Four Exceptional Public Golf Courses in Wayne County
By: Ryan O'Bleness
May 13, 2016
Golfers, an exciting new feature series on “In the D” began late last month with our story on top public golf courses in Oakland County, and now we continue that series with Wayne County! Several of the courses in Wayne County feature challenging holes, breathtaking scenery and great clubhouses.
While there are far too many worthy courses to list, here are four to keep in mind for your next golf outing:
Fox Hills of Plymouth offers three golf courses: The Golden Fox, Fox Classic and Strategic Fox. The property amasses 500 acres and features 63 holes of golf total! The variety of courses allows for golfers of all skill levels, and Fox Hills also offers a practice facility with two driving ranges, footgolf and instruction. It also has provides beautiful options for banquets and events.
Residing in Detroit, but in close proximity to Windsor, Fraser, St. Clair Shores and Grosse Pointe, Chandler Park Golf Course has an ideal location. The 18-hole, par-71 golf course spans 5,832 yards and features contoured greens and rolling fairways. The layout is friendly to beginners, yet offers many challenges for the more experienced golfers as well. Additionally, Golf Digest Magazine named it as one of the top “Women Friendly Golf Courses.”
Livonia’s Fox Creek is the city’s newest course, but still has been around since 1988. The par-71 course boasts 18 holes and stretches 6,597 yards. The front nine is 300 yards longer than the back nine; however, golfers must be much more accurate on the back nine, as the fairways are narrower. There are plenty of obstacles, as bunkers are strategically placed and water plays a part in 13 of the 18 holes!
While Dearborn Hills is also an 18-hole course, par here is only 60! It is somewhat smaller than the rest of its colleagues here on this list at 4,495 yards, but what it may lack in stature, it makes up for with a great playing atmosphere. The course has been named Michigan’s Best Golf Course by the Detroit News and has received high praise from Golf Digest. It also boasts a 7,000-square foot clubhouse. Dearborn Hills is actually reputed as Michigan’s oldest public course, opening in 1923.
Since May is National Golf Month, you have the perfect excuse to take advantage of these absolutely beautiful public courses in Wayne County. Drop us a line and let us know where you’ll be hitting the links at on Facebook or Twitter.