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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Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
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Gaylord $17
Black Lake Golf Club
Tee Times
Onaway $33
Swampfire Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $27
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $23
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
The Nightmare Golf Course
Tee Times
West Branch $27
Tawas Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Tawas City $10
Eagle Ridge Golf Club of Glennie
Tee Times
Glennie $14
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $14
Cedar Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
Comins $12
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Pine River Golf Club Standish $19 - $23
Fountains Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $50
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $119
Reflections Course at Garland Lodge & Golf Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Monarch Course at Garland Resort
Tee Times
Lewiston $40
Knoll View Golf Course & Driving Range
Tee Times
Au Gres $12
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
White Pine National Golf Club
Tee Times
Spruce $24
Apple Valley Golf Course West Branch $20 - $27
Rippling Rapids Golf Course Cheboygan $15 - $25
The Gailes at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
The Dream Golf Course West Branch $40 - $65
Elk Ridge Golf Club Atlanta $50
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Sugar Springs Country Club Gladwin $26 - $43
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Red Hawk Golf Club East Tawas $31 - $52
Wicker Hills Golf Course Hale $35
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Mullett Lake Golf & Country Club Mullett Lake $15 - $30
Birch Point Golf Club Saint Helen $17.50
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Rogers City Country Club Rogers City $20 - $42
Alpena Golf Club Alpena $34
The Blackshire at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $55
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Edgewood Greens Golf Course Prescott $19
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Lakeside Golf Course Gladwin $16
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Cheboygan Golf & Country Club Cheboygan $19 - $39
Lost Lake Woods Golf Club Lincoln $18 - $61
Singing Bridge Golf Course Tawas City $16 - $27
Springport Hills Golf Course Harrisville $20 - $25
Fairview Hills Golf Club Mio $18
Stoney Links Onaway $27 - $42
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
The Wee-Links at Lakewood Shores Resort Au Sable $8
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Greenbush Golf Course Greenbush $9
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Thunder Bay Golf Resort Hillman $18 - $33
West Branch Country Club West Branch $20 - $46
Green Briar Golf Course Lupton $18 - $25
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Huron Breeze Golf Club Au Gres $17 - $34
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
River's Edge Golf Club Alpena $35
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
The Serradella at Lakewood Shores Resort Oscoda $28
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
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