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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Course City Rates from
Forest Dunes Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $69
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $55
Marsh Ridge Resort Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $29
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $25 - $45
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $32 - $49
Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $40
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $40
Pine River Golf Club
Tee Times
Standish $25 - $36
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $6 - $29
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
Reflection Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $70
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $20
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
West Branch Country Club
Tee Times
West Branch $20 - $46
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
The Dream Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
Green Briar Golf Course
Tee Times
Lupton $30
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Hale $35
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Mullett Lake $13 - $28
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Elk Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Atlanta $50 - $65
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $29 - $49
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $32
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55 - $100
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $45 - $75
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $20
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
White Pine National Golf Club Hubbard Lake $40
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.5
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $17
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $15 - $30
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $8 - $11
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $18.5
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Loggers Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $21
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $29
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $42
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $40
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range Au Gres $16 - $26
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $36
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $33
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $27 - $53
Tamaracks Golf Club Harrison $32
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
SideWinder Golf Course Mio $20
Stoney Links Onaway $42
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $16 - $20
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Cedar Valley Golf Club Comins $40
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $15 - $35
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