The Oaks at Kincheloe Golf Course (formerly The Kincheloe Memorial Golf Course) is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Kincheloe, Michigan in the Northern part of Michigan's Eastern Upper Peninsula..
The Oaks at Kincheloe Golf Course opened in 1962. Constructed by the United States Air Force, The Oaks at Kincheloe initially a 9-hole layout. The based closed in 1977. The land and base were converted to civilian use. The course was then transformed into an 18-Hole facility in the mid 1980's by Kinross Charter Township. This par 72 Championship golf course lies in the heart of the former Kincheloe Air Force Base, and is now the recreational centerpiece for Kinross Township. The Oaks is municipally owned by Kinross Charter Township and is a public course operated under the supervision of the Township Board
This is a long course that features large greens with a lot of undulation. The fairways are fairly wide and lined with a number of trees.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,939 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,016 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 2, a par-5 that plays to 580 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 143 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 18, a 556 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at The Oaks at Kincheloe Golf Course is # 4, the 143 yard par-3.
Captain Kincheloe, a Korean War veteran won fame for piloting the Bell X-2 research rocket plane to a world's record of 126,200 feet on September 7, 1956. While flying an F-104 ultrasonic jet from Edwards over the Mojave Desert on July 26, 1958. Kinross Air Force Base, Michigan, was named Kincheloe Air Force Base in his honor.
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