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