Yesterday I went to Ann Arbor to see the Unversity of Michigan football game. You just gotta love college sports! Anyway, here is something that die hards and grinders everywhere will just cry "Oh No" over.
The university owns the course, which is directly across Stadium Drive (nice) from The Big House. In order to accommodate the 109,000 fans each week, the course is closed during each home game. The reason? They use the fairways from holes 1 and 9 to park cars! Yes. When I first heard it, it kind of freaked me out. I've been a some games over the past 2 years, and didn't pay much mind. Yesterday I saw it from the stands and I was just looking at those fairways with tailgaters on them and getting all misty.
Never fear guys. Last fall I played the course after a game, and the superintendant really keeps things in order. No trash or junk on the course. Also, if it gets rainy or sloppy, I have heard that they don't use the fairways, just the rough. The "parking" hasn't caused any issues with the course from a playability standpoint. If you're in Michigan and haven't played, it's a track that will test you, so come on and play.