A little Augusta, a little Pine Valley, and a lot of Michigan
Northern Michigan is not a place many have high on their list to visit. For good reason — there’s not a whole lot there. But in tiny Roscommon (population: 1,053), travel-worthy golf can be found at Forest Dunes. It’s a course that establishes its own identity by looking towards two other courses — the immaculate conditioned holes framed by pines of Augusta and the rugged, sandy wastelands of Pine Valley, all of which is filtered through its remote Northern Michigan locale. But perhaps with an irreverent bet-settling 19th hole — a short par 3 with a bunker in the middle of the green, Forest Dunes establishes an identity all its own: a seriously great place to golf with friends.
Set within 500 acres of the Huron National Forest, Forest Dunes’ remote and isolated location is also one of its most captivating features. Far from the madding crowd, it offers a peaceful yet eye-opening golf experience. Its expansive landscape is marked by hardwoods, red and jack pines, native dunes, ponds and open meadows—the epitome of Pure Michigan and all its allure.The A Position
Located in the golf mecca of Northern Michigan, the Tom Weiskopf designed Forest Dunes course has become a not-to-be-missed destination in the area. The front nine has a parkland feel while the back nine plays through sandy wasteland that has drawn comparisons to Pine Valley. The topography is rather flat which is nice for those walking the course but is a bit mundane at the same time.Golf Course Gurus
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Forest Dunes is open from mid-April through late October.
Temperatures are relatively mild during the months the course is open. Look for temperatures to remain consistently above 50s starting in mid-April through October. Rainfall is relatively consist April through October.
Any time Forest Dunes is open should be a good time to play.
|April 18-30||$85, $65 twilight|
|May 1-12||$85, $65 twilight|
|May 13-31||$95, $75 twilight Mon-Wed. $115, $95 twilight Thu-Sun|
|June 1-16||$95, $75 twilight Mon-Wed. $115, $95 twilight Thu-Sun|
|June 17-30||$130, $105 twilight Mon-Wed. $160, $130 twilight Thu-Sun|
|July||$130, $105 twilight Mon-Wed. $160, $130 twilight Thu-Sun|
|August||$130, $105 twilight Mon-Wed. $160, $130 twilight Thu-Sun|
|September||$130, $105 twilight Mon-Wed. $160, $130 twilight Thu-Sun|
|October 3-27||$85, $65 twilight|
Greens fees last verified October 2019. View them on forestdunesgolf.com
Visitor Tee Times
Visitors may play Forest Dunes seven days a week.
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are $110 if they’re carrying one bag, or $60 a person if they’re carrying two. Forecaddies are $30 a player.
Forest Dunes has a 10-acre practice facility with two driving ranges, a practice putting green, practice bunker and short game practice area. On the driving range there are six target greens at various distances, including several protected by bunkers.
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