Smith Signature at TreetopsSmith Signature Course at Treetops Resort

Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort
3962 Wilkinson Rd
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Otsego County

Phone(s): (866) 348-5249, (517) 732-6711
Fax: (989) 732-9858

There are 81 holes of championship golf at Treetops Sylvan Resort. There are three courses designed by Rick Smith as well as one designed by Robert Trent Jones and another by Tom Fazio. A par-3 course is also available. The Signature Course was Rick Smith’s first 18-hole course. The golf course features undulating greens and wide, forgiving fairways, forming a layout that appeals to players of all skill levels. The rolling terrain offers some interesting slopes that cause some tricky lies, especially on the seemingly easy par-5 15th. This hole features a severe uphill approach and narrow, double-tiered greens. Depending on the pin location the approach will require two to four extra clubs. The golf courses are unique from one another but they all share the dramatic views and challenging contours provided by the scenic hills.

Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort
5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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View from the Smith Signature at Treetops

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Rick Smith
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1993
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/30 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent
  • Greens: Bent


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $65 - $145
  • Weekends: $65 - $145

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 70 6653 136 72.6
Red (W) 70 4604 125 66.9
Blue 70 6285 133 71.1
White 70 5863 129 68.9
Gold (W) 70 5413 137 72.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    on June 24th, 2011 13:20
    Everything Michigan golf is about .
  • Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    by Chris Lowe
    on October 12th, 2010 05:44
    Phenomenal views on most holes. A one of a kind experience that is truly memorable. The course was in excellent condition, and was challenging to play, but the elevation changes and panoramic views throughout this course set it apart from just about anywhere else that I have ever played.
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