The Lakes GC: #2Lakes Golf Course

Lakes Golf Course
1233 E Opal Lake Rd
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Otsego County

Phone(s): (989) 731-1300
Fax: (989) 731-1308

The Lakes Golf Course offers a unique layout that offers six links holes, six holes that wind through forests and across ski slopes, and six that play along Lake Michaywe. The course offers unrivaled scenery and memorable views. It has a diverse landscape and layout that will appeal to a variety of different tastes and skill levels. There are interesting elevation changes as well as tall trees lining the fairways. The abundance of trees makes the golf course especially scenic when the seasons change but they also provide a hefty amount of the course's difficulty. The Lakes' front nine is narrow and wooded while the back nine is characterized by water thanks to the expansive, sparkling lake. It offers a challenging but fair test that any skill level can enjoy.

Lakes Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view of hole #2 at The Lakes Golf Course.A view from tee #6 at The Lakes Golf Course.A view of the 5th fairway at The Lakes Golf Course.A view of a green with water coming into play at The Lakes Golf Course.A view from a tee at The Lakes Golf Course.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jerry Matthews, Michael Tellshow
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1988
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Pencross Bent Grass
  • Greens: Pencross Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range:
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $38
  • Weekends: $38

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 72 6418 130 70.6
White 72 6120 123 69.3
Gold 72 5635 120 68
Red 72 4700 115 67.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Lakes Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by chuck stewart
    on September 12th, 2014 17:10
    one of my favorite courses in gaylord. Beautiful in the fall. Great variety of terrain.
  • Lakes Golf Course
    4 stars out of 5
    by elkie
    on September 08th, 2011 14:09
    i liked the course, spectacular scenery and varying terrain, not the easiest of courses for the average golfer but i'll go back and play again --- should be spectacular when the colors change.
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