Home to 81 holes of championship golf. Five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith offer arguably the best collection of golf anywhere in the country. Treetops is the name by which all other courses in Michigan are measured. It is on the short list of the nation's finest golf facilities. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf. Treetops is truly the Midwest's must play resort.
* This 6,355-yard course has a par of 71 for men & women. * The first tee, a par five, 495-yard hole, features a deep green tucked into the woods, protected by a large bunker. * The par threes are short and tough with bunkers, 40-foot drop-offs, and 100-foot elevated tees. * The second and seventh tees are short, but tight, par four holes. Hole number two also has a 40-foot drop-off behind the green; if you're not accurate, you'll be playing out of one of the three bunkers. * Hole number seven is a birdie hole, playing only 310 yards. You may lay up or attempt to drive the green, but look out for the trees lining the fairways. After course management style of play, the golfer is rewarded with a true "grip it and rip it" hole on the par-five 16th hole. Get your birdie here because the 18th looms only two holes away. * The "Monster 18", a 455-yard par four, is by far the most difficult hole at The Natural. It plays downhill and is a tight dogleg left, requiring a good drive. The next shot is a long carry over wetlands to an elevated green. * Among many other notable features at The Natural are large, undulating greens, oversized bent grass tees, practice putting green, double-row irrigation, watered roughs, strategically-placed sand traps, and manicured, tree-lined fairways.
The Loon reaches all levels of golfers with a combination of multiple tee areas and well designed bunkers. Since it's opening in 1994 this golf course has been what "Friendly Championship Golf " is all about. The Loon has generous landing areas, gently rolling fairways, large greens, and some of the most scenic views Northern Michigan has to offer.
Located just 9 miles south of Petoskey, in the heart of Northern Michigan golf country, lies Springbrook Golf Club (view map). A friendly, family owned and operated 18 hole course nestled in rolling hills and valleys. It features watered fairways, plenty of sand traps, and water hazards.
The 18-hole "Tribute" course at the The Otsego Club/The Tribute facility in Gaylord, Michigan features 7,347 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . Designed by Richard G. Robbins, ASGCA/Gary Koch, the Tribute golf course opened in 2001. Osprey Recreational Properties manages this facility, with Kris Klay as the General Manager. The 18-hole "Classic" course at the The Otsego Club/The Tribute facility in Gaylord, Michigan features 6,348 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 69.8 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bent grass. Designed by William H. Diddel, ASGCA, the Classic golf course opened in 1957. Osprey Recreational Properties manages this facility, with Kris Klay as the General Manager.
Come see why the combination of a great course design (ranked "Third Best New Resort Course" by Golf Digest when it opened in 1988), excellent playing conditions, and low rates has given us the nickname by locals as the "hidden jewel" of Gaylord. The golf course is a favorite challenge for guests vacationing in northern Michigan, as well as for local Gaylord golfers. In fact after playing our course many groups have cancelled tee times at other courses to play Mountain Lakes again that weekend. It offers six holes played through pine forest, another six on alpine terrain with stunning vistas, and six holes are set amid the natural beauty of a river, ponds, and lakes. This course is a "must play" for anyone visiting the Gaylord area. But don't just take our word for it, check out what others have said in our reviews section.
The Michaywe Pines Course features secluded fairways winding through beautiful white birch and pine forests along the AuSable River. Strategic bunkering and a minimum of water hazards add to the character of this unique classic style course. The Pines was the site for the 1991 and 1996 Michigan Amateur Championship tournaments. After 32 years, the Pines course was completely renovated and restored in 2004 by Don Childs, the original architect. Every hole features tee boxes carpeted with bent grass sod and each bunker is deeply shouldered with Bluegrass sod and filled with high quality sand. The positioning of the bunkers allows for a wide approach area into most of the greens. The Pines course is quite female friendly due to the forward tees for the ladies, yet it plays over 7000 yards from the tips requiring strategies from tee to green on every hole.
Marsh Ridge has gained statewide praise for its challenging, yet highly enjoyable layout. The 18-hole championship golf course bridges across acres of unspoiled marshlands, with dramatic elevations featuring tees as high as the treetops and unspoiled views throughout. All eighteen holes are designed to be challenging, yet fair for men, women and juniors. Please come join us and see why Marsh Ridge is one of Northern Michigan's favorite golf courses. Please call (800) 743-PLAY and compare our discount Gaylord golf packages to others. We pride ourselves on providing you with world class golf, lodging, and dining at unparalleled value. Golf is our PASSION! We have long been known for our challenging, yet playable, championship 18-hole golf course. The picturesque views from every hole, changes in elevation, and a setting carved into the natural woods and marshlands are what make Marsh Ridge a golf experience you'll never forget. We truly are "Up North" golf at it's finest. Couple that with our great Gaylord discount golf packages, you'll see what makes Marsh Ridge your Gaylord golf package favorite. So many to choose from! With five par three holes highlighting scenic vistas, and so many other holes with dramatic elevations nestled in natural beauty, how could we possibly have just one signature hole? Please be sure to visit our golf shop & try the practice facility to fine tune your game.
Founded in 1924, Gaylord Country Club is one of northern Michigan's oldest golf clubs. This semi-private club meanders through the hills and hardwoods just west of Gaylord and features private club conditions, strategic bunkering and arguably the best green complexes found in northern Michigan. Unlike today's modern golf courses, which can take more time to play, Gaylord Country Club is a classic parkland design reminiscent of the early 20th century courses featuring close proximity from greens to tees and a variety of designed holes allowing for a more enjoyable round in less time. Gaylord Country Club is one of the few private clubs in northern Michigan allowing public play anytime. We invite you to become a member of our club for a day and experience the game of golf the way it was meant to be.
Tucked away in the scenic woods of Northern Michigan, Dunmaglas Golf Club is quietly becoming known as one of the best golf courses in the country. Sheltered from distractions, Dunmaglas Golf Club provides a pure and unspoiled golfing experience. Ranked as one of the Best 50 Upscale Courses in the United States by Golf Digest, this 6,897-yard masterpiece features 18 of the most scenic and breathtaking holes you will ever play.
The Crooked Tree Golf Club is perched on bluffs high above Bay Harbor. The course was sculpted from centuries-old hardwoods, and the back nine opens to breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan. Though it is the shortest of the BOYNE courses, blind shots and incredible greens will challenge and delight you all the way through your round.
The Charlevoix Golf & Country Club offers all the amenities and activities one expects from club life. The Charlevoix Golf & Country Club is a diamond in the rough located just 2.5 miles north of Charlevoix, Michigan.
Home of the "Tournament of Champions", The Alpine weaves down the mountainside toward spectacular Deer Lake. Stunning vistas with strategically placed water hazards and bunkers provide a thrilling round. Rich in character, memories are sure to follow you long after your round is complete. The Alpine has a great deal of diversity in its layout, yet seamlessly flows from one hole to the next. The front nine is constantly tempting and testing you with its sly charm and if you find yourself in the middle of a good round, stay patient and consider each shot by itself, for the finish will certainly make you hang on to your hat. The Monument golf course is a composite of dramatic and challenging golf holes of widely varying character, reflecting the distinct design philosophies of such noted architects as Donald Ross, Dr. Alister Mackenzie, Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Pete Dye. It is dedicated to great golf course architecture and to those who have left lasting imprints on the game. Holes are dedicated to these players and contributors to the game of golf, making the monument a one of a kind -playable hall of fame.
If you revel in the feeling of having a spectacular golf course almost to yourself, the best course in northern Michigan beckons you. At Black Forest, Tom Doak's first masterpiece of minimalist golf course architecture, each hole is carved through a lush canvas of pine, oak, and maple trees so thick that each hole is an island of isolated natural beauty and you may never see another group the entire round. The dramatic bunkering on Black Forest contrasts with the verdant forest backdrop, and when you arrive at the marvelously contoured greens the challenge has only begun.
Yes, 19 Holes! At Black Bear, you never have to wish you could start over when you get free par 3 "warm-up" "Practice" hole prior to playing number 1. The remaining 18 championship holes are not long in length but offer some of the most diversified golfing terrain in the state. A distinctive assortment of Scottish links style holes with traditional tree-lined Northern Michigan holes will inspire you to mark your calendars for your next golf vacation.
To play the Belvedere is to enjoy the product of a proud, meticulous golf course designer, Scotsman William Watson. Today, his attention to detail and respect for the land is evident in the carved fescue fairways and seaside bent greens. Belvedere is an old style course which plays to a par 72, 6715 yards and offers challenging 3 and 4 pars with 5 pars that reward aggressive play for birdie and eagle opportunities.
Renowned golf architect Arthur Hills in collaboration with Stephen Kircher planned every detail of all three nine-hole courses, giving each a distinct flavor that challenges you to break par. This course is already a classic on the short list of must plays for any golf devotee. In the inaugural season the Bay Harbor Golf Club leap-frogged to the 8th ranking in the country - "Best Courses You Can Play" - GOLF Magazine. The accolades haven't subsided.
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