Leisure & Special Events
Municipal Golf Course
Royal Oak Golf Club is open to Royal Oak residents and businesses. The 9-hole municipal golf course offers open golf and league play, a pro shop and individual or group instruction with a golf pro.
Red Run Golf Club
Established in Royal Oak in 1914, the posh, private golf club features an 18-hole golf course, pool, tennis courts, three dining rooms and meeting rooms for members. Red Red Golf Club is located at 2036 Rochester Road (Just North of 12 Mile Road) Phone: 248-548-7500.
Grand Slam Baseball Training Center
Grand Slam Baseball Training Center, a full service training facility, provides seasonal camps for little league through college age baseball players, as well as slow pitch and girl's fast pitch softball. Grand Slam is contracted by some area schools to provide instruction to their teams. Location: 3530 Coolidge Highway (Just North of 13 Mile Road). Phone: 248-549-7100.
Total Soccer, the indoor bubble-domed structure, has been operating in Royal Oak for over 13 years. The facility offers soccer leagues, camps, clinics and tournaments for soccer players from age 4 to 40 and older. Total Soccer operates seasonally from October to April. Location: 1319 Lexington Boulevard (North of 13 Mile, East of Crooks). Phone: 248-288-2110.
Royal Oak Golf CenterRoyal Oak Golf Center is host to one of Michigan’s best outdoor driving ranges. Featuring 10 covered tees that are heated in the winter and cooled by overhead fans in the summer, plus 65 open air tees that allow you to get outdoors and into the sun, Royal Oak Golf Center has been popular with both new and accomplished players since it first opened in the 1950s.
Woodward Dream Cruise
Collectively, Royal Oak and six other cities welcome more than one million spectators to the area for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise. Held in August, the one-day event is the world's largest classic car cruise, drawing cruisers and spectators from around the world to ogle autos of yesteryear. Participating communities provide optimal viewing, cruise-related activities and entertainment throughout the day.
Throughout the year, Royal Oak hosts a number of social events that bring families together from Royal Oak and surrounding areas. Some events are centered in Royal Oak's enchanting downtown district, while others are held at other locations throughout the city. Some celebrated activities held in Royal Oak are:
- Royal Oak in Bloom (sale of annuals and perennials)
- Memorial Day Parade
- Oak Apple Run (10K foot race)
- Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal (downtown art show)
- Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (at Memorial Park)
- Corn Roast and Country Fair (Farmers Market)
- Arts, Beats and Eats (Oakland County Festival held in downtown Royal Oak)
- Aids Walk Detroit, sponsored by Steppin' Out
- Spooktacular (Halloween event)
- Holiday Magic Parade and Events (S Washington Avenue)
- Tree Lighting Ceremony (City Hall / Farmers Market Plaza)
Arts Beats & Eats
Royal Oak in Bloom
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Holiday Magic Parade
Memorial Day Parade
Oak Apple Run
Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair