Destination Guide

Destination: Northeast Michigan

While Michigan's northwest may be the more nationally known vacation region, the northeast -- or "Sunrise Coast" -- boasts a collection of small towns and natural wonders worth exploring, too.

With just more than 11,000 residents, Alpena is the Northeast's largest city on Lake Huron. Here, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary has preserved more than 100 shipwrecks. Mackinaw City is where you can pick up a ferry to head to historic Mackinac Island, situated between the lower and upper peninsulas.

In the town of Grayling, you can set up camp to fish trout or simply explore the 129-mile Au Sable River. The only elk herd east of the Mississippi can also be found here.

Further inland, Gaylord has emerged as one of the Midwest's top destinations thanks to a mix of great golf courses and nationally acclaimed resorts. Modeled after an alpine village, it's a favorite winter getaway because of its hilly terrain. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are also popular when the snow falls.

Treetops Resort is the most well known of Gaylord offerings and a former host to the nationally acclaimed Threetops Shootout. The resort, which features dramatic mountain courses, includes designs from Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith.

The Garland Resort, in the small town of Lewiston, is famous for its large cabin main lodge and four tree-lined, secluded golf courses within steps of each other.

To the east, toward Lake Huron, the golf is a little less known but is more convenient for people coming from Metro Detroit and Port Huron. A favorite retreat is Lakewood Shores Resort, which recreates the look and feel of the fames seaside courses of Scotland.

Michigan's northeast is hardly as widely known and visited compared to the northwest cities of Petoskey and Traverse City. Those who have discovered it like it that way.
 

Recommended: Treetops Resort in Gaylord


Offering 81 holes of award-winning golf by Rick Smith, Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Sr.; Treetops Resort's five courses include The Masterpiece, Premier, Signature, Tradition and America's number one par-3 course, Threetops. Treetops is the home of Rick Smith's Golf Academy (rated in the top 25 nationally) and home of the Par-3 shootout, which was televised nationally on ESPN.

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Courses

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Course City Rates from
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $27
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $33
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $23
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $50
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $12
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Pine River Golf Club Standish $19 - $23
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $14
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $14
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
White Pine National Golf Club
Tee Times
Spruce $24
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $27
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range
Tee Times
Au Gres $12
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $119
Reflections Course at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
The Dream Golf Course West Branch $40 - $65
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $31 - $52
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Stoney Links Onaway $27 - $42
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Elk Ridge Golf Club Atlanta $50
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $16 - $27
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $34
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $18 - $61
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
West Branch Country Club West Branch $20 - $46
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $20 - $42
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club Mullett Lake $15 - $30
Green Briar Golf Course Lupton $18 - $25
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $20 - $27
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $19
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $26 - $43
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $35
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $9
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.50
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $15 - $25
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20 - $25
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $18 - $33
Wicker Hills Golf Course Hale $35
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
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