Top 6 Things to do in Houghton Lake, United States

August 7, 2017 Venice Greaves

Houghton Lake is an unincorporated community in Roscommon Township, Roscommon County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The Census Bureau has defined a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes with the same name. The population was 3,749 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Houghton Lake

1. Putt R Golf

1036 W West Branch Rd, Prudenville, MI 48651-9468 +1 989-366-5629
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Putt R Golf

Reviewed By mintstill - Huntertown, Indiana

This place is awesome. It is the neatest Putt Putt course I have played. It was built in 1951. We hit this place every summer while on vacation at the lake. This course puts all others around Houghton to shame.

2. South Higgins Lake State Park

106 State Park Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653-8771 +1 989-821-6374
Excellent
63%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

South Higgins Lake State Park

Reviewed By Steve B

We have been to many State Parks in Michigan, but this one may be the nicest one. The boat launch looks brand new and very nice. We will definitely bring our pontoon up next time! The park staff is very friendly and professional. Especially the park supervisor.

3. Back Door Saloon

5819 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9701 +1 989-202-4800
Excellent
39%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Back Door Saloon

We are an old bar/restaurant under new ownership! Serving burgers, steaks, ribs and sandwiches in or remodeled dining room with large windows to view the lake. We also have a full bar with draft and bottled beer, along with many liquors. Join your friends on our "pontoon deck" and enjoy beautiful views of Houghton Lake.

Reviewed By Funtwin1

If you're looking for a place to grab some grub and have a view of the lake, this place will deliver. It's a bar food menu for the most part. Nachos were great, they don't skimp on the toppings, every chip was covered. Ranch dressing is good for those of you that are ranch fanatics. The sweet potato fries with cinnamon butter were really good as well. Would definitely go back.

4. The Quest Golf Club

119 Questview Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8669 +1 989-422-4516
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

The Quest Golf Club

A magnificent 18 hole challenge awaits your discovery in Houghton Lake, Michigan. Designed in 1994 by PGA Tour Professional Ken Green, this championship golf club has matured into the hidden treasure you have been seeking since you began playing golf. Spread over generous, rolling terrain, The Quest feels expansive and very playable. There are shots here that will challenge your game as much as they challenge your sense of adventure. Easy to get to. Less than 5 minutes from the US 127 Houghton Lake Drive exit 194. The Quest is directly on every journey to the northern part of Michigan. *18 holes of moderately priced true championship golf. *Beautiful rolling terrain. *A full service clubhouse with a fully stocked Pro Shop and grill featuring excellent food and beverages as well as a liquor license. With seating for over 100 guests we can host many outings and banquets. * A full scale practice facility including driving range, practice sand bunker, and two practice putting greens to hone your game prior to play. * Rated a "Top 10 Public Course in Michigan" by the Detroit News. * Received 4 Stars from Golf Digest Magazine. Directions We are located approximately 1 mile from US-127 and 1 mile south of M-55 (or Houghton Lake Drive) on the southwest side of Houghton Lake. Golf Course Information• Course Type: Public• Holes: 18 Holes • Green Fees Low: $19.00• Green Fees High: $49.00• On-site pro shop • Professional instruction available • Driving range • Golf carts available • Clubhouse • On-site restaurant • Cocktails served.

Reviewed By Big_Bones_Daddy

I love the layout, it makes you use every club in your bag. The course maintenance is lacking, I have never seen so many rocks in the sand traps. The staff wasn't very friendly.

5. Heights Marina & Boat Rental

900 Shoreline Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8816
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Heights Marina & Boat Rental

Heights Marina is the leading provider of pontoon boat rentals on Houghton Lake, Michigan. Heights Marina has a fleet of over 25 boats consisting of 6 person and 12 person pontoon boats.

Reviewed By CindyLouCamper - Frederick, MD

Heights Marina has friendly helpful staff. Nice boat. We spent a day on the boat cruising around the lake, swimming and picnicking on the water. The kids (ages 7-23) had a great time jumping off the boat. The smaller ones especially like it when we found a shallow spot where they could touch the bottom. Remember your sunscreen and plenty of water. Also remember to look back at the marina and surroundings so you know where to return. Our trip was June 2016 and TripAdvisor didn't let me select a date that far back. We will definitely return the next time we are in town.

6. Redwood Golf Course

4345 Redwood Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653-8727 +1 989-821-9821
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Redwood Golf Course

Reviewed By Chipperhigh2 - Okemos, Michigan

Had a great time playing Redwood Golf Course. This course was formerly called Burning Oak. Name changed in 2014 after a fire. There are 3 sets of tees, 6,418, 6,142 and 5,216-yards. The course was in good condition and fun course to play. The greens are all slated and challenging. Staff was nice.

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