tTPC Michigan in Dearborn, originally the TPC Dearborn, has been acquired by Dallas-based ClubCorp and will undergo more than $1 million in capital improvements, starting this summer.
t“(The club) was in a state of receivership, where a management company was running the day-to-day operations,” says Mark Burnett, COO of ClubCorp, which owns and operates about 160 golf, country, business, sports, and alumni clubs. “There hasn’t been a lot of capital spent at the club on either the course or the club facility. Our goal is to improve the facilities and golf course to what its stature was years ago.”
tFounded in 1990, TPC Michigan features a par-72, 6,966-yard Jack Nicklaus signature course, built on land originally purchased by Henry Ford. The course, which hosted The Ford Senior Players Championship for 16 years, is part of the PGA Tour’s TPC network, which was established to provide host venues for the association’s events.
tBurnett says the Dearborn club will keep the TPC brand, providing eligible members with access to TPC Network facilities in addition to those in ClubCorp’s network, including Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton and the Skyline Club in Southfield.
t“ClubCorp has represented the highest quality in the golf and club industry for 50 years,” says David Pillsbury, president of PGA Tour Golf Course Properties. “We are delighted to work with them and add value to each of our club networks.”
tTPC Michigan has about 140 corporate annual members and 180 associate signature members. “We’ve tweaked a few categories, but for the most part, members will be able to continue on at a very similar price point,” Burnett says.
tFor more information about the club, at One Nicklaus Drive, call 313-436-3000 or visit clubcorp.com/Clubs/TPC-Michigan.