Lakewood Shores Resort - Gailes: #16The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort

The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
7751 Cedar Lake Rd
Oscoda, Michigan 48750
Iosco County

Phone(s): (800) 882-2493, (989) 739-2075
Fax: (989) 739-1351

The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort is one of the best golf courses Michigan has to offer. In addition to the Gailes, Lakewood boasts two other championship courses, Blackshire and the Serradella. Each course is a unique golf experience that is unmatched in northern Michigan. The Gailes will transport you to the Scottish coast with a rugged links layout that features meandering berms, sod-faced pot bunkers, and tall fescue grasses. Hidden hazards lurk throughout and the blustery winds off Lake Huron sweep across the golf course. If you've never been to Scotland, the course will give you a taste of what it's like. The fairways are generous but the approaches are carefully guarded by thick, gnarled mounds of fescue that are very tricky to negotiate. If you can manage to stay in the fairway, many of the greens can be reached in regulation but getting a birdie or an eagle will be more difficult.

The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)
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A view of green #16 at Gailes Course from Lakewood Shores Resort (Walt Denson)A view of fairway #11 from Gailes Course at Lakewood Shores Resort

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Kevin Aldridge
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1992
  • Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $55
  • Weekends: $62

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
Championship 72 6954 138 75
Forward (W) 73 5246 122 72.2
Back 72 6393 129 72.4
Middle 72 6073 124 70.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    by Tree
    on April 15th, 2015 11:28
    Absolutely the best. Unique in all the best ways. The course is unique and challenging. If your looking for a new experience on a golf course this is the place.
  • The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
    4 stars out of 5
    by Chad
    on May 15th, 2013 16:48
    Love this course because it's such a unique experience. The course is rustic and beautiful. So many great shot experiences that tempt you to test your golf abilities.
  • The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
    4 stars out of 5
    by Matt
    on May 31st, 2011 06:48
    This course is quite the experience. I have never been on a links course before this one, but I can't imagine them getting any better. You definitely have to think on this course. You can't just walk up to your ball and hit. And that's what I love about the course. So, bring your camera and a lot of balls. If you do not hit the fairway, chances are your ball is gone. I don't know how many times my ball would hit the fairway and then roll off and then just be gone. Very nice course.
  • The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
    4 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Fitrzyk
    on September 16th, 2010 11:19
    One of the great courses in the state. One of the best links-style courses in the country. You truly feel like you're in Scotland or Ireland on every yard of the course.
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