Reader writes in with high praise for Dunmaglas Golf Club in northern Michigan
Earlier this week, I wrote a few observations on Golf.com’s Michigan rankings. This morning, reader Peter Haines wrote in with a reminder about Dunmaglas Golf Club, one of my favorites in the state and well-deserving of a Top 15 or Top 10 nod in the state - though it was omitted in Golf’s ranking.
From St. Sault Marie, Canada and founder of his Hack and Slash Golf League, Peter wrote:
I am a once/twice a week golfer shooting about 47-50 per nine holes. I like to play different golf courses and until I experienced Dunmaglas my favourites were Crooked Tree, Little Traverse Bay and the Loon.
I accidentally played Dunmaglas last year when I couldn’t get on Crooked Tree, and well fell in love with the course. I played it on two different occasions that year, and then bought a 10-pack play this winter and have been bring players with me to play. Every single person can’t wait to go back and play again. For me, the two-hour drive, having to take the bridge to cross from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, and then the Mackinaw bridge, and then the drive to Dunmaglas is a NO BRAINER….. All I need is time off, a good rate and I will even accept so-so weather.
If you want a great experience, then you really, really need to try Dunmaglas. Once their condos are up and running, I hope to put together an outing for my Hack and Slash golf league players, the experience will be worth their time.
There are better golf courses than Dunmaglas in the state, but they’re usually double the price, which makes it such a standout, especially being in a high-priced neighborhood near Bay Harbor and Arcadia Bluffs. For $69-89 a round (and just $20 for club rental), it’s among Michigan’s top under $100 plays.
The Petoskey-Charlevoix-Harbor Springs area is loaded with top courses. A five-course package including Bay Harbor, Crooked Tree (haven’t personally played it but am told very good things from others), Belvedere, Dunmaglas and True North is as good and varied of a fab five as there is in the state.
Click here for my photo gallery and here for my golf course review. Mike Bailey also just visited the course this season and has a new course review up. It’s nice to see a course that withered on the vine for a bit now back getting the TLC it deserves, and golfers are taking notice.
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