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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The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $34
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Gaylord Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $95
White Pine National Golf Club
Tee Times
Spruce $24
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $12
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Pine River Golf Club Standish $19 - $23
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $40
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range
Tee Times
Au Gres $12
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $14
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $27
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $119
Reflections Course at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Green Briar Golf Course Lupton $18 - $25
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20 - $25
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $18 - $33
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $20 - $42
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $15 - $25
The Dream Golf Course West Branch $40 - $65
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $29 - $59
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club Mullett Lake $15 - $30
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Wicker Hills Golf Course Hale $35
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $35
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $19
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $16 - $27
Loon Golf Resort - The Ridge Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $27 - $44
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $18 - $29
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
West Branch Country Club West Branch $32 - $42
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $15 - $52
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $75
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $105 - $145
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $9
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $20 - $27
Stoney Links Onaway $27 - $42
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $34 - $39
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.50
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $25 - $45
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
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