Scottish summer links

Scottish summer links

Text: R. Collins // Photography: Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

As the summer heats up, play is popular at Eagle Glen Golf Course in Farwell, Michigan. As part of the greater Mt. Pleasant area’s picturesque network of golf courses, each with their own distinctive topographies and after-round offerings, Eagle Glen is a place for locals, vacationers, and summer homeowners to meet, play, and enjoy a casual breakfast or lunch among the Scottish links-style course.

“[I’m looking forward to] just getting everyone back out here. It’s been exceptionally warm, but now that things are warming up and opening back up it’s nice to see everyone back, having fun for the first time in a while,” said Sammie Baldwin, general manager of Eagle Glen Golf Course.

Eagle Glen | Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Eagle Glen | Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Indeed, several outings and events are already booked-up by eager golfers, though several dates still to-be-determined exist for junior outings, cups, and championships. Casual play in a solo trip or with friends across the 18-hole course designed by Ray Hearn and Jerry Matthews is also something to experience for itself. With plenty of bunkers and hundreds of mounds among rolling, bentgrass fairways and manicured tee boxes, Eagle Glen is a piece of traditional Scottish links-style destinations transported on Michigan soil.

“We’re an 18-hole links-style course; it’s not your traditional Michigan course,” Baldwin said. “A lot of the time when people think Michigan golf course, they think of it more tree-lined with elevation. We have more of a traditional Scottish style, so besides the trees lining the holes there’s about 72 bunkers out here with a more rolling terrain.” 

The serene nature of the course befits the quiet destination just north of Mt. Pleasant. The secluded area lies at the joining of interstates that connect easily to Mt. Pleasant’s downtown core and vibrant destinations on its outskirts, such as the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and its active series of summer programming. Upcoming at the casino is its self-proclaimed biggest firework display in mid-Michigan, taking place July 3rd. The event kicks off at dusk and is free to attend, making it another easy way to enjoy the warmth of the early summer in one of Michigan’s most golf-friendly areas.

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, fireworks | Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
More to explore in the Mt. Pleasant area:

Comfort Inn & Suites and Conference Center|  2424 S Mission Street, Mt. Pleasant

Riverwood Resort | 1313 East Broomfield Road, Mt. Pleasant

Chippewa River Outfitters – Chippewa River Water Trail | 3763 S. Lincoln Road, Mt. Pleasant