Forest Dunes Golf Club


10-hole Short Course


Roscommon, Michigan, USA

In 2019, Rhebb & Johns designed and shaped a new 10-hole, par 3, short course for Forest Dunes Golf Club in Michigan.  The objective was to create golf holes that test and entertain skilled golfers while still being fun and enjoyable for young children and beginners.  Lew Thompson, owner of Forest Dunes at the time, requested the duo design golf holes that he and his grandchildren could enjoy together, not to mention all the other resort guests.

The short course, Bootlegger, plays amongst the towering oaks and pines as it ascends to the highest point of the Forest Dunes property.  The views of the property from the top are long, and the holes will lend themselves to various short-game shot-making possibilities.  With barefooted brigades and music playing throughout the course, Bootlegger has proven to be a fantastic venue for a fun, competitive match amongst groups of friends.

Bootlegger was also designed to be reserved to host private functions or events.  When such is the case, the course can be set up and played as a free-form golf experience, meaning cross-country golf, choosing your adventure from one hole to another.

The Bootlegger course at Forest Dunes was open for play in 2021.

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The Bootlegger course at Forest Dunes might be the best undiscovered short course in America

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