Steve Forrest overseeing work on course at Taylor Meadows GC


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    The eleventh and twelfth holes are being reconstructed as part of the project

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    A 7.5-acre plot of land is being used to improve safety on the course

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A series of changes to the course at Taylor Meadows Golf Club in Taylor, Michigan, are underway.

Led by architect Steve Forrest of Hills Forrest, the work focuses on the course’s tenth, eleventh and twelfth holes.

A new pond is being installed on the tenth hole, and will lie in what could be referred to as the ‘big hitter’ landing area. It is hoped that more players will be discouraged from using the driver off the tee on these holes.

Forrest will also reconstruct the eleventh and twelfth holes, taking advantage of a newly acquired 7.5-acre plot of land that has been made available to the club.

Errant shots had led to an evaluation of safety at Taylor Meadows, and netting has been installed in numerous locations across the course in recent times. The new design of the eleventh and twelfth holes will decrease the risk of golfers hitting shots onto the nearby Beech Daly Road.

The distance from the back tee on the tenth hole to the back tee on the reworked eleventh hole will be increased from 220 to 265 yards as part of the work, and there will now be an unobstructed line of sight from one tee to the other. This will allow players to alert one another of any wayward shots.

Construction is underway, and all grassing work is scheduled for completion in early October 2016. Attention will then turn to a project on the course’s eighth hole, with the aim of improving storm water management