Course Review: Forest Dunes

I made my annual pilgrimage to Forest Dunes today (@ForestDunesGolf) and had to revisit, slightly edit, and upgrade some of my reviews and scores that make it up. The bottom line, this place is fantastic and a must play if you’re in Northern Michigan.

Forest Dunes – Roscommon, MI (Architect: Tom Weiskopf)

Background

Built on property once owned by the founder of General Motors and Detroit Mafia families, Forest Dunes was born into existence in 2002.  Designed by major champion Tom Weiskopf, the (appropriately named) course will take you on a journey through the hardwoods, pines, and natural sand dunes of Northern Michigan that you’ll never forget.

Forest Dunes has captured several prestigious awards in its brief history. The course was ranked number 99 in Golf Digest’s Top 100 of 2011-2012, ranked number 20 in Golf Digest’s 2011-2012 Greatest Public Courses, and ranked number 87 in Golfweek’s 2012 Best Modern Courses.

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Where is Roscommon, Michigan you might ask? Well, it’s absolutely in the middle of nowhere. Roscommon has one stop light and one watering hole that you can find a drink in, but that’s part of the beauty of Forest Dunes, you’ll just have to…

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