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Finally, is all I can say! Summer is here and with it comes the opportunity to experience ideal course conditions and great weather throughout the Midwest. If you love golf like we do, I think you’ll be excited to explore our Summer Issue.
We start with a cover story on five remarkable courses in Central Florida. The rise of Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, FL has only added to the area’s appeal, which includes two amazing public tracks Eaglebrooke and Southern Dunes. I recommend booking your fall trip shortly to take advantage of great rates and Florida’s premium fall weather.
Another travel destination I can personally recommend is Newport Beach, California and the incomparable The Resort at Pelican Hill. The five-star property is minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, but mornings on the course and afternoons at their elegant Coliseum Pool can’t be beat.
Next, we head to the Midwest for a series of stories sure to make you want to gas up your car and go! No matter which part of the Midwest you live in we’ve got a destination that won’t break the bank. In the Badger State you can head to Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells or the amazing courses of Green Lake, including the classic 1930 Langford/Moreau Lawsonia Links. Now that I think of it, I suggest you play both during a long weekend as they are less than an hour apart.
If you love the Michigan golf scene as much I do, than I’m sure you’ve heard of Arcadia Bluffs on Michigan’s northwest coast. But what you might not know is that the top-tier property just added The South Course last year, giving golfers ample reason to play 36 to 54 holes daily during Michigan’s long summer nights.
We then head northeast from Arcadia, Michigan to Onaway and the stellar Black Lake Golf Club. The Rees Jones masterpiece is one of our staff’s favorite as you’ll never feel more “Up North” than when at Black Lake.
MGM is also thrilled to detail Johnny Morris’ golf empire in Branson, Missouri. Ozarks National opened to the public in late April, and Tiger Woods’ first American public course, Payne’s Valley, is set to open this fall. When completed, golfers will have the chance to play three 18 hole championship courses, a 13-hole, par-3 course and a 9-hole, par-3 layout.
We love people stories at MGM, and our own Matt Tevsh had the pleasure of meeting former Notre Dame great and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown at Notre Dame’s home course in South Bend. Tim has been addicted to golf since his retirement 15 years ago as you’ll find out!
Finally, a summer issue wouldn’t be complete without Chip Shots, Nate Gray’s Pro Page, and Turk’s Takes.
Make Some Birdies,
Jay Royle – Publisher