Belvedere Golf Club in northern Michigan
Upscale, modern golf resorts like Treetops and Grand Traverse get most of the attention in northern Michigan golf. But one of the region's oldest courses, Belvedere Golf Club in Charlevoix, remains one of its most coveted plays.
Opened in 1927 from a design by Scottish architect William Watson, the course looks and plays much as it did 80 years ago. It has hosted the Michigan Amateur 39 times and is a favorite of PGA Tour legend Tom Watson, who played it often as a teenager when his family vacationed in Charlevoix. Though running a relatively modest 6,715 yards, the course offers several tricky holes, the most famous being the short par-4 16th, which features an uphill approach to an elevated green built into the side of a hill.
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