Northville Hills is an Arnold Palmer design that opened in 1990. Designed around a high-end real estate development, the course has the feel of a private club but remains open to the general public. The layout is not particularly long at 6,701 yards (72.2/132 rating) but all but the true low-handicapper would be advised to take advantage of one of the 4 alternate tees. There are many places to get into trouble so straight and accurate trumps long and wrong.
The terrain is surprisingly hilly and a number of holes play up and down significant elevations. Strategic bunkering and hazards make it appear from the tee that the driving areas are tighter than they actually are. Green complexes are heavily mounded and bunkered and the putting surfaces have a lot of contouring.
Impeccable maintenance is the rule. The course can be soggy for some time after it rains so it will often play longer than the yardage. The normal rates are a bit pricy so look for specials on the web or in various print media. Access to the course is from M-14 to Sheldon Road (N).