When Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the Point O’ Woods Golf & Country Club, the famed golf course architect, considered one of the world’s best, creatively landscaped the course making sure the beauty of its water, ravines and thick woods along with walkability became an integral part of this stretch of land in Southwest Michigan just a few miles from Lake Michigan.
Many of POW’s 6,600 trees, all catalogued by species and number, are older than the club itself which was founded in 1958. Jones left not even the smallest detail to chance. He designed each hole to be flexible in both the size of its tees and greens as well as its emotional and psychological characteristics.
As he would explain, a course “should offer a golfer a shot making challenge of heroic demands coupled with a multiplicity of emotions: anticipation, excitement, suspense and, eventually felicity or frustration. A great hole has beauty, but it should above all else have great playing values.”
Jones designed or re-designed some 500 courses in more than 40 states as well as 35 other countries. It was said that the sun never sets on a Robert Trent Jones golf course. Yet with so many of his courses to choose from, towards the end of his long and productive life, Jones described POW as “perhaps my best American course.”
What Jones created still remains at POW and the beauty of his design is now enhanced with a new club house, re-designed Pro Shop, poolside cabana, tennis courts and family friendly activities. The large enclosed event tents are perfect for hosting family gatherings, business function and parties. In warm weather, members can enjoy a drink on the large outdoor deck off the clubhouse bar with its majestic views of the sweeping 18th green—a view designed by Jones more than 60 years before.
Call us today to create your exclusive country club membership experience at (269) 944 -1433 or email Lsarich@pointowoods.com. You can also visit us at pointowoods.com.