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Lochmoor

Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
  • Address1018 Sunningdale Dr, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, USA

The Detroit metropolitan area is happy to host courses from a range of “Golden Age” architects, and it can count Walter Travis among them thanks to his contributions at Lochmoor Club. Like many golf clubs (and institutions in general), Lochmoor owes its existence to the barons of the automotive industry. Edsel Ford, son of Henry, was one of the founding members, as were both of the Dodge brothers.

Much like automobiles over the past century, the course itself has seen significant change. The largest of which came from Larry Packard during the ‘60s, when the club opted to remove the Milk River, a body of water that flowed across the property, which in turn required a significant overhaul of Travis’s original design. Bunkering has been restored to the original designer’s original specs by more recent work from Paul Albanese and Chris Lutzke.

The club is also noteworthy for its contributions to the Evans Scholars program, a scholarship fund for caddies: No other club in Michigan has had more recipients.

An interesting side note to the club's Golden Age heritage; the Walter Travis Society, and not the club itself, cites C.H. Alison's involvement early on at the club. Alison was based out of Detroit, and reportedly assisted Sweeney in amending drainage issues.

The Detroit metropolitan area is happy to host courses from a range of “Golden Age” architects, and it can count Walter Travis among them thanks to his contributions at Lochmoor Club. Like many golf clubs (and institutions in general), Lochmoor owes its existence to the barons of the automotive industry. Edsel Ford, son of Henry, was one of the founding members, as were both of the Dodge brothers.

Much like automobiles over the past century, the course itself has seen significant change. The largest of which came from Larry Packard during the ‘60s, when the club opted to remove the Milk River, a body of water that flowed across the property, which in turn required a significant overhaul of Travis’s original design. Bunkering has been restored to the original designer’s original specs by more recent work from Paul Albanese and Chris Lutzke.

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C. H. Alison

Alison studied history, law and divinity at Oxford and represented the university in Varsity matches. In one of these contests he famously pitched onto Woking’s 18th green from the clubhouse verandah roof.

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