Summer Golf Vacation for Everyone (continued)
If you do not mind a drive into farm country, then Hunters Ridge golf course will be a very nice golfing experience, at a very affordable price.
Hunters Ridge is north of Howell, Michigan, north of M-59, on Byron Road.
When you first approach this Jerry Matthews designed course it looks like you are in farmland, but once you get to the golf you find that you must concentrate on your shot placement or the ball will be eaten by the very deep (thigh -high) natural grasses or the wooded areas that are located all along the edges of the fairway. Bring extra balls as you cannot find them if they go in the high grass.
The greens are excellent, very well protected, and very rolling.
Your shot placement and accuracy, and your green reading and putting skills will be challenged when playing Hunters Ridge.
I played on a weekday afternoon and it was not until the 16th hole that I met up with two other golfers, Bill and Jack. We basically had the course to ourselves. They live in the area, knew the course well, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and the beauty of the various holes. They especially like holes 17 and 18, so I included a picture of 17 so you can see what they see.
Weekday greens fee, including cart, is $25. The weekday rate for Seniors (over 50) is only $20 with cart. Phone 517-545-4653.
The clubhouse is an attractive Superior Log structure that houses the pro shop, snack bar, meeting area, and an outside patio.
Practice facilities are good and include a driving range and putting green.
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