Football Saturdays reveal the dualistic nature of the UMGC in the fall. Friday, the course is the number 8 college course in the nation according to Golfweek. Saturday, the course is a top-ten college football tailgating destination with a few thousand parked cars and around ten thousand football fans.
By Sunday at 10 am we are back to the number 8 college course in the country. The whole process is timed and executed to a tee by the grounds crew at the course.
It could be likened to having a gigantic blowout bash while your parents are on vacation and then having their house cleaned up and spotless by the time they get back the next morning—6-8 times a year. The only difference is that we aren’t misbehaving by hosting tailgaters—quite the opposite-- we are happily providing a place for our beloved football fans to celebrate the tradition of Michigan Football.
Check out our YouTube video and watch the golf course transform during the Under the Lights weekend.