Bob Krause Golf destination of the week: Lyon Oaks Golf Club
If you ask anyone, what are the makings of a great golf course, you'll get varying responses. But one of the true hallmarks of a great course is that it makes you feel like you are on vacation and away from the grind.
Lyon Oaks Golf Club in Wixom offers that Up North feeling without the long drive or the vacation price tag.
One of the features that makes Lyon Oaks a unique golf experience is that there are no homes located on the course; which gives golfers a sense of privacy and exclusivity.
Instead of homes, golfers are treated to natural hardwood forests, wetlands and wildlife. It is an 18-hole Arthur Hills designed course that sits on 230 acres with open fairways which enhances playability. Lyon Oaks provides golfers of all levels a beautiful natural setting, but it also provides a rather challenging round.
It is a course where you can use a driver off the tee on most holes however, pay attention to your yardage guide or you will find yourself in some well-placed fairway bunkers. Ball placement is often more important than distance at this lengthy beauty.
Lyon Oaks schedules tee times every ten minutes instead of eight which helps facilitate smooth rounds under challenging conditions. If you schedule a tee time, come early and warm up on the state-of-art practice facility that is arguably one of the best in Oakland County.
It features bent grass tee stations, target areas that feature a variety of topography and sand traps. The huge practice green is in wonderful condition and represents the types of putting surfaces you will encounter on the course. To finish off your Lyon Oaks experience, grab a meal at the clubhouse.
The service is fast with generous portions and a tasty variety sandwiches and salads to make any golfer happy.
LOCATION:?52251 Pontiac Trail?Wixom, MI 48393?Pontiac Trail off I-96 (via Wixom Road Exit)?in Lyon Township??
Pro Shop: 248-437-1488?Banquet Service: 248-437-9200
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