Accolades and Spring Happenings at The Fortress

Mar 29, 2024

The start of the 2024 golf season at The Fortress golf course is right around the corner and we have some exciting news to share!

The Fortress’s Head Golf Professional, Kyle Martin Named Teacher & Coach of the Year by Michigan PGA

First, our PGA Head Professional Kyle Martin has been named the 2024 Michigan Section PGA, Teacher & Coach of the year. Each year, members of the Michigan Section PGA nominate and then vote on nominations for 12 different special awards in various categories.

The award criteria for Teacher and Coach of the year include:

• Overall impact on teaching/coaching at the candidate’s facility to include number/hours of lessons/clinics and dollars generated
• Unusual, innovative or special teaching programs initiated or implemented
• Instructional articles, videos or publications written or produced
• Examples of innovative techniques/technologies used or specialty certifications that enhance the candidate’s programs, lessons and ability as an instructor
• Continued education and training in the area of golf instruction

View the full article on Michigan Section PGA, Teacher & Coach of the year here.

The Fortress Named in Top 25 Public Golf Courses in the U.S.

Next, The Fortress was ranked #1 on Golfpass, Top 25 public golf courses in Michigan – golfers choice 2024. The Fortress also ranked #7 on Golfpass, Top 50 U.S. public golf courses – golfers choice 2024.

See below links for more information on the voting process and complete lists.
Top 25 Public Golf Courses in Michigan – Golfers’ Choice 2024 (
Best 50 U.S. Public Golf Courses | Golfers’ Choice 2024 (

The Fortress Spring Happenings

The Fortress is looking forward to an eventful golf season filled with many different opportunities to play, practice and dine with us this summer. This spring, we will be hosting two free fitting days on the driving range. A Titleist fitting day will be on Tuesday May 7th from 1-7pm and a Mizuno fitting day will be Thursday May 23rd from 1-5pm.

New this spring, The Fortress professional staff will be hosting “beginner” or “returning to the game” adult golf clinics. These clinics will be designed to teach you to play golf in just a few lessons. Each clinic will be in a relaxed group setting equipping you with the basics of the game of golf so you can feel comfortable and prepared on the golf course. The spring clinics will be on Tuesday April 30th from 5:30-7pm and on Tuesday May 28th from 5:30-7pm. Please call the golf shop at (989) 652-0460 to sign up or for more information.

We are also excited to once again be hosting the Suzann Pettersen Qualifier presented by Frankenmuth Insurance on June 4-5, 2024. The Suzann Pettersen Amateur Qualifier is the official amateur qualifier for the Dow Championship. Visit the link below to register today and for more information.
Suzann Pettersen Amateur Qualifier Presented by Frankenmuth Insurance – June 4-5, 2024 – Events (

We anticipate opening the golf course for play weather dependent sometime in the first two weeks of April. For more information on events, lessons, club fittings or to book your next tee time visit us online or give us a call at (989) 652-0460.

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