www.boxgroove.com), an inventive, reliable online network offering golfers the opportunity to play private golf courses of their choosing, has welcomed Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., to the selection of private courses Boxgroove members can play.
"Boxgroove members will appreciate the chance to play the course at Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club," said McRedmond Morelli, founder and CEO of Boxgroove. "This Robert Trent Jones-designed layout is visually appealing and provides a fine challenge to players of every skill level."
In 1954, Robert Trent Jones, one of the leading golf course architects of the country, was contacted and asked if he would inspect the location of what is now Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club to decide whether it had sufficient possibilities for development into a fine golf course. After careful study of the terrain, he reported that it was an ideal location for a championship 18-hole course. The rolling terrain and trees provided interest and beauty, and the lake was an ideal source of water supply for fairways and greens. Jones was instructed to prepare a tentative layout for the course.
After about a year of investigation and planning by the founders, financing was obtained and Jones was instructed to proceed with final plans for the golf course. In the spring of 1957, the first bulldozer arrived on the scene to start shaping the Point O' Woods golf course.
On June 14, 1958, the course, which only 14 months earlier had been rugged wooded land, opened for play. It was recognized from the start that the course was a great one. Golf legends such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus have played the course.
For many years, Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club was the sole host venue of the Western Amateur golf tournament.
"Point O' Woods views our relationship with Boxgroove as a way to introduce prospective members to our facility while generating unaccompanied guest rounds at the club during non-peak play times," said Tom Rose, PGA Head Golf Professional at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club. "We also consider the benefit of our members being able to join Boxgroove for playing opportunities around the country as a huge plus!"