Winning Twosome: Kendall Academy & Forest Dunes

(Ypsilanti, Mich.) The award-winning Kendall Academy pairs up with the award-winning Forest Dunes Golf Club to offer three Summer Getaway Golf Schools. The three-day schools, with a one instructor for every two or three students ratio, will be held June 17-19, July 8-10, and August 12-14 and will include three rounds of golf at Forest Dunes, one of Michigan’s most acclaimed layouts located in Roscommon.

“We’re extremely excited about this partnership with Forest Dunes,” said Dave Kendall, founder of the Kendall Academy which last fall placed five of its teachers in Golf Digest’s    Best Teachers in Michigan list. “Since our schools place a premium on on-course instruction, I can’t think of a better course than Forest Dunes for our students to test their games. And the total facility is second to none.”

Forest Dunes General Manager Todd Campbell has known Kendall for over 30 years, first meeting the PGA professional as a junior golfer in northern Michigan. “It’s a thrill to work with Dave Kendall and his outstanding roster of teachers,” said Campbell whose resume includes 17 years at Garland Resort. “Known throughout Michigan, Kendall Academy offers an unbeatable team of professionals with both teaching and playing experience. It’s a perfect fit for Forest Dunes.”

Designed by Tom Weiskopf, Forest Dunes was ranked third by Golfweek on its state-by-state ranking for Michigan’s daily-fee courses. Along with an outstanding golf course, Forest Dunes boasts a 10-acre practice facility and first-class accommodations on site. 

Priced at $1195 per person, each school will provide nine hours of instruction, two breakfasts, two dinners, and three rounds of golf accompanied by a Kendall Academy instructor. Depending upon enrollment, teaching staff will include Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members Lynn Janson and Jack Seltzer, Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year Frank McAuliffe and Kendall himself.

To register, individuals may contact either Forest Dunes GC at 989-275-0700 or Kendall Academy at 734-645-2322. For more background information, visit  and