Crystal Downs. Photo by Larry Lambrecht
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Located close to the western shore of Lake Michigan, the Crystal Downs Country Club was designed by legendary architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, who was introduced to the site in 1927 following his wo...

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Founded by Bandon Dunes visionary Mike Keiser, on a 90-acre woodland property close to the shores of Lake Michigan, the Dunes Club is a remarkable nine-hole layout that is carved through attracti...

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One of the world’s most recognizable championship venues, the Oakland Hills Country Club is located 20 miles north-west of Detroit, and was founded by businessman connected to the Ford Motor Compan...

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Located an hour east of Crystal Downs, the Kingsley Club was the first solo design project for architect Mike DeVries, who spent much of his youth at the Downs and even worked on the grounds crew f...

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A wonderful old Donald Ross golf course northwest of Detroit, the Franklin Hills Country Club was established in 1927 on rolling farmland a short drive from Oakland Hills. While Ross’s work at Oakl...

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An apparently natural marriage between a young minimalist architect and the sand dunes of the Michigan shoreline, the Lost Dunes Golf Club was, in reality, one of the most complex and unlikely succ...

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The small city of Marquette is not only the most heavily populated on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but also likely to be the most golf-crazed in northern parts of the state. Despite a modest members...

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In a sparsely populated area known more for its state forests and beautiful lakes than its world-class golf, lies Michigan’s fascinating Forest Dunes Resort. Originally conceived in the late 1990s,...

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As one of the most acclaimed globetrotting golf course designers of his generation, Tom Doak has enjoyed his share of great sites, great projects and great clients. From Britain to France, Australi...

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Less than 20 miles south of Crystal Downs, Michigan’s Arcadia Bluffs is a modern daily-fee facility built among huge clifftop dunes alongside the Lake Michigan shoreline. Designed by Warren Henders...

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