Beautiful scenery, challenging terrain, world-class resorts, championship courses, stay and play packages--and amenities galore-- we’ve turned the spotlight on a number of golf gems to help you round-out your summer with a perfect swing.
Make Thunder Bay Resort your home base for a sunrise coast golf experience and take advantage of a gorgeous 18-hole course cut from mature Michigan forest, featuring rolling terrain, woods and water. The resort offers lodging and golf specials in conjunction with several of the other area courses. Book a “Stay and Play” package, completely customized to golf at a variety of area courses.
For a taste of Scottish links golf, head to The Gailes at the Lakewood Shores Resort in Oscoda. It is one of the more unique courses in Michigan, and can be a stern test. By contrast, the resort also has the classic Blackshire course and the parkland design that golfers tackle at The Serradella course. The resort also offers golfers the opportunity to take advantage of a number of great summer great packages.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) owns the Black Lake Golf Club, an 18-hole piece of art created by famous architect Rees Jones. Black Lake also presents an unrivaled practice area with a 350-yard double-ended bentgrass tee range, four practice bunkers and four chipping and putting greens, a clubhouse with dining room and lounge, and men's and women's locker rooms. This course is a certified member of the Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program. Two other must-play courses on this side of the state is Elk Ridge Golf Club near Atlanta and the Arthur Hills designed Red Hawk Golf Club, near Tawas City.
Garland Resort, located on 3,500 acres of forest, lakes and streams, offers golfers four courses and boasts 72 holes of championship golf at four golf courses (Fountains, Swampfire, Monarch and Reflections) that wind through the forests, wetlands and romantic homes and lodges of the resort. The main lodge, perhaps the largest log structure east of the Mississippi, is worth the visit just to feast your eyes on its majesty. Garland Resort even has its own landing strip for airplanes. The resort has AAA Four Diamond status and every detail is first class.
A number of championship courses and world-class resorts merge to form a remarkable golf community to round-off our Northeast golf review. Gaylord's Summer Golf Mecca—a golfer’s dream destination-- offers a total of seventeen courses and several other top-notch golf resorts, including the following: