The Tribute Course at Otsego

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The Tribute CourseLocated in the Sturgeon River Valley east of Gaylord, Michigan, this Rick Robbins and Gary Koch designed layout is a very new course.  Opened for preview play in the Fall of 2001 and the year after, the course has garnered high praise.  Many have heard Gary Koch's knowledgeable commentary on major golf broadcasts and know him as a Tour winner and great putter; few know him as a course designer.  This course is a gem, with lots of variety from tee to green and challenging once there.  It is a modern course in length, but there are a couple of short par-4's, helped by elevation changes that tantalize the competitor as well as the gallery. Fairways on the par-5's are tight and demand forethought as well as accuracy to reach in two for the possible eagle.  The greens are where the score is determined and these are among the most difficult:  lots of tiers, elevation changes and fluid shapes make these among the most challenging greens in the LINKS Library.  I have a feeling Gary Koch knew exactly what was happening with these greens; notice how the easier to reach surfaces offer greater putting challenges!  This is a course that can be challenged, but watch out for the miss-hit that could destroy one's dreams!


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