Northern Michigan Featured Golf Courses

Gaylord Area

Gaylord Country Club - Gaylord
Eighteen holes of superbly conditioned fairways, and greens that compare with the best anywhere. Located in the heart of the Gaylord Golf Mecca.

The Natural - Gaylord
One of Michigan's most challenging golf courses. Course creator, Jerry Mathews, used the natural beauty of the area to build a breath-taking golf adventure. The wildlife also seems impressed as several species are often seen trotting across the fairway to take advantage of The Natural's Harmonious co-existence with the area wetlands.

Otsego Club Resort - Gaylord
The Otsego Club offers a golf experience comprised of two uniquely-challenging PGA championship courses - The Classic, and The Tribute, designed by Rick Robbins and PGA Tour Professional, Gary Koch. Each course offers scenic beauty in the form of woodlands, water and wildlife.

Treetops Resort - Gaylord
A Silver Medal Resort, as awarded by Golf Magazine, Treetops offers 81 holes of Championship Golf featuring designs by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Treetops is also the proud home of the Rick Smith Golf Academy.

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Traverse City Area

A-Ga-Ming - Antrim County
A-Ga-Ming Golf Club is just minutes from Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey. The par-72 layout is spectacularly situated on high bluffs overlooking Torch Lake. . . considered to be one ot the three most beautiful inland lakes in the world.

The Chief - Antrim County
Beautifully carved through the rolling wooded terrain of Northern Michigan, The Chief will overwhelm your visual senses with its large, meandering bunkers, dramatic elevation changes and panoramic views. The area's natural beauty and the unique course layout combine to provide the golfer with the most memorable of golf experiences.

Champion Hill G. C. - Benzie County
Tucked into 350 acres of the windswept hills of Benzie County's highlands, Champion Hill is distinguished by its scenic, open , rolling, heather lined fairways, large contoured greens and distant views of Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, and Platte Lakes.

Crystal Mountain - Benzie County
Crystal offers 36 holes of northwoods golf that take full advantage of the towering hardwoods and rolling terrain of northern Michigan.

Dunes Golf Club - Empire
A casual, friendly course featuring 5730 yards of relaxing golf. Located in the scenic Glen Lake - Sleeping Bear Dunes Area.

Hawk's Eye Golf Club
Hawk's Eye Golf Club is a beautiful semi-private, championship golf course that is the centerpiece of Hawk's Eye Golf Community located in beautiful northern Michigan. The golf course opened its entire 18 hole layout for play in August of 2003. The course has continued to impress golfers of all levels. The reviews and comments coming off the course have been nothing short of spectacular.

Interlochen Golf Club - Interlochen
One of the most scenic and lush courses in the Grand Traverse area, Interlochen is a favorite among local and resort golfers.

Manitou Passage Golf Club - Leelanau County
An Arnold Palmer Signature Course in the heart of Leelanau County. Redesigned and rebuilt for 2010 by Arnold Palmer Design Company and Wadsworth Golf Construction.

Pinecroft Golf Course - Benzie County
Overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake in Benzie County, Pinecroft Golf Plantation treats golfers to18 lush and divergent challenges.

Shanty Creek - Bellaire
Home of GOLF DIGEST'S No. 1 Midwest Resort Course, The Legend, Shanty Creek boasts 54 beautiful and challenging holes of the best golf in Northern Michigan.

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Cadillac Area

Caberfae Peaks - Cadillac
Nestled in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, the Peaks Course at Caberfae Peaks, designed by Harry Bowers, is a unique, world-class golfing experience.

Emerald Vale - Manton
The pare 72 Emerald Vale plays from 5100 to 6800 yards with 120 feet of elevation change, broad fairways and spacious greens with numerous bunkers. Architect Bruce Matthews III describes the layout as one of the best pure golf courses in the state.

McGuire's Resort - Cadillac
McGuire's panoramic 18-hole championship Spruce Golf Course winds its way through pine forests and glacier sculpted hills, offering an extraordinary blend of bunkers, berms and water hazards with fast greens. The nine-hole Norway Course is a fun, sporty play of 2,800 yards at a par of 36.

Missaukee Golf Club - Cadillac
Missaukee offers 18 holes of beautiful golf. Located at the south corner of M-55 and M-66, we are only 15 short minutes from downtown Cadillac. The course, established in 1970, is what may be considered user-friendly. Gently rolling terrain and a mix of hardwoods, ponds and a creek will leave you with a strong sense of northern Michigan golf.

Briar North at Mesick - Cadillac
This is the type of course that you will enjoy playing time and time again. Each nine has its own distinct personality. The Briar at Mesick boasts of fine conditions and excellent greens. A new clubhouse offers a complete pro shop, grill and bar for golfers enjoyment. The Briar at Mesick has covered facilities to accommodate 200 people.

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Eastern Upper Peninsula

Drummond Island Resort - Drummond Island
Drummond Island Resort encompasses 2000 beautiful acres of woods and water. It includes The Rock, an outstanding championship golf course. A spacious forty room log lodge and 27 log style cottages available for rent.

TimberStone at Pine Mountain - Iron Mountain
TimberStone at Pine Mountain is a 5-star course voted by Golf Digest and Michigan's 2004 Course of the Year. Sprawled out over 105 playable acres of Pine Mountain, TimberStone brings golf and nature together. With four sets of tees in play daily, players may choose an accomodating 5,000 yards or an intimidating 7,000 yards. From lakes and streams to undulating greens, TimberStone at Pine Mountain offers challenges to golfers of all abilities.

Boyne Area - Charlevoix, Petoskey, Harbor Springs

Antrim Dells Golf Course - Charlevoix
Antrim Dells is a 6,670 yard championship 18 hole golf course designed by Jerry Matthews located off U.S. 31 in Atwood, just a few miles north of Eastport. A favorite of local golfers, it is fun and challenging to play, yet manageable for all skill levels.

Bay Harbor Golf Club
Renowned golf architect Arthur Hills in collaboration with Stephen Kircher planned every detail of all three nine-hole courses -- THE LINKS, THE PRESERVE and THE QUARRY -- 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.

Black Lake Golf Club - Onaway
Northern Michigan's newest golf jewel is Black Lake Golf Club, designed by acclaimed architect Rees Jones, who is renowned for his classic style and unsurpassed quality. The May 2003 issue of Golf Digest ranked Black Lake Golf Club 34th among the "100 Greatest Public Courses in America." In 2001, the course was named the fourth best course in state rankings.

Boyne Rapids Golf - Boyne City
At only 693 yards, this 18-hole, par-3 course has well-maintained Blue Grass tees and fairways and Bent Grass greens. Boyne Rapids Golf is a great place for experienced golfers and beginners alike to practice the short game, the most important aspect of your golf game.

Crooked Tree Golf Club
The Crooked Tree Golf Club is perched on bluffs high above Lake Michigan. It's 18 holes have been sculpted from centuries-old pine and hardwoods of old Michigan farmstead, elegantly assuming the terrain rather than overpowering it. The back nine open to breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Hidden River Golf & Casting Club - Brutus
Welcome to Hidden River Golf and Casting Club. Exceptional guest services, impeccable course conditions, and an exquisite menu will enhance your experience above and beyond your expectations. Whether you are a frequent guest or a first time visitor, you will immediately recognize that Hidden River is unique from any other course in Northern Michigan.

The Alpine - Boyne Mountain
The Alpine starts at Boyne Mountain's summit, dropping down in swoops to Deer Lake. Spectacular views are everywhere. Fairways are wide and inviting. Blind shots are nonexistent. For all of its innocence, strategic bunkers and water hazards can take their toll. Like all Boyne courses, optional tees on holes make it enjoyable whatever one's ability. Woods and spaces separate players. You'll probably encounter more furry and feathered friends than golfers.

The Arthur Hills - Boyne Highlands
Newly completed (July 2000) 18 holes of spectacular play. Its enormous sand traps, intimidating water holes, state-of-the-art tees, fairways and greens are just what you'd expect from one of America's most respected golf course architects.

The Donald Ross Memorial - Boyne Highlands
Over five hundred golf courses were designed by Scotsman Donald Ross, the "Michelangelo" of golf course architecture. His designs reflected the philosophy that golf courses should be subtly deceptive rather than unduely penal... a true test for skilled players yet enjoyable for golfers of all abilities. Eighteen recreations of the master's greatest holes. St. Andrews, Pinehurst, Royal Dornoch, Inverness, Oakland Hills and others pay tribute to this accomplished designer. Greens are painstakingly detailed. Rated one of the state's finest by Golf Digest.

The Heather - Boyne Highlands
Designed by Robert Trent Jones - Ranked #55- Top 100 courses you can play-Golf Magazine. The course that started it all in Northern Michigan. A classic winding it's way through north woods forest and a blueberry bog. A shotmaker's favorite, this course features excellent risk reward challenges.

The Monument - Boyne Mountain
A scenic mile-long golf cart ride takes you the summit of this 7,086-yard jewel at Boyne Mountain. Four sets of tees drop in giant steps to the pond protected first hole that Sam Snead calls one of the most intimidating anywhere. The Monument was a Golf-Digest's runner-up for Best New Resort Course of 1987. Snead, Kathy Whitwort, Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson and other legends have played the course, admired it and picked holes to be named for them.

The Moor - Boyne Highlands
The favorite of summer-time resident and world-class master instructor Jim Flick, the Moor features numerous doglegs, marshes and water holes along its 7,179 yards. A versatile course to challenge and reward every level of golfer.

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Northeastern Lower Michigan

Lakewood Shores Resort - Oscoda
Home to The Gailes - #1 Ranked Public and Resort Course in Michigan by Golf Digest 1996 - Lakewood Shores Resort not only offers 36 holes of great golf, but wonderful accommodations, meeting facilities and excellent cuisine. Nestled among northern Michigan hardwoods all 64 rooms offer an excellent view along with a patio overlooking the courses.

Thunder Bay Golf Resort - Hillman
Thunder Bay's course is carved from mature forests and features wooded roughs, water, marsh and rolling terrain. Nestled in the Elk Country wilderness on Michigan's Sunrise Side. Thunder Bay Resort affords you access to 135,000 acres of public forests, lakes and streams.

Mackinac Island

The Jewel - Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island
The Jewel is comprised of the Grand nine, across the street from the hotel; and the Woods nine, set in the interior of Mackinac Island. The Jewel features unparalleled scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens.

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