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Forest Dunes To Open New Golf Villas This Summer

Roscommon, MI – Forest Dunes, the nationally acclaimed golf destination in northern Michigan, announces the development of the new Forest Dunes Golf Villas. Construction of the villas started this spring and will open for guests in July.

In an effort to surpass the leading golf destinations in the country, the new villas are designed to comfortably house a foursome or group of eight with four-bedroom and two-bedroom options that will be 2,100 and 1,150 square-feet, respectively.

The villas were designed with the same Adirondack architectural theme of the clubhouse and Lake AuSable Lodge using hardwoods, cedar shake siding, and stone on the exterior. Inside the villas consist of a main living area, kitchen, and various king and double-queen bed arrangements. Rooms also feature the finest in modern comfort, décor, and fixtures including flat screen televisions, wireless Internet as well as private patios.

“As we continue to evolve at Forest Dunes, and with the addition of our new Tom Doak reversible golf course, the demand for future lodging with high-end amenities is becoming more important as we appeal to more national golf enthusiasts,” Todd Campbell, general manager at Forest Dunes Golf Club, said. “Our new villas will add yet another luxurious golf product that will put Forest Dunes on a national competitive playing field with the top destinations in the country.”

Coming in 2016 is Forest Dunes new golf course designed by world-renowned architect Tom Doak. Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team will design and build a reversible course – two distinct layouts using the same greens but playing clockwise one way and counter clockwise the other way.

The new villas enable Forest Dunes to increase the number of beds to 90 on property. Stay-and-play packages combining its world-class golf with the new villas, will start at $239 per night. Whether it's the new villas, the Lake AuSable Lodge, or the lake cottages, Forest Dunes offers a variety of high-end lodging options that competes with top destinations across the country.

The Forest Dunes course, which opened in 2002, was designed by former British Open winner Tom Weiskopf who feels it is in the top three among his designs in the United States. It is unlike any other course in northern Michigan. The front nine features parkland-style holes meandering through corridors of red and jack pines. The back nine is quite different, featuring even more open and exposed rugged native sand areas with scruffy underbrush bordering and crossing fairways and greens.

About Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes continues to be among the most consistently ranked courses in the country by the leading golf publications. Golf Digest selected the course as the “Best New Upscale Public Course in America” in 2003. It is also ranked No. 23 among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses”, as well as No. 4 (*No. 2 public) in the State of Michigan. Golf World also selected Forest Dunes the No. 1 public course in America through its reader survey in 2009. In addition, GOLF selected it among the “Top 10 You Can Play” in 2003, as well as No. 45 on their list of the nation’s Top 100 Courses, and GolfWeek includes Forest Dunes among the magazine’s Top 100 Modern Courses.

For more information about the new Forest Dunes Villas or to book your next golf package, please visit or call (989) 275-0700.

Media Contacts:

Forest Dunes Golf Club

Todd Campbell – GM

(989) 275-0700

Fusion Media Strategies

Kevin Frisch – Public Relations

(989) 614-0241