Spotlight on Sandy Ridge Golf Course’s Ed Clark

Ed Clark, 83, owns Sandy Ridge Golf Course, located two miles northeast of Midland, off Flajole Road. Sandy Ridge is an 18-hole public golf course featuring some unique golf holes. The facility also has a driving range and bar/restaurant. They host leagues, business outings, and non-profit events. A ladies group meets on Tuesday nights for 9 and Wine. During peak season, Clark has 36 employees, while three work during the winter. Ed’s wife, Pat, is the bookkeeper. They’ve been married for 62 years. They have four sons. Two have passed away. The Clarks also have seven grandchildren. Clark’s a Midland High grad and earned a college degree. The Clarks split time between their home on Wixom Lake and a place on a golf course in Lakeland, Florida.

1. How long have you owned your business?

Almost 30 years.

2. What inspired you to own this business?

I was playing in the I.S. (Information Services) league when I…

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