Detroit Golf Club named 2019 Michigan Golf Course of the Year

Posted at 11:49 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 11:49:05-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Golf Club hosted the first-ever PGA Tour event in the city of Detroit this year, and now, they're being recognized as Michigan Golf Course of the Year.

The club, founded in 1899, was recognized by the Michigan Golf Course Association. Jada Paisley, the executive director of the MGCA, said the quality of the course and excellence of the management team put it at the top.

“We are both proud and humbled to have been selected Golf Course of the Year,” said Derek Jacques, chief operating officer for Detroit Golf Club. “That’s two major wins for DGC and Detroit in one year.”

The course started with just six holes, and now has 36, and it drew rave reviews following the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic.

According to the MGCA, they recognize a course that meets four criteria: exceptional quality of the course, ownership and management, contribution to its community and a contribution to the game.

“Detroit Golf Club put us back on the map,” said MGCA Board President Robert Koutnik of Fox Run Country Club in Grayling. “Hundreds of thousand golfers and golf fans got a glimpse at our great state and city because of Detroit Golf Club. We’re back!”

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is returning to DGC in 2020, taking place from May 26-31.