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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Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
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Lewiston $40
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $33
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $19
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $30
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $23
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $12
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $12
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $12
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $27
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Pine River Golf Club Standish $19 - $23
Reflections Course at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $82
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range
Tee Times
Au Gres $12
White Pine National Golf Club
Tee Times
Spruce $24
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $14
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $20 - $42
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.50
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $16 - $27
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
West Branch Country Club West Branch $20 - $46
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $18 - $61
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $35
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club Mullett Lake $15 - $30
Fountains Course at Garland Resort Lewiston $55 - $100
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $9
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $31 - $52
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $15 - $25
Elk Ridge Golf Club Atlanta $50
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $20 - $27
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $18 - $33
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $34
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $19
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $26 - $43
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
Wicker Hills Golf Course Hale $35
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20 - $25
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Green Briar Golf Course Lupton $18 - $25
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
The Dream Golf Course West Branch $40 - $65
Stoney Links Onaway $27 - $42
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
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