Michaywe Pines GC: #17Michaywe Pines Golf Course

Michaywe Pines Golf Course
1535 Opal Lake Rd
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Otsego County

Phone(s): (989) 939-8911
Fax: (989) 939-8762
Website: michaywepines.com

Michaywe Pines is a scenic 18-hole golf course that winds through the birch and pine forests that sit along the AuSable River. The course opened in 1972 and 32 years later the original designer, Don Childs, came back to completely renovate the course. The classic layout kept its best features but the bunkers were reshaped and deeply shouldered with lush bluegrass sod and four sets of tee boxes were crafted for each hole. There is water in addition to the bunkers, but overall the golf course is player friendly enough for beginners. The back nine is longer than the front and you'll run into more tree-lined fairways. Michaywe Pines' 13th hole is especially tight with towering pines looming on both sides, it begins a stretch of holes where the woodland landscape becomes quite dramatic.

Michaywe Pines Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bruce Matthews III, Donald L. Childs, Robert W. Bills
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1972
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Blue Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs:
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $15 - $52
  • Weekends: $15 - $58

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White (W) 72 6078 135 75.6
Black 72 7040 136 74.2
Blue 72 6550 132 72.2
White 72 6078 127 69.9
Gold 72 5568 122 67.3
Gold (W) 72 5568 130 72.5
Red (W) 72 5194 126 70.5
Red 72 5194 117 65.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Michaywe Pines Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by CC
    on March 15th, 2016 16:43
    Michaywe Pines is a beautiful course in the Gaylord Mecca. It is a nice lay out with a variety of sand traps, doglegs, water and creeks. Michaywe is very well manicured and offers multiple tee boxes to add length if you so desire. One of my favorite in northern Michigan and very reasonably priced.
  • Michaywe Pines Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by Brian - Ann Arbor
    on August 12th, 2013 14:05
    Course always in great shape. Very playable, not very hilly, but can get tight at times. This June, also played Black Forest, and the conditions at Michaywe blew Black Forest out of the water. You won't walk away in awe of the course, but I guarantee you'll be pleased with the layout and conditions. I think they have some of the best greens around, and the clubhouse staff are always fantastic with my crew when we play.
  • Michaywe Pines Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by jim drotar
    on August 01st, 2013 09:15
    very playable for all handicaps, smooth fast greens, great staff.
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