Kings Challenge by Sugar Loaf under new ownership

kings-challenge-golf-courseAn investor group has purchased the King’s Challenge Golf Course near Sugar Loaf in Cedar and laid out an ambitious plan to transform the course into one that can compete on a national level.

Bob Kuras, president of The Homestead will head the new operation and says that two of the most respected firms in the business, the Arnold Palmer Design Company and Wadsworth Golf Construction Company, have been retained to make improvements to the course.

“The quality of Palmer’s work is known throughout the world.  And, Brent Wadsworth is a friend and seasonal neighbor who has built 800 golf courses including those at some of the most prestigious clubs in the world.  We are fortunate to have Brent as an adviser, and contractor,” says Kuras.

All of the improvements are being planned, built, and managed to qualify for the Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program and the LEED (the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Work is underway and will be done in stages on the course and facilities. The course is expected to open later this year.

Also see Top golf coming to Leelanau County in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Now if we could just get the Sugar Loaf thing moving…



3 replies
  1. lex
    lex says:

    Congrates to Bob, he finally got his 18 hole course that he’s always wanted. Regarding the Loaf, not sure if this helps or hurts the situation. Wish the Loaf was more of a turn key operation like Kings Challenge(for the most part)

  2. Tony Mattar
    Tony Mattar says:

    Congratulations on the acquisition and the improvements to King’s Challenge. I am hopeful that the findings of the environmentalists now inspecting Sugar Loaf will result in a recommendation that will allow for an economical acquistion of the Sugar Loaf Resort. Someone like Bob Kuras could do wonders with that property.


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