Michigan Golf Real Estate
Countless Opportunities Richard Lobenherz, President of Boyne Realty and Vacation Properties Network says, "golf courses are today's beaches." In the past, Michigan has been very fortunate in having substantial water frontage available for homes and cottages. However, as our population continues to grow, land of this type is becoming increasingly scarce. In a state that is getting seriously over developed with golf courses, one might ask if we really need more. If you are one of the many disciples of Harvard educated economist Harry S. Dent; the response is a resounding "yes." Dent, who wrote the "The Great Boom Ahead, "The Roaring 2000's" and "The Roaring 2000's Investor," indicates the current economic boom will continue at least until the end of this decade. Dent offers a three-part plan: 1.) Invest in large corporations 2.) Take part in the global economy by investing in international stocks and 3.) Invest in resort and high-end residential real estate. Steve Matthews of Boyne Realty, a student of Dent, believes this is indeed one of the great moments in history for golf resort real estate. He is most confident the industry will continue to be very robust for at least ten years, and that Boyne will be a very big player in this growth. Many others are as bullish on Matthews. If you visit the National Golf Foundation website (http://www.ngf.org) you will find that Michigan has currently more than 15 new golf real estate communities either under construction or in the planning stage. This issue of Michigan Golf Real Estate offers a partial overview of present golf real estate opportunities, but additional information is available on our newly revised website (http://www.michigangolfrealestate.com). Here you will also find short, but informative video footage on some of the areas popular properties: LochenHeath, Crystal Mountain, Boyne, Thunder Bay, Otsego, Beaver Creek, Eagle Beach, Pheasant Ridge, and Grande Golf Club.
Lobenherz is the right person, in the right place at the right time. Earlier this year Boyne Realty and Vacation Properties Network joined forces to offer their clients a larger array of real estate products. The merger created an organization with 11 locations and over 60 agents offering homesites, condominiums, cottages and homes in the communities of Eastport, Charlevoix, Boyne City, Harbor Springs, Beaver Island along with Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Bay Harbor. They can also access Boyne holdings throughout the United States. Northwest Michigan has long been known for vacation homes. However, the advent of the up-scale Bay Harbor and the reluctant publicity has created somewhat of a land rush to the area. The Wall Street Journal and other national publications have run numerous stories on Michigan's spectacular fresh-water coasts. The very popular television show, "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf' has also introduced Michigan viewers throughout the world.
Boyne USA (http://www.boynerealty.com) Here is an outstanding collection of unrivaled real estate opportunities at three distinctive locations: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and the incomparable Bay Harbor. Boyne Mountain's properties are situated on 36 holes of superlative golf. Above and along the fairways of the award winning Monument course are estate-sized Mountain Club lots offering great views of Deer Lake starting at $59,900. Mountain Cabins, fashioned in a rustic style but long on luxury are secluded yet conveniently accessible, are available from $400,000. The homes at The Village at Disciples Ridge are just a short ride from the Alpine and Monument courses and start in the low $300,000s. Deer Lake offers spectacular sunsets and quiet seclusion. Fractional (four-week) ownership's start at $29,000. At Boyne Highlands you will find exceptional real estate opportunities around one of America's most esteemed collection of golf courses. Homesites located throughout this complex offer varied terrain of mature woodlands, meadows and rolling hills starting at $69,900. Alpine Village is cozy condominiums fashioned in a classic European style. Deluxe two-bedroom units begin at $244,900 and four-bedroom, 2,494 sq. ft. units start at $374,900. All are professionally decorated and offer an opportunity to participate in Boyne's rental management program. Ross Cottages exemplify the classic architectural style the area is noted for. Located on the 14th hole of the Donald Ross course these single-family attached cottages are three bedrooms and two and a half baths and offer many amenities starting at $279,900. Greystone is a retreat offering elegant space and abundant style on the verdant fairways of the Heather's course. These single family attached homes start in the mid $300,000s. What can be said about Bay Harbor that hasn't been said many times before? This is without a doubt one of the most elegant resort locations in the world. Bay Harbor consists of nearly three miles of spectacular frontage on Lake Michigan and 27 holes of championship golf. The Inn at Bay Harbour is Boyne's grandest achievement. Stunning suites of exceptional style and grace are available in many sizes and floor plans and are priced from the upper $200,000s to about $2 million. Lakeside Cottages offering quaint-cottage style architecture, front porches and brick sidewalks in the perfect lakeside neighborhood begins near $300,000. The Hills Cottages are stylish private retreats on the lauded Quarry course. Less than 800 feet from the Bay Harbor Golf Club clubhouse, prices begin at $400,000. The Cottages at Crooked Tree Golf Club are single family dwellings in the celebration of a grand resort tradition. Perfectly proportioned, elegantly appointed, and ideally situated, they are priced from the mid $200,000s and offer the opportunity to participate in Boyne's rental management program. See Steve Matthews discuss Bay Harbor and Crooked Tree onhttp://www.michigangolfrealestate.com. For full details call (800) 88 BOYNE.
Charlevoix Country Club (http://www.chxcountryclub.com) Here is stylish living, world-class recreation and gracious hospitality in a classic north woods setting. Over 500 acres have been dedicated to the tradition of sport and leisure that began in nearby Charlevoix almost a century ago. This outstanding facility offers a distinctive enclave of homes, cottages, condominiums and homesites. Private sites tucked in mature northern Michigan hardwoods are available with fairway views and complete municipal utilities starting at $49,900. A new addition to the club is The Enclave, individual homes each with three bedrooms and two baths from $269,000. Equestrian Way features estate-sized lots situated in a pristine forest and rolling meadows just ideal for the nature lover priced from $111,500. The Greens condominiums situated on the ninth fairway offer two- and three-bedroom units featuring fireplaces and scenic vistas starting at $285,000. Stonebridge is a cluster of generously proportioned wooded fairway homesites offering the utmost privacy in a natural setting from $82,000. Cottage Pointe offers the convenience of condominium living with the feeling of a single-family dwelling. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a two-car garage start at $334,500. For full details on Charlevoix Country Club Properties call Loren Musilek: (800) 748-0535.
Crystal Mountain (http://www.crystalmountain.com) Since 1977 Crystal Mountain has been one of Michigan's most popular golf destinations. Here you will find truly distinctive golf course real estate on 36 holes of exceptional golf. Mountain Woods is a master-planned community featuring Mountain Golf Course frontage in a private wooded setting, surrounded by hundreds of acres of "up-north" beauty. Spacious lots in this area are priced from $54,900 and include unlimited golf. The Village offers beautiful 1/3-acre homesites nestled along the three great finishing holes of the Betsie Course. Crystal Mountain is introducing an all new vacation ownership opportunity as part of its massive $60 million expansion program that will unfold over the next ten years. Kinlochen Lodge and Clubhouse will contain an outstanding restaurant and lounge and 12 luxurious condominiums. Each unit is conceived as a singular, one-of-a-kind living environment. These superb living quarters will be available from one to three bedrooms in 12 distinctive configurations, and all will have great golf course views. "Crystal Quarter" is a truly creative ownership program offering a very affordable alternative to whole ownership, and a carefree guarantee of future vacation enjoyment. This all new facility, scheduled to open in late spring of 2002, combines elements of distinctive Scottish and northern Michigan architecture. Located only a short walk from Betsie Valley's first tee, Kinlochen Lodge is just minutes away from all the exceptional amenities Crystal Mountain has to offer. Crystal Quarter Ownerships start at $84,900 and include not only unlimited golf, but participation in RCI, the world's largest vacation exchange program. RCI is a network of over 2.4 million members in more than 190 countries who enjoy outstanding vacation flexibility, savings and opportunities. For full details on Kinlochen Lodge and Clubhouse as well as all the other real estate opportunities at Crystal Mountain contact Nancy Mullen Call at (800) 968-2911.
Eagle Beach (http://www.eaglebeach.org) The Eagle Beach Waterfront Golf Resort close to both Petoskey and Harbor Springs consists of over 500 acres and 8,000 feet of water frontage on Crooked and Pickerel Lakes. With homesites on the water as well as a new 18-hole championship golf course opening soon, Eagle Beach is truly unique. Four separate residential developments offer a variety of sites designed to meet different needs and lifestyles: The Courtyards are half-acre lake access cottage sites overlooking a neat five-hole par-3 golf course and Crooked Lake. Prices start at $42,000. Sunset Ridge lots are on a small ridge overlooking Crooked Lake and start at $53,000. You will find exclusive Northern Michigan lakefront living at Eagle Beach South on Pickerel Lake starting at $169,000 and Eagle Beach Shores on Crooked Lake at $165,000. All Eagle Beach properties have architectural guidelines featuring the Victorian theme found in nearby Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Along with the championship course designed by Larry Mancour and the interesting par-3 course, available amenities include lake and beach access, boating on the famed Inland Waterway, boat dockage, tennis courts and walking/jogging trails. For full details on this exciting all-new real estate opportunity call Bob Shorter at (231) 348-3999.
Grand Traverse (http://www.grandtraverseresort.com) Grand Traverse Resort and Spa at Acme near Traverse City, offers one of the most distinctive golf and living experiences in the Midwest. Set along Grand Traverse Bay, this resort offers three distinguished 18-hole golf courses, with another on the drawing boards. Joining Jack Nicklaus' famous The Bear and the original Spruce Run, is the recently opened Wolverine, designed by Gary Player. Here Wolverine Heights, an all-new custom home community is surrounded by a distinctly different signature course. Homesites with spectacular views of the Bay start at $59,900. For details on this and other Grand Traverse properties call Jennifer Thayer at (231) 938-5438.
LochenHeath (http://www.lochenheath.com) The new LochenHeath Golf Club is the Traverse City area's most recent residential golf community. Steve Smyers designed the course. The name LochenHeath is a combination of "loch," the Scottish word for lake, and "heath," which identifies the native grasses surrounding the course. Situated high above the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay, the 84 half-acre single family homesites are nestled amid a former cherry orchard. Here you will find incredible views looking far out over Lake Michigan's horizon and year-round breathtaking panoramas. Lots in this exclusive custom-home enclave are priced from $113,000 to $743,000. Owner Barbara Maitland talks about LochenHeath on http://www.michigangolfrealestate.com. For additional details please call Wes Marshall at (231) 938-9800.
Manistee National Located just south of the city of Manistee, Cutters' Ridge Golf Course joins the well-established Canthooke Valley course at Manistee National. This championship course designed by Jerry Matthews offers outstanding building sites overlooking fairways, greens and natural wetlands. Priced from $40,000 to $90,000, purchase includes a golf membership at both courses. For details call Suzanne Stevens: (800) 748-0453.
Shanty Creek (http://www.shantycreek.com) Shanty Creek near Bellaire is proud to say, "We overlook nothing, except all of Northern Michigan." One of the claims to this is The Legend, designed by Arnold Palmer and named as one of the top four resort courses in the country. Add to that the new Cedar River Golf Club designed by Tom Weiskopf, who after a highly successful career as a PGA tour player and CBS golf analyst is making a significant mark in golf course architecture around the world. Shanty Creek has another 36 holes of enjoyable golf at the Schuss Mountain and the Summit courses. But there is more to Shanty Creek than great golf and that's equally spectacular real estate opportunities. Summit Village offers ideal vacation condominiums with panoramic views. Two bedrooms start at $130,000 with three-bedroom units priced from $160.000. Owners may take advantage of a special rental management program. Points West is luxurious vacation and retirement gated community with spectacular views of Lake Bellaire and the Legend Golf Club. Here two bedroom units begin at $220,000 with three bedrooms priced from $260,000. Interval ownership is available. Cedar River Village presents three distinctive opportunities: The Lodge is a luxurious condominium hotel; Slopeside offers spacious two- and three-bedroom condominiums nestled in a serene setting only a short walk from the Cedar River Golf Club; Golfside features luxurious condominiums with private decks overlooking Cedar River's finishing hole. Schuss Village offers four distinctive condominium designs all located adjacent to the Schuss Golf Club: Villa Monte beside the first fairway is priced from $75,000; Le Villa Arboreal offers studios overlooking the 18th green from $45,000; Sudendorf has one-, two- and three-bedrooms on the second hole beginning at $70,000; Cortina which has easy access to almost everything at Shanty Creek, includes two-bedroom units starting at $65,000. Shanty Creek also offers homesites on the Legend as well as in the rolling hills among pine and hardwood trees. For the full story on Shanty Creek Real Estate call Mike Piscopo or Janice Massey at (888) 533-7077.
Beaver Creek Resort (http://www.thenatural.org) Beaver Creek Resort in Gaylord has specialized in building log cabins on and around its prize possession, The Natural Golf Course. The cabins have proved to be very popular and once purchased can be put in the rental management program. The deluxe cabins feature, two bathrooms, two downstairs bedrooms, and full loft with three double beds, fully self-contained kitchen, living room and dining room. The on-site amenities at the resort include indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, game room and 200-foot waterslide. Of course, the real treasure here is the Jerry Matthews-designed golf course, The Natural. The course is one of the many special courses that make up the Gaylord Golf Mecca. Let Kevin Henley show you around the Natural at Beaver Creek Resort on http://www.michigangolfrealestate.com
Garland (http://www.garlandusa.com) Garland Resort near Lewiston with 3,500 acres of unsurpassed beauty, and 72 holes of championship golf is truly a world class destination. Garland Log Home's unique design and massive logs combine the romance of the Old West with style and longevity. This combination of a warm country cabin with modern elegance is one of Garland's trademarks. Garland Resort along with most of its homes and outbuildings are created with Garland Logs. The impressive Main Lodge is heralded as the largest log structure east of the Mississippi. Garland West consists of one- and two-bedroom units in fourplex beautiful log clusters, on the first fairway of the Reflections course. Garland Golf Cottages are 1,100 sq. ft. distinctive log units on the 10th hole of the Fountains. All of these properties can be placed in Garland's Rental Management program. Garland North Estates are spectacular 1-3 acre homesites on the Swampfire and Monarch golf courses. For full information contact Bob O'Brien at (877) 442-7526.
Lakewood Shores (http://www.lakewoodshores.com) Lakewood Shores near Oscoda recently opened its third course to raves from all who have played it. Blackshire is another Kevin Aldridge creation to go with his award-winning Gailes, which Golf Digest rated as the No. 1 Best New Resort Course in the United States in 1993. Along with spectacular golf, Lakewood Shores offers the best in country living. Opportunities abound from serene secluded homesites to golf view sites nestled among tall pines and magnificent hardwoods. Homesites priced from $8,000 offer a great chance to enjoy living in a wonderful golf course community. For those with the most discriminating tastes, Lakewood Shores offers St. George's Point homesites. This 24-lot, gated community is located on a peninsula set in the middle of Cedar Lake. Styled in a tranquil Cape Cod setting St. George's point offers some of the most unique and dramatic vistas in Northeast Michigan.
Michaywe (http://www.michaywe.com) Just seven miles south of Gaylord is Michaywe, a beautiful and heavily forested residential and recreational community of 2,215 individual homesites. About 800 homes have been built over the past couple of decades, with more going up every year. Along with a long list of amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Michaywe is home to the Pines Golf Course, known for its challenge and beauty as it winds through the forests and over the North Branch of the famed Au Sable River. For full details on available real estate at Michaywe call Fred Smith at (989) 939-7008
Otsego Club (http://www.otsegoclub.com) Scott Chesley, the real estate guru for the Otsego Club, has an interesting problem. He is starting to run out of things to sell. Phase II of the Legacy Village has sold out and The Founder's Village is entering its final phase of development. Located within the Otsego Club Village, The Founder's Village condominiums have plenty of amenities including: two main floor bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full basement, 2.5 car garage and a great deck overlooking the Classic Golf Course! Owners will be able to walk to tennis courts, pool, golf shop, driving range, restaurants, the Logmark Lounge and the Midwest's only private ski club. Legacy Village Condominiums have also been a hit. They feature 2,200 to 3,150 sq.ft., two bedrooms, 3 full baths, two- or three-car garages, natural gas fireplace, GE profile appliances, spacious decking, units with full basements, security and the unit is pre-wired for a sound system. Still on the horizon, are the homesites that will be part of the new Tribute Golf Course that is coming on board later this year. The Tribute is massive, pristine, delicately designed by Robbins and Koch, located on unique topography and will be one of the most talked about Michigan golf courses in years. The homesites on this course will heat up the telephone, email, fax or cell phone world of Scott Chesley as people clamor for the opportunity to buy into history.
Thunder Bay Resort (http://www.thunderbaygolf.com) If you want to get away from it all, Hillman is a great place to start. Hillman is halfway between Gaylord and Alpena and in the middle of elk country. Actually, one of the biggest captive elk herds is at Thunder Bay Resort. It is a herd that was started by the Matthias family a couple of years ago. The elk are spectacular and fun to watch. The resort offers a number of elk viewing packages. At Thunder Bay Golf Resort, beautifully wooded 1/3 to 3/4 acre homesites along one mile of Thunder Bay River frontage feature 'Lifetime Family Golf' privileges and all utilities, including public water and sewer at prices from $27,900 to $33,900. A limited number of wooded and open sites are available bordering limited areas of the Golf Course at $14,900 to $34,900, including 'Lifetime Family Golf' and all utilities. Most sites have or will offer municipal water and sewer, as well as natural gas, paved roads, and underground electricity and telephone. Thunder Bay's expansion plans include 'The Inn at Thunder Bay', a small hotel with amenities to complement the existing Suites, Villas, and Golf Chalet Condominiums. So there you have it, property that can be either on the golf course or nearby, Thunder Bay River. And finally, when you get tired of those birdies and eagles on the course, you can view and elk or catch a fish.
Treetops (http://www.treetops.com) Treetops near Gaylord is most appropriately named, because it is located high over the Pigeon River Valley, with incomparable views of some of Michigan's most stunning scenery. Offering 81 holes of championship golf by world class golf course architects Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Tom Fazio, along with noted golf instructor Rick Smith, Treetops offers a wide variety of ownership opportunities. Treetops Jones Estates overlooks the Masterpiece Course. Single lots and homesites ranging in size up to 1.5 acres are priced from $39,000. Treetops North Estates is a condominium development offering a wide variety of floor plans ranging from 939 to 4,000 square feet. Starting at $162,950 all units overlook either the Tom Fazio Premier Course or the Rick Smith Tradition Course. Exceptional condominium locations are available from 1,900 to 3,300 square feet, all with great golf course views. Outstanding townhouses complete the Treetops real estate program and are priced from $144,950 to$189,950. A full service rental program is available. Call (800) 583-9555 for full details.
White Pine National (http://www.whitepinenational.com) If you love nature White Pine National near Hubbard Lake, one of Michigan's largest inland lakes, will appeal to you. Laid out on 400 acres, Bruce and Clem Wolfrom took an ecologically sound approach to golf course design and minimized alterations to the terrain. Everything possible was done to maintain the natural beauty of the landscape and the result is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary. Among all this pristine beauty are just 16 one-half-acre heavily wooded homesites along the 18th fairway. Priced from $32,000 to $45,000 they presently include a lifetime golf membership. For details call Donna Cornelius at (517) 736-8118.
Double R Ranch (http://www.doublerranch.com) Richard Reeves has had a successful family camping property for years. It is one of an emerging trend of RV Park and Resorts that have added golf to their product mix. Double "R" Ranch has camping, horseback riding, canoeing, hayrides and now, golf. Richard Reeves is going through the steep learning curve of all new golf course owners. "It has been a challenge to me, to be sure, "said Reeves." We have been open since the first of May and we are starting to get some play. We could always use more golfers." The new Ironhorse Golf Course has recently opened nine holes. Warner Bowen, the course architect, has mapped out their second nine, but it will be a few years before it comes on board. Reeves has set aside 60 golf homesites on the property with a price range of $29,900 - $48,900. As an extra incentive, buyers get a two-year membership at the golf course.
Pheasant Pointe and Island Hills (http://www.prdhomesites.com) Scott Chapman, co-owner of Pheasant Ridge Development Company, has a variety of properties in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan that he can offer clients. The Crown Jewel of all of these is the golf real estate and lake property that is available at Island Hills Golf Course, located in Centreville. His development firm has hundreds of homesites on the golf course or on the 1,050-acre Lake Templene. Centreville is approximately a two-hour drive from either Chicago or Detroit. Its website has a very dramatic aerial view of the golf course and surrounding property. As you look at the photo, you should note that the entire development community would later benefit from the development of a marina on the lake's island. Buyers will find a variety of home models within the community and a choice of builders. Currently they offer five models, The Amberwood, 1,486 sq.ft at $147,000, The Torrey Pines, 1,513 sq.ft. at $149,700, The Pebble Beach, 1,816 sq.ft. at $152,500, The Standard Rivera, 1,850 at $157,000 and The Riveria, 1,872 and $170,000. (These prices do not include the lot.) Chapman feels that providing access to a number of builders in the project is another plus to the buyer. "We have received a lot of interest in our properties and are doing very well. Basically, if they come out to see us, the property will pretty much sell itself. There is really nothing like it in the surrounding area, " said Chapman. The homesites at Island Hills range from $49,000 to $85,000 in the Gales Court and Hidden River and Brookstone Drive areas. The Hidden River and Brookstone areas feature their Villa Home Lots and are located on the golf course. On the Raintree Side or Clubhouse Side, prices start at $49,000 and go to $99,000. For the cost conscious, Ridgewood Circle features lots that run from $29,000 to $39,000. For those who want to live on Lake Templene, prices at Crystal Beach range from $99,000 to $129,000. While a lake that boasts a 22-mile shoreline provides temptation enough for those looking to build, the addition of a championship course is often the determining factor. Island Hills GC is a spectacular golf course from the Ray Hearn Golf Design firm. " As for the golf course itself, well, let's just say that the Templin family gave us a parcel of land that's a designer's dream. With an abundance of great, natural holes present everywhere, our goal was to narrow down the number to the best possible 18. And, we capitalized further on the natural terrain by creating four holes on one island, a feature like no other golf course in the Midwest," said Hearn. The course has received continuous praise including a quote form Michael Stewart of Golf Chicago, "The golf course with the five best finishing holes east of the Mississippi." There you have it, an award-winning golf course, with hundreds of spectacular homesites. It is easy to see why Scott Chapman is so excited about these properties. Again, Pheasant Ridge has a very user-friendly website. We strongly recommend you spend some time on the site to really grasp the magnitude of what is there. Contact Pheasant Ridge Development Co. at (888) 840-7483 and see Scott Chapman discuss the Island Hills properties on http://www.michigangolfrealestate.com.
Thousand Oaks (http://www.thousandoaksgolf.com) For more than two years golfers in west Michigan have been enjoying the award winning, Rees Jones-designed Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids. And some have enjoyed the experience so much they've decided to stay. "Interest in home sites at Thousand Oaks has been phenomenal," says Jeff Schreur, president of AJS Realty in Grand Rapids. "Homes have been going up since we got the go-ahead to begin construction, and I expect that to be the case for a long time to come." Schreur's optimism in the upscale development is justified. Building sites at Thousand Oaks are located in numerous attractive spots close to the golf course-but not too close. When Jones designed the course, he felt it best the sites sat above his layout, looking down on the course, but not intruding upon it. Thus, homeowners are situated in prime spots adjacent to Thousand Oaks, but don't have to live in fear of golf balls whizzing past their windows. Located in Plainfield Township, Thousand Oaks' real estate is located in the highly regarded Northview School district, and early residents of the property include families from areas such as East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Township and Ada, long thought to be the top real estate areas in suburban Grand Rapids. Home sites begin at about $100,000 and are generously sized at almost an acre. Later this year work is expected to begin on the first condominiums at The Village at Thousand Oaks, a cooperative venture involving Schreur, architect Wayne Visbeen of Visbeen Associates and builder Doug DeHaan of Caledonia. "The condo plans look fabulous," says Schreur. "Wayne and Doug have teamed up for some great designs and people can't wait for the end product." Thousand Oaks Realty: Jeff Schreur (616) 957-1680.
Grande Golf Course and Mystic Estates Development Teresa Schenk, of DRS Realty in Commerce, has been part of the real estate world since her grandfather and father started the firm. They now have holdings throughout Michigan, the Carolinas and Florida. Teresa, who now lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, became more involved with the Grande Golf Course project, with the unexpected death of her brother, Greg. "Greg was the visionary on the project," said Schenk. "He was the one that championed the idea, sought out the architect and pulled together the land." However, with the assistance of course builder, Doug O'Rouke and golf architect, Ray Hearn, Teresa has been able to quickly assume the leadership of Mystic Estates Development. "Doug has just been a terrific asset to me in all of this. He has made the transition much easier. Also, Ray Hearn really helped in the overall design of the land for both the course and the real estate. It has been an excellent team," said Schenk. " I mean really, once people see what Ray has done with the course and the land that it is on, how can they not want to live here?" A total of 211 homesites will be available in four phases of the development. Sites will range from $55,000 to $105,000. She feels that future homes will start around $350,000. The first phase will feature 55 sites on either the golf course or on some of the existing water on the property. And speaking of water, the development will have Jackson water and sewer access. Generally, the lots have beautiful and mature hardwoods for the houses to be placed within. "One of the rules we have, is that you have to have permission from the association to cut down any tree that is four inches or more in diameter," said Schenk. "These trees are an asset and we want to protect them." "While we wrestled with the name Grande, for a while, it has proven to be an excellent choice, as the golf course truly has been built on a grand scale. The course has a generous portion of the 440 acres for the site and we have also had the same philosophy with the homesites," Schenk said. "We do have room for another nine holes and Phase IV of the development will come into the picture, when that decision is made." The Grande Golf Course is located in Jackson, approximately five miles south of I-94 on US-127. To learn more about the course, read Bill Shelton's article at michigangolfer.com/may01/newgolf.html There are several issues to be completed, but for the current details please call Teresa Schenk at (248) 705-5453.
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