Taylor Meadows course to reopen following work on three holes


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    The extended drive area on the twelfth hole at the elbow of the dogleg, looking toward the hole. This is a very narrow area with water on the right and in front.

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    Teeing off on the reworked eleventh hole

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The course at Taylor Meadows Golf Club in Taylor, Michigan, is to reopen 4 July following the redesign of three holes.

The project has been led by golf course architect Steve Forrest of Hills Forrest, and has focused on the course’s tenth, eleventh and twelfth holes.

Forrest has looked to improve relationships on the course, and has added a pond beside the fairway and at the edge of the green on the tenth hole. This will discourage players from routinely hitting a driver off the tee.

The architect has also reconstructed 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. This means that the distance from tees to a nearby road is increased, thus improving safety.

The distance between the back tees on the tenth and eleventh holes has also been increased. Safety will therefore be improved here as well, as there is now an unobstructed line of site between the tees, allowing players to alert other players of any wayward shots.

“In addition to the improved relationships, players will get to experience an exciting and beautiful new par three as well as a fun, short par four and an intriguing double-dogleg par five,” Forrest said. “The total course par will be increased by one.”