COURSE OF THE WEEK: The Quest Golf Club

One of Michigan’s best kept golf secrets is The Quest Golf Club in Houghton Lake. A magnificent 18-hole challenge was designed in 1994 by PGA Tour Professional Ken Green. The championship golf club has matured into a hidden gem that feels very playable spread over a generous, rolling terrain. There will be shots during your round that will challenge your game as much as they challenge your sense of adventure.

Easy to get to, The Quest is less than 5 minutes from the US 127 Houghton Lake Drive exit 194. The Quest is directly on every journey to the northern part of Michigan.

The staff at The Quest strives to have local and visiting daily fee guests feel like they are a “Member for the Day”. Ownership, management, and staff are committed to excellent turf-grass management and conditioning, quality food and beverage service, and the traditional intrinsic value of golf. Their intent is to provide a genuine, vibrant, and joyful golf club for the enduring enjoyment of everyone.

The Quest is a very player-friendly golf course with a layout and slope rating that is both fair but challenging for a golfer of any level. With 5 sets of tee boxes, you are able to choose the best yardage and rating for your own golf game. The full slope and rating information for The Quest Golf Club is:

Men’s Championship


6765 yds.

Men’s Back


6517 yds.

Men’s Middle


6027 yds.

Men’s Forward


5488 yds.

Women’s Forward


5488 yds.

Women’s Front


4936 yds.

In addition to a beautiful golf course, The Quest offers a full-service clubhouse with a fully stocked Pro Shop and grill featuring excellent food and beverages as well as a liquor license. With seating for more than 100 guests, the facility can host most outings and banquets.

The Quest also offers a full-scale practice facility that includes a driving range, practice sand bunker, and two practice putting greens to hone your game prior to play or to fine-tune your skills after your round.

The Quest has been rated as a “Top 10 Public Course in Michigan” by the Detroit News, along with receiving 4 stars from Golf Digest Magazine and being the 2014 Readers’ Choice #1 Golf Club in Roscommon County.

On top of everything else, The Quest Golf Club hosts multiple events throughout the golf season each year. Some of those events for the 2018 season include “Jeep Night” on July 20th, the Member/Member on July 29th, and the “Toughman Day” on October 14th. This year to celebrate the 4th of July holiday, The Quest will be hosting an event for people to get the best view of the Houghton Lake Fireworks. Enjoy great drink specials as well as burgers, brats, and hot dogs off the grill starting at 6:00pm. There is also an ice cream bar available for dessert! Clubhouse seating is by reservation only and is very limited, but there will be plenty of outside seating. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but please no coolers. Golfers can make the event even better by playing twilight golf any time after 5pm for only $19.00 with a cart!

For more information about The Quest Golf Club or to book your next tee time, visit the website at or call the Pro Shop at 989.422.4516.