The Forest Dunes Golf Club is situated on 500 acres of heavily wooded land inside the Huron National Forest.
The parkland-style classic course designed by British Open Champion, Tom Weiskopt, includes modern enhancements and today has a reputation for challenging for golfers of all skill levels.
“Forest Dunes replicates classic style and emulates a risk/reward involvement on most every hole. I consider this golf course to be in the top three which I have ever been involved in the United States.” – Tom Weiskopt
Forest Dunes Challenging Landscape
Forest Dunes includes an intriguing set of natural challenges from open meadows, to hardwoods, to rugged native dunes, to scruffy sand areas mingled with water features and century-old red and jack pines.
The front nine offer parkland style holes which roam through corridors of pines framed with elaborate bunkering and sandy waste areas on the sidelines. The back nine grows a little more challenging with exposed rugged native sandy areas and scruffy underbrush bordering the fairways and greens.
The 16th hole measures more than 200 yards and challenges golfers to carry over a rustic dune area. The 17th hold is really designed to test your skills measuring just 302 yards that flow through spectacular native sand dunes bordered by fescue grasses.
The last hole offers a challenging 560 plus yards and plays through a rugged dune area with a lake lining up and around the left side.
Stay and Play Packages
Forest Dunes Golf Club offers a variety of Stay & Play Packages, which include golf, lodging and breakfast. Choices include 18, 36 or 54 holes, one-night stays or multiple-night options.
Accommodations are available at the Lake AuSable Lodge which features 14-rooms and is just steps from the clubhouse. Twelve of the rooms are located on the first floor, and a couple of two-bedroom suites are available on the second floor. Six of the first-floor standard rooms and the two suites upstairs overlook the first tee and feature a patio.
Along with the Lake AuSable Lodge, four well-appointed cottages are available on site. These cottages are completely furnished. Two of them are situated on or near Lake AuSable while the other two line the fairway of hole No. 7.
Whether you’re a couple, a single, or a senior over 55, the Forest Dunes has a stay and play package suited to your needs. Call (989) 275-0700 to book your package, or for more information and group rates submit an online request.
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