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MICHIGAN'S GRAND HOTEL NOW BOASTS 18 HOLES OF GOLF WITH PURCHASE OF NEW COURSE AND RESTAURANT

 MICHIGAN'S GRAND HOTEL NOW BOASTS 18 HOLES OF GOLF
 WITH PURCHASE OF NEW COURSE AND RESTAURANT
 MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac Island has completed the acquisition of a new nine- hole golf course and restaurant on the island, announced R.D. Musser III, president.
 "We are very excited to be able to offer our guests a full 18 holes of golf, a first on historic Mackinac Island," said Musser. "The additional nine holes provide us with a very desirable amenity, and will help attract more meeting and convention business as well as leisure travelers."
 The new nine holes of golf are located near Grand Hotel's present nine-hole course, The Jewel, at Stonecliffe properties on Mackinac Island. Award-winning golf course architect Gerald Matthews, who redesigned The Jewel in 1987, will create the layout for the second nine at Mackinac. Matthews recently earned national acclaim when Golf Digest ranked his Elk Ridge the second-best public course in the United States.
 Matthews has high hopes for the new course, which will be 3,005 yards long and a par 34. The course, carved out of the woods, will have several doglegs with water coming into play on a number of holes. Of particular note is the No. 1 green with a spectacular view of the historic Mackinac Bridge which links Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.
 When completed in 1994, the course will go in the history books as the first to transport golfers from the front nine to the back nine in horse-drawn carriages, complete with golf bag racks and refreshments. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on historic Mackinac Island.
 Grand Hotel will also add a new clubhouse and renovate an existing restaurant at the new nine-hole course. The restaurant, Woods - A Grand Hotel Restaurant, will expand the Grand's dining offerings with a casual option for golfers and guests. Woods, located about 15 minutes from downtown, will be open daily for dinner as of Sept. 17. Grand Hotel will provide a shuttle service from downtown and Grand Hotel to Woods. During the winter, top designer Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper New York, will redesign the restaurant interior.
 The family-owned and -operated Grand Hotel, a 317-room hotel built in 1887, is the world's largest summer hotel. Located on Michigan's Mackinac Island where no motor vehicles are permitted, the award-winning hotel is reminiscent of a bygone era, and was the setting for the movie "Somewhere in Time." Hotel guests can enjoy magnificent breakfasts, High Tea in the Parlor, five-course dinners, evening soirees, Jazz at the Grand Stand, golf, tennis, swimming, horse-drawn carriage rides, plus the magic of Mackinac Island, from May through October.
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 /CONTACT: Kelli Brady of Anthony M. Franco, Inc., 313-567-5046, for the Grand Hotel/ CO: Grand Hotel ST: Michigan IN: LEI SU: TNM


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