Affordable Golf as a Family Business

Located in Northern Lower Michigan, Champion Hill Golf Course and Pinecroft Golf Course are both within a 30-minute drive of the world-famous Arcadia Bluffs and Crystal Downs. Champion Hill and Pinecroft are public, affordable, well-designed, and—here’s the key—owned and operated by one family. Is this the ideal business model for affordable golf? Andy Johnson and Garrett Morrison address that question in this episode, but first they spend some time chatting about the Solheim Cup, which took place at Inverness Club this past weekend. After Andy and Garrett finish up, they throw it to a conversation Andy recently had with Lee Stone, the owner of Champion Hill and Pinecroft, and Jim Cole, the longtime superintendent of both courses.