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Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club Grand Blanc, MI

Project Details

The storied and well renowned Warwick Hills Country Club, host of the PGA Tour’s Buick Open for 50 years, contacted Chris Wilczynski in 2015 to implement and manage an extensive tree removal program to remedy turf issues on several over-shaded greens and improve overall course playability.

Following the success of the project, Wilczynski was then asked to develop an 18-hole Master Plan to update and enhance the course, while preserving key aspects of the Joe Lee redesign (1967-68). The goal of the plan was to make the course more strategic and playable in keeping with its championship level, but less penal for the average golfer.  A phased architectural renovation program kicked off in 2019 with the improvement of holes #12 and #14. Holes #1 and #10 will be renovated in the fall of 2021.

The private club also hosts The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, an annual stop on the PGA Tour Champions (2017-2021).

Course Enhancements

  • Extensive tree removal.
  • Fairway realignment and the addition of new forward tees.
  • Redesign of all fairway bunkers to enhance strategy and visual interest and to reflect the aesthetic style of Joe Lee.

Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

9057 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, MI
Original Architect: James Gilmore Harrison
Renovation Course Architect: Joe Lee