Forest Dunes Golf Club
Best golf course in michigan for the pure golf enthusiast. Arcadia has the views but I think this best golf.
August 7, 2014
Nice layout, well maintained. Greens were in great shape. Only complaint is for a course this nice and money should have towels to wipe clubs.
August 6, 2014
Gem in the Middle of Nowhere
Forest Dunes was touted to me by many as nicer than Michigan's premier public course Arcadia Bluffs. While the actual course condition may have been a little better, (and the greens faster) it simply could not match the overall aesthetics or playability of Arcadia.
That said, wow, what a gem in the middle of nowhere!!! And the value for the money is far superior to the $180 Arcadia charges. However, for a place that claims to be a bucket list golf destination, the lack of GPS or any kind of caddie program was disappointing.
From tee to green, this course was as pristine as some of the finest Country Clubs I have played. The course strategy was pretty much straight forward without any complicated sight-lines. Each hole was framed beautifully by trees, yet the course didn't play like it was tree-lined. It was certainly a unique experience, but not on par with the Pebble Beaches, Whistling Straits & Arcadias of the world.
Overall it was a fantastic round at a fantastic course and should you find yourself in the middle of nowhere it's worth playing. And if Tom Doak does build a second course there, it's probably worth a weekend stay!
August 5, 2014
Good walking course. Great conditions.
Good walking course. Lunch menu is really weak. Nothing healthy...just basic bar food. And the draft beer system was busted. When they get the second course in…this will be a great destination.
August 4, 2014
Well worth the effort to get there!
Perfect greens and great layout! New Tom Doak course next door breaking ground now!
July 30, 2014
Forest Dunes appears as the name implies- with forested areas and sand dunes all around. It is a beautiful course that reflects the natural landscape in this part of northern Michigan. The course is very difficult. If you stray fron the fairway you are either in brush, forest or bunkers and can expect to lose balls. If you manage to get to the green, the real punishment starts. The greens are faster than any I ever played and probably faster than 90 percent of golfers are used to - they are like glass. Invariably, if you land on the green with an iron or chip shot your ball will roll off. Once you start putting expect to be doing so at least three times on almost every hole. Finally pin placement adds to the humiliation and beat down. Go play the course if you can but expect to leave down trodden and doubting your ability to play golf at all.
July 21, 2014
Wide fairways, big traps and green complexes, fast greens. Very nice range. The "Bye Hole" is a very nice finishing touch.
July 21, 2014
With the hot deals on the GolfNow app I was able to play this course for under $70. At that price it was more then anything I could have wished for. The course was in perfect shape along with the complimentary practice areas. This was the best golf experience I have ever had.
July 13, 2014