Full Stoatin Brae course to open at Gull Lake View

Full Stoatin Brae course to open at Gull Lake View
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The full 18 holes at the new Stoatin Brae golf course at Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort are set to open on 15 May.

Twelve holes opened last September at the resort in southwest Michigan, with a team from Renaissance Golf Design working to complete the full 18 holes layout ahead of opening this spring.

The new course has been built on a former apple orchard, and is the sixth course to open at Gull Lake View. Other layouts at the resort include the Charles Scott-designed Stonehenge South course and the William Mitchell-designed Bedford Valley course.

From an architectural perspective, the course has been created with input from a number of Renaissance Golf Design architects – namely Eric Iverson, Brian Schneider, Don Placek and Brian Slawnik. Slawnik commented: “Working together on a project is nothing new for the four of us. We’ve been doing it for a long time.”  

“I believe we’ve built something very different for three market, and different than anything we’ve done before,” said Iverson. “We were entrusted with a very good piece of land and really tried to leave it alone as much as possible. Putting a golf course on that site will draw golfers to a really cool part of southwest Michigan.”