From: NJA on 12 Aug 2010 20:44
Looking for ideas for a quick getaway from Windsor (Detroit) with wife
who is a Jr. golfer. (shoots in mid-60's). Her idea to go.
Leave home Friday 10am-ish. Drive a couple or so hours. Check in to
Hotel/Motel. Golf Sat ~10am. 9 holes. Lunch, shop. Drive home Sunday
From: Frank Ketchum on 13 Aug 2010 09:01
"RockPyle" <rpyle_1999(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> That reads to me like you are playing 9 holes all weekend?
> Frankenmuth, Mount Pleasant and Kalamazoo are pretty close to your
> drive window, but that doesn't get you very far North or West.
> Frankenmuth gets you lots of shopping and faux-Bavarian kitsch, with
> Outlet malls at Birch Run nearby. There are a couple of good courses
> in the area (that aren't coming to mind right now).
The Fortress in Frankenmuth is nice and is in great shape this year. The
Timbers is another very nice course nearby.
> Mount Pleasant will get you near a casino and two very nice courses
> (that I have not played yet): Tullymore and St. Ives.
Also in Mt. Pleasant are the Pohlcat and Buck's Run. We played the Pohlcat
last year and it was very nice. We played Buck's Run this year and it was
From: Frank Ketchum on 13 Aug 2010 09:04
"NJA" <t2188na(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Looking for ideas for a quick getaway from Windsor (Detroit) with wife
> who is a Jr. golfer. (shoots in mid-60's). Her idea to go.
> Leave home Friday 10am-ish. Drive a couple or so hours. Check in to
> Hotel/Motel. Golf Sat ~10am. 9 holes. Lunch, shop. Drive home Sunday
You could go to the Clarkston area and play Shepherd's Hollow. It is an
outstanding track. For dinner, I suggest the Clarkston Union downtown.
Shopping is no problem, the Great Lakes Crossing Mall is in Auburn Hills, 10
minutes away. You will drive by it on I75 as you drive up to Clarkston.