Golf Digest Ranks Forest Dunes Among America’s 25 Greatest Public Golf Courses

Roscommon, MI – Forest Dunes, the premier golf destination in northern Michigan, has once again earned a spot among Golf Digest’s elite list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. The highly-acclaimed Tom Weiskopf designed course was ranked No. 25 on the list.
The publication’s biennial review of America’s top public courses appears in the June 2017 issue. Golf Digest used nearly 1,000 low-handicap male and female golfers on its Course Ranking Panel and asked each to submit ballots based on seven criteria including shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience.

“We are very excited to once again be recognized by one of the leading golf publications and rater panels in the industry as one of America’s greatest public courses”, said Chad Maveus, general manager at Forest Dunes. “To continue being rated among the best in the country is a testament to the quality design by Weiskopf, and our maintenance staff who maintains the courses world-class conditions on a daily basis.”

Forest Dunes, which opened in 2002, is ranked No. 4 overall in Michigan, No. 2 public by Golf Digest. The resort destination is also one of Golf Digest’s Best Resort’s in the America’s.

Tom Weiskopf, who has designed more than a hundred golf courses around the world, feels Forest Dunes is one of his top three designs in the United States. The course, which is cut through the beautiful Huron National Forest, is unlike any other in northern Michigan. The front nine features parkland-style holes meandering through corridors of red and jack pines, with elaborate bunkering and sandy waste areas on the sides. The back nine is quite different, featuring even more open and exposed rugged native sand areas with scruffy underbrush bordering and crossing fairways and greens.

New for 2017 has been the highly-anticipated opening of The Loop, the innovative 18-hole reversible golf course designed by Tom Doak. This revolutionary course can be played in one direction one day and another direction the next using the same 18 greens and fairways. Golf Digest named The Loop as the Best New Public Course in 2016.
In terms of play for golfers, the result is three golf courses and a versatile 54-hole golf package that is as cool and unique as the destination itself. When building a stay and play golf package at Forest Dunes, golfers can simply combine a lodging rate with the golf rates. Lodging options include the Lake AuSable Lodge, golf cottages, or the new golf villas.

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About Forest Dunes

Nestled on 1,300 acres of heavily wooded land within the Huron National Forest, Forest Dunes has become one of the country’s premier golf experiences. In this pristine setting, Tom Weiskopf designed one of his top layouts featuring rugged native dunes, scruffy sand areas and water features. The course has been consistently ranked among the best courses by the leading golf publications. Golf Digest, which ranked its original Weiskopf course the Best New Course in the Country when it opened in 2002, currently ranks it No. 25 among its top public courses, and GOLF Magazine and Golfweek have also ranked it among their Top 100 courses. The unique and reversible Tom Doak design, The Loop, adds a second/third Best New Course to the golf experience at Forest Dunes. In addition, the property features the beautiful Adirondack style Clubhouse with Sangomore’s restaurant, Lake AuSable Lodge with 14-rooms, new golf villas, and cottages.

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