Before being refashioned into an acclaimed golf club, Michigan’s Bucks Run Golf Club was a quarry for sand, gravel, and rock. The Fisher Family, a local entrepreneurial magnate, had owned the 290-acre property since the early 1950s, along with other local businesses: Central Concrete, Central Asphalt, Fisher Sand and Gravel, Fisher Contracting, Fisher Transportation, Bay Aggregate, Midland Engine, and more. The land sat unused for nearly 10 years after mining operations ceased in the 1990s.
Construction for the new course began in 1999, with designs by famed course architect Jerry Matthews. The course was open for play about a year later, on July 1, 2000. Matthews’ designs transformed what had once been the central mining quarry into Lake Fisher. Nearly two miles of Chippewa River frontage and two additional small lakes highlight several holes on the course. Bucks Run Golf Club has received numerous accolades since its opening—Golf Digest’s Places to Play gave the course 4 ½ out of 5 stars. The course also ranked in the top 50 for service, course condition, and pace of play. We have hosted four Powerbilt Junior Tour events and three United States Amateur qualifiers.
Bucks Run Golf Club is located in Mt. Pleasant, MI making it a perfect location for players from the surrounding cities of Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Lansing to meet and compete. When looking for a great golf club, Michigan enthusiasts and non-local players alike are welcome on our turf.