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:

Club Philosophy

To provide an exceptional golfing and clubhouse experience for those who love the game and to preserve the environment in which it is played.

Club Motto

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.

Senior Staff

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 play or dine at the club. We strive to provide this experience through exceptional customer service and golf course conditions which are only available at the elite clubs in the country.  Continuity in our ownership and management staff is the key reason why we are able to provide a consistent level of service and course conditions you don’t often find. Kirk Scheerhorn, Director of Golf and Russ Walk, Associate Golf Professional are returning for their 19th & 12th season respectively. Ryan Osborn, Golf Course Superintendent is returning for his 17th season with his full complement of assistants. Leading the way in the restaurant with three full golf seasons under his belt is Food & Beverage Manager, Josh Ewbank.  We are excited to announce we have hired Caleb Westbrook as our new Head Chef starting the 2020 season.  Caleb has been working as our Sous Chef for the past two seasons and has excelled in that position.  Caleb has extensive knowledge and experience leading area restaurants before coming to Wuskowhan.  He is committed and excited to continue the excellent dining experience we offer in the restaurant. Lisa Monroe provides an exceptionally high level of care with our management of the finances and will be returning for her 13th season.  Entering his 22nd season, Kevin Dushane continues to be the glue that holds the club together. Paul Townsend, General Manager, is returning for his 16th season.  It’s safe to say that the stability amongst our ownership and management staff is not normally seen within the golf industry. This only validates how wonderful the membership of Wuskowhan is to serve.