COURSE OF THE WEEK: Travis Pointe Country Club

Located fifteen minutes from downtown Ann Arbor and five
minutes from downtown Saline, Travis Pointe Country Club is one of the finest
golf courses in the state. Built in 1977 by Michigan golf architect, Bill
Newcomb, Travis Pointe is a member-owned private country club.

With six sets of tees, the course is suitable for golfers of
all skill levels, with the course being able to play anywhere from 5,264 yards
to a difficult 7,326 yards. The course was designed for the golfer to feel
comfortable while teeing off, but then feel the challenge when on the green.
With more than 80 bunkers and 15 water hazards, Travis Pointe is a difficult
but fair course.

Travis Pointe’s Head Golf Professional, Mike Areddy, has
been the head pro at Travis Pointe since 1990. A graduate of Eastern Michigan
University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Mike has been a PGA Member
for more than 15 years. He has attended PGA business Schools I and II, as well
as various annual golf seminars. Mike is considered one of the top teaching
pros in the state and has a loyal following of Travis Pointe members. He
caddied at Franklin Hills from 1969-1974 and was a Shop Assistant there from
1974-1979 before becoming an Assistant Golf Professional there from 1979-1984
and then an Assistant Golf Professional at Pine Lake from 1985-1989.

In December of 2009, Mike was featured in PGA Magazine and accredited for his
expertise in custom fitting golf clubs for his clientele. Mike works closely
with manufacturers and club retailers to ensure the best possible fit for any
client. With such a vast knowledge of the game of golf, Mike is now offering
his “On Pointe” Pro Tips to listeners of WTKA Sport Talk Radio. Check out some
of his tips by clicking the link HERE.

Mike Areddy is just one of the many great staff members that
Travis Pointe Country Club has to offer. In addition, the amenities at Travis
Pointe go far beyond just a golf course. They include: indoor and outdoor
tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, racquetball court, and both
informal and formal dining. Travis Pointe also has multiple banquet rooms for
parties, meetings, and weddings.

Travis Pointe offers something for everyone; including
families, couples and singles. Ask any of their members what appeals to them
most about Travis Pointe and they’re likely to tell you it’s the pride in
belonging to a special place and the camaraderie they feel from day one. It’s
easy to see why so many have decided Travis Pointe is the right choice for
their family.

To learn more about Travis Pointe Country Club or to become
a member, visit

or call 734.662.2582.

Travis Pointe is the proud host of the LPGA’s Volvik
Championship, as well as numerous tournaments throughout the years; including
the PGA Northern Club Professional Championship, the Michigan Amateur
Championship, the Women’s Western Amateur, the Women’s Michigan Open and
numerous US Open and US Senior Open qualifiers.

The 2018 Volvik Championship will be held from May 21st
– May 27
. The LPGA Volvik Championship was developed from the
desire to create a professional sports event that would benefit the local
community, support charity, and grow the economy. 2018 marks the third year for
this annual tournament. This tournament will be internationally televised in
more than 150 countries and will create an expected $20 million economic impact
for southeast Michigan.

Current GAM members also receive certain benefits for the
Volvik Championship just by being a member. Wednesday May 23
rd is
“GAM Day”, which allows GAM members who show their 2018 GAM Card at the gate
FREE entry for the day’s events. GAM members are then given a $10 discount on
regular ticket prices for May 24-27
when they are purchased online
at in advance of the tournament with PROMO CODE: GAM2018.
Members who decide to purchase tickets at the gate will receive a $5 discount
when they show their 2018 GAM Card.

GAM members who are headed out to Ann Arbor for the Volvik
Championship should be sure to click
HERE  for a list of spectator guidelines before
heading in to the event.

If you are interested in volunteering in the GAM tent at the
Championship, please contact us at [email protected] We have plenty of
available time slots and you will be able to check out the tournament before
and after your short shift.