Michigan Luxury Golf Resorts Fare Well

Michigan is most certainly a golf-loving state. This week, Guest Blogger Tim Hygh shares two remarkable and noteworthy golf courses in Michigan that recently received recognition from Conde Nast Traveler.

Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the Inn at Bay Harbor into the Top 10 U.S. Northern Golf Resorts.

“The Jewel” is an apt name for the Grand Hotel’s golf course. Built at the turn of the 20th century, and adjacent to the Grand Hotel, the front nine, called the “Grand Nine,” will mesmerize you with views of the Straits of Mackinac, The Mackinac Bridge, and the majestic Grand.

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Ryder Cup Match in Michigan

Everyone has a Michigan golf story or two they like to share. Some are more interesting than others. Here’s a story Tim Hygh heard on a recent visit to the St. Louis Golf Expo.

Flickr photo credit: John WasylThe Publisher of the St. Louis based Avid Magazine was beside himself when I told him I was visiting from Michigan. He immediately left his display booth to tell me a story he just had to share.

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In Michigan’s UP…the UP Stands for Unbelievable Packages

Three Golf courses, two time zones and one Casino Resort equals one of Pure Michigan’s most unique and value based golf get-away packages.  Here are the course names: Sweetgrass, Greywalls and Timberstone. Three of the most aptly named courses in Michigan and together they have teamed up to turn the Marquette area into a must play golf destination.

It’s a Michigan Upper Peninsula trifecta that has people travelling from Detroit to Green Bay, Wisconsin to take advantage of these nationally awarded courses that just happen to be located within a triangle inside the Hiawatha National Forest. Continue reading