Paul Albanese, ASGCA, from Albanese & Lutzke, is set to design a new golf course at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan. This will be the second Albanese course at the resort, following his work on Sweetgrass Golf Club. The property is owned by the Hannahville Indian Community.
“Golf Course Architecture” reports:
Albanese has been rehired by the resort to design and oversee the new 18-hole course, which will be built on a hilly site around six miles from the main resort.
Many of the holes will play through trees, and each nine will include a drivable par four. The rest of the course will be comprised of a mix of long and short par three and four hole.
Paul Albanese identified a drumlin – a long, sloping ridge – as the site’s most interesting feature.
“The drumlin climbs 100 to 120 feet in some areas,” he said. “The goal is to allow golfers to experience the drumlin throughout the entire course. It comes into play several times, in different directions; up, down, over and through. We are very happy with how the routing came out. We are really excited; I can’t see how it won’t be one of the top courses in Michigan.”