South Winds Golf Course is a Southgate gem

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Chris Grady, manager of the South Winds Golf Club in Southgate, is a PGA professional

As summer of 2012 reaches past the halfway point, golfers continue to enjoy the season on the many local courses available to play on. Golfers are at their best whenever they are driving a ball down a fairway or putting for par on the green.

“Focus on Sports” visited the South Winds Golf Club in Southgate last week.

South Winds is an 18-hole executive course with a clubhouse, driving range and practice putting green as part of the complex. On most days either in the clubhouse or out on the links, Course Manager Chris Grady will be on hand to assist the golfing public.

Grady is a Class A PGA Golf Professional and has 34-years experience at the sight.

“We want to welcome everyone to South Winds, where golf is fast, fun and affordable,” Grady said.

South Winds is owned by the city of Southgate since it was built back in 1977 by city founders wanting something extra for their citizens and golfers from nearby communities to enjoy.

Grady spoke on general terms when speaking about course policy.

“At South Winds, we accept tee times, but walk-ons are always welcome to participate at most any level of play,” he said.

Golfers who hail from the greater Downriver/Dearborn vicinity have a variety of reasons to find
their way over to South Winds. Among the many golf activities on tap are leagues, outings, tournaments, instructions and lessons.

Sixteen of the 18-holes are challenging par-3’s and the four others are par-4’s. Local golfers using the facilities include duffers like Jerry Theeck of Southgate.

“I play here often and enjoy the course,” he said.

The 18-hole layout has manicured greens and is guarded by well-groomed bunkers. Also, three small lakes and a creek are part of the landscape and premises.

South Winds is open daily at 7 a.m. and is at 14600 Reaume Parkway, in the center of Southgate. For additional information, call 734-258-3004.