Sports & Recreation

Sports and recreation in Marquette center around spectacular natural wonders. Tucked in the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by dense forests, the Queen City is full of surprises. So, grab your fishing or hunting gear, tee off for 9-holes, or roam the forest alongside your disc golf buddies and experience life at a different pace. 

Fishing 

People love fishing because of the thrill of catching the big one and the challenge involved. And don't underestimate the value of coming home with a good fish tale!

There are many opportunities for fishing in Upper Peninsula Michigan, from Lake Superior to secluded wilderness lakes and streams. Marquette, MI fishing charters can take you to the best spots for catching salmon, largemouth bass, and trout, to name a few. Discover family-friendly outfits, learn where to get your license, and more in our fishing guide

Hunting

Marquette is a welcoming place for seasoned hunters. Thousands of acres of forest, multiple public access points, and dog-friendly hotels — all within minutes of great restaurants and pubs — make it a sportsman's paradise. Whether you're deer hunting or looking to bag fowl and small game, it's always hunting season in Michigan!

Golfing

Marquette golf courses combine rolling hills, tranquil lake views, and mild summers to create a perfect day on the green. The 210-acre Wawonowin Country Club is renowned for some of the best-kept greens in the U.P. Its 18-hole golf course is home to abundant wildwood, wildlife, and green space.

Marquette Golf Club spans over 230 acres with views of Lake Superior. This enjoyable and challenging 36-holes of golf features a 60-foot granite wall, a ravine, rolling fairways, and strategic bunkers. Red Fox Run offers a panoramic golf experience with holes that carefully blend into rolling fairways, rich woodlands, and scenic wildlife. 

Squeeze in nine holes at Genz's Homestead Golf Course and practice your swing at their driving range. Or head over to Northern Michigan University's picturesque course designed by award-winning golf architects Jerry Matthews and Bruce Matthews III. The topography features water hazards, rolling terrain, and beautiful wooded areas.

Disc Golfing

Disc golf is easy to pick up, and players enjoy a welcoming and open-minded culture. So, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, disc golfing in Marquette is sure to be a blast.

Powder Mills Disc Golf Course features 18-holes amid rock outcroppings, forested ridges, and the Dead River. It also is the first professionally designed disc golf course. Silver Creek Disc Golf Course is perfect for newcomers — 17 out of the 18 holes are set in the woods, surrounding you with a shaded canopy.

Old Town Disc Golf Course embraces the area's history and plays over old foundations and iron mine relics. Al Quaal Recreation Area Disc Golf Course incorporates the elevation along the hills and trails surrounding Teal Lake. 

Get Ready to Play

Experience Marquette's fantastic recreation options, including fishing, hunting, golf, and disc golf set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. A little R&R in the U.P. is exactly what you need. Trust us; you won't miss the noise.