Red Run Golf Club came from the pen of multiple architects, beginning with Tom Bendelow’s trip to Michigan, which was soon reformed by Willie Park Jr. Understanding Park’s approach, players will not be surprised to find the course well-bunkered and the greens well-contoured.
As for water hazards? Not so much. At one point, a river ran through the property (hence the name “Red Run”) but it was eventually buried. That said, there are still several ponds that will make an impact on the player.
The most curious hole, No. 15, combines bunkers and pond to create an obstacle course for players. Playing just 366 yards from the back tees, golfers will stare down not-one-but-two centerline bunkers, aligned vertically. Going left will be flirting with out of bounds, and going right will mean hitting over a pond to reach the green. The risk-reward option for a premium angle to the putting surface may mean hitting over both bunkers, or playing hopscotch between them.