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JohnVDB

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Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« on: March 30, 2024, 01:07:22 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/golf/s/DxNQHOyaKB


Itís on Reddit, with a few pictures.  Looks interesting. He says he hopes Tom Doak will go to visit since he lives near there.


His user name is maxwellrolls.  ;)

Tom_Doak

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2024, 01:14:26 PM »
Does it say where it is?


Kudos to him for building something on a budget.

Kalen Braley

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 01:18:30 PM »
Says its in Manistee...never heard of it!  ;)

Those pics are pretty awesome!


« Last Edit: March 30, 2024, 01:20:50 PM by Kalen Braley »

Greg Hohman

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2024, 01:29:05 PM »
I want to believe, but wonder if leap year makes today April Foolís Day?
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Kalen Braley

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2024, 01:57:38 PM »
Here is the aerial of it.

From what I read, apparently he either sold it to the Manistee National Resort or it was the arrangement from the start.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.1775912,-86.3080205,451m/data=!3m1!1e3?entry=ttu

Duncan Cheslett

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Philip Caccamise

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2024, 07:57:29 PM »
I want to believe, but wonder if leap year makes today April Foolís Day?


Lol! I spoke to him directly about it and it's an incredibly cool project, he got a lot of inspiration from King & Collins, on a shoestring budget doing things like buying the sprinkler heads from Oakland Hills when they ripped them out in 2019.

Donnie Beck

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2024, 08:56:02 AM »
Sweet

George Pazin

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2024, 10:13:53 AM »
Amazing.


When I first started posting on here, back in the dark ages, my unstated goal was to build my own course someday. Hasn't really worked out, business-wise, but I did also conclude that I couldn't handle the maintenance...
Big drivers and hot balls are the product of golf course design that rewards the hit one far then hit one high strategy.  Shinny showed everyone how to take care of this whole technology dilemma. - Pat Brockwell, 6/24/04

Ben Hollerbach

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2024, 10:57:23 AM »
I want to believe, but wonder if leap year makes today April Foolís Day?


Lol! I spoke to him directly about it and it's an incredibly cool project, he got a lot of inspiration from King & Collins, on a shoestring budget doing things like buying the sprinkler heads from Oakland Hills when they ripped them out in 2019.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this individual work for/own the resort? So the project was an addition to the resorts amenities vs. a stand alone independent project?

Philip Caccamise

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Re: Guy in Upstate Michigan built a 9-hole course on his own
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2024, 01:02:06 AM »
I want to believe, but wonder if leap year makes today April Foolís Day?


Lol! I spoke to him directly about it and it's an incredibly cool project, he got a lot of inspiration from King & Collins, on a shoestring budget doing things like buying the sprinkler heads from Oakland Hills when they ripped them out in 2019.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this individual work for/own the resort? So the project was an addition to the resorts amenities vs. a stand alone independent project?


That's my understanding, yes. I don't think he truly did it "on his own."

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