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King's Challenge Golf Course

July 1, 2009

Challenge: Redesign holes and cart paths of existing course
Solution: Pulverize and regrade paths and holes

When new owners set their sights on King’s Challenge golf course in Cedar, they knew they wanted to create a world-class golf destination and needed it to be done quickly.

Bob Kuras, president of The Homestead in Glen Arbor and the man named to head the operation, enlisted trusted contractors like Team Elmer’s to ensure flawless completion at a breakneck pace.

First up, a drive and parking area in front of the clubhouse were moved to improve golf views and to separate foot and vehicular traffic. Team Elmer’s installed stylish exposed aggregate concrete—colored beige for an extra level of panache.

Set amidst green meadows and the rolling, hilly hardwoods forests typical of Leelanau County, this Arnold Palmer "signature course" offers a gorgeous setting for golfers, but also presented a hurdle for paving the cart paths. Because of the steep grades, the trucks that typically haul the mix could cause damage to the course.

Instead of using trucks to move mix, project manager Dave Viswat implemented more agile loaders to maneuver the tricky geography. The result? Perfectly paved paths and a course that remained in pristine condition… All in time for their desired opening date.

“We’ve done the work for golf courses throughout northern Michigan,” said Viswat. “But we were up against a real challenge here. Tight timelines, tricky terrain, and, of course, the desire to do a phenomenal job... I’m so proud--but not surprised--that we were able to deliver.”

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