My favorite collection of courses in Southern Michigan are the Gull Lake View quintet: Gull Lake View East and Gull Lake View West, Stonehedge North and Stonehedge South, and Bedford Valley. You can read my review of each at the links.
The new course, Stoatin Brae, will be a par 71 that stretches to 6,800 yards from the tips. From the video, it looks as though it’s situated on a plateau with some amazing views. According to the Gull Lake View site, it is at one of the highest spots in Kalamazoo County.
“We need to be able to offer golf as a pastime to everyone, not just the guy who can hit the ball 275 yards,” says Bill Johnson, Vice President of Gull Lake View. “This is too good of a site to keep for just a select group. We want everyone to come out and enjoy the experience that this ground has to offer.”
The course is slated to open in the summer of 2016. I am really looking forward to this. Maybe I’ll get lucky and be able to be one of the earliest players.