Golfers ‘rule the day’ at Wyandotte Shores

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Ken Prygoski (left) and Ryan Zimmers practice on the putting green at Wyandotte Shores Golf Course,

In a recent visit to the nine-hole, par-36 Wyandotte Shores Golf Course, a number of local duffers were playing the fairways and putting greens.

Ken Prygoski is a long-time member of the Wyandotte Recreation Commission and oversees the course on Biddle next to BASF Waterfront Park and downtown.

Prygoski broke into a smile as he talked about the course.

“Our course is in beautiful shape and we take pride in keeping it in good quality condition for our residents and non-residents,” he said. “All golfers, young and old, from the many nearby Downriver/Dearborn communities are always welcome to the Shores.”

Part of this riverside course runs parallel to the scenic Detroit River Trenton Channel shoreline. The nine holes are a mixture of open space and trees that are spread out all along the fairways, with a few sand traps along the way.

The longest hole is the 547-yard par-5 No. 7. This represents a challenge to the best of golfers.

Ryan Zimmers is the course office assistant who helps keep things rolling. He is a former Roosevelt High School varsity golfer who is a 2010 graduate and native of Wyandotte. James Knopp is the current superintendent of Recreation and runs his office out of Yack Arena.

Wyandotte Shores plays host to quite a few unique golf tournaments. Among them are: His & Her’s Scrambles, 3-Club Challenge, Men’s Open, Womens Open and Senior Open. A Junior Open, for those 17 and younger, will be held on Aug. 7 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The course offers playing time and carts at moderate prices. For more information and tee times, call the pro shop at 734-324-7270.

If you play golf, perhaps you haven’t yet had the opportunity to take on the nine hole Wyandotte Shores Course. Perhaps, sometime this summer, you and fellow duffers, can check out the fairways at this pleasant Downriver piece of real estate.