My friends to the west: I’d posted earlier this year about the Battle for the Big Nut, which I’d hoped to make a NIT qualifier. Due to any number of reasons—life and work getting way the fuck in the way, getting out over my skis with the original planning, the event coming right after our Roost championship, blah blah blah—the numbers never really took off.
While it’d be kind to call it an “event” at this point, it’s still a meetup and golf is gonna get played. Original link is below. Sleepy Hollow is a fantastic course. It’ll be hosting the Cleveland AM the following week so should be dialed. We’ve got guys playing Saturday PM and/or Sunday AM. So if anyone feels like making a drive next weekend, we’d love to see you out here.
Spreadsheet is in the event link. Giving back unused times Sunday evening.Just plop your name where applicable if you can make it. Craic on!
We’ve started going up to Beulah this past year and I’ve hit all three of those courses–totally agree with everything you said. Really excellent write-up. I’m heading up in a couple weeks and am going to try out Interlochen, which is also in that $50 range for a round, and is just a short drive from Beulah.
I promise I searched “Detroit pubic golf” before I posted this but got nothing. I guess everybody talks about TC and GR??? Looking for 3 course recommendations in the area, most likely West or NorthWest. I’ve already played U of M. I’ve done some research and have heard Orchards, Shepherds Hollow, and Pine Trace. Courses would preferably be in nature and not outlined by subdivisions. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks boys!
I’ve played True North twice and I can attest that it’s truly out of this world. Absolute best condition I’ve ever played a course. No old divots. No ball marks. Nothing. Could easily play without shoes if you are hitting it straight. Great movement. Huge sloping greens. Completely isolated. My group of guys met the owner in a bar in Harbor Springs when we were on a golf trip. We bought him some rounds not knowing who he was. Next thing we know he invites our group of 16 to come out and play the next day. We pushed our scheduled tee time and played True North with him. It was nuts. He liked us so much that the next year we were allowed to include it in our package. Black Lake Golf Club, True North, Little Traverse Bay GC (RIP) and Dunmaglas. That was a sick trip.
Heading up to Crystal Mtn with some guys in a couple weeks and looking for a course roughly halfway to break up the day. Was thinking Eagle Eye in Lansing, which is right on my usual route, but I’m balking at the $130 green fee. Feel like I can hit that later at a better midweek or bumper season rate. Any other better value courses you guys can think of? Twins starting college next week, so the wife is justifiably watching my golf expenditures closely.
Could head further west on our way and do something near Grand Rapids or along the coast. Or stay inland along 127. Could even go up I75 and hit something near Flint/Saginaw or along Rte. 10 as we head west.