COURSE OF THE WEEK: Hidden River Golf & Casting Club

Hidden River Golf & Casting Club is located in Brutus Michigan, just east of U.S. 31. At Hidden River, you will discover impeccable course conditions, exceptional service and an exquisite menu.

Ranked among GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” in 2013-2018, you will immediately recognize that Hidden River is unique to other courses in northern Michigan. The setting’s tranquility is easily noticed, as are the towering pines and attention to detail. Plan time to visit the clubhouse, as well as the Rainbow Room restaurant and patio. The patio overlooks the Maple River which gracefully flows through the property.

The course at Hidden River Golf & Casting Club was designed by Bruce Matthews III. When asked for his final comments about the course after it was completed, he said; “I really like Hidden River because, if played from the correct tees, it offers a demanding but fair test of golf amid beautiful surroundings. Too many golfers play at 6800 yards and that’s wrong for 90% of them. I made sure it was playable too with minimal forced carries. I truly believe it’s one of the most unsung courses in northern Michigan, and I’m always happy to hear it’s very popular with local golfers.”

Hidden River plays from 7,101 yards from the tips but offers 4 other tee sets for golfers looking for a little bit shorter of a round. The slope and rating for the course is:

Men’s Tee


74.3 / 138


72.1 / 131


69.4 / 125


66.7 / 118


Women’s Tee


71.8 / 127


67.4 / 116

Hidden River offers memberships to golfers in the area that want to take advantage of great golf at a great price. The club has developed a cost-effective way for you to enjoy club privileges and opportunities. No matter what type of membership you are interested in, Hidden River Golf and Casting Club can offer you the perfect option. They offer a full range of membership options, each designed to suit individual requirements. All Annual Memberships include no charge green fees, discounted range pass, and charging privileges.

Hidden River is also home to “The Outfitter Shop” golf shop which is anything but your typical golf shop. The Outfitter Shop offers an excellent variety of golf apparel, along with seasonal casual wear perfect for the Midwest climate. You will always find the best brands and even a few “hard to find” exclusive brands. Friendly staff and great customer service make the Outfitter Shop a great place to shop.

If you are ready for a bite to eat after your great round of golf, look no further than the Rainbow Room. With the Maple River as the backdrop, this soaring architectural creation blends perfectly into the natural setting. Across the river from the clubhouse, a grass glen and a beautiful stand of birch trees seem to beckon to the wildlife that wanders in and out of the property. A wall of windows allows patrons a view of this tranquil setting while they enjoy the inventive cuisine that takes full advantage of the bounty of the northern Michigan harvest. The restaurant has been rated “Top Four Golf Course Restaurants in the Midwest” by PGA Travel Magazine.

Hidden River also offers some great “Stay and Play” packages for golfers not from the direct area. A true “Up North” experience, you will have your choice of golf, fly fishing, shopping, biking, hiking, or traveling further north for a day on Mackinac Island. The Cabins at Hidden River are perfect for golf packages and to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. With the Maple River gently flowing by, each Cabin is fully equipped with upscale kitchens, laundry facilities, grill and spacious room.

Hidden River is also perfect for hosting your wedding reception. The rustic yet elegant lodge overlooks the beautiful Maple River. Many options are available for you depending on the size of your reception. The terrace is an excellent location to enjoy appetizers and socializing before transitioning to the main dining room for dinner. The Chef has developed an exquisite menu selection for both plated and buffet dinners. If you have a special favorite, The Chef can ensure that it will be created to perfection.

Hidden River Golf & Casting Club has been and continues to be a local favorite, so if you’re on a golf vacation, visiting for the day or you live in this beautiful area, it’s time for you to experience Hidden River Golf & Casting Club for yourself!

To book your tee time or to find out more about Hidden River Golf & Casting Club, click HERE or call the pro shop at 231.412.1020.