Love to Golf? Spend a Day at One of These 3 Courses
Whether you’re a beginner who has only just graduated from putt-putt courses or an advanced below-par sharpshooter, getting out on a golf course is an amazingly healthy way to spend the day thanks to the long walks you have to take between holes while carrying heavy clubs. Plus, you boost your mental health by socializing with friends and being out in nature. But it can be tough to know if a certain course is right for your skill level. With that in mind, here are just a few of the Mitten State’s many gorgeous greens that are comfortable for everyone from beginner to practically pro:
The Bear and Spruce Run – Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
The Bear was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and it holds up to its tough name – it’s the 18th toughest course in America. Not up for the many hills and sand traps of The Bear? Spruce Run, also located on Resort grounds, is a polished course for a beginner to intermediate level golfer that comes with beautiful views of Grand Traverse Bay.
While the course itself is known as quite the challenge, Arcadia’s huge facility also has a practice range and a separate “short-game facility” for chip shot and putting practice.
Beech Woods and Evergreen Hills – City of Southfield
These two public courses are only nine holes each, so master golfers have the option of playing 18 while beginners can work on their technique without finishing a full game. PGA-certified staff are on hand to guide beginning golfers through stroke work or game etiquette.
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