Since 1927

Franklin Hills Country Club

Franklin Hills is a private country club dedicated to providing its members, families, and guests with extraordinary facilities for golf, socializing, tennis, swimming and entertaining. With a nationally ranked golf course and exceptional service, Franklin Hills maintains a warm and relaxed environment while upholding the tradition and history of its legacy.

Membership
Invitation Only Membership

In keeping with tradition and our Members' wish for privacy, the Membership application process is by invitation only. It is required that all prospective Applicants have a current FHCC Member within their personal social network who may serve as a primary sponsor to begin the Membership invitation process, and who will provide any and all information pertaining to cost and process.

THE ARCHITECT OF DETROIT Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn was the foremost American industrial architect of his day. He is sometimes called the architect of Detroit. In the late 1920s, celebrated architect Albert Kahn was retained to design the warm and inviting English Tudor-style clubhouse. Although it is modeled after the Country Club of Detroit, the clubhouse, which opened in 1928, exhibits a fairy tale charm and an inspiring uniqueness. Kahn filled its warm red brick walls and turrets with fieldstones taken from the property. The slate roof comprises a rich mixture of greens, grays and purples. Even after several additions and renovations, the clubhouse retains its timeless, classic look.

One of the country's most pristine Donald Ross Masterpieces Our Course

The 18-hole course at Franklin Hills Country Club features 6,923 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 73.7 and it has a slope rating of 134. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Franklin Hills golf course opened in 1927.

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About Donald Ross

The Franklin Hills golf course, designed in 1927 by the legendary architect Donald Ross, is hailed as one of the few remaining true Donald Ross courses; it is a hidden gem.

The trademarks of a Ross design are evident at Franklin Hills. His effortless designs use the existing natural landscape to challenge golfers of all skill levels. His greens invite run up shots but will give the overly bold golfer fits with trouble over the greens. Accurate iron play, precise handling of the short game and consistent putting are part of the Ross test.

Today the course annually receives recognition in many of the golf publications as one of Ross' best works not only in Michigan but also the United States.

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Guest Information
Clubhouse & Dining Attire

All Members, their families and Guests must at all times be attired and groomed, so as to maintain the dignity and decorum of the Club. Proper and complete attire, consistent with the applicable area of the Club and the activity, shall always be worn on the Club premises, including as follows:

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Clubhouse & Dining Attire
Golf Attire

Proper golf attire is required at all times for all golfers (including children 12 years of age and younger) to use the golf course or any of the golf facilities. It is a Member's responsibility to ensure that his/her guests are properly attired.

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Golf Attire
Racquet Sports Attire

Proper attire and shoes must always be worn (rubber-soled street shoes are not considered appropriate). Shirts must also always be worn.

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Racquet Sports Attire
Swimming Pool Attire

Proper swimming attire must be worn in the pool and pool area. Thong bathing suits are not permitted. Swimsuits must remain fastened/tied while sunbathing.

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Swimming Pool Attire
Cell Phone Policy

Talking on cellular telephones is not permitted in any Club building inclusive of the Clubhouse, FRC, Pro Shop, Starter's Booth, Front Porch, the Underground or Halfway House, except for the Men's and Women's Locker Rooms, or the phone booths near the reception office.

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Cell Phone Policy
Tipping Policy

The Club has a "no tipping" policy (except for locker room manager) and this policy extends to Guests.

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Tipping Policy