Monarch golf course at Garland Lodge and Resort in Lewiston will challenge seasoned golfers
LEWISTON, Mich. -- The Monarch Course is the original of the four championship courses at Garland Lodge and Resort in northeast Michigan.
The golf course sprawls across mostly flat terrain sprinkled with lakes, ponds and streams that provide water hazards throughout. Golfers share the course with an abundance of wildlife, including plentiful waterfowl and the famed bald eagles that nest on the 11th hole.
The diverse layout has an open front nine with player-friendly, wide fairways that have ample landing areas, while the back nine is much tighter with water frequently coming into play and landing areas that are framed by mature pines.
Overall, the golf course is very player friendly thanks to the generous green complexes that are forgiving to slightly errant shots. There are many bump-and-run opportunities since the fronts of the greens are generally open, but sand bunkers heavily guard the sides. The lengthy par 4s and doglegs keep the course challenging enough for more seasoned golfers.
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