The Rose Golf Course in Leroy a Pleasant Surprise
Submitted by e-mail (SJOHNMJOHN@aol.com)
LEROY, Mich. - We just had our family reunion, and "the boys" took Sunday morning off to go shoot a round. Our cousin chose The Rose in Leroy as the course to play. There was a little initial grumbling at the price ($45 for a round with cart), but by the end everyone was ready to sign up for next year.
This course is awesome. It is what I envision when I think of Northern Michigan golf. Every hole is both scenic and isolated. There was no one in front of us and no one pushing us. You can not see another hole from the one you are on. It felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.
We stopped on the 2nd hole (a par 3 with elevated tee boxes) to watch 4 deer pass below us. We found out later that a bear had been spotted by the foursome teeing off behind us.
The course is well maintained. It is relatively short, but don't be fooled. The fairways are tight and the greens are small. I would rate this as one of the top 3 most enjoyable courses I have played.