Don’t Miss These Great Stay and Play Golf Packages in Michigan
When it comes to being one of the leading stay and play golf destinations, the state of Michigan has a quality and quantity of top golf courses, resorts and destinations unmatched anywhere.
Nowhere else in the country can you find so many world class resort destinations, with world class golf and amenities, with in such a close proximity to each other. Not to mention the many other stand-alone championship courses found along the way.
Golf destinations like Boyne Resorts, Treetops, Shanty Creek, Grand Traverse Resort, Crystal Mountain and others have joined forces to become “America’s Summer Golf Capital” offering plenty of stay and play golf package options from each resort.
Below are some of the more popular stay and play packages across the different regions of Michigan:
Packages in Northwest Michigan
Boyne Golf – Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls
One of the most popular stay and play packages is Boyne’s Great Escape Package offering arguably the best golfing value in the country including access to the spectacular Bay Harbor Golf Club.
Grand Traverse Resort - Acme
Grand Traverse Resort offers a variety of stay and play packages including its Championship Golf Getaway featuring golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear, and Gary Player’s Wolverine courses.
Arcadia Bluffs - Arcadia
One of the most scenic stay and play golf packages in the country is Arcadia Bluffs with each of its 18-holes routed along the bluffs of Lake Michigan. Combine the new South course and you have a spectacular 36-hole package. Visit the Arcadia Bluffs Lodging page to put together an a la carte stay and play package. For a great combination of stay and play golf and family fun, check out Crystal Mountain and its popular unlimited golf package.
Packages in Northeast Michigan
Gaylord Area Golf Destinations
The Gaylord Golf Mecca has long been a golfing force promoting the golf destination off of I-75 with stay and play packages from anchors like Treetops Resort, Otsego Club, and The Loon.
Treetops Resort has been one of the anchors to Michigan golf since the mid 80’s with courses by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and Michigan’s only Tom Fazio designed course. Experience both of these on its popular Championship Package.
If you are golfing in Gaylord or Onaway, a popular and affordable stay and play package is the Tour Golf Package with Black Lake Golf Club, Gaylord Golf Club, and Michaywe.
Forest Dunes - Roscommon
Forest Dunes Golf Club has become one of the leading golf destinations in the country today with the addition of the The Loop, Tom Doak’s highly acclaimed reversible golf course giving the golf destination a unique 54-hole stay and play package. The Forest Dunes Stay and Play features an al le cart of lodging and golf options.
Garland Resort - Lewiston
Heading further east from I-75 you will find Garland Lodge and Golf Resort, which features the largest log cabin lodge east of the Mississippi with 72-holes of championship golf. Garland’s stay and play packages feature a variety of golf and lodging options. Not far from Garland Resort is Thunder Bay Resort where golfers can combine stay and play golf with Elk Viewing.
Gailes at the Lakewood Shores Resort - Oscoda
On the sunrise side near Oscoda, a nationally recognized course that frequents nearly all lists of Michigan's best is the Gailes at the Lakewood Shores Resort in Oscoda. Some reviewers have tabbed the Gailes as one of the purest Scottish-style links layouts in America. The resorts Blackshire course has also drawn comparisons to a public version of Pine Valley. Lakewood Shores stay and play packages offer a great variety of options including Canadian specials.
Packages in Mid-Michigan
Mount Pleasant Golf Destinations
Golf and gaming have become a popular past time with golfers and places like Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and the Pohlcat Golf Course near Mount Pleasant offer a great combination of stay and play options.
Just to the west of Mount Pleasant is Tullymore Golf Resort, which is home to one of Jim Engh’s top course designs and the original St. Ives course by Jerry Matthews. Suited for stay and play golf packages of all sizes, corporate retreats, or a quiet weekend getaway for two; Tullymore Golf Resort stay and plays offer a variety of options for all golfers.
Packages in the Upper Peninsula
Sweetgrass and Sage Run - Escanaba, Greywalls - Marquette, Timberstone - Iron Mountain
Despite the short season, dozens of golf courses have been built throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Known more for hunting, snowmobiling and meat pies called pasties, the U.P has joined in on the state’s golfing craze as a top golf destination.
Leading the way has been a combination of courses in Escanaba with Sweetgrass Golf Club and the new Sage Run, Greywalls at the Marquette Golf Club, and TimberStone at Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain. The best way to experience all of these is through the Perfect Foursome stay and play package.
Packages in Southeast Michigan
Detroit, Ann Arbor and Plymouth Golf Destinations
As Detroit continues its resurgence and growth, golfers are beginning to discover the great combination of golf, gaming, and sports as the perfect stay and play getaway. With places like MGM Grand, Motor City, and Greektown, together with new venues like Little Caesars Arena, with top golf courses like Shepherds Hollow, Pine Trace Golf Club, Cherry Creek Golf Club, The Medalist Golf Club, The Orchards Golf Club, the Motor City can be an exciting golf destination. The popular MI Stay & Play Package is the best way to experience the Motor City.
Ann Arbor and Plymouth have also become some good stops for golf in Southeast Michigan. The University of Michigan course, designed by Alistair McKenzie is a wonderful experience, Travis Point with its LPGA event, and the golf options at nearby Fox Hills has something for all golfers.
Packages in Southwest Michigan
The Lake Michigan shoreline of Southwest Michigan has long been known for its scenic beaches, but it has now become a place for golfers to hang out. The revitalization of Benton Harbor, thanks in large part to the Harbor Shores golf community development, has become a popular stay and play golf destination. Combining the Inn at Harbor Shores and the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, the Harbor Shores stay and play packages offer a great combination of gaming with a superb Jack Nicklaus design, which plays host to the Senior PGA Championship. Other courses nearby along the shoreline include Hawkshead, Ravines, Pilgrims Run, and Grand Haven Golf Club.
Gull Lake View Resort - Augusta
Heading a couple hours east of Benton Harbor to Gull Lake View Resort near Kalamazoo, golfers will find one of the most complete and affordable golf destinations in the Midwest. The family owned resort features six championship courses including the new highly acclaimed Stoatin Brae. Gull Lake View stay and play packages offers a variety of six courses, golf villas, and wonderful dining options with a positive impact on the budget.