What is the Mitten Golf Tour?

The Mitten Golf Tour is Michigan’s first amateur golf tour dedicated to hosting two-person team events in fun formats at some of the state’s best public courses.  Sign up with a partner and try us out! 

Who can sign up for Mitten Golf Tour events?  Do I need a handicap to sign up and play?

All golfers are welcome to sign up for Mitten Golf Tour events (age 15 & older).  Golfers do not need a handicap to play, as we use flights, not handicaps. For a typical 27-hole event, this is how it works:

  • All teams play 27-holes with their partner

  • Teams are placed into flights based on the 1st 18 hole score (so that teams end up competing against teams with similar scores/ability levels)

  • Within each flight, teams are ranked by their Total, 27-hole score

The top few teams in each flight will earn great prizes (mostly cash/gift cards).  

Does it cost anything to join the Mitten Golf Tour?

No.  There are not annual membership fees.  Simply sign up with a playing partner for individual events.  If you do not have a partner to play with, please email david@mittengolftour.com and we will work to pair you up.

What is the format of the events?

The format for each tournament is listed on the Tournament Schedule page.  All events are two-person events – typically scrambles, shambles, best ball and other fun formats.  


  • Men (Age 65 & Younger): We typically play the Blue or White Tees, depending on the course. Target Yardage: 6,300 - 6,600 yards

  • Men (Age 66 & Older): White Tees or Other - depends on course.

  • Women (All Ages): Women’s Tees.

What does the entry fee for each event include?

The entry fee for each tournament covers greens fees, cart fees, range balls, prizes and Team of the Year Points.  Some events include food as well!

What can I (we) win?

After the 1st round of each tournament, the field will be separated into flights.  The top few teams in each flight after the 2nd round will be awarded prizes in the form of cash, gift certificates or gift cards.  Each tournament will also have optional cash skins games. 

Team of the Year FAQs

The Mitten Golf Tour has a season-long points list, where the top teams will be awarded some great prizes - including rounds at Arcadia Bluffs, Forest Dunes, Treetops, Pilgrim’s Run, and more!

In addition to the points system shown here, teams that register early for events (30+ days early) will receive a bonus 20 points for each early registration!

Cancellation Policy

After a team registers for an event, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • At ANY time, including the “day of” the event, you are allowed to substitute a new partner if the partner that you signed up with cannot make it. However, all Team of the Year Points will be awarded to the team of players that actually played in the event.

  • If your team needs to cancel altogether, please email david@mittengolftour.com ASAP:

    • If you cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the event, we will refund the Total Registration Cost.

    • If you cancel 7-13 days prior to the date of the event, we will refund 50% of the Registration Cost.

    • We can not provide a refund for teams that cancel less than 7 days prior to the date of the event.

Additional Questions?

If you have any additional questions or concerns, we’re happy to help!  Please send us an email at david@mittengolftour.com.