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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Marsh Ridge Resort Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Forest Dunes Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $80
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35
Reflection Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55
Pine River Golf Club
Tee Times
Standish $16
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $6 - $29
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $12
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $30
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Mullett Lake $13 - $28
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Hale $35
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $61
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $45 - $75
The Dream Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Elk Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Atlanta $50 - $65
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55 - $100
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
West Branch Country Club
Tee Times
West Branch $20 - $46
Green Briar Golf Course
Tee Times
Lupton $18 - $25
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $23
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.5
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $16 - $20
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $33
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $15 - $35
White Pine National Golf Club Hubbard Lake $40
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $40
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $36
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $29
Tamaracks Golf Club Harrison $32
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $27 - $53
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Stoney Links Onaway $42
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $17
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $15 - $30
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Loggers Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $42
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range Au Gres $16 - $26
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $18.5
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Cedar Valley Golf Club Comins $40
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
SideWinder Golf Course Mio $20
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $20
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $21
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $8 - $11
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
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