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Getting To Know: Sage Run Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Dan Langenfeld, Proshop Manager

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 Dan Langenfeld 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
Sage Run, designed by Paul Albanese, joins the celebrated Sweetgrass course at the resort for the Hannahville Indian Community, and offers a contrasting style and design. The land at Sage Run is 180 degrees in contrast from its sister course Sweetgrass with its prairie links style.

Sage Run meanders through beautiful Upper Peninsula hardwoods and open vistas with very dramatic views. A natural drumlin, or elongated hill or ridge formed by glacial ice long ago, is the primary feature on Sage Run. A variety of golf holes meander off of and around the hill offering a scenic variety of shots creating a fun thrill ride for golfers. The challenging combination of long holes with creative short par fours lined with fescue grasses and strategic bunkering will challenge golfers of all abilities.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
The golf course course opened in 2018 and was designed by Paul Albanese. Every month the course matures, fills in and gets better and better.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Sage Run has a lot of elevation changes. If you are playing uphill grab an extra club. If you are playing down hill take one less.

To score well out here keep the ball in play and take what the golf course gives you. The course plays much more strategic than our sister course Sweetgrass. Keeping the ball in play off the tee is a premium.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #16 is the most talked about hole by far. The hole plays uphill to a blind tee shot. A draw off the right bunkers is the play. There is much more room up on top than you think. The trick is finding a club to elevate to that landing area.

You should have a scoring club in your hand for the next shot. The green slopes slight away from you so playing to front of the green will help setup a birdie or par.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole #13, because, I have birdied it the most.

To par or birdie the hole, favor the right side to have a look at the green. Position is better off the tee versus distance. If you hit it to far you can reach the pot bunkers bringing bogey into play. The hole plays slighlty uphill and

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
Sweetgrass and Sage Run Golf Clubs offer a range of customizable packages for you, which include lodging at the Island Resort & Casino. Package pricing includes accommodations in one of our well-appointed standard guest rooms. Upgrades for luxury suites are available.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7375

More Information
Sage Run Golf Club
W16798 County Road 400
Bark River, MI, 49845

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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