This year, The Majestic at Lake Walden is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. It was opened in the summer of 1994 to great fanfare and has been a golfers delight ever since. Take a moment to go back in time to see how it all began and its journey, including the devasting tornado that ripped through Livingston County on May 21, 2001.
Construction began in 1993 on The Majestic of Lake Walden, a 27-hole masterpiece in Hartland Township. Jerry Matthews, the well respected Lansing based golf course architect, has designed the championship layout, with 18 holes traversing around Lake Walden south of Crouse Road and the other nine holes located north of Crouse Road. Matthews, who has designed awarding winning courses throughout Michigan, views the layout as a "dream course" because it offers views of the lake and wetlands areas, including having an "up north" feel. Click on the image to scroll through the local news announcement and photos of the golf course's landscape.
Bill Fountain, managing partner of The Majestic at Lake Walden started an annual tradtion 15 years ago where the week or two prior to Thanksgiving day, golfers who donated turkeys and other Thanksgiving food as their ticket to play 18 holes of golf Sunday. This event collects food for the needy of Livingston County and the surrounding areas. There have been many other golf courses in the area that have also provided their course for what is now known as "Turkey Day". There have been two seasons where The Majestic could not have Turkey Day due to weather but on most years, it goes without a hitch. Steven Tannar, golf pro here at The Majestic have had his family cook turkey dinners in the kitchen for the past 10 years and have since retired their duties and passed along to the kitchen staff. The Majestic at Lake Walden have frequently bought in annual amount of two tons worth of frozen turkey and the day continues to be one of the most popular of the season.