Text: R.J. Weick
LochenHeath Golf Club, a private-and-limited-outside-play golf course destination in Williamsburg, Michigan, officially announced the grand opening of its new Cottages at LochenHeath on July 24, 2019.
“We are very pleased to now be able to offer play-and-stay accommodations for members, guests, and visitors at LochenHeath,” said Kevin O’Brien, general manager and director of golf at LochenHeath, in the press release.
The Cottages at LochenHeath are part of a planned, six-cottage enclave to be built near the clubhouse and practice facility on the property. Designed by Shane D. Inman, president and senior principal designer at New York City-based The Inman Company, and built by Acme, Michigan-based MapleRidge Construction—led by Chris Miller and Scott Naumes—the two initial, high-end, cottages are roughly 2,400 square-feet and can accommodate up to eight guests.
“By the building of these Cottages, we can now attract more guests who want to stay for the full golfing, lodging, and amazing culinary experience,” O’Brien said.
The Cottages not only feature four ensuite rooms—four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms—with hardwood floors, but also a common living area, gas fireplace, kitchen, screened-in patio, and amenities such as: dishwasher, microwave, island bar, and a washer and dryer.
Located on a coastline bluff of East Grand Traverse Bay in Williamsburg near Traverse City, Michigan, LochenHeath has been welcoming golfers to its waterfront greens for more than 75 years. Though initially established as a private club with residential golf course development opportunities, LochenHeath began inviting limited outside play after the club was purchased in 2010 by a group of homeowners and members from the original Maitland family owners.
The course, carved into a 300-acre former cherry orchard, is Scottish links in inspiration: 7,280 yards of rolling terrain, open fairways, and deep, well-placed bunkers offer a challenge of play rivaled only by its scenic view of Lake Michigan.