COURSE OFTHE WEEK: Oak Pointe Country Club Offers 36 Holes of Championship Golf

 Oak Pointe Country Club in Livingston County
has been one of Michigan’s top rated private courses for the past 22 years.

in Brighton, Oak Pointe Country Club offers 36 holes of championship quality
golf on two 18-hole courses.

 The first 18-hole course was designed by Jerry
Mathews and is named “The Championship Course.” Head Golf Professional Robin
Rasch said it is
player friendly and park-land style with rolling hills.
The slope and distance for the course is:

Gold: 71.5/133 – 6502 yards
Blue: 69.3/126 – 6104 yards
White: 66.8/116 – 5641 yards
Red: 68.7/121 – 5104 yards

 The second 18-hole course was designed by
Arthur Hills and is named “The Honors Course.” With a different design than the
Championship Course, this course
requires a strategic game and is
target oriented with forced carries and hazards, Rasch said. The slope and
distance for the course is:

Gold: 73.2/147 – 6514 yards
Blue: 71.9/142 – 6075 yards
White: 69.6/136 – 5620 yards
Red Back: 70.2/127 – 4778 yards
Red Forward: 67.6/120 – 4334 yards

 The favorite holes among current members are
the No. 6 hole on the Championship course, which is a great risk/reward hole,
and the No. 18 hole on the Honors course that offers m
tee options and brings Little Crooked Lake into play with a challenging green,
Rasch said.

 Oak Pointe Country Club received an award
in September of 2012 from
the Audubon Society’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program for protecting
the environment.

 In addition to two challenging courses, Oak
Pointe Country Club offers golf practice facilities, including a double-sided
range, short-game area and putting green. If you are looking for something more
than golf, Oak Pointe is a “great family club offering tennis, swimming, a
fitness facility, a large banquet room, as well as smaller meeting rooms to
accommodate the needs of private functions,” Rasch said.

non-members who are looking for a little help with their golf game, The Golf
Academy at Oak Pointe is open for instruction in the indoor facility during
inclement weather and the off-season, as well as during the season on the
Academy is equipped with an OptiShot Simulator, with lessons provided by PGA
and LPGA Golf Professionals. Details for the Academy can be found at

is Oak Pointe’s 25th Anniversary, and to celebrate, on June 12 the Championship
Course will be open to the public for just $55 (includes green/cart fee). The
rate for senior players over the age of 60 will be $45. Appropriate golf attire
is required and the course asks that you call the Oak Pointe Golf Shop to
reserve your tee time at 810-227-9194. Credit card information will be required
and no refunds will be provided if tee times are not cancelled within
48 hours.

learn more about this course or inquire about how to become a member, please
visit or
call 810-229-4554.

Sal LaFata, Member Services Associate