Mt. Pleasant, Michigan is quite the spot. Dan has vacationed here with his family and had high remarks for Bucks Run. So much so that he wanted me to see it with my own eyes.
Set on more than 290 acres, this is a big golf course. The greens, features, and hazards are sizable. There’s just no other way to put it.
With Mount Pleasant in the background, the course meanders through natural wetlands and wooded areas. Shimmering lakes are beautiful as well, but also present a real challenge.
The bent grass playing surfaces are some of the very best I’ve ever played on. There’s not a blade of grass out of place on the entire property.
The Putting Island was a kick in the pants too. Set in the middle of a lake, this 18-hole putting course features rough, bunkers, and some crazy holes. Dan had played it before, so he had to give me a couple of shots. He still won. I won’t get hustled like that again any time soon.
A wonderful property that we both can’t wait to get back to, play Bucks Run if you have the chance.