Dunes Club--New Buffalo, MI
-Rankings as of 9/27/2014...28th best Modern US Course (Golfweek)
The Dunes Club in New Buffalo, Michigan is where it all started for Mike Keiser. For all of you who don't know, Mr. Keiser is the owner of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and is one of the most important golf developers in the world. In fact, I think Mr. Keiser will go down as one of the most important men in golf history. But that's another story.
The story goes that Mr. Keiser had some property in Southern Michigan and he and his family used to play golf on that property, even though it was planted heavily with trees. Eventually, he cleared the property and built one of the best nine hole golf courses on the planet.
With clever routing techniques and tee placements, you go around twice and play a wonderful 18 hole loop at The Dunes Club and the holes never lack variety.
For all golf course enthustiasts, I believe a round at The Dunes Club is essential. It shows you the first course built and developed by someone who would become iconic in the world of golf course development.