraded and updated clubhouse in 2008, Burning Tree offers numerous member tournaments and social events and strives for continuing member pride and satisfaction. 

The attentive, personable and friendly staff contributes to member’s positive golf experience. With numerous golf and social events planned throughout the year, it’s a great place to meet new friends, relax with the entire family, or entertain business clients and associates over a round of golf with an enjoyable meal and cocktails to follow. 

The challenging course is set amid a profusion of trees with the Clinton River winding its way throughout. Designed by Lou Powers, Burning Tree features a traditional regulation 18-hole golf course with tree lined fairways and the Clinton River coming into play on 6 holes, including the 18th hole with its beautiful peninsula green.

To ensure the finest playing conditions, the course is meticulously maintained with smooth greens surrounded by white sand bunkers. A fleet of carts and fully paved cart paths service members’ needs. Walking the course is also enjoyed by many members and is a great form of exercise. This par 71 golf course presents a much greater challenge than its 6140 yards might indicate. Golfers quickly realize that all forms of shot-making and skill are required. The full list of tees is:




Men’s Back Tee



Men’s Middle Tee



Women’s Back Tee



Women’s Middle Tee



Women’s Forward Tee



The staff at Burning Tree invites you to come and enjoy some of the finest playing conditions in Macomb County. The golf course Superintendent, Dale Bauer, and his staff meticulously maintain the course’s smooth greens and white sand bunkers to ensure the finest playing conditions. While out on the course you can stop by the Oasis and have a snack, sandwich or cold beverage.

In addition to a great golf course, Burning Tree is also home to a spacious professional grass driving range, dedicated short game area with practice bunkers, and three practice putting greens. The Golf Shop offers the finest equipment and club logoed apparel, featuring the most famous names in golf. The professional staff arranges outings, instructs private and group lessons, coordinates Burning Tree’s tournament schedule and oversees an extensive junior program for children ages 8 through 17 years of age during the summer months.

The practice facility at Burning Tree is one of the best in Macomb County. Featuring a large grass tee box and a multi bunkered short game practice area, the practice facility gives members multiple options to improve all aspects of their game throughout the golf season.

Burning Tree’s unique clubhouse dining area features a grill room section for a casual bite between rounds, as well as a dining area with large picture windows that overlook the course.  When weather permits, a spacious outdoor patio offers a relaxed dining experience where golfers can be viewed hitting up to the 18th green.

Membership at Burning Tree Golf & Country Club will provide you with many opportunities to meet new people. The club offers numerous tournaments and social events to promote camaraderie among members. A full array of membership plans allows members to enjoy first rate golf at affordable prices. Some of the different types of memberships that Burning Tree offers is a family membership, legacy, corporate, social, and more!

To find our more about Burning Tree Golf & Country Club, visit their website HERE, or call the club at (586) 493-9500