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The private Kingsley Club, located 20 minutes south of Traverse City, is the second-best private golf club in northern Michigan. Jason Scott Deegan tells how -- and why -- to play it.
It may be the most interesting golf course in the state. Designed by Michael DeVries, a protege of Tom Doak, the 6,956-yard Kingsley Club in northern Michigan is a course where players have infinite options on how to play the holes. But if they hit in the wrong place, recovery can be at best difficult. It's a golf course you don't want to pass up if you have the opportunity.
Firm all-fescue fairways and the ever-present wind on a raw, exposed site give The Kingsley Club -- a 6,931-yard course near Traverse City -- its distinctive British Open feel. In 2010, Golfweek Magazine rated the course as the 19th-best modern course in America. The Kingsley Club just might be the most intriguing publicly accessible golf course in Michigan, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
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