History

A Brief History
The original log cabin clubhouse.

A Brief History

In 1928, Theodore McManus, a local advertising executive and golf enthusiast,
decided to design and build his own golf course on his
land. Mr. McManus later donated a portion of this property for the purpose of
erecting St. Hugo of the Hills church which was named in memory of his son,
Hugo, who died at a young age. A few years later, he leased the golf course to
Martin who gave it public access.

In the early 50s, Inez Geitz assumed lease of the property from
John McManus, Ted's son, and eventually purchased the
property for $75,000. She married Don D'Onofrio, an assistant
pro at the Country Club of Detroit. They continued to run it as a
public course until 1958 when they made it private.

The D'Onofrios then sold it in 1960 to a group of members who eventually
became the club's shareholders. The log cabin was replaced
by the current clubhouse in 1991.
Stonycroft Hills Club is still a private entity run by its
membership and led by a Board of 9 Directors.