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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Lewiston Golf Package
Dates: April 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016
For $99 you can stay in our main lodge and enjoy one round of golf with a cart on any of the four golf courses we have on property. (Fountains will require a $25 surcharge). Also included in this package is a full hot breakfast!
Price range: $99


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Course City Rates from
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $25
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $50
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $23
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $15
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $40 - $75
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $15
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $11
Reflections Course at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55
White Pine National Golf Club
Tee Times
Spruce $30
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range
Tee Times
Au Gres $10
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $32
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $23
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $35
Ye Olde Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $13
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $90
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Pine River Golf Club
Tee Times
Standish $19
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $35
The Dream Golf Course West Branch $40 - $65
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $9
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $16 - $27
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.50
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $20 - $42
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $31 - $52
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Wicker Hills Golf Course Hale $35
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $26 - $43
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Fountains Course at Garland Resort Lewiston $55 - $100
Green Briar Golf Course Lupton $18 - $25
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $19
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20 - $25
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $15 - $25
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $34
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club Mullett Lake $15 - $30
Stoney Links Onaway $27 - $42
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Elk Ridge Golf Club Atlanta $50
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $18 - $61
West Branch Country Club West Branch $20 - $46
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $20 - $27
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $18 - $33
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
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