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Golf Course Overview: Bucks Run Golf Club

Insights From An Insider With Jon Conklin, General Manager

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Jon Conklin who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

How Does Your Course Differ From The Others In The Area?

For someone who has not played the course in awhile, has there been any new changes/renovations to the course or property?
About 3 years ago we did a renovation in regards to length of the course and some new tee boxes. The front 9 always measured longer than the back 9 by a good amount from our back tees. We added tee boxes on #11, 14, 15 and 16.

We also have made yearly improvements when it comes to tree's on the course and ensuring proper sunlight for the greens and tee's.

What is your course's answer to Amen Corner? (Describe your best/hardest 3 back/back/back holes)
Members and locals refer to #2-4 as the gauntlet. If you can get through those 3 holes your destined for a good score on the front 9.

What is your course's claim to fame, or is there a little known fact that golfers should know about the property?

What tournaments/events have you (recently) hosted or will be hosting?
This year was a trying year for all in the industry, tournaments and events came few and far between. We are looking forward to picking up 2021 as 2020 was planned. Below is a list of some notable events

-Callaway/Meijer Junior Tour
-Golfweek Amateur Tour
-Mulligan Golf Tour
-LPGA Leadership Academy (Partnered with Dow GLB Invitational)
-Dow GLB Invitational Pro-Am

Besides golf, what other amenities do you offer if a golfer wants to spend most of the day at your facility?
Our facility while a single golf course does offer different amenities that will make Bucks Run the perfect spot to spend the entire day. Whether it is before your round or after the round our 18 hole natural grass putting island is a fun alternative to the golf course.

Our restaurant also tops the cake with fantastic views of the golf course while overseeing Lake Fisher. Offering lunch and dinner options 7 days a week with multiple seating options from indoors by our fireplace to outdoors on our covered veranda.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
We do not have lodging on site. Because of this we do offer play and stay packages with 9 golf courses and 7 lodging providers. Below is the link to our website that would show all of these offerings.

Signature sandwich or drink?
Our signature drink would be our McCarthy Manhattan. The Sandwich would be our Chef Ben's Chicken sandwich. This is loaded with chicken, pork belly, fresh jalapenos, and pepper jack cheese.

Contact Course
Bucks Run Golf Club 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 48858 989-773-6830

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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