Elk Ridge Golf Club, opened May 1991, proves to be the benchmark of quality and conditions when is comes to public golf courses. Designed by renowned Michigan architect Jerry Matthews, Elk Ridge offers a variety of challenges for every level of golfer.
With the course covering over 400 acres of Northern Michigan wilderness, the golfer can choose their own yardage from four sets of tees ranging from the championship Golf (over 7000 yards) to the Forward Red (playing at 5261). Elk Ridge Golf Club is considered to be a shot makers course.
The golfer is rewarded if their shots are placed in the well designed landing areas. The Par four 16th tests these skills with demands of driving accuracy and distance. From the elevated tee, the hole doglegs left around water and wetlands. The longer the drive, the more of the dogleg is eliminated, leaving the golfer with a shorter iron into the elevated green.
The Par three 10th offers views of Northern Michigan matched by few. From tee to green, the elevation change is over 100 ft. Beware of the bunker guarding the right side of this green; it's shaped like a pig but it can be a bear to get out of.
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