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
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Gaylord $29
Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $35 - $80
Forest Dunes Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $59 - $115
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $55
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $35 - $80
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
Reflection Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $35 - $80
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 Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $23
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $9
Green Briar Golf Course
Tee Times
Lupton $18 - $25
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $20
The Dream Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $40 - $65
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Mullett Lake $13 - $28
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
West Branch Country Club
Tee Times
West Branch $20 - $46
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Tee Times
Hale $35
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35 - $50
Elk Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
Atlanta $50 - $65
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $55 - $100
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort
Tee Times
Oscoda $55
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $45 - $75
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.5
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $8 - $11
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $20
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range Au Gres $16 - $26
SideWinder Golf Course Mio $20
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $40
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $15 - $35
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $33
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $36
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $29
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $17
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Stoney Links Onaway $42
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $18.5
White Pine National Golf Club Hubbard Lake $40
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $27 - $53
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $42
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $21
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Loggers Trace at Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $16 - $20
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