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Spruce Ridge & Academy Golf Schools Team Up in 2000

Spruce Ridge, built by original owner Bill Collins in 1969-70 with the other nine coming a decade later, was purchased by Chris and Megan Foote five years ago. Like hundreds of other Michigan golf course owners, they have become a slave to their course. Their long-range plan is to add some length to the course with available land on the property and with land they have just purchased. They do know where to go for help when they need it, however. Ron Foote, Chris's father, has been the superintendent of MSU courses for 38 years.

Spruce Ridge is a beautiful rolling course just outside the farming community of Dowagiac. The golf is very affordable. They also have lodging on the property that features an indoor pool.

Spruce Ridge is used extensively for the Academy Golf School. Rick Davenport, one of the Midwest best teachers, has used the site for years. "It is away from it all and provides a great environment in which to learn," says Davenport. "Our students really enjoy getting away from it all. They have more time to focus on the school."

Spruce Ridge, Dowagiac, 616-782-5827

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