The Sunrise Challenge
The Detroit News | The Sunrise Challenge | Lynn Henning | 2003
Lake Huron’s peaceful western shoreline has given birth to some of the best golf in Michigan – and to a string of new courses that have sprouted in the past 10 years to make Michigan’s Sunrise Side a golf destination of extraordinary flavor. Nothing from this land of rolling hills, hardwood forests, wetlands and sand, cuts to the heart of the Sunrise Side golf quite like The Sunrise Challenge. It treats golfers to a 90-hole tour of terrific courses crafted by marquee designers, and to first-class accommodations at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, between Alpena and Gaylord.
Black Lake Golf Club, the Rees Jones jewel that debuted in 2000 and has been piling up national awards, heads the list. Red Hawk (Arthur Hills design) and Elk Ridge (Jerry Matthews) are also part of the Sunrise Challenge swing, as is Thunder Bay Resort’s delightful 18-hold layout that defines the woods-water-and-fresh-air ambience.
As home base for the Sunrise Challenge, Thunder Bay features blue-ribbon lodging, excellent food, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that has always been the heart and soul of Sunrise Side hospitality.Read Complete Article Here
Visit Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Resort is a beautiful, all-season resort poised on 500 acres in the heart of Northeast Michigan. Known for its award-winning Elk Viewing Dinner Ride and Wine Tasting, Thunder Bay Resort also boasts deluxe lodging, an RV Park, championship golf, and an array of outdoor entertainment and activities. Additionally, the resort hosts a variety of exceptional events and its central location makes it the ideal place to stay while exploring the many exciting nearby area attractions in the tip of the mitt.