Pilgrim's Run

3 DeVries Courses Mentioned in Urban Bargains List

Golf Advisor made a list of the best value driven golf courses in America’s urban areas with Pilgrim’s Run being number one in Grand Rapids!

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1. Pilgrim's Run (4.72)
2. Cedar Chase (4.60) 
3. Moss Ridge Golf Club (4.55)

Pilgrim's Run is one of the best values in the country. Two other Mike DeVries specials aren't on this podium but are worth a shout out. Diamond Springs and The Mines present architecturally interesting layouts for budget-conscious golfers.

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Pure Michigan 18

Two DeVries courses have been included in the Pure Michigan 18 campaign! This list highlights some of the most iconic Michigan golf holes.

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Pierson, MI: The bunker placement at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club's par-5 6th hole gives golfers multiple paths to play. At 483 yards, #6 earned the name Vainglory and is the course's most photographed hole.

Marquette, MI: The 7th hole on Marquette Golf Club's Greywalls course is long par-4 that shows off the rugged beauty of the area with a rock outcrop in the middle of the fairway. The course was designed by legendary golf architect Mike DeVries and provides breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Superior.

Golf Advisor rates Pilgrim’s Run #5 in the USA!

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Golf Advisor has put out their Best of 2018 Lists, featuring Pilgrim’s Run as #5 in the country! Greywalls and Diamond Springs also join Pilgrim’s Run on Michigan’s Top 25 with Pilrgim’s Run also being chosen for friendliest staff!

Tony Paul of The Detroit News, called Pilgrim’s Run an “impressive hidden gem” in his review of the Golf Advisor ratings. Diamond Springs also gets a mention in other local highlights.

Michigan Golf Journal Fall Tour

Diamond Springs and Greywalls are highlighted, and the Mines and Pilgrim's Run are mentioned, in Michigan Golf Journal's Fall Tour section by Tom Lang. The list contains courses that allow you to soak in the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves while playing some great golf. Is there a better way to celebrate the changing seasons? 

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Check out their September issue and set up your tee time today!

Greywalls: 906-225-0721

Diamond Springs: 269-751-4545

Mines: 616-791-7544

Pilgrim's Run: 888-533-7742

Pilgrim’s Run noted for its rare par 73 design

The Pilgrim's Run Golf Club in Pierson, Mich., only has three par 3s as well. It became a par 73 when architects Kris Shumaker and Mike DeVries made the 10th hole a short par 4 instead of a par 3. Four par 4s shorter than 330 yards from the blue tees make up for that missing par 3, providing ample opportunities for birdie, including the dramatic 322-yard, risk-reward finishing hole...

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DeVries courses in Golf Week rankings

Top 100 Modern Courses

Kingsley #21 Top 100 Modern Courses
Greywalls #77 Top 100 Modern Courses, #2 in MI for Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play

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Best Courses You Can Play

Pilgrim’s Run, #15 in MI for Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play

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Best Classic Course

Meadow Club, #133 in Golfweek’s Best Classic Course, Next 100
Siwanoy CC, #150 in Golfweek’s Best Classic Course, Next 100

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Greywalls on the Cover of GolfWeek

A shot of the 5th green at Greywalls is featured on the cover of the magazine’s annual “GolfWeek’s Best” issue, which lists the country’s top 100 courses in Classical (pre-1960) and Modern (post-1960) eras. Greywalls debuts at #92 in the country, joining Kingsley, which is at #20 and has been a staple on the modern list for many years.

In the listing for public access courses in Michigan, Greywalls is #3, Pilgrim’s Run is #17, and the Mines debuts at #19 for the state.

Golf Digest on Pilgrim’s Run

"But the ultimate committee project may be fourth-place Pilgrim's Run Golf Club, north of Grand Rapids, Mich. After former superintendent Kris Shumaker drew up a routing, owner Bob Van Kampen (of Chicago's Van Kampen Mutual Funds) invited six employees to design three holes apiece. Young golf architect Mike DeVries then designed the greens and bunkers and consulted on the building of the course."

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