The Golf Explorer, Volume 4

Harbor Shores adds another chapter of KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship returns to Harbor Shores and its 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Benton Harbor as the golf destination celebrates its 10th anniversary

Great escapes | a compilation of some of the great spots to wind up and unwind at in the Great Lakes State

Links at Bowen Lake | the Gowen, Michigan public course reinvents itself as a destination for golfers and groups

Creating a Classic Detroit legacy | the journey of the Rocket Mortgage Classic to Detroit and its vision for the future

The Dish: Bay City | Costela Brazilian Steak House brings an authentic churrascaria experience to Bay City, Michigan 

Rounding the Fairways: Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey | The Golf Explorer’s annual golfing tour series returns with a look at Boyne City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey in northwestern Michigan  

The clubhouse vernacular | an architectural firm that has become known for its clubhouse and hotel designs on golf courses in North America and abroad

Solution in dynamics | Callaway Golf Company’s Odyssey releases two new putter models to its Stroke Lab family lines

American Dunes | the Grand Haven Golf Club’s reinvention as a destination that not only honors veterans, but also serves as a vehicle to provide support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members

Crafted: the wine series | a look at some of the great wineries and vineyards along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and Old Mission Peninsula

West | North | East | Upper Penninsula

The fairway destination | in this year’s edition, The Golf Explorer once again highlights some of the great golfing destinations in the state 

Q&A: Protecting your play | a conversation with Dr. Kevin Howard, DO, orthopedic surgeon at University of Michigan Metro Health about some prospective remedies for mitigating joint pain on and off the course

The scorecard: an industry outlook | a snapshot of the state of the golfing industry at both the state and national level

At the table: Trevor Tkach | a conversation with the President and Chief Executive Officer at Traverse City Tourism and how golf’s story plays a role in the regional story


Featured: Bay Harbor Golf Club, The Quarry, Ninth Hole, Bay Harbor, MI. By Evan Schiller Photography