The front and back nine at Huron Shores Golf Club present players with a different leap across eras. The front nine was established in 1925, at the height of the boom in golf course construction. The club remained a nine-hole destination for 72 years, until a back nine was added in 1997 during the height of flying golf experiments. The addition brought the course up to its present length of 5,428 yards?a length that allows beginners to enjoy themselves while preserving difficulty for more skilled players. All players can make use of clubhouse amenities such as club storage and a restaurant and bar, as well as men's and women's locker rooms where they can stash their belongings and scold their golf gloves in private.
Course at a Glance:
* 18-hole, par 70 course
* Total length of 5,428 yards from the back tees
* Course rating of 67 from the back tees
* Course slope of 121 from the back tees
* Two sets of tees per hole
* View the scorecard
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