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Woody’s Run a part of golf scene for two decades

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Janet Snowden, owner of Woody’s Run Inc., sits behind the wheel of a club car at the golf course. Woody’s Run has provided local golfers with an opportunity to enjoy their sport of choice for two decades.

Editor’s note: The Daily Press features a profile of an area business each week. This week’s featured business is Woody’s Run.

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ESCANABA — Woody’s Run Inc. has provided local golfers with an opportunity to enjoy their sport of choice for two decades.

“It started in 1999 … (my husband) Randy and my father thought that they should build a golf course on this land after we bought the property,” owner Janet Snowden said.

The property the course is located on was once a dairy farm. Though most of the outbuildings from the property’s time as a farm have been torn down, a barn from this time is still standing. Snowden said the barn is now used for storage.

Woody’s Run is a nine-hole course with a par of 34.

“It’s a challenging course with rolling hills,” Snowden said.

Golfers making their way through the course must also contend with trees and — on some holes — water hazards.

So far, business at Woody’s Run has been strong this year since weather in the area began to dry up.

“We’ve been very busy — we’re not disappointed in that,” Snowden said.

However, Snowden noted people do not normally have to schedule a tee time to golf at Woody’s Run.

“Generally, you can just get on,” she said.

The course offers rentals of clubs, Club Cars and pull carts. Seasonal memberships are also available.

Snowden said she has no plans to add on to Woody’s Run in the future.

“We are not going to expand. A lot of people think we should expand, but Randy and I … can’t take care of that much,” she said.

Instead, she plans to focus on keeping the course’s existing holes well-maintained.

Snowden also thanked people in the area for golfing at Woody’s Run.

“We are very appreciative of all the support we get from the area golfers and are thankful they continue to come out here,” she said.

Woody’s Run is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The course is typically open from May 1 to Oct. 1 each year, weather permitting. For more information, call 906-786-4034.

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