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

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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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One warning on the Metroparks, they get pretty heavy senior, league and beginner play. Kensington, Stony Creek and for good reason - they are perfect courses for those crowds, but it can lead to backed up courses at times. I typically try to play those courses at twilight while carrying. 

 

Eagle Eye, Hawk Hollow, and Forest Akers West are the three courses worth driving out to the Lansing area. In the mid-summer you could easily just get in an am and pm round. Tee times can be difficult to come by on football weekends there (same story in Ann Arbor) Also worth playing, but only if you're already in the Lansing area is College Fields and Timber Ridge. 

 

I few mid-ish mitten courses not too far off the freeways that are woth checking out if passing by on your way 'up north' include: Buck's Run (Mt. Pleasant), PohlCat (Mt. Pleasant), Eagle Glen (Clare), and The Fortress (Frankenmuth).

 

I live in the western Detroit burbs, so if you ever have any ?s about courses in the Novi/Plymouth/Ann Arbor-ish area feel free to give a shout. 

 

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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One warning on the Metroparks, they get pretty heavy senior, league and beginner play. Kensington, Stony Creek and for good reason - they are perfect courses for those crowds, but it can lead to backed up courses at times. I typically try to play those courses at twilight while carrying.

 

Eagle Eye, Hawk Hollow, and Forest Akers West are the three courses worth driving out to the Lansing area. In the mid-summer you could easily just get in an am and pm round. Tee times can be difficult to come by on football weekends there (same story in Ann Arbor) Also worth playing, but only if you're already in the Lansing area is College Fields and Timber Ridge.

 

I few mid-ish mitten courses not too far off the freeways that are woth checking out if passing by on your way 'up north' include: Buck's Run (Mt. Pleasant), PohlCat (Mt. Pleasant), Eagle Glen (Clare), and The Fortress (Frankenmuth).

 

I live in the western Detroit burbs, so if you ever have any ?s about courses in the Novi/Plymouth/Ann Arbor-ish area feel free to give a shout.

Thanks for the heads up. Sounds like the Metroparks may be best for a midweek round after work.

 

If I stumble on a course out West, I’ll send you a shout.

 

 

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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

You forgot St Ives & Tullymore in Canadian Lakes!

 

 

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You forgot St Ives & Tullymore in Canadian Lakes!

 

 

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I’ll add these to the list. Some of these may need to be tackled over a few summers. They all look fantastic in pictures.

 

 

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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.

Pheasant Run in Canton has 27 holes that are always in really good shape. Fun to play and is challenging.

 

Fieldstone GC in Auburn Hills is a great track as well. Definitely a more challenging course. It was the Course the PGA Tour would use for the Monday Qualifier when the Buick Open was still on the schedule.

Katke-Cousins is in Auburn Hills as well. Never played but have heard great things about it. I checked the website and it looks like the Oakland University Golf team plays their matches there.

 

The Orchards in Washington (just east of Auburn Hills) is a good track as well and well worth the drive depending on where you live.

 

Shepard’s Hollow has 54 holes and is INCREDIBLE!! I have only played 18 of the 54 holes they have on site but it is one of the best golf experiences that I have played in Southeast MI. It’s located in Clarkston.

 

 

 

 

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