Leslie Park Golf Course in Ann Arbor remains one of Michigan's top munis
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Leslie Park Golf Course is one of two municipal golf courses in Ann Arbor. The course is a classically designed course on the northern side of Ann Arbor that was later renovated and redesigned by Arthur Hills.
The golf course plays under 6,600 yards from the championship tees (the longest of four sets at Leslie Park) and it still has a 72.0/129 slope/rating, thanks to some very undulating topography and sloping greens. One of the most difficult stretches comes early on, holes 4 through 6 all play long, while the fifth hole is the toughest approach shot on the course. Leslie Park Golf Course has lost a significant amount of trees as a result of the recent Ash Boren disease that came through the Midwest. Holes like 1, 4 and 18 are certainly easier than they used to be with a more forgiving landing zone.
Leslie Park Golf Course has received many improvements in recent years as the city has recommitted itself to the property. It now has a beer and wine license, and mows a primary and secondary cut of rough. The golf course was voted the top municipal golf course in Michigan by Golf Digest in 2009.
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