The City of Ann Arbor maintains two public golf courses: Huron Hills and Leslie Park. Leslie Park is billed as the “Championship Course” while Huron Hills is the “entry level course.” Neither is a great course, especially considering the large number of courses (dozens) in the immediate area. Huron Hills does have the distinction, however, of being one of the few “walking only” courses in Michigan.
In recent years, both courses have suffered a decline in play. That may, however, be associated with a general decline in the quality of the fairways and greens. I haven’t played either in more than a year, but reports are that they are in terrible condition.
The City of Ann Arbor has named a committee to study the courses, and what appears to be a money losing proposition for the city. While I never want to see a course disappear, I think the need for two city golf courses is questionable—especially with the many golf courses within a few minutes of city limits.