Forest Dunes the Loop
If you’re looking for a quaint location for a family getaway or a trip with your friends Forest Dunes is the ideal location where you can unplug and disconnect from the world, enjoy some amazing fine dining and play a few rounds of golf on a breathtaking backdrop. The accommodations allow you to have a villa or condo that will fit your family or as many as 4 of your closest friends and their families. Whatever kind of getaway you’re looking to have Forest Dunes voted by Golf Digest Best New Public Course in 2016 and Best New Course You Can Play in 2016 by Golf Magazine can provide it.
Cut into the forests of northern Michigan, The Loop spans along the forest line and cuts into the hills allowing you to enjoy relaxing scenery while playing the challenging and nontraditional courses that lie ahead. The Loop is the first fully reversible course in the US and consists of one large course that can be played as two courses in different directions; one which takes you in a counter-clockwise direction allowing you to have a completely different feel of play each day so plan on at least two days. It’s unique setup of no carts allowed helps to keep the immaculately manicured greens looking beautiful every single day.
The Loop Black Course is played clockwise and is described as a non-traditional course with the old Scottish feel of St. Andrews that will challenge you from the very beginning. Don’t fall into the trap on the alleged ease of the first two holes. Hole 3 hurt me with the confidence I took going into it. The Loop Red Course is played counter-clockwise and has a more traditional feel and a slower start allowing you to ease into your round. Some may wonder if playing the loop in both directions would make a difference. YES it does!!! The course is misleading in either of the directions you play. The scenery while beautiful will play tricks on you, leading you into trouble where you see safety.Oh and the greens depending on which side of them you are coming in from will challenge you and your putting game. I’m not sure if most people would realize if they played both LOOP Courses that they were playing the same (yet different) course in reverse the following day.
After your day on the course you can kick your feet up and enjoy fine dining in Sangomore’s Restaurant which brings the quaint and rustic beauty of the outdoors inside. Take some time to enjoy a simple meal in the grille room where you can catch the game or recap your round with the guys or enjoy a quiet dinner later by the fireplace in the grand dining room. FYI save some room for dessert, you can thank me later.