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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Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
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Gaylord $20
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35
Marsh Ridge Resort Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Forest Dunes Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $80
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $6 - $29
Pine River Golf Club
Tee Times
Standish $16
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $12
Reflection Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Hale $35
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
West Branch Country Club
Tee Times
West Branch $20 - $46
The Dream Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $54
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $23
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Green Briar Golf Course
Tee Times
Lupton $18 - $25
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55 - $100
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $45 - $75
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Mullett Lake $13 - $28
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
Elk Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Atlanta $50 - $65
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $15 - $30
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $27 - $53
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range Au Gres $16 - $26
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $15 - $35
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Loggers Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $16 - $20
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $40
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
White Pine National Golf Club Hubbard Lake $40
Stoney Links Onaway $42
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $18.5
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $36
SideWinder Golf Course Mio $20
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $21
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $17
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $20
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $33
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $29
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $8 - $11
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Cedar Valley Golf Club Comins $40
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $42
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Tamaracks Golf Club Harrison $32
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.5
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