Flint and Genesee County are home to some great golf courses, but there are quite a few that were not able to stand the test of time.

Just like any other business, golf courses are subject to the ups and downs of the economy. If they are not able to make enough money to be profitable, they eventually have to close. The big difference with a golf course closing as opposed to a normal business, is footprint that is left. When a golf course closes, it's not just an empty building, it's usually 100+ acres of empty land.

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Right now, Genesee County has 26 open golf courses according to county records. That's a lot of courses for an area where you can only play for three quarters of the year. Just to put it in perspective, that's one course every 20ish miles. Genesee County is actually ranked 7th in Michigan when it comes to golf courses per square mile.

Knowing how many courses there are in the area, it's a little easier to understand how a course can end up having to close. There's a lot of competition, and only a few months to get golfers on your course.

Before we read about the forgotten golf courses of Genesee County, I think it's worth pointing out just how many courses there are in Michigan.

Michigan ranks 6th in the country when it comes to number of golf courses with 650 courses throughout the state. So even though we're looking at a few of the forgotten courses in Genesee County, don't worry there is no shortage of great courses to play in our great state.

7 Forgotten Golf Courses Around Genesee County

Genesee County is home to 26 great golf courses, which ranks 7th in Michigan. With all that competition it's easy to see why some courses would not be able to stay open. Take a look at 7 forgotten golf courses around Genesee County. If you remember playing any of these courses, tell us about it by sending a message on our station app.

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