This year, The Majestic at Lake Walden begins its 28th season of play. It was opened in the summer of 1994 to great fanfare and has been a golfers’ delight ever since.
Construction began in 1993 on The Majestic at Lake Walden, a 27-hole masterpiece in Hartland Township. Jerry Matthews, the well-respected Lansing based golf course architect, designed the championship layout, with 18 holes traversing around Lake Walden south of Crouse Road and the other nine holes located north of Crouse Road. Matthews, who has designed awarding-winning courses throughout Michigan, views the layout as a “dream course” because it offers views of the lake and wetlands areas, including having an “up north” feel.
The clubhouse was built along with the construction of the golf course. In 2000, the outdoor deck on the south side of the clubhouse as you see in these photos was enclosed and an addition to the dining area was added as part of the remodeling that took place including the front porch leading to the bag drop was covered.
“The Princess” was a beautifully handcrafted boat used to usher golfers across Lake Walden to and from hole #10. It was put in service shortly after the opening of The Majestic at Lake Walden golf course and lasted about five years until its condition required it to be retired. Because of the weight of the boat was so enormous, it had become obvious to the golf course something more agile and easier to maneuver on Lake Walden was needed. Since the retirement of “The Princess” in 2001, the golf course has since used pontoon boats to usher golfers across Lake Walden. Today, it now stands as a nice showpiece for The Majestic at Lake Walden golf course. Often golfers will sit on the boat waiting to be ushered or lounge around after a relaxing day on the course.
P.O. Box 477
9600 Crouse Road
Hartland, Michigan 48353