Watch out for the woods at Coyote Golf Club in Lyon Township
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Trouble lurks at the back of the property of Coyote Golf Club.
A thick patch of forest hides the best stretch of golf -- holes 4 through 7 -- at the 7,201-yard course, designed by Scott Thacker in 1996. "We call it the Amen corner," said General Manager/Director of Golf Jason Raney. "The rest of the course is links style. You can spray it a little bit.
"Guys who hit it straight like the front nine. Guys who spray it like the back nine. Usually you can put together a good round if you get through there unscathed."
Coyote Golf Club's fourth hole starts off with a blind tee shot toward a yellow aiming post before a dogleg right over a marsh to the green.
The next two par 4s bend in opposite directions -- the fifth to the right, and the sixth to the left -- forcing players to work the ball both ways.
There are other tough challenges outside of the trees, too, like the long par-4 12th hole and the water-laden par-5 18th.
Overall, the club prides itself on being player friendly at a good price.
"The golf course is very nice,” said John Kolodge of South Lyon after a recent round. "It's well taken care of. The holes are laid out well."