Arthur Hills is one of the best designers today, and Pine Trace is a testament to his accomplishments. This is a beautiful course from start to finish, and every hole offers a different scenic view.
There is much life in the course, as trees mostly isolate you from other holes and the outside world. Birds are all around the course, including blue jays, cardinals and robins. All of this adds to the beauty of the course, one with great visual merits. One phrase can sum up Pine Trace: "You must see it to believe it."
The scenery at Pine Trace is fulfilling to say the least. The landscape of the course is laid so that many natural characteristics are in play. There are swamplands, ponds, and artificial lakes that give Pine Trace a variety in scenery.
Various trees grow throughout the course, some of which include Michigan native pines, maples, and oaks. The variety and gracefulness of the landscape give Pine Trace the feeling of a walk in a grand park. Because of the excellent surroundings, it is a round you can enjoy even if your game isn't up to par for the day.
A common link between Hill's courses is that he designs them for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Pine Trace offers four distinct tee levels that provide enough challenge for anyone. The Championship Tees measure about 6600 yards. The Forward Tees measure about 5000 yards.
The holes are setup very nicely throughout the course. Every hole takes advantage of the terrain. Every hole is different and requires a different approach strategy. Unlike some courses, Pine Trace gives players an opportunity to play different types of shots.
The conditions of Pine Trace are second to none, with speedy consistent greens, immaculate tee boxes and lush fairways, Pine Trace is the leader in public course conditions for Southeast Michigan.
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