Meet our new General Manager

Welcome Lloyd!


Chestnut Valley Golf Course Welcomes New General Manager!
With excitement for the upcoming 2018 season, Chestnut Valley announces Lloyd Swadling IV as the new General Manager. Lloyd is no stranger to the local golf community—a Petoskey native and avid amateur golfer—he has history working maintenance for several courses and is the owner of a golf simulator shop in Petoskey. Lloyd’s passion for thegame is evident in his knowledge of equipment, tournament format, leagues and most recently instruction. From social golf to competitive golf, his roots with Chestnut extend to its earliest years. He is excited for this opportunity and fosters plans for the course that encourage members, one-time visitors and nearby residents to rediscover the hidden gem in their community.

Chestnut Valley Golf Course & Restaurant opened for play in 1994. Its classic design, carved out of beautiful log home community in the northern hardwood forest is both enjoyable and challenging for golfers of all skill levels. For 2018 membership and play rates visit or email Lloyd at

Serving you from the Kitchen!

Welcome Jerry!


Chestnut Valley Golf Course is excited to welcome to the kitchen staff, Jerry Racine. Jerry joins us with 40 years of culinary and hospitality experience. For nearly the past 20 years, Jerry had been a part of the Management Team at the Little Harbor Club. Jerry fulfilled the role of Kitchen Manager while also working as a chef. Prior to the Little Harbor Club, Jerry worked as the Chef at Petoskey Bay View Country Club and previously owned and ran his own restaurant. Jerry is excited for this new venture and looks forward to adding his own personal touch to the menu. A staple of this menu will be Jerry’s Perch Fry, also known as “Deter’s Dad’s Perch.” Join us Friday nights for all-you-can-eat “Deter’s Dad’s Perch.” Chestnut Valley’s restaurant is open 7 days a week during the summer.  We look forward to serving you this summer!