I played Independence Lake today (#1,055) for the first time, a brand new course installed by the Local 101 club in Ann Arbor, which is fast becoming the place to play in the country, with 2 more courses coming this year (both I'll be working on this weekend).
Whitmore Lake, MI- Independence Lake: 13 miles from my house, 2 less than Hudson Mills, but only about 5 miles from the Mills, with a disc-shop between the two courses (CJ's), makes it very convenient. It is a county park, 25$ yearly or 45$ for out of county. That pass is good at Rolling Hills too (which may add another 18 holes this year). Long but not threateningly so, with 3 holes I can't reach. One 500+ hole right along an open beach/lakeshore, the basket perched high nearly touching the edge of the water. 3 other lakeside poles. Unmarked right now, MUST get map, follow someone or play the tournament Saturday. Not many forced shots or sharp turns, allows for choosing your own shot, but not for error or serious OB risks. Some rough around the edges but avoidable- bad news if you don't avoid it. Some hills. Orange Mach's.
Much needed addition to the area lacking in open/long and water holes. Not anymore.