FOX HILLS GOLF & BANQUET CENTER (734-453-7272) Fox Classic
Michigan Golf Course Review
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth is a top notch 63-hole facility that offers players of every demographic, gender, age and skill level, an opportunity to enjoy a rewarding
golf experience. Sisters Kathy Aznavorian and Sandy Mily had the vision to create 3 different types of golf courses, each satisfying the needs of a variety of skill levels. This is the
only facility in Southeastern Michigan that can boast this type of quality and variety!
The Fox Classic is the original design, and after renovations provides a reasonably priced, 27-hole layout with 4 sets of tee boxes. This course is ideally suited for walking, is a
favorite for outings and leagues, and has slope ratings that present a fair yet challenging round for the average golfer. The Golden Fox is high-end premium layout designed by
Arthur Hills, and is built to challenge avid players with its links style holes that feature undulating greens , high grasses, mounding and abundant natural areas. The Strategic Fox
is the latest course to be added to the mix, and is a beautiful par three 18-hole layout that is fun to play for all levels of golfers, yet unintimidating for novices and juniors - and
affords a great introduction to the game!
The Strategic Fox has its own clubhouse and offers a variety of seasonal "family fun" outings and social events to designed to warm families to the concept of viewing golf as
something to share. Fox Classic and Golden Fox also maintain their own clubhouses - with pro shops and dining areas. Practice facilities include a double ended range with mat
and grass stations, short game area with sand bunker, plus putting greens located near each course.
At 32,000 square feet, the Golden Fox clubhouse facility can host groups of up to 500 people, with a quaint gazebo and outdoor garden area that provide perfect settings for
weddings, banquets and special events. Sundays are special at Fox Hills, as a wonderful Sunday Brunch is offered in the beautiful Golden Fox clubhouse, with a great variety of
The Fox Classic features three separate nines that are designed along a varying topography in a serene setting - with no residential buildings on property. The Hills Course plays
to 3028, 2815, 2653 and 2361 yards. The Woodlands measures 2941, 2576, 2365 and 2177 yards, while the Lakes is the longest of the three at 3179, 2948, 2746 and 2472 yards
. The slope ratings on the Fox Classic vary from 134 to 111, with the Woodlands/Lakes comprising the most challenging combination. From the forward tees, the Woodlands
course is especially forgiving.
In total, over 40 soft sand bunkers line the fairways or are situated greenside, and water comes into play on nine holes, with six of the nine on the on the Lakes Course. Most of
these hazards are on the perimeters, with just a few forced carries. On course yardage markings are posted on cart paths on par fours and fives from 100, 150, 200, and 250
yards(as well a 150 yard stake) to the center of the green. Sprinkler heads on the fairways also provide measurements. Markers which are set at the top, middle or bottom of the
flag sticks indicate back, middle or front pin positions.
Golfers may notice subtle differences in terrain on each nine hole course of this 27 hole layout. The Hills nine - as the name indicates, presents a very rolling, undulating terrain
along with an interesting collection of doglegs. There are several elevated tees, with three of the four doglegs favorite right handed golfers who are adept at hitting fades off the tee
. The green complexes usually have open fronts that invite a variety of approaches, with sand bunkers often situated on both sides. Land in regulation on the medium size, mildly
sloped putting surfaces, and good scores can be had. The greens on the Woodlands are a bit more undulating with some ridges and subtle breaks that golfers will find
challenging. With the exception of the par five 6th and the par four 7th (which are very level), the terrain here is similar to the Hills, though the trees and brush lining the fairways
are much more dense. There is ample room off the tee on all three nines, with the Woodlands playing the tightest in the group. The Lakes course has more water in play (on six
holes) and less bunkering. The closing hole is particularly challenging...with a sloping fairway that slants left to right towards a water hazard that will affect both the tee shot and
The secluded setting, fine conditioning and interesting hole designs on the Classic Fox make for an interesting and challenging round for all levels of players. The images in the
review are of the Lakes and Woodlands courses. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their web site by clicking here.