Top 10 Michigan Public Golf Courses You Can Play this Summer
January in Michigan means for many of us, dreaming of summer time and hitting the links at one of our state's amazing golf courses.
If your plans this summer include golfing in Michigan, Golf Digest has come up with a top 10 list of our states best public golf courses.
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club. Located in Arcadia, this magnificent course is on a windswept bluff 180 feet above Lake Michigan. It is a challenging course, but the amazing views of lake Michigan and the beauty of the course make for a wonderful day.
Forest Dunes Golf Club. Located in Roscommon, this heavily wooded course is nestled in the pines of the Huron National Forest. This course has fast become one of the country's premier golf experiences.
The Loop at Forest Dunes Golf Club. Have you ever heard of this? Playing the same course forwards and backwards. The Loop according to Golf Magazine, is a revolutionary reversible design, it is a walking-only experience featuring two different layouts playing from the same fairways to the same green complexes, which alternate directions on a daily basis. Michigan.org reports that Golf Digest also named this as the Best New Public Golf Course and the Best New U.S. Course.
Greywalls at Marquette Golf Club. This golf course offers magnificent views of lake Superior as well as the rugged beauty of the Marquette area.
Lochenheath Golf Club. Another course on a scenic bluff, this overlooks East Grand Traverse Bay near Traverse City.
Eagle Eye Golf Club. Located in Bath, and described as 'a rolling "links" style championship golf course. Best of all this course is located in our Mid-Michigan backyard!
While we are thinking of all things golf now, last Friday an amazing thing happened at a California golf course. A golfer at the Lake Chabot Golf Course in Oakland hit a once-in-a-lifetime shot on the 18th hole. That hole is a 649-yard par-6 hole, and the 54 year old golfer made it in two. That my friend is called a 'condor,' and is a very rare shot. The hole played out like this, he launched a 540 yard drive from the top of the hill that somehow bounced, rolled and finally landed at the bottom of the hill. Then he used a pitching wedge to hit up to the elevated pin. The Oakland area man didn't even know what he did, but luckily a course Marshall was there to certify the very very rare shot known as the 'Condor.' On the 18th, a par-6, he made it in 2.