Wawashkamo Golf Club

British Landing Rd, Mackinac Island,Michigan,49757
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 9
Detailed description
Wawashkamo Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 9 hole golf course located in Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Wawashkamo Golf Club first opened for play in 1898. The course was designed by Alex Smith.

Wawashkamo Golf Club is the oldest continuously played golf course in Michigan. The golf course retains many of the features of a nineteenth-century golf links, including a relatively treeless layout, comparatively short holes, and very long rough. Smith, a native Scotsman from Carnoustie, was familiar with the links courses of his boyhood home. Wawashkamo was laid out on a farmer's field that had been the site of the 1814 Battle of Mackinac Island. Separate historical markers commemorate both the golf links and the battlefield.

If one plays a double loop 18-holes at Wawashkamo Country Club, the course will play to 5,949 yards and a par-72.

The name of the club and course comes from the Anishinaabe Indian word for the act of 'walking a crooked trail'.