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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1188WRX Points: 212Posts: 1,188 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Dec 18, 2019 #722

    Fox Hills Classic courses are pretty much open all year round in Plymouth. Walking only.

    ($15 bucks)

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    This is mostly correct, but they charge 20 bucks, and for some reason, only the Lakes & Woodlands nines have been open the two times I've played there recently.

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    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
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    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1188WRX Points: 212Posts: 1,188 Platinum Tees
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    I guess that depends on whether you get the senior rate (sorry - wasn't thinking about you young guys).... 😉

    And the Hills 9 has been closed for a while. I don't see any work being done on it, but it is closed none the less.

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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3574WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,574 Titanium Tees
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    That's like an hour from me. I might check out Fountains or Pontiac CC

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    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    Ah, I never think about the "experienced" rate. I'm not really sure why the Hills is closed -- I can't see any work that they're doing there, even both times when I've played from the fairway of whichever of those holes runs next to the 2nd hole on the Woodlands.🤦‍♂️. It's kind of odd that the Hills would be the one that is closed, otherwise, because it sits on higher ground than most of the holes on the other nines, and other than the 2nd hole, it doesn't really get very wet.

    I was pleasantly surprised that between the time I played there in late November, and about 2 weeks ago, they did a lot to clean up all the leaves on the ground. There were a few places I hit it the first time where it was really hard to find the ball for all the leaves, and I noticed they'd taken care of the leaves by the second time. They'd also moved the pins, so they're at least doing a little bit to maintain the course during the winter months.

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
    WITB Link
  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Dec 19, 2019 #727

    Sanctuary Lake is always open. Although, with SL, they might have closed a couple greens to protect them.

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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3574WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,574 Titanium Tees
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    Ugh I hate Skanktuary, but that reminds me that Sylvan Glen is probably open also 👍

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    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
    TP Mills Trad II roundneck
  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
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    Probably not the most mature comment but I accept you don't care for the course (Skanktuary?) Personally, I like it because it's different than most other courses. Also I think it's a decent course as well. This time of year it's just nice to be out on a golf course so I don't think anybody should be all that picky.

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  • MooMoo Members  544WRX Points: 203Handicap: 9Posts: 544 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Dec 19, 2019 #730

    Sanctuary Lake has a certain charm. I happen to love several of the holes (like numbers 4, 6, 8, and 18). I think the course would be much improved if they recontoured the greens on 1 and 11...and then kept all the greens at the same speed (this has been an issue from time to time there).

    The routing is a little bizarre and it's funny watching people on 17 wait until the green will clear when they have no real chance of reaching it (meaning they barely clear the cross bunkers). But, where else can say that you played golf on top of 1 billion diapers and parts of Jimmy Hoffa. Plus, some of the views are nice.

    I used to know a guy that worked there and he told me they get over 50,000 rounds a year and it was the most played course under management by Billy Casper Golf. The course does take quite a beating during the high season.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1593WRX Points: 177Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    Very good comments, and hilarious! I agree with number 17, that always seems to slow things down a bit, but it is a fun hole just the same and that you can go for the green on your drive. Back when the solar eclipse was going on I was teeing it up on hole 17 and drove the green leaving it about 20 ft in front of the flag. I was able to make that putt for an eagle, which I call my Eclipse eagle. I usually score well there because it's not very long from the whites, but it is an enjoyable course and unique!

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  • MooMoo Members  544WRX Points: 203Handicap: 9Posts: 544 Golden Tee
    Joined:  edited Dec 19, 2019 #732

    That is a great eagle...of course you'll have to wait a lot of years to top it, as a regular, "non-Eclipse" eagle just isn't as good.

    Overall I do like the course. I play with several different groups each week and one group (known as the East Side group) selected Sanctuary Lake for our last round this year. I thought that was an odd choice, but some of they guys I play with really, really love it. My worst hole there is always number 9. I've hit terrible tee shots that turned out brilliant and I've hit brilliant tee shots that just didn't work out so good.

    Another very underrated course is Blackheath. It's one of my favorite courses to people watch other golfers, as you see some interesting choices on certain holes.

    We have a bounty of great courses in the Metro area. We are SO lucky to have so many and so cheap to play.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3574WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,574 Titanium Tees
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    We've always referred to it as "skanktuary". Obviously I'm not a fan, but no offense intended to those who enjoy it. It's where my wife has her league, actually.

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    Cobra F8 10.5D w/ Hazardous Yellow
    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
    TP Mills Trad II roundneck
  • MooMoo Members  544WRX Points: 203Handicap: 9Posts: 544 Golden Tee
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    We call it Poopy Diaper Lake, but it is a term of affection.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • Jose c.Jose c. Members  285WRX Points: 104Handicap: 15Posts: 285 Greens
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    hopefully play Calderon monday.

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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3574WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,574 Titanium Tees
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    Pine Trace is open Monday. We have a 12:16 tee time. 😎

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    Cobra F8 10.5D w/ Hazardous Yellow
    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
    TP Mills Trad II roundneck
  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    Got an email from Fox Hills today saying they’re opening the Golden Fox whole the weather is good, in addition to the Classic.

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
    WITB Link
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1202WRX Points: 94Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,202 Platinum Tees
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    Something for you to shoot for; I played 27 holes on 12/31/2016 (Fox Hills) and 18 on 01/01/2017.

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  • MooMoo Members  544WRX Points: 203Handicap: 9Posts: 544 Golden Tee
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    Those are some macho dates to have played! But, the odds of matching them this year are not looking good. I played Friday and with the wind it was getting into the unplayable zone for me.

    Let us hope for an early spring.

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    Driver TS2 (first driver in 9 years that could out the trusty 910 D2)
    Ping i3+ Blades (backup set Mizuno MP 54 P-4 which are now in cold storage until the end of time)
    Rogue 3 wood with Evenflow Blue (so easy to hit high and long...Evenflow rules!)
    Rogue 5 wood with Evenflow Blue
    Titleist 915 F 7 wood (the incredible Hedgehog...there is no turf that can stop the Hedgehog!)
    Miura 56 K
    Vokey gap and 62 M
    Ping Vault Ketsch 2.0
    Bridgestone B XS the ONLY ball I'll play.  It's sticky, like a sticky bun!
  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles Members  671WRX Points: 226Handicap: 13Posts: 671 Golden Tee
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    Played 18 at Sandy Creek in Monroe on Thursday. 4 hour round. 50 degrees. Little bit of wind. Was nice.

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  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
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  • bk52bk52 Members  1202WRX Points: 94Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,202 Platinum Tees
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    I need to give a shout out to Washtenaw Golf Club. Fox Hills was closed 01/03/2020, while Washtenaw was open for business. The course is in excellent shape for January. Yes, there is a fair amount of debris scattered around but I never had trouble finding my ball. The greens have gotten slower but they still roll decently.

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    Washtenaw is one of the more underrated courses in the area. It could be better if they took down a few trees, but it's a good value compared to other places in the area, and the greens are among the best you'll find on public courses in the area.

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
    WITB Link
  • Go_Blue!Go_Blue! HAIL! Members  1641WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,641 Platinum Tees
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    Agreed...especially with the tree comment. Great parkland course.

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    15* TM M1 w/ Rogue Silver X
    19* Bridgestone J36
    4-PW Srixon Z745 w/ TTDG X100
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors  4393WRX Points: 593Posts: 4,393 Titanium Tees
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    Another vote for Washtenaw being a great and very under rated place to play.

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  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
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    I went over to Top Golf today with some friends, it's the first time I have been there. It is really an enjoyable time when you have a group and today was a really nice day to be there with the sun shining. We had lunch and did a couple rounds of golf. When you have a group of people it really cuts down on the cost and you can really have a good time and get some practice in the winter time.

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  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
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    Not a bad winter going so far, almost the end of January and for the next 10 days nothing looks that threatening.

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  • bk52bk52 Members  1202WRX Points: 94Handicap: 8.8Posts: 1,202 Platinum Tees
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    An optimist! Yes, after that unexpected foot of snow in early November it has not been bad. No polar vortex or heavy snows so far. If we could have another weekend like the beginning of the month of February, all this snow would be gone before the SE Michigan Golf Show.

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  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1274WRX Points: 282Handicap: 15Posts: 1,274 Platinum Tees
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    If you stop and think about it, we are approaching March where snowfall is usually melted and gone within a short period of time. You are right, we really haven't had those cold polar vortex is moving through the area. Before you know it, it will be spring and golf will be plentiful. It really has been a very good winter considering what could have been.

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  • 3_Jack_Par3_Jack_Par Winter is stupid Members, ClubWRX  6308WRX Points: 344Posts: 6,308 ClubWRX
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    Temps this weekend are expected to be in the Mid-40s. It might be possible to play on Sunday if anything is open. I wasn't optimistic about being able to extend through February my streak of playing at least once a month in Michigan, but it may be possible.

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    Ping G410 LST 9* (set to -1.5*), 44.5", Fujikura Ventus Black 7X
    Ping G410 LST 14.5* (set to 13*) Aldila Synergy Tour Green 80TX
    Tour Edge CBX Iron-Wood 17* (Black Pearl) HZRDUS Black 85X (or Srixon Z u45 18* Nippon Modus3 120x or Tour Issue TaylorMade M2 Tour 18*, Fujikura Rombax P95x)
    Scratch SB-1 3-PW, Nippon Modus3 120x
    Corey Paul 52*/Titleist Vokey Forged 58* K-Grind, Nippon Modus3 125 Blue Wedge shafts,  Titleist Vokey SM6 62* M-Grind DG S200 (sometimes)
    Byron Morgan long pipe neck B-17, Brushed Mystic finish, 34"
    WITB Link
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  • alhynsalhyns Members  8WRX Points: 29Handicap: 10Posts: 8 Bunkers
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    Got word that Sanctuary Lake and Sylvan Glen plan on being open this Saturday and Sunday. Anyone know of any other Metro Detroit courses that plan on the same?

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