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Get on the golf course

Fox Run’s golf club plays the area’s top rated courses

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July 24th, 2012

Few places are more pleasant to spend a sunny summer morning than on the golf course with friends. Fortunately for golf enthusiasts living at Fox Run, finding a buddy to hit the green with is never hard to do. The Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., is home to dozens of golfers, and some of the community s most active players have formed a club to golf together once a week during the warm weather months.

Hitting the links

About five years ago, when Casey Rost moved to Fox Run from Linden, Mich., he joined the golf club right away. Casey has been golfing since age 55. Now 94, he still plays golf twice a week. On one of those weekly outings, he joins his friends and neighbors from Fox Run. Casey says about 12 Fox Run golfers meet every Tuesday morning to play nine holes at Copper Creek, a par 35 golf course in Farmington Hills, Mich. Verne Koppin moved to Fox Run from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., about seven years ago. Verne has been playing golf for about 50 years and still tees up at least twice a week. As an avid golfer, Verne says he was excited to learn Fox Run had its own club of golfers, and he joined shortly after he moved to the community. I enjoy it very much, he says. I look forward to Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. to get out on the course with the fellows. Verne, who also plays golf at Orchard Lake Country Club, where he is a member, says Novi and the towns surrounding it are a great place to live if you re a golfer. There are golf courses all over the place, he says.

Practice your swing

Looking for a green near Novi? Grab your clubs and try one of these courses recommended by Fox Run s golfers: Copper Creek. A nine-hole, par 35 public golf course in Farmington Hills. Call 248-489-1777 or visit coppercreekgolf.net. Meadowbrook Country Club. An 18-hole private championship golf course in Northville. Call 248-349-3600 or visit meadowbrookcountryclub.com. Orchard Lake Country Club. A highly acclaimed 18-hole golf course in Orchard Lake. Call 248-682-2500 or visit orchardlakecountryclub.com. Country Club of Detroit. An 18-hole championship golf course and 9-hole executive course in Grosse Pointe Farms. Call 331-881-8000 or visit ccofd.com.

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