The Thoroughbred Golf Club opened in 1993, with a meticulous design and layout by Arthur Hills to embrace and accentuate the rolling Michigan woods, wetlands, and lakes. The course offers 18 holes with four sets of tees allowing novice and average golfers to enjoy a round, while a 147 slope rating from the tips provides a significant challenge for the more experienced golfer. Arthur Hills boasts “The Thoroughbred is stunning and dramatic, but fair and playable for golfers of all abilities.” The Thoroughbred offers an amazing diversity of features, including the dramatic 425 yard par four second hole, which wraps around a beautiful cranberry bog and is featured as one of the 18 hardest holes in Michigan on Golf Michigan Live. Adding to the uniqueness of the Thoroughbred is the only course where passing horseback riders have the right of way on all cart paths.
The course has played host to the LPGA and earned numerous awards over the years. Surpassing Michigan’s finest to become the Best New Course of 1993 paired with its four and half star rating by Golf Digest is the start of the Thoroughbred’s distinguished history. The seclusion and abundance of wildlife makes for an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Norm H. says “I feel like I am in my own world when I am playing this magnificent course,” while Dan D. adds, “its true Northern Michigan golf right here in West Michigan.”
In addition to championship golf The Double JJ Resort has an endless amount of fun activities to make a perfect get away for everybody. The resort includes multiple horseback riding venues, three on-site restaurants including the gourmet Sundance Saloon and Steakhouse. A variety of lodging options to choose form including the Lofts Hotel, the Back 40 RV Park, Log cabins and the luxurious Thoroughbred Suites which overlook the golf course. Combined with resort activities such as the summer rodeos, outdoor sports, an indoor and outdoor waterpark, the Double JJ has the perfect mix of activities to entertain anyone who steps on property.
With so much to offer to golfers and non-golfers alike, the Thoroughbred Golf Club at the Double JJ Resort is an ideal setting for a day trip or weekend escape, right in western Michigan. Located an hour northwest of Grand Rapids or an easy three-hour drive from Detroit or Chicago, we are ready to welcome you with open arms as you escape from your everyday life into the laid-back lifestyle of the Double JJ Resort.
"Rated 4 1/2 stars —Places to Play"
"One of the top 100 women-friendly courses in America."
“One of the 10 most challenging courses in America”
"The Thoroughbred is stunning and dramatic but fair and playable for golfers of all abilities."
"I feel like I am in my own world when I am playing this magnificent course"