This course's design is a collaboration by W. Bruce and Jerry Matthews. It opened in 1992 on the site of a former sand & gravel quarry.
From the tips, the course is 6,913 yards (74.1/133 rating) but there are 4 alternate sets of tees to allow one to adjust the difficulty in line with one's ability. There is plenty of trouble awaiting the stray shot so pick your tee wisely.
The layout is sited on rolling land with a mixture of woods, ponds and native grasses lining the fairways. There is a small amount of real estate bordering the course but for the most part it is just golf.
Fairways are bent grass (relatively unusual for a public venue). A significant amount of fairway and greenside bunkering is present. The greens run from moderate to large in size and have a fair amount of slope & humps.
The closing 3 holes have been touted as the best in Michigan. This writer is not entirely convinced but the closing 3 holes are certainly different and difficult. The three holes loop around the former quarry hole, which is now a large pond. The par 3 17th features a downhill shot to an island green. The 16th and 18th are par 4 holes that require a precise drive and then an approach over water to a well-protected green.
The course is located in the far northeastern suburbs of Detroit. Access is best made from M-53 (Van Dyke).