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Forest Dunes

You’ve had your morning coffee and watched the sunrise from the comfort of your cottage. The warmth has burned off the light mist tickling the lake. A morning warm-up on the range gave way to work on your putting stroke. And now, you are greeted by the Starter at the first tee. This is why you’re here. Golf as it should be.

Designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member and British Open champion Tom Weiskopf, Forest Dunes features a number of intriguing challenges and two very distinct nines. The front nine highlights parkland-style holes meandering through corridors of red and jack pines. The back nine recalls Pine Valley with exposed rugged native sand areas and scruffy underbrush crossing and bordering fairways and greens.

Golf Digest: America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses – #32

“Forest Dunes replicates classic style and emulates a risk/reward involvement on most every hole.”

—Tom Weiskopf

The finishing holes will thrill and leave golfers with vast memories — beginning with the par-three 16th, which measures over 200 yards and requires a challenging carry over a rugged dune area. The memorable 17th is a risk-reward measuring just 302-yards. The hole flows naturally through dramatic native sand dunes framed by fescue grasses and offers a number of ways to be challenged. The finishing hole, a par-5, stretches over 560 yards and plays out through a rugged dune area with a beautiful lake guarding the left side up and around the dramatic green site.

And, if your match ends all square, the short par-3 19th bye hole, all carry over the lake with a bunker in the middle, should settle things before you head to the Bootlegger Bar or Keeper’s Pub for drinks.

Tom Weiskopf

Tom Weiskopf’s World Golf Hall of Fame career as a player is highlighted by 16 wins on the PGA Tour including champion golfer at the 1973 British Open. His level of excellence saw no decline when he transitioned to a career as a golf course designer. In addition to his design of Forest Dunes, Tom’s notable work also includes Troon North in Scottsdale, Loch Lomond in Scotland and the renovation of Torrey Pines North Course in San Diego. With over 40 courses on his resume, Tom was named Golf Course Architect of the Year in 1996.

“It is one of the premier sites I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on and is one of my top 10 courses I’ve ever built.”