Cherry Creek opened in 1995 and immediately started receiving rave reviews. The course, a Mike Bylen/Lanny Wadkins collaberation, is cut through dense forest land a short drive north of Detroit. Once on the course one could almost believe that they are in northern Michigan.
The layout is 6,784 yards (73.1/137) from the tips. Three alternate tees are available to lessen the challenge.
The terrain is fairly flat with no real elevation changes. Every hole is bordered by woodlands and wetlands. There are a number of forced carries over bogs and natural areas. Driving areas are reasonable but visually the course appears tight.
Once near the green one will find a moderate amount of bunkering. The greens on the day we played were pretty slow but that may be just a temporary situation. Other than the green speeds, the maintenance is top notch.
This is not a course for high-handicappers. There is a lot of trouble waiting for the errant shot. However, if you have decent control over your shots, the layout is a lot of fun when played from the proper tee boxes.