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Nestled in the heart of metro Detroit lies one of the premier country clubs in the Midwest.  World renowned architect’s Harry Colt and Charles Hugh Alison designed the course at Plum Hollow.  The design firm of Colt & Alison are reknowed for their masterpieces at Muirfield, Royal Portrush, Sunningdale, Milwaukee Country Club and are given extensive credit for their work at Pine Valley.

Open for play in 1921, Plum Hollow has played host to many national events.  The 1947 PGA Championship was contested at Plum Hollow with Australian Jim Ferrier prevailing over Chick Harbert 2 &1 in the 36 hole final.  The field featured luminaries of the game such as Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Bobby Locke, in addition to former Plum Hollow Head Golf Professional and World Golf Hall of Fame Member Jimmy Demaret.  The professional tour returned to Plum Hollow 10 years later with the playing of the 1957 Western Open.  Doug Ford was the champion but only after surviving a 4 man playoff.  In addition to these legends of the game, the club has also hosted numerous Men’s and Women’s USGA Qualifiers as well as the 2015 Michigan State Amateur.  Whether playing host to the top professionals and amatuers or a newcomer to the game, all who have the privildge to play Plum Hollow walk away having enjoyed a great golf experience.

The golf amenities at Plum Hollow are not limited to a world-class golf course.  The practice grounds are some of the finest for a club of Plum Hollow’s vintage.  With over 33,000 sq. feet of pristine teeing ground, players can practice every nuance of the game.