Golf Course Reviews
Well, autumn is already in the air in Michigan. The cool wind and daytime temps in the 60's and low 70's is "refreshing" to say the least.
This is the time for great golf. The green fees are lower, the courses are in excellent condition, the early color changes are just beginning, and there are good discounts on quality golf equipment.
We recently played three courses and found each one to be good values and true challenges to your golfing ability. Rolling Meadows Golf Course in the Whitmore Lake / North Territorial area provides challenge with tough pin placements on somewhat domed greens. The course was in very good condition and the green fees with cart were in the $25 range. Less $ if you prefer to walk.
The 2nd course we played was the Huntmore Golf Club, just north of Brighton, MI. This course has an impressive layout and requires a cart as the distance between several holes is quite far. Five tee placements provide for distances from 7105 yards down to 5244 yards.
This course is not for the faint of heart. Good course strategy is required to score well, as errant shots are often not recoverable. Bring extra golf balls. Smart play, however, can take the teeth out of the fairway challenges, but great putting is required on the greens. To score well you must enjoy firm and very fast. Play your approach shots under the pin to avoid down-slope or cross-slope putts. Sign up for their e-club to receive discounted green fees (some in the $25 range).
Our Golf Buddy GPS Rangefinder was very beneficial at the Huntmore, accurately displaying each hole layout and providing the distances to, and over, the many hazards. Remember, for a limited time we are providing free golf instruction to persons who purchase a Golf Buddy Platinum GPS rangefinder. That's an instructor-led session for persons in Southeast Michigan, or an online training course for persons in other areas. See http://www.golfinstructioncourses.com/golf-gps or contact me for more information.
The third course we played was Indian Springs Metropark, located on White Lake Road, east of Pontiac. The course conditions were excellent and the scenery was beautiful. We also provided a review of this course last year (located further down in the blog articles). There is a large distance gap between the white tees and the senior gold tees, which are relatively similar to the forward red tees. The white tees play at a little over 6400 yards while the gold tees are about 1000 yards less. Regardless of which tee box used, the key to success at this course is a well positioned tee shot that allows an unrestricted approach shot to the green. Greens were in very good conditions and putting speed was reasonable.
Don't put your clubs away. Enjoy more golf this autumn.
Hit 'em straight!