At the turn of the century, this beautiful property on the shore of Lake Michigan was part of the Stearns logging empire. Later, as World War I broke out in Europe, it became a training site for cavalry officers, used by the Michigan National Guard for summer encampments most years from 1904 to 1912. In 1913, the Guard moved its summer encampments to Camp Grayling where it remains to this day. In 1918, planning commenced for a new facility to be called Lincoln Hills Golf Club. It opened for play in 1921, first as a 9 hole course and later as 18 holes.