Golf News for Monday, April 1, 2013 | People

Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Michigan hires PGA master professional Miles Blundell

ROSCOMMON, Mich. -- One of the country's top young PGA Professionals, Miles Blundell, has been tapped to oversee the golf operations at one of Michigan's leading golf facilities, Forest Dunes Golf Club.

Blundell, a 30-year old PGA Master Professional, the second youngest to ever earn that status with the PGA of America, comes to Forest Dunes from Garland Resort in Michigan. He also previously held head professional positions at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania and Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.

"Forest Dunes is an amazing golf property. The combination of the course design, conditions, clubhouse facilities and beautiful surroundings of the Huron National Forest make it a perfect combination for incredible golf. I'm fortunate to be a part of the team and excited about the upcoming season and the future," said Blundell.

Blundell graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Pennsylvania State University in 2004. He has already earned numerous awards from the PGA of America including Resort Merchandiser of the Year in 2010 and 2011 in the Central New York PGA Section, along with the Junior Golf Leader Award in 2011.

"Having a PGA Master Professional like Miles, who brings a high level of energy and youth to the golf industry, is a perfect fit for our facility," said Todd Campbell, general manager at Forest Dunes. "Miles experience as a Master Professional at his young age combined with his drive for developing successful operations will have an immediate impact on the future success of Forest Dunes."

Forest Dunes Golf Club, which was designed by former British Open winner Tom Weiskopf, 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 open and exposed rugged native sand areas with scruffy underbrush bordering and crossing fairways and greens.

New for 2013 is the opening of the Lake AuSable Lodge in April. The new lodge will feature the same Adirondack architectural theme as the nearby golf clubhouse, using hardwoods, cedar shake siding and stone on the exterior. The lodge will offer 14 rooms and suites that will overlook scenic Lake AuSable and the No. 1 tee of the Forest Dunes golf course.

About Forest Dunes
Forest Dunes continues to be among the most consistently ranked courses in the country by the leading golf publications. Golf Digest selected the course as the "Best New Upscale Public Course in America" in 2003. It is also ranked No. 23 among "America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses", as well as No. 4 (*No. 2 public) in the State of Michigan. Its sister publication, Golf World, also selected Forest Dunes the No. 1 public course in America through its reader survey in 2009. In addition, GOLF selected it among the "Top 10 You Can Play" in 2003, as well as No. 45 on their list of the nation's Top 100 Courses and GolfWeek includes them among the magazine's Top 100 Modern Courses.

For more information about Forest Dunes Golf Club and the new Lake AuSable Lodge, please visit www.forestdunesgolf.com.

Media Contacts:
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Todd Campbell - General Manager
(989) 275-0700
tcampbell@forestdunesgolf.com

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