Winter is coming!  But we have a grand prize to help you get past those snowy blues: three rounds of golf in northern Michigan at Forest Dunes Golf Club anytime you wish in 2019.  For November and December, we’re giving you the chance to play a nationally ranked course!

Your “Bucket List” experience at Forest Dunes is purely a golf one. You won’t find a pool or spa here, just 54 memorable golf holes cut through the northern Michigan forest.  Some say that Forest Dunes is in the middle of nowhere, but that’s what golfers like about it.  You are able to escape and experience small-town hospitality in three different types of lodging accommodations and an exquisite restaurant.  Guests staying in the lodge sleep just 35 yards from the first tee.  Sleep, golf, and repeat!

Forest Dunes
Forest Dunes

Immaculate conditioning, fast greens and an intriguing layout for players of all ability levels make Forest Dunes one of the nation’s best public courses.  Annually ranked in the top 25 nationally by all the major golf publications, Forest Dunes was designed by accomplished architect Tom Weiskopf.  The former British Open champion carved out two distinct nines – the front weaving through the northern Michigan forest, while the back canvases glacier sand deposits and native wasteland.

The Loop, which opened in June 2016, has 18 greens that are approached from different directions.  We should also mention that it was rated 2016’s “Best New Public Course” by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

The Loop
The Loop

Figuratively, the course takes guests back to the simple origins of golf.  The oldest and most iconic course in the world, the Old Course at St. Andrews, was originally played in two directions.  But memorable holes such as the Road Hole (No. 17) and the par-3 11th were just not the same in the oppo­site direction, and the alternate routing was pushed into extinction based on popular demand.

Both directions are par 70, with the Red playing 6,805 yards from the back tees and the Black measuring 6,704 yards.

Not everyone can afford to travel overseas to play the legendary old courses and experience the roots of the game.  But now, thanks to The Loop in northern Michigan, you don’t need a passport anymore to feel that unmistakable hold of history.

Take a look at what Forest Dunes has to offer:

One winner and their lucky guest will receive:

  • Luxurious accommodations for 3 days/2 nights
  • One round of golf at Forest Dunes
  • One round of golf at The Loop, Black Course
  • One round of golf at The Loop, Red Course
  • Round trip air and ground transportation
  • $200 resort credit
  • Golf cart and use of all practice facilities

Here at 18Birdies, it’s always golf season, and thanks to Forest Dunes you can beat the winter blues!  Play DreamGames in the 18Birdies app for your shot at swinging into the snow season the right way!

Eager to get this trip on your 2019 calendar while you wait to see if you’ve won DreamGames?  Give Forest Dunes a call to learn more about booking this and their other packages:  (989) 275-0700.  Hey, if you also win our grand prize, your golf group will just be a bit bigger!