Club History

Over a hundred years ago, the founders of Red Run Golf Club had a vision. It was a vision that combined a new sport that was taking a foothold in the United States, and a place that would develop friendships and a leisurely way of life to the growing number of Americans beginning to embrace this new game of golf.

From a small patch of farmland in a northern suburb of Detroit, Red Run Golf Club has grown to become one of the most honored and respected private clubs in the midwest.

Red Run Golf Club has maintained a tradition of excellence in competition, camaraderie and ambiance since its beginnings in 1914. Over the years, the club has benefited from its diverse membership, improving the quality of the facilities and strengthening the sportsmanship spirit. Good time to be had by all is of paramount importance to the philosophy of Red Run's members.

Red Run is host to the second oldest Invitational in Michigan, interrupted only three times by the PGA Tour events the club has hosted. These PGA tournaments were the Motor City Open in 1950 and 1951 and the Western Open in 1958. Among the many pros of the time who played at Red Run were Byron Nelson and Bobby Locke, we've also had visits by Chick Harbert, Al Watrous and Porky Oliver with a cameo appearance by Walter Hagen at President's Day honoring Harold Kelly in 1948.

Many members started out as a caddie at Red Run and became involved in building the strong caddie program we have today. The installation of the Evans Scholarship program has given many caddies a four-year scholarship through college since its first recipient from Red Run, Bob McMasters.

Reflective of the present, Red Run's history stands proud with many accomplishments. The Club strives to uphold the traditions and values with each new year and new members.