Metamora Golf & Country Club
By Mike Duff
Metamora Golf and Country Club is one of the nine courses on the Michigan Grand Golf Trail which concluded its first season of golf and prizes this past October 1. With the success of this past year's Grand Trail play-nine, win-a-prize promotion, Total Golf Management the sponsoring firm is gearing up for an even better season in 2000. MGCC is just one of the crown jewels being offered in this creative marketing plan.
MGCC is a private golf club but open to non-members who sign up for the Grand Trail event. Play is limited to Mondays anytime, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Signing up for the Grand Trail and having the opportunity to play Metamora is a real bonus golf experience.
A 6,933 yard course from the tips is designed to challenge everyone from expert to the average golfer. The course winds its way through nine lakes, woodlands and rolling hills and offers the finest in bent grass fairways providing for the ultimate playing surface. Fifteen of the holes have water in addition, to a neat island green. Other features include some interesting doglegs, deep valleys and a few blind shots. Course management is a must. Pat Damer, the PGA General Manager says " if you like a course that offers the average to above golfer a place where you have to think about each shot, then Metamora is the course for you". Tim Jenkins, the course superintendent has done a magnificent job of preparing the course for its members and the greens are in perfect condition. Pat indicates that many improvements are in the works for the future, such as bunker and tree work, removal of dead and fallen trees and recaping the parking lot.
Metamora is located just north of Oxford on M-24, Lapeer Road. Call 248-969-2120 for more information about the membership fee structure which by the way is very reasonable compared to other private clubs. For information on the Michigan Grand Golf Trail or arrange to play MGCC call 248-684-GOLF.
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