TPC Michigan

TPC Michigan has played host from 1991 to 2006 to the Ford Senior Players Championship, “A Champions Tour event and one of senior men’s golf’s major championships.” ?

Inspirational Quotes

“I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.”

-Lee Trevino

“Work is for people who don’t know how to play golf.”

-Unemployed Anonymous Golfer

No Wolverines?

Apparently, the last one showed up in 2004, but was promptly shot, stuffed, and mounted. What the heck? All these years later I find out there aren’t any wolverines in Michigan. I feel cheated. Shame on you, Michigan. I was going to leave out jokes about the state. So, yeah.

What’s the difference between the Michigan Wolverines and Cheerios?

One belongs in a bowl; the other doesn’t.

Okay, now that I got that out of my system, we will proceed.

I won’t bag on Michigan too much because I do drive a car and I love cereal, both of which Michigan was responsible for. And although the wolverines are gone, they do have the Michigan Dogman, a were-wolfy kinda thing. Granted, it’s no Bigfoot, but you get points for that.

I also find out that the city of Detroit sits upon a gigantic salt mine. Some say enough salt to last 70 million years, if we don’t eat too many fries. It’s probably the reason Detroit hasn’t totally spoiled yet.

Oh, and the original name of the University of Michigan, Catholepistemiad, was changed due to its inability to pronounce it or fit it on the front of a football jersey.

That was fun. Let’s talk golf. Afterall, that’s what we’re here for.

TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan

So right off the bat, or 9-iron if you prefer, the TCP Michigan is an “Ultra-exclusive private club on land donated by the Ford Motor Company, located two miles from the Ford World Headquarters.” Swanky, to be sure. Continuing with the swankiness trend, “The Club provides members and guests with a masterfully designed, superbly landscaped and expertly maintained course that offers a thoroughly enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels.”

Jack Nicklaus, as we all know, is the most decorated major champion in golf history. He has designed golf courses all over the globe. This par 72, 6,966-yard, championship golf course is a Jack Nicklaus design and is part of the Tournament Players Club network, which the PGA Tour operates.

TPC Michigan has played host from 1991 to 2006 to the Ford Senior Players Championship, “A Champions Tour event and one of senior men’s golf’s major championships.”

Some Interesting Facts From thoughtco.com

  • Four golfers have won the Senior Players Championship more than once: Arnold Palmer (1984-85), Dave Stockton (1992, 1994), Raymond Floyd (1996, 2000) and Bernhard Langer (2014-15-16).
  • Jack Nicklaus came close to adding a second win. After winning in 1990, Nicklaus lost the 1995 tournament in a playoff to J.C. Snead.
  • When Nicklaus won in 1990, he set the 72-hole tournament scoring record of 261. That was ten strokes better than the previous record at that time. In 2013, Kenny Perry matched Nicklaus’ record.
  • Three golfers have won both The Players Championship on the PGA Tour and the Senior Players Championship on the Champions Tour: Nicklaus, Floyd, and Fred Couples.

This club has a long pro golfing history, plus it offers all the amenities you could ever ask for, including a golf academy with lessons and clinics for all levels of players, private Lessons with certified golf professionals, custom club fitting, and much more. They also offer special services, ranging from corporate and charity outings to meet-and-play events.

Various membership opportunities are offered by TPC Michigan. Individuals, couples, families, and corporation programs are available from which to choose.

Information about the TPC Michigan

“All members enjoy full club privileges, including full access to all amenities and unlimited golf. Spouse and children listed on the membership may use the club’s facilities.  All members may sponsor planned golf functions on the course, subject to the policies set forth by the club.”

They even offer a limited membership for Individuals or couples. This limited membership allows you to book tee times a week in advance and unlimited access to the range.

Another perk of your membership is having access to a “Network of more than 300 private golf and country clubs, business clubs, and resorts.” This will allow you to “Participate in national events and tournaments, and enjoy discounts and benefits with renowned hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, and more.”

Let’s not forget the bride and groom. The TPC Michigan offers services for engagement parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and even baby showers. This is truly one-stop-shopping for your relationship needs.

golfadvisor.com gives it a 5 out of 5 stars.

Brian Reicker gave a thumbs up stating, “Had a great time playing this course. Layout and conditions were excellent. Food was great and staff was very friendly. Should be the future home for the PGA tour stop in Michigan.”

Vasilios6580212 gave it 5 stars and hailed, “Jack Nicklaus designed an absolute GEM in TPC Michigan. From whichever tee you choose, you have a serious challenge in front of you. Every hole has trouble but presents a risk/reward profile that’s unmatched. Every shot requires thought, and you really have to be accurate to have any chance at par. Tee-to-green this is easily more difficult than Oakland Hills (South and North), and if the greens firm up, “fuhgeddaboudit”. When greens are “slow,” they roll at about a 10.5. Watch out for hole 14; this has to be one of the hardest par 4s I’ve ever encountered.”

Google Reviews gives it a 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Feedback and Compliments

Scott Lawson exclaimed, “Great staff, great course, great carts, great fairways, bunkers and greens! You have to place the ball to be able to score! Really fun course! Hope to be back soon.”

Member, Katie Pierce commented, “Gorgeous golf course, beautiful atmosphere, great food, wonderful people, and most amazing staff who are family to us!! We had our wedding here and perfect does not begin to describe how excellent everything was! We are very happy members of TPC.”

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