Thursday, March 30, 2017

Enjoy Golf’s Most Innovative Stay and Play Package: The Loop Reversible Course at Forest Dunes

(Roscommon, MI) – Forest Dunes in northern Michigan offers a unique 2017 buddy trip golf package experience unlike any other.

It’s the result of Lew Thompson, the owner of Forest Dunes, setting out a few years ago to add a second golf course to his nationally acclaimed destination and wanting something that would be industry changing and fun for all golfers.

Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, one of the most sought after course designers in the World, delivered The Loop in dramatic fashion. With his Renaissance men, Brian Slawnik, Brian Schneider and Eric Iverson, Doak created a revolutionary reversible golf course that is played in two directions.

In terms of play for golfers, the result is three golf courses and a versatile 54-hole golf package that is as cool and unique as the destination itself.

“Since we opened the course to limited play last summer, and with the overwhelming anticipation for 2017, our phones have been ringing non-stop with golfers inquiring about golf packages and how they work,” Chad Maveus, Forest Dunes general manager, said. “The beauty of The Loop, and with how we alternate its direction each day, a golf group can play, for example the Red Course (counter-clockwise) on day 1, followed by the Black Course (clockwise) on day 2, then our original Forest Dunes course on the final day. This is just one combination of several that we can create.”

The Loop opened to limited play in 2016 and rave reviews followed, including being recognized as the Best New Public Course by Golf Digest and the Best New U.S. Course You Can Play by GOLF Magazine. Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s architecture editor said in his article that the winning courses, which included The Loop, represented fun and playability and a trend that many architects are embracing by building for the masses.

Golfers building a stay and play golf package at Forest Dunes can simply combine a lodging rate with the golf rates. Lodging options include the Lake AuSable Lodge, golf cottages, or the new golf villas. Rates can range depending on the time of the season from $59 to $149 per person based on double occupancy. Golf rates on the original Forest Dunes course and The Loop course, depending on the time of season, range from $60 to $149.

In addition, Forest Dunes is providing a tribute rate during the summer months on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays on both courses for $85 for qualifying seniors 55 and over, ladies, military and first responders.

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