Getting To Know: Dunmaglas Golf Club
An Insightful Interview With Mike Pung, Owner
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Mike Pung who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Dunmaglas is tucked away in 900 acres of majestic Northwest Michigan beauty, 360' above Lakes Michigan and Charlevoix. The breathtaking views and unique character of every hole has prompted many of our customers from around the world to state, "Dunmaglas is the most beautiful course we have ever played".
Dunmaglas is only minutes from Charlevoix, Boyne City, Bay Harbor, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Located inland about 6 miles from Lake Michigan allows all the views and convenience while protecting us from the cold wind, fog and black flys. The improvements, including larger greens, more tees, and fewer traps and trees make Dunmaglas user friendly for all skill levels.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
No 2 holes are alike, every one is a new exhilarating experience.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Consider the elevation change, up or down, and select the appropriate club.
Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
Several years ago a touring pro helped us make Dunmaglas user friendly for all. We cleared out trees, filled some bunkers and made the course more enjoyable.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Ranked as one of the Best 50 Upscale Courses in the United States by Golf Digest,
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #14. From the tee box the fairway drops more than 100 drop. Teeing off here is like hitting a home run in baseball. The second shot is demanding to an elevated green. Before to tee off get your camera out, you can see Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix, and Lake Michigan-all the way to Beaver Island.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Holes 17 is my favorite. Hole #17 requires a shot to a landing area and you then cross a ravine to an elevated green surrounded by beautiful pines.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Stay and have a drink on our deck.
For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
The Cottages at Dunmaglas (condos) offer opportunities for stay and play, as well as lodging for weddings and outings held in our beautiful, rustic barn.
Back Tee Stats
Dunmaglas Golf Club
9031 Boyne City Road
Charlevoix, MI, 49720
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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