Play one of the most beautiful 18-hole golf courses in West Michigan.
Enjoy golf the way you want it and never fight for a tee time.


In 1971, a group of local businessmen envisioned a grand, luxurious restaurant and hotel in a picturesque setting that was once an apple orchard. A Year later, that dream became a reality. A beautiful dining room with a glass wall overlooking the orchard, complete with cascading water fountain and sunken bar, were constructed along with a spacious, 25-room hotel. The view was impressive, the food was divine and the service was superb.  However this was only the beginning.

In 1978 Architect Jerry Matthews finished his design of a breathtaking golf course, that he has considered to be one of his best designs. The majestic pines and rolling hills that stood behind the orchard proved to be a hidden treasure for Candlestone’s beautiful fairways, lush greens and demanding obstacles.

Years later, Candlestone has come to be known as one of West Michigan’s most challenging and beautiful golf courses.

In the early 1990′s, Grand Rapids auto dealer Joe Duthler purchased Candlestone. He ran the facility until 2008 when the resort was sold to the current owners, Steve Leach and Cathy Farr.

The new group has great visions for Candlestone and has backed it up with massive capital infusion. A new restaurant and lounge, new greenside deck, all-new remodeled motel rooms and lobby were just the beginning.

Although the original founders have moved on to other endeavors, their dream lives on: a resort where you get the personal attention you deserve.

Pro Shop

The new golf shop at Candlestone, located right next to the driving range, is a convenient stop for our golfers to shop or register to play.

We carry fashions for men and women along with golf supplies, clubs, putters, gloves and everything else that the avid golfer needs to improve their appearance and their game. Look for these top names in golf: Callaway, Greg Norman, Adams, Titleist, and Footjoy; with an exclusive line of Adidas

• Easily schedule your tee times
• Quick snack and then out the door
• Candlestone fashions at very affordable prices
• Great service to put the right club, ball or pair of shoes
in your hands
• Knowledgeable and responsive to your next group outing.

Practice Facilities

Every player knows that practice is what makes perfect. We offer the facilities you need to keep your game in top shape.

Come hit a bucket of balls at our driving range and work on correcting that slice or break in your new set of clubs. Find yourself in the sand a lot? Learn how to dig yourself out using the practice bunker. Our putting green is great for perfecting your short game and the chipping green is perfect for learning how to handle those tricky shots.

Golf Outings

From personal events as small as 16 to corporate events as large as 250, we put equal effort and detail into every outing.

We understand that this event is important to you and we will perform at a professional standard that excels our competitors. We specialize in fund raisers for profit and charitable groups with shot-gun starts, modified shot-gun starts and tee times for our groups. Regardless of the size of the event we will provide the following services for you at no additional cost:

• Alphabetical and hole assignment rosters
• Personalized cart assignment plaques
• Personalized scorecards
• Personalized rules sheets
• Personalized closest to pins, long drive markers
• Personalized score sheets for results
• Staff member assisted scoreboard
• Special prices for awards

Have a meal (or add it to your package) after your round of golf on our  greenside deck. We seat up to 125 on the deck and have five tents that are available for your use if needed. We have a cook-out menu that is popular with our golf outings, but we will prepare whatever menu and beverages you desire.


Between our men’s leagues, women’s leagues and couple’s leagues, there’s league play that’s perfect for every golfer at Candlestone Golf & Resort! Contact the Pro Shop for more information.


For League Information please Here

Special Events

Book your Special Event with Candlestone Golf and Resort, then sit back, relax, and let us do the work! We understand the importance of your special day, and we have anything and everything you would expect to make your event a success.

Our facility comes complete with a full service hotel and restaurant for those out of town guests. From Weddings and Receptions to Corporate Meetings and Outings, no party is too big or too small!

Overlooking our 170 acres of neatly manicured 18-hole championship golf course, pristine ponds and the undulating woodlands nestled in Belding, Michigan, Candlestone Golf and Resort has a breathtaking setting that will make your Special Event one to remember. The Resort offers several on-site indoor and outdoor venues and wedding ceremony locations, embracing the natural beauty and serenity of the surrounding environment.

Part of the recent remodel plan was our spacious covered deck and patio that overlooks the course, providing a scenic view that is breathtaking and will be remembered by your party guests for years to come!

Banquet Facilities

Candlestone’s banquet facilities can accommodate up to 300 people. Our room rental includes 10 a.m. to Midnight access, set-up and take-down, tables and chairs, white table linen and white linen napkins, bartender service and cake cutting complete with plates and utensils.

With our on site hotel, ceremony and reception services, full service restaurant and 18 hole championship golf course just 25 minutes from Grand Rapids, you and your guests will have everything you want and need in one location. We wish you the best in this planning process and look forward to helping you cater your wedding celebration in style.

It is our policy that Candlestone must supply all food and beverage.
All prices subject to a 20% Service Charge and 6% Sales Tax.


Henry Bouthiette
Henry Bouthiette
General Manager
Grant Hansen
Grant Hansen
Golf Professional and Golf Events Manager

(616) 608-0631

Kristen Videan
Kristen Videan
Catering and Events Manager
Steve Leach
Steve Leach

(616) 794-1580

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