Keep things interesting with these five drives that offer great views and a challenge.
Hole #11 at Medalist in Marshall
Michigan Golf Live named this hole as one of the ten toughest drives in Michigan. Golfer Bill Hobson described it as “a tight, tree-lined Par 4 where precision and length are required.” The Medalist is an award-winning course that’s also known for a high level of service and an amazing restaurant.
Hole #3 at Cedar Creek in Battle Creek
A local favorite, it’s a par 5 that plays 522 yards from the back tees. The hole is narrow, with the out of bounds down the entire right side, so don’t hit a big slice! Carry your shot over two ponds that cross the fairway on the way to a small green. Five conservative shot will get you par, but as a long hitter, you could risk getting to the green in two shots and it’ll put you ahead of the game.
Hole #11 Stonehedge South in Augusta
This drive will make you feel like you’re in the Carolinas, going through woods and elevation changes. It is a fairly straight fairway with a slight bend to the left. Use your driver to full effect for maximum distance from the raised tees. It changes at 140 yards out and the hole requires an uphill shot to reach the green.
Hole #2 Stoatin Brae in Augusta
Stoatin Brae #2 takes full advantage of the views from one of the highest points in Kalamazoo County. From the putting green, golfers can see the Battle Creek cityscape and the Kalamazoo River valley. It’s breathtaking in summer and fall. With the morning mist and the rolling heath, it feels like you’re in Scotland.
Hole #4 At Binder Park Golf Course in Battle Creek
Binder Park has three nine-hole tracks to choose from, which means there’s a total of 27 holes to golf. The Natural’s #4 is the most picturesque on the golf course. It has a generous landing area for your tee shot — but don’t steer left as you might end up in the zoo with the lions and leopards and bears. Your second shot is downhill over a ravine and creek. It’s as challenging as it is beautiful.