Stoatin Brae, a new golf course with a Scottish influence at a southwestern Michigan resort, was built on a prime piece of property with sustainability and turf maintenance in mind.
The golf course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, Mich., hosted a partial opening last fall, and will open all 18 holes this spring. The golf course is on a former apple orchard and due to its location, wind will play a role in the layout.
Blue Stem, the 3,000-sq. ft. casual dining venue at the Augusta, Mich., property, is part of a total $5.5 million investment at the property, which includes Stoatin Brae, the resort’s sixth golf course. The restaurant will feature modern twists on American classics with signature dishes including Scottish fish chowder, shrimp cakes, and lamb shank and grits.
The list of nine golf courses in the U.S. that are set to open this year includes Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, Mich., Shepherd’s Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa., and The Summit Club in Summerlin, Nev.
The family-owned course in Augusta, Mich., hopes to create a year-round attraction with the debut of its new Blue Stem restaurant, pairing fine dining and scenic views from the highest point in Kalamazoo County. Renee Hogge, formerly with Barton Hills CC, will be Blue Stem’s Executive Chef.
Moraine Country Club in Kettering, Ohio has been closed since early July for a renovation, and members should be able to play by June. Stoatin Brae, the sixth course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort in Augusta, Mich., is set to be complete by mid-2016, while Keney Park Golf Course’s $5.7 million renovation will be revealed in Hartford, Conn., by May.