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Best Municipal Golf Courses In Detroit

September 21, 2011 5:42 PM

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The only thing better than a day of golf is supporting your own community at the same time.  Southeast Michigan is blessed with some great city and county owned courses.  Here are some of the best.
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Lyon Oaks

52251 Pontiac Trl.
Wixom, MI 48393-1917
(248) 437-1488
www.destinationoakland.com

Lyon Oaks Golf Course is an Arthur Hills-designed, 18-hole course on 230 acres of Oakland County parkland.  It’s part golf course, part nature preserve and a real treat for any golfer. It garnered a 4.5 star rating by Golf Digest 2007 and was named the second best course in Detroit according to ESPN.

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Kensington Metropark Golf Course

2240 West Buno Rd.
Milford, MI 48380-4410
(248) 685-9332
www.metroparks.com

There are 10 courses in the on Huron-Clinton Metropark roster, but our favorite is the Kensington course. Each Huron-Clinton Metropark course is carefully designed and well maintained, Huron-Clinton Metropark golf courses are among the most beautiful and challenging in Southeast Michigan.

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Sanctuary Lake

1450 East South Boulevard
Troy, MI 48085-1054
(248) 619-7600
www.troymi.gov

According to the official web page for the site, from the first tee, golfers will get a sense of the journey they are about to embark on, getting a breath taking view of the entire course and the City of Troy skyline in the background. Beginning with the first swing and ending with the last putt, players will enjoy a pleasurable golfing experience.

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Lakes of Taylor

25505 Northline Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180-4597
(734) 784-4653
www.taylorgolf.com

Lakes of Taylor is a par 72 Championship golf course enjoyable for all skill levels and amenities that create a country club atmosphere: a well maintained practice facility that features a driving range with grass tee, a shortgame area for practicing chipping and sand shots, and a very large putting green.

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