Who We Are

Enjoy overnight accommodations, a full service restaurant and bar and a round or two of golf. With a covered deck and extended patio overlooking the course, a 25 room hotel and a top notch dining menu, you have found the right location to getaway.

Our History

1971 -

A group of local businessmen envisioned a grand, luxurious restaurant and hotel in a picturesque setting that was once an apple orchard.

1972 -

The 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.

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.

1985 -

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

1990 -

Grand Rapids auto dealer Joe Duthler purchased Candlestone.

2008 -

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.

2009 -

A new restaurant and lounge, new green-side deck, all-new remodeled hotel 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.