Our opening hole on the north course generally plays into the prevailing wind. Three strategically placed fairway bunkers make teeshot placement a premium allowing the player a short iron into a well guarded and undulating green.
Long hitters will have a go at it in hopes of reaching this green in two on this long, narrow par five. Players not able to reach the greenin two will need to avoid a left hand side cross bunker inside 100 yards. An accurate approach shot to the small, contoured green isrequired in hopes of securing a birdie
This uphill holes plays slightly longer than the yardage. A back hole location can produce difficult putting conditions as a spine runsthrough that area of the green. This hole is recreated on the Ross Memorial course at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan
Accuracy off of the tee will once again be at a premium. For a clear approach to the two tiered green, the player will need to keep tothe left side of the fairway. A player making a birdie here will pick up a stroke on their opponent
Again, being accurate off of the tee will determine how the player will attack this hole. Those that find the fairway may have theopportunity to reach this par five in two. Those that don't will have to negotiate a challenging lay up as a large tree on the left hand sideof the fairway and fairway bunkers short right of the green dictate strategy.
Driver may not be the play off of the tee for everyone. Several fairway bunkers and out of bound left may produce a layup tee ball shortof any trouble. The second short normally play about a half of club more as the green is slightly uphill.
This beautiful, slightly downhill par three will play about a half of club shorter than the yardage. The difficult, undulating green will putputting at a premium. A birdie here will be a bonus for any player.
The two left side fairway bunkers tighten up the driving area a bit, but there is plenty of room to the right. A good drive will leave players with a mid to short iron into the green for their second shot
The mighty oak off the right side of the tee was bent as a sapling by Native Americans to mark their Detroit to Saginaw trail. A bronze tablet at the base of this tree memorializes this bit of history
Accuracy off of the tee is a premium here. Out of bounds left and bunkers and pine trees right call for a straight drive that will leave theplayers a long to mid iron into the green. In Ross fashion, the green allows for balls to be bounced on to the putting surface
A solid drive will set the player up with a mid iron approach on this dogleg left hole. Trees left and several fairway bunkers will again place a premium on proper placement of the tee shot.
Birdies are hard to come by on the longest of the four par three holes on the north. Guarded by two bunkers, this green looks relativelysimple from the tee. However, closer inspection will reveal a front bowl and several places to hide the hole location
Par is a good score on this long and difficult par four. A tee shot that avoids the trees left and a fairway bunker in the driving zone onthe right side will set the player up with a long to mid iron into the elevated green. A false front, on the left side of the green complex,will cause a approach shot coming up short to roll away. The Club's original clubhouse was built behind and left of this green.
This dogleg right par four requires a precise tee shot to avoid the trees left and fairway bunkers on the right. A wayward tee shot couldresult in having to play a great recovery shot to reach the green in regulation. Many players take the driver out of their hands insteadchoosing instead to lay up and play into the green with a short iron.
Big hitters normally have a go at this green in two but the player needs to beware of the large penalty area short of the green. A layupshot can be challenging as the player will need to avoid a cross bunker on the right and the penalty are on the left. Once on the green,putting won't come easy on this large and undulating surface
Don't be short on this classic Ross designed par three that can play longer that it looks. Many shots have plugged under the front lipwhile trying to squeeze the tee shot into a front hole location. Players will normally be hitting mid to short irons into this small green thathas bunkers short, left, and right
With bunkers on both sides of the driving zone, a tee shot short of these hazards will serve the player well leaving a mid iron approachto the green. One of the more under-rated putting surfaces on the course, it can frustrate those with makeable putts
Bunker placement throughout this hole requires sound strategy on the longest of the four par fives on the North. A generous openinginto the green will allow balls to be run onto this undulating putting surface
This great par four finishing hole has a diagonal penalty area that will dictate strategy from tee to green. With fairway bunkers left andright, a tee shot in the fairway will be most important, leaving long to mid iron into the green. However, once on the green the fun hasjust begun. Players will be faced with possibly the most difficult putting surface on the course. The 1992 U.S.G.A. Mid-AmateurChampionship was decided by a four putt on this green
A solid drive that avoids the two fairway bunkers will leave a mid to short iron shot into this green that slopes drastically from back tofront. An over-aggressive putt from the back of the green could lead to some frustration on this putting surface
The first of several strong par fours on the South course. Avoiding out of bounds right and a severe fairway bunker left will allow theplayer a better opportunity to hit the elevated putting surface in regulation. Getting to the green is only half the challenge of this hole.Putting on the severely sloped surface is difficult
The first of the South courses six par three holes. A mid to short iron approach on this straight forward hole normally plays down wind.
A left hand cross bunker on this dog leg left hole challenges the player. They must either lay up short or try and carry it. Aggressive teeshots can lead to birdie opportunities.
A spine runs through this green from back to front making putting and recovery shots difficult. Bunkers short, right, and leftonly add tothe character of this hole
This reachable par five generally plays into the prevailing wind. Out of bounds left and several well placed bunkers throughout the holemay cause the player consternation.
Fairway bunkers right force the tee shot left on this medium length par four. A very large oak tree protects the left front side of this bowlshaped green.
Avoiding the fairway bunkers right and left will leave the player a mid to short iron into a green that falls off to the left. In classic DonaldRoss fashion, a ball can be rolled onto the green.
A solid drive from an elevated tee will set the player up with a mid iron approach on this hole. Two mounds on the putting surface maymake putting an adventure.
A perfect carry over the fairway cross bunker promises a short shot to the green, but a slight miss left or right makes par a difficult score. The well bunkered green slopes from back to front testing downhill putting skills.
The penalty area to the left causes many shots to be pushed into the bunker right of the flattest green on the South. Stretching to 179 yards, a brisk northerly wind can put a long iron or fairway wood into a player's hand.
Another of our outstanding par four holes on the South. Trees line the fairway, with a right hand bunker at the premium landing area. The subtly contoured green makes a two putt no sure thing.
This slightly uphill par three plays to forgiving bowl shaped green and accounts for more holes-in-one that any other hole at the Club.
This may be the Clubs most underrated hole. Looking innocent from the tee, this green has difficult hole locations on the right and left sides of this small green. Shoot for the middle and have a reasonable chance at par.
The last of the South's outstanding par four holes, this slight dogleg right requires an actuate tee shot to avoided fairway bunkers right and left. Approach shot can be run up onto this small putting surface.
Normally playing longer than it's yardage, shifting winds can add to this hole being more difficult than it looks. Balls missing left face a steep drop off making getting up and down a challenge.
One of the few holes where the golfer normally has the wind at their back. Tee shots need to get to the corner of the dog leg right in order to have a open second shot. Longer hitters can reach the green in two but players laying up will need to avoid several strategically place fairway bunkers well short of the green. The most severely sloped green on the South further complicates matters for the player.