A-Ga-Ming Opens Sundance Course

Located on the shores of Torch Lake just north of Traverse City, A-Ga-Ming Resort has added a new golf course to its list of features. Sundance Golf Club, which opened in May 2005, now gives A-Ga-Ming 36 holes of championship golf.

The Sundance course was designed by Michigan architect Jerry Matthews. The Michigan-based Matthews also designed such popular area layouts as Bucks Run, Elk Ridge and Timber Ridge.

Situated on a bluff, Sundance offers great views of Torch Lake to the east and Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay to the west. From the clubhouse golfers enjoy glimpses of 15 holes of the new course. Included with the project is a new full-service practice facility.

Sundance involves a combination of rolling links and Northern Michigan hardwoods. The course boasts fescue-covered mounds, wide fairways, large greens and strategically placed bunkers. Among the signature holes at Sundance is No.17. This picturesque 210-yard par-3 plays from tees high atop a wooded ridge, the drops 80 feet to a big green surrounded by large maples and cedars. Visible from the tee is nearby Torch Lake.

A-Ga-Ming was built in the mid-1970s by Detroit businessman Roy Wetmore. Wetmore constructed the front nine by himself with the help of local children and teenagers who did the rock-picking and provided much of the manual labor. The course was then re-designed and given another nine holes by Chick Harbert, the 1954 PGA champion and former Meadowbrook Country Club professional.

Located in the heart of America's so-called “Summer Golf Capital,” A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort lies near Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey and many of Northern Michigan’s myriad natural wonders. The original A-Ga-Ming layout is a par-72 track overlooking Torch Lake, considered one of the three most beautiful inland lakes in the world. It meanders over hills, through stately pines and mature hardwoods and across swift-flowing creeks.

For more information about A-Ga-Ming Resort, call 800/678-0122 or visit www.a-ga-ming.com.