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.
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.
The Augusta, Mich., property’s newest golf course, named Stoatin Brae, meaning Grand Hill in Gaelic, is scheduled to open in summer 2016. The property runs along one of the highest elevated ridges in the region, and the golf course will include no water hazards, with wind offering the biggest challenge.