Hickory Golf Association

2021 Washington Hickory Open

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Gailes and Blackshire Golf Courses, Lakewood Shores Resort - Oscoda, Michigan

This new two-day event on the Michigan Hickory Tour calendar is played over two courses, the Gailes and Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort. This is a lovely area of Michigan along Lake Huron and the golf courses choses have been widely hailed as two of Michigan’s best.


Designed by Kevin Aldridge, The Gailes recreates the look and feel of the famed seaside courses of Scotland. Golfers will experience large double greens, meandering berms, sod faced pot bunkers and long fescue grasses. Even host Xander Dobreff says the course is less than half a mile from Cedar Lake and plays fast with several hidden pot bunkers. “The father-son team who designed the course did so after a trip to Scotland. This course is one of my favorite golf experiences.”


The Blackshire, also designed by Aldridge, recreates the look and feel of the famous Pine Valley C.C. Although not a replica of Pine Valley, it offers a similar rugged feel with hardwoods, large sand waste areas, and undulating greens. There’s also a hint of Pinehurst No.2. Encompassing less than 200 acres, Blackshire has a classic turn-ofthe-century feel, and with short walks from green to tees, also provides a classic walking experience. Dobreff describes it as a “magical spot” where the sounds of golf echo through the woods. He says the putting here is truly a test.


Deadline to register is May 25.
Contact Xander by email/text/phone to register.
xdobreff@yahoo.com or 248-90-8908


Entry Fee
The fee is $20 payable to Xander Dobreff by cash/check/electronic payment at the event. The fee covers trophies, scorecards, some drinks, and appetizers at Xander’s lake house. Address will be sent to those who register.


Click here for complete event information, including schedule, lodging, and dining options.


Format, scoring, awards, and divisions:
Two-day cumulative medal play on Gailes and Blackshire courses.
GROSS and NET are the only divisions.

Trophies and awards will follow completion of Sunday golf. The larger trophy stays with the host with the names of winners of the two divisions immortalized on name plates. Each winner will also receive a very cool trophy to take home (think mini-claret jug).

Contact information

Email: xdobreff@yahoo.com