On this page we will describe the background of our business.
When you play our golf course, the experience will exceed your expectations. We are here to help you relax and enjoy the game of golf.
At our golf course, we are dedicated to giving you friendly service with a smile! We are here for you, and we hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you.
White Pines Golf Course opened Memorial Day weekend of 2002. The property was purchased from the Dunipace Family in Februrary of 2000. The owners are Ed Spatz, his sister Karen Gerken and her husband, Peter Gerken.
The golf course design is by Mike Mueller (Ed's and Karen's cousin), owner of Valley View Farms Golf Course in Saginaw, Michigan. Ed Spatz is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Turf Grass and Soil Management. Prior to White Pines, Ed was the Superintendent for 12 years of Auglaize County Club in the Defiance, Ohio area. Karen Gerken is also a graduate of Michigan State University and worked for 15 years as a Sales Representative for VWR International. Peter Gerken currently works for Napoleon Area Schools. Peter and Karen have three children. We are thrilled to make this area our home and look forward to many years of enjoyable golf!
This picture is from the Fall of 2003!