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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Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35
Marsh Ridge Resort Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Forest Dunes Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $80
Pine River Golf Club
Tee Times
Standish $16
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $12
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
Reflection Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $14
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Hale $35
Green Briar Golf Course
Tee Times
Lupton $18 - $25
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $51
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $45 - $75
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $9
The Dream Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
West Branch Country Club
Tee Times
West Branch $20 - $46
Elk Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Atlanta $50 - $65
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55 - $100
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $23
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Mullett Lake $13 - $28
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $8 - $11
SideWinder Golf Course Mio $20
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Stoney Links Onaway $42
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $33
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $40
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $27 - $53
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $15 - $35
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $36
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $18.5
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $21
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range Au Gres $16 - $26
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Loggers Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
White Pine National Golf Club Hubbard Lake $40
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.5
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $42
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $29
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $16 - $20
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $20
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $17
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