Monday, November 21, 2016
Michigan’s Meadowbrook Country Club Prepares for Spring 2017 Re-Opening
One of the area’s historic private golf clubs, Meadowbrook Country Club embarked on a major renovation of its historic 1916 course to mark the milestone occasion of its 100th anniversary. Originally designed by Scottish classic architect Willie Park, Jr., with a later contribution by the renowned Donald Ross, Meadowbrook will soon unveil a refreshing new look thanks to Arizona-based Andy Staples Design.
Amongst the membership, the greens are the most talked about aspects of this redesign. The intention was to make them difficult, but interesting. The architect’s plan was to keep consistent speeds known as “Meadowbrook speed,” rather than posting stimpmeter readings or discussing green speeds in terms of numbers.
“Our Pure Distinction greens will be some of the best in the metro area,” said club general manager, Joe Marini. “The club’s decision to move ahead with this project is paying off and is positioning us as one of the leaders in how a renovation should be done. Our design team did a spectacular job.”
According to Staples, “With the addition of more bentgrass on the fairways, approaches and green surrounds, the course will provide more options of play, and be a course golfers will need to think their way around. There is no doubt in my mind that Meadowbrook will be one of the most unique clubs in the area. I’m honored to have been a part of it.”
For more information, visit www.meadowbrookcountryclub.com.