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First Look – Bulrush Golf Club

Posted Sunday, July 1st, 2007 10:27 pm GMT -5 in Golf

Last week I finally stopped at Bulrush Golf Club in Rush City. I’ve driven by there a million times on the way to the North Shore and it has never seemed very busy, so I was curious to check it out.

The 6,929-yard course was designed by George Shortridge and Mike Morley and originally opened in 2003 as Brookside Golf Course. It closed and was sold to Doug Abrahamson and John Majewski, who reopened it as Bulrush in April 2006.

They have several weekday specials, including a $39 deal for all the golf you can play with a cart and meal. I didn’t have time to play more than one round, so I picked a $36 rate with cart.

I didn’t really want the cart, but the clerk behind the counter said I’d really want it and he was right. The temporary clubhouse (a converted milking house), is about a half mile from the first tee and eighteenth green. There are plans to build a permanent clubhouse closer, but that is a few years away.

Despite my rising handicap, I decided to see the whole course by playing the tips, which have a rating of 73.5 and a slope of 137. The course has a nice mix of open holes and tight, tree-lined chutes and was in good condition.

My only complaint about the design is the sloping mounds near a lot of the greens that seemed to bounce my off-target approach shots directly into the thick junk that line many of the holes. Just need to play better, I guess.

Originally published by DK on July 1, 2007 at 10:27 pm

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