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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An Ultimate Silent Sports Weekend


The bar area of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor Michigan in winter.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

Aaron Peterson, a Michigan Travel Ideas contributing photographer, revels in the snow by enjoying a day of cross country skiing in Michigan along with other fun winter activities at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, open for its winter season the second time in more than 75 years.

The Keweenaw Peninsula has always had a magnetic pull on me. Even though I’ve lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for 10 years, whenever a long weekend rolls around my thoughts swing north like a compass needle to that 50-mile spine of land slicing into Lake Superior. Once north of Houghton, it seems as if every mile up the Keweenaw takes you further back in time to a lost vacation kingdom. The faded former mining towns get smaller. The tree-lined roads get narrower. The snow gets deeper.

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