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#1 palvord

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:54 PM

Hi All,

 

I live in the Metro-Detroit area and am looking for course recommendations to hit in the limited time that we have to actually golf in this state.

 

Last year, I was able to play Arcadia Bluffs in Arcadia, MI, The Medalist in Marshall, MI, as well as Gull Lake View West and East.

 

Looking forward to the suggestions.


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 10:57 PM

Is price an issue for you and are you a permanent long-term resident here? 


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#3 palvord

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:56 AM

For my weekly play, price is a concern.

For a golf destination trip, which is what all the above mentioned were, no price is not an option.

I moved to the area 4 years ago. With personal stuff getting settled, now I can start exploring better what the area has to offer.


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WITB:
Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
Putter: Medicus Overspin

Ball: Vice Pro


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:08 AM

I’ve been gone a while now, and never really did play over that way very often. There are a couple Ann Arbor/Ypsi area guys on here who may have some insight on things over that direction. Most of the good stuff probably North towards Auburn Hills?


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:03 AM

Back when I grew-up in Ypsi there were something like 30 courses within 30 miles. Try Washtenaw CC, or what was, and now is Polo Fields Washtenaw in Ypsi. It was a CC where I worked in college and it’s a good track. I played it last fall and it was in really good shape. Small greens that roll great!

Leslie Park in Ann Arbor, And some of the Huron Metroparks were always fun. Eagle Crest in Ypsi is a fun track. Anyway, there are a TON of places. If you get to E Lansing, MSU’s course, Forest Akers, is a ton of fun.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:06 AM

I’ve been gone a while now, and never really did play over that way very often. There are a couple Ann Arbor/Ypsi area guys on here who may have some insight on things over that direction. Most of the good stuff probably North towards Auburn Hills?


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Thank you for the tips. I’ve heard from “around the water cooler” to check out Auburn Hills area.


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Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:08 AM

Back when I grew-up in Ypsi there were something like 30 courses within 30 miles. Try Washtenaw CC, or what was, and now is Polo Fields Washtenaw in Ypsi. It was a CC where I worked in college and it’s a good track. I played it last fall and it was in really good shape. Small greens that roll great!

Leslie Park in Ann Arbor, And some of the Huron Metroparks were always fun. Eagle Crest in Ypsi is a fun track. Anyway, there are a TON of places. If you get to E Lansing, MSU’s course, Forest Akers, is a ton of fun.


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I hope I can check some of these out and report back my thoughts. Huron Metroparks might be the most doable to start.

Getting to E Lansing may be in the fall with football season.


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WITB:
Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
Putter: Medicus Overspin

Ball: Vice Pro


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:10 PM

My family has a place on the west side of the state. Beautiful courses there.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:04 PM

Dunmaglaus in Charlevoix

Bay Harbor in Petoskey

The Gailes in Oscoda

Forrest Dunes in Roscommon

The dream/nightmare in West Branch

Hawks head Links

Greywalls in Da Yoop

Tree tops in Gaylord

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Dunmaglaus in Charlevoix

Bay Harbor in Petoskey

The Gailes in Oscoda

Forrest Dunes in Roscommon

The dream/nightmare in West Branch

Hawks head Links

Greywalls in Da Yoop

Tree tops in Gaylord


I’ll add these to my list of places to play. Hopefully can convince the wife to join as week.


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WITB:
Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 09:08 PM

I’ll add these to my list of places to play. Hopefully can convince the wife to join as week.


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All of those places have all sorts of activities other than golf. Except Gaylord. It’s kind of just there. You could see some elk, but not much else going on there.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:05 AM

All of those places have all sorts of activities other than golf. Except Gaylord. It’s kind of just there. You could see some elk, but not much else going on there.


My in-laws live outside of Traverse so if we use that as a home base we should be able to get to most of these throughout the summer.


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WITB:
Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
Putter: Medicus Overspin

Ball: Vice Pro


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:35 AM

My in-laws live outside of Traverse so if we use that as a home base we should be able to get to most of these throughout the summer.


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Oh heck yeah. There are plenty by TC, probably one of the best golf destinations in the Mitten my man. Enjoy it while it’s here... summer that is. If you get north of the Mac let me know.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:51 AM

Oh heck yeah. There are plenty by TC, probably one of the best golf destinations in the Mitten my man. Enjoy it while it’s here... summer that is. If you get north of the Mac let me know.


Will do. Good luck with the two months of summer.


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WITB:
Driver:  :taylormade-small:RBZ2 10.5 degree 
3 wood:  :taylormade-small:Burner 15 degree
Hybrid:  :adams-small:Red 18 degree

Irons:  :ping-small: G30 4-PW

Wedges:  :vokey-small: 52 degree

                 :cleveland-small: RTX 588 2.0 56 and 64 degree
Putter: Medicus Overspin

Ball: Vice Pro


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:57 AM

Will do. Good luck with the two months of summer.


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