"the GOOD life"

Just an hour north of Grand Rapids is the good life. Canadian Lakes is a private residential community where vibrant recreational life joins an active social life in the incredibly beautiful woodlands of northern Michigan. Within the 11 square miles of rolling hills, serene waterways and lush greenlands, members and their guests experience 700 acres of all-sports lakes with five beaches, three unmatched golf courses and delectable dining. Tennis, pickelball, softball, indoor and outdoor pools, disc golf, volleyball and sledding hills topped off with a bustling social calendar round out the property owned based membership.

When you book a vacation in one of Lakes Rentals many homes, mostly lakefront you’ll have access to all Canadian Lakes amenities while you’re here!  We'll have your Canadian Lakes guest pass ready for you upon arrival. 

Canadian Lakes Amenities

Basketball Courts:
Canadian Lakes offers one full court at the Alpine Haus and one 3/4 court at the Highland Beach area.
Strategically located through the Canadian Lakes resort are 5+ sandy beaches. Beach volleyball is popular at Lookout Pointe Beach.
Bicycle Paths:
Enjoy over 90 miles of our private roadways for an afternoon ride!
Canadian Lakes Campground offers over 370 private sites available with water and electric hookups to all Canadian Lakes members and their guests.

Clubhouses are located throughout the resort. The Alpine Haus is located near the Highlands Golf Course and is available for club sponsored events and it may be rented for special occasions. The Highlands Pro Shop offers a rental shop for golf and may be rented for special occasions.

The Castle offers a spectacular view of Lake of the Clouds and the lower lakes and acts as a community center for large functions for the members such as bingo, dances and more. The Royal Clubhouse is located in the Royal South area and in addition ot the pro-shop offers an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, shower room facilities and the Royal Grille.

Canadian Lakes offers wonderful fishing for Pike, Bass, Bluegill, Perch, Crappie and more in all of the lakes throughout the resort. Current stocking programs are in place. The Little Muskegon River offers the trout enthusiast an opportunity to catch native Brook Trout or Brown Trout and is also wonderfully used for canoing and kayaking.

Canadian Lakes currently offers the golfing enthusiast three private and two public courses.
The Royal Golf Course is the 18 hole private executive course in Canadian Lakes. This championship course will challenge the golfer on both the Royal North front nine and the Royal South back nine ending up at the Royal Clubhouse.

The Highlands and The Pines, Canadian Lakes' signature courses are both 9 hole private courses and offer quality golf for all levels of play. The Highlands also offers a driving range designed for the use of irons only. All courses offer power cart and pull cart rentals.

St. Ives Golf Club is an 18 hole championship public course with bent grass fairways, tees and greens. In addition there is an oversized practice range and large putting green. The St. Ives Manor Clubhouse offers dining, beverages and a state of the art pro shop.

Tullymore Golf Club opened in 2002 to rave revues and has been rated by Golf Digest as the #1 new public golf course in the United States in 2002.

Horseback Riding: 
Located adjacent to the resort is the Outback Ranch which offers a wide range of activities including guided trail rides, sleigh rides, custom parties and much more.

Wnter Sports Park:
Ice skating is available in the winter at Canadian Lakes' Winter Sports Park along with snow tubing and cross country skiing.

Our parks are multi-usable offering softball, football, soccer or even kite flying. All parks are set-aside for property owners and their guests to enjoy.

Canadian Lakes' outdoor pool is heated and offers changing rooms & showers and provides extensive patio are for the sunbather. The Royal indoor pool is heated and has a jacuzzi, sauna and shower room facilities and is a great place to relax any time of the year.

Tennis Courts:
Eight macadam tennis courts with Deco-Turf surfaces are located throughout the development. Four courts are now lighted to extend the hours of use.

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