Forest Dunes “Loop” Offers Dual Golf Experience

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By Tom Lang


The Loop is one of the world’s most intriguing course designs as a fully-reversible layout featuring 18 greens and 36 teeing areas. Its closest model of comparison is historic St. Andrews, which is reversible, but only played the opposite direction one time each year on April 1.


The Loop is played in opposite directions every day and doesn’t require a trip overseas to the home of golf. It’s just a short drive up I-75, in Michigan.


The Red Course plays one direction on even numbered days, the Black traverses the opposite direction on odd numbered days.


Forest Dunes is offering the rare opportunity to play the same course in two different directions on the same day.


There are three months, during the summer, May, July and August with 31-days, and the even/odd schedule does

not work in rotation. These extra days created an opportunity to hold a special event on the final day of those three months.


Bring your best golfing buddy, “The Dual” will be a two-person best-ball team event for a 36-hole one-day experience.


These one-day events are open to all levels of players, with a registered GHIN handicap, and will award both Net and Gross champions. Lunch and dinner are included at a cost of between $225 and $275 per person.


Forest Dunes General Manager and PGA Director of Golf Chad Maveus said,


“The Dual, playing both courses/directions in the same day, will be true bucket list golf. We have done it and I can honestly say there is nothing like this experience for golfers anywhere.”


Tom Doak created one of the most unique golf experiences in the country, when he designed The Loop for Forest Dunes. If you call yourself a golfer, you must get to Roscommon, Michigan and visit this one-of-a-kind golf course.

The Dual is the perfect way to see and play both courses on a single day.

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