Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Resort in Augusta, Michigan: One of the best in the nation

The year was 1963. Darl Scott, the golf course superintendent at Gull Lake Country Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan, decided to build his own public access course, the West Course at what would grow to become Gull Lake View Resort. Over the ensuing decade, the Scott family would build their East Course, followed by the StonehedgeContinue reading “Stoatin Brae at Gull Lake View Resort in Augusta, Michigan: One of the best in the nation”

How Golf Can Save a City: Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor Michigan

The idyllic Lake Michigan shoreline town of Benton Harbor, Michigan, became a major industrial site during WWII, when hometown Whirlpool and other manufacturers were enlisted by FDR to make parts for fighter planes. In the 1950s and 1960s, these same companies produced many of the home appliances and auto parts that fueled America‚Äôs post-war boom.Continue reading “How Golf Can Save a City: Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor Michigan”