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Michigan ranks second in the nation

in magazine’s “Top 100 Public Courses”

Bloomfield Hills, MI (May 21, 2007) – Golf Digest has released its biennial list of “America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” in the publication’s May issue, and Michigan boasts nine golf courses on the list. Michigan’s nine golf courses rank behind only Myrtle Beach in the number of courses on the list, and places Michigan in front of regions such as Florida, Hawaii and Arizona in terms of quality golf.

“The nine Michigan golf courses on Golf Digest’s list are golf experiences which are as impressive as any others in the country,” said Dave Richards, CEO of Resort & Golf Marketing, a Michigan-based promotional company which, for many years, has recognized the richness of Michigan as America’s top golf destination. “Anyone lucky enough to visit Michigan and play these nine varied and memorable courses will be completely satisfied and be astonished at the depth and quality of Michigan golf.”

Tullymore Golf Club at St. Ives Resort

Golf Digest has ranked America’s Top 100 Courses since 1966, basing its results on a survey of over 800 low handicap golfers who judge courses by shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambience.The nine Michigan public courses among the Golf Digest top-100, with their locations and architects are:

10. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia (Rick Smith/Warren Henderson)
14. Tullymore Golf Club, Stanwood (Jim Engh)
20. Forest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon (Tom Weiskopf)
23. Bay Harbor Golf Club (Links/Quarry) Petoskey. (Arthur Hills)
35. Black Lake Golf Club, Onaway (Rees Jones)
37. Shepherd’s Hollow, Clarkston (Arthur Hills)
40. Red Hawk Golf Club, East Tawas (Arthur Hills)
54. Lakewood Shores Golf Club (Gailes) Oscoda (Kevin Aldridge)
81. Eagle Eye Golf Club, Bath (Chris Lutzke)

Forest Dunes Golf Club

Pebble Beach Golf Links ranked #1 in the nation on the list of Top 100 public courses; while Pacific Dunes, in Bandon, Oregon, which was designed by Traverse City-based golf architect Tom Doak, ranked second in the nation on that list.

“Tullymore Golf Club is Jim Engh’s unconventional, inventive design in the low, wooded wetlands of central Michigan, featuring the longest, skinniest set of greens on the 100 Greatest, and the longest, skinniest set of bunkers, too, mostly deep trenches of sand framed by knuckles of turf,” said Golf Digest editor Ron Whitten. Tullymore also turned up 83rd on the magazine’s overall top-100, as did Arcadia Bluffs (46); and Lost Dunes, a Bridgman course designed by Doak.

To view the entire list, visit www.golfdigest.com

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