First established as a six-hole course in 1899, Detroit Golf Club now boasts 36 holes of championship golf, the North Course and South Course, designed by the legendary Donald Ross. His brother, Alec, winner of the 1907 U.S. Open, was the club pro at the facility for 31 years.
The previous host of a couple of prestigious amateur events (the Western Amateur and the U.S. Mid-Amateur), Detroit Golf Club is now a regular stop on the PGA Tour as it’s served as the host of the Rocket Mortgage Classic since 2019.
Using 17 holes from the North Course and one from the shorter South Course, DGC is the flattest stop on the PGA Tour schedule, just edging out TPC Louisiana, home of the Zurich Classic. From its highest to its lowest point, the elevation change in Detroit is just 43 feet. By comparison, the biggest elevation change at Augusta National, home of The Masters, is 148 feet.
Unfortunately for the general public, the club is privately-owned, meaning one must be a member to play either course. So how much would it set you back?
How much does it cost to become a member of Detroit Golf Club?
As with most private clubs, Detroit Golf Club offers several membership types: Class A, Junior, Intermediate, House, Non-Resident, and Corporate. Each offers its own amenities, and some are equity-based and by invitation only, per the club’s official website.
Naturally, having a PGA Tour event played at the facility has brought more interest to the club over the past few years. As such, certain types of membership at DGC have a waiting list for the first time in three decades.
The most common membership for golfers is the Class A category, which entitles the member to full golfing privileges. There is currently no waiting list for this category, and anyone can apply. If accepted, the initiation fee is $18,500. Then, of course, there are the monthly dues, which aren’t made available to the public. Country Club Magazine estimates them to be around $220.
Non-members can play Detroit Golf Club, but only as guests of a member.