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Golf Course Information
World renowned golf course architect Tom Doak has built a reversible 18-hole golf course at Forest Dunes that opened for public play on June 27, 2016.
The Loop features two distinct layouts using the same 18 greens but playing clockwise one day (Black routing) and counterclockwise the next (Red). The concept isn't a new one, after all St. Andrews was built to be played in two different directions. But, iconic holes like the Road Hole (No. 17) and the par-3 11th were "must plays" and pushed the alternate routing into extinction.
What Doak has done with The Loop is constructed two equally-impressive tracks using a special piece of land to the west of Forest Dunes' current course. The relatively flat, sand-based earth is the perfect location for this concept giving owner Lew Thompson a revolutionary course to go along with Forest Dunes' top 25 nationally ranked public course.
The Loop and its fescue fairways will be walking only with caddie service available. Only Forest Dunes overnight guests will have the opportunity to play the course during the preview period this year and the daily round total will be limited.
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Golf Course Info
- Course: 36 Holes
- Course Type: Public
- Architect: Doak
- Opened: 2016
- Season: April - Oct
- Head Pro: Chad Maveus
Golf Course Stats
- Tee Boxes: 4
- Back Tees: 7116 Yards
- Back Par: 72
- Back Slope: 146
- Back Rating: 75.2
Green Fees and Rates
April 25 - May 11 - $69
May 12 - May 28 - $99
May 29 - June 15 - $99/$119
June 16 - Sept. 28 - $119/$149
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 - Closed for aerification
Oct. 2 - Oct. 19 - $69
Prices listed Midweek/Weekend. Midweek = Monday-Wednesday Weekend = Thursday-Sunday. Greens fees include use golf cart and the practice facility.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 989-275-0700 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
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Contact Forest Dunes Golf Club - The Loop at 989-275-0700 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
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Forest Dunes offers one of the most convenient options in a golf package. With the opening of the new Lake AuSable Lodge, golfers will be just 35 yards away from their opening tee shot.
Opened in spring 2013, the Lake AuSable Lodge features 14 luxury rooms and suites. The new lodge and our six beautiful cottages provide golfers many options to accommodate any sized group.
Located just steps from the clubhouse and all its amenities, the new Lake AuSable Lodge reflects the same Adirondack architectural theme as the nearby golf clubhouse, using hardwoods, cedar shake siding and stone on the exterior. The rooms inside offer both king and double-queen configurations that can be joined to become a suite. The second level features a pair of beautiful two-bedroom suites that can accommodate larger groups. Rooms will feature the finest in modern comfort, décor and fixtures, including flat screen televisions, wireless Internet and private patios or balconies.
The Buck and Whitetail cottages are situated right along the shores of Lake AuSable, with the Pines right across the street. Golfers can view the Dunes, Eagle and Forest cottages while hitting their second shots on the seventh hole.
The cottages range between two and four bedrooms and come furnished with linens, towels, dishes, cookware, a gas grill, satellite television and wireless Internet.
A variety of Stay & Play Packages, which include golf, lodging and breakfast, are now available. Whether you are looking for 18, 36 or 54 holes, one-night stays or multiple-night options, Forest Dunes offers plenty of customizable options for any size group.
Upon request, we will build a customized package for your group to create the ultimate getaway. Let us know your desired nights of lodging and rounds of golf, plus any additional meal options or merchandise keepsakes you would like included, and we will provide a per person price for your event.
While you are staying with us, we can also arrange for other activities, such as a guided fly fishing trip on the famed AuSable River or a casting class from our partner, the Old AuSable Fly Shop, a landmark outfitter in downtown Grayling.
Our lodging is available to non-golfers at a premium rate.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
Dining is available onsite in Sangomore's Restaurant and the Forest Dunes Grille Room.
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