ABOUT WUSKOWHAN PLAYERS CLUB
The Wuskowhan Story
Wuskowhan takes its name from the Narragansett Indian word for “wanderer” – also the name that tribe gave to the passenger pigeon. The now-extinct birds were frequently hunted by the Narragansett, and nested by the millions throughout the region a century ago.
Wuskowhan’s history is grounded in a fundamental respect for both nature and the game of golf. These tenets can be found within the club philosophy and motto:
To provide an exceptional golfing and clubhouse experience for those who love the game and to preserve the environment in which it is played.
Dress and act within the Traditions of Golf.
In 1994, the founders of Wuskowhan Players Club set out to provide a truly great experience for those with a passion for golf. The club would have no swimming pools. No tennis courts. What it would have is a standing, fundamental commitment to provide members with an exceptional living tribute to the game.
The club’s dedication to environmental preservation and stewardship extends beyond its name and philosophy. Wuskowhan was the first course in Michigan to be designated as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary, signifying a commitment to environmental excellence in the management of the land.
Today, the result is a club that, in many ways, brings the player closer to the game of golf and its natural surroundings than any other. The club and the land have grown and matured together, creating the ideal destination for golfers – the true player’s course.
Wuskowhan prides itself on offering its members world-class play in beautiful natural surroundings, complemented by a comfortable and relaxing clubhouse environment. To continually deliver on this commitment, the club has assembled an outstanding group of talented professionals, all focused on your satisfaction.
Wuskowhan operates with a strong emphasis on preserving the traditions of the game of golf and offering an environment where service is paramount. Over the last 25 years, the Founding Members have set expectations to create a unique “Wuskowhan Experience” for every member and guest who plays or dines at the club. We strive to provide this experience through exceptional customer service and excellent golf course conditions. Continuity in our ownership and management staff is the key reason we can provide a consistent service level and course conditions. Ryan Osborn, Golf Course Superintendent, is returning for his 18th season with his full complement of assistants. Leading the restaurant, with four seasons at the club are Food & Beverage Manager Josh Ewbank and Chef Caleb Westbrook. Lisa Monroe provides an exceptionally high level of care with our management of the finances and will be returning for her 14th season. Entering his 23rd season, Kevin Dushane continues to assist in general maintenance of the clubhouse and grounds. Paul Townsend, General Manager, is returning for his 17th season. It’s safe to say that our ownership and management staff’s stability is not generally seen within the golf industry. This only validates how wonderful the membership of Wuskowhan is to serve.
While stability within our golf club has been a key to our success, change is inevitable. Kirk Scheerhorn will be returning for his 20th season at the club and transitioning into our Senior Golf Professional. He will focus on golf fundamentals to make the game more enjoyable for our members and guests.
We want to welcome Daniel Costenbader to our management team. Daniel is the Director of Golf Operations. Daniel gained valuable experience as a golf professional in some of Colorado’s finest clubs, including Beaver Creek Golf Club and The Ranch Country Club. Please introduce yourself to Daniel when you first make your return to Wuskowhan and welcome him to our family.