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Golf - A Great Way to Spend Time with Family

Jul 16, 2019Emily Rohdy

Blog Post By: Emily Rhody, PGA Head Golf Professional

Let’s face it.  Life is busy.  Between work and life responsibilities, the days pass us by in the blink of an eye.  Often, we find modern conveniences competing with dedicated family time.  Instead of relying on handheld devices for communication and entertainment, how about with some good, old-fashioned time together on the golf course?  Connecting as a family, appreciating nature, and engaging in healthy physical activity are just a few of the benefits of a day on the course with family. 

Golf is a wonderful family game that teaches adults and children alike the importance of patience, honesty, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and overcoming challenges.  It gets the entire family outside enjoying the fresh air and exercise.  It helps build self-esteem and creates a positive atmosphere.  Work with your children to focus on learning the game and watch as they start to appreciate that practice really does pay off!  How exciting will it be to see your child’s smile after sinking that 15-foot putt? 

"Learning through Doing" with Golf Lessons

They say that the best way to learn is through doing.  Golf is a sport that can be played for many years, and as skills develop, so does the passion for the game.  The professional staff at Bucks Run are here to help.  We offer a wide array of golf lessons for both juniors and adults.  Click here for more details.  To schedule a lesson, please email one of our Golf Professionals or call the Golf Shop at (989) 773-6830.

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Golf Rates for the Whole Family

Golf really does have a lasting impact, with lifelong benefits. It is open to all ages, allows for an equal playing field, and offers room for meaningful communication.  If you are looking for ways to enjoy more family time this golf season, consider making golf a family event.  Here at Bucks Run Golf Club, we have all the amenities for family fun.  Juniors (15 years of age or younger) can golf for just $20. This rate is for 9 or 18 holes, either walking or in a shared cart with a paid adult.  Families are encouraged to call and make reservations beforehand.  Click here for our daily rates and course policies.

Family Fun on the Putting Island

Looking for more of a short game challenge? Come play our Putting Island; an 18-hole, real-grass course, in the middle of a large lake.  Rates are $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for juniors.  With any paid round, the fee for the Putting Island is only $5.00 or $3.00 for juniors.

Bucks Run Putting Island


Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop into the Quarry Grill for a bite to eat from our Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu, or Kid's Menu.  Don’t forget to peruse our fully stocked golf shop, too!


There is no doubt that Bucks Run can provide the perfect atmosphere for family bonding.  The peaceful and scenic 290 acres distances you from the hectic pace of the outside world, and lets you appreciate the here and now.   The memories made together as a family on the course are priceless and will last a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tags: Golf, Exercise, Mt. Pleasant, Central Michigan, Family, Junior, Putting Island