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Midnight Golf Detroit: One of 2010’s Most Important New Courses

Picture 1Alan Bastable of Golf magazine reports on a project that won’t make the various publications’ Best New Courses lists, but will likely have as much of an impact as any of the contenders.

Architect Tom Doak has filed a plan (pictured left) for a short course and practice facility to serve as the home of Detroit’s Midnight Golf program. Check out the organization’s link–golf fundamentals and etiquette are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the life skills Midnight Golf offers its 140 participants. But it sure won’t hurt to have a new “home course” designed, pro bono, by one of the best firms in golf.

This isn’t Doak’s first foray into grow-the-game territory–his renovation at Denver muni Common Ground also includes a 997-yard Kids Course. It’s little courses like these–par-threes, pitch ‘n putts, executive tracks–that provide so many people with their first, no-pressure exposure to the game. Other than a couple of ill-fated attempts in 7th grade to hit my 9-iron over my former elementary school, I started out on a 9-hole land-bank of a par-three course in the shadow of a suburban shopping mall. Many of these courses have fallen by the wayside in recent years, but they are a critical part of golf’s “food chain.” Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf should be commended for recognizing this, and the SI Golf Group should as well for putting the two parties together.

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