Destination Guide

Destination: Northwest Michigan

The most coveted vacation spot in Michigan is the northwest coast, where you'll find some of the country's highest-rated golf courses as well as charming lakeside towns.

Much of the state's most spectacular coastline can be found here, making this an equally ideal summer haven for boaters and those seeking natural, freshwater beaches.

The epicenter of northwest Michigan is Traverse City, which is at the base of Grand Traverse Bay and has a metropolitan area of about 150,000. It's home to northern Michigan's largest airport, Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), named after Traverse City's prowess as the largest cherry producer in the U.S. Golf is abundant around the area, ranging from smaller daily-fee courses to venues such as Grand Traverse Resort & Spa and A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort.

A main attraction nearby is the Sleeping Bear Dunes, part of the nationally protected Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The Dunes are just a few miles from the Alister MacKenzie-designed Crystal Downs Country Club. Just south is Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, situated roughly 200 feet above the lake, and rated by many as the top public course in the state.

A little farther inland, into some of Northern Michigan's largest hills, is Bellaire. This unique community is home to seven challenging courses, including multi-course Shanty Creek Resorts that includes Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer designs.

To the north of Traverse City is a collection of towns strung along Little Traverse Bay. Petoskey anchors Charlevoix to the east and Harbor Springs, which has been a top summer destination for many years thanks to Boyne Highlands Resort, featuring 180 holes of world-class golf designed by some of the game's masters, including Trent Jones and Donald Ross.

On the other side of Little Traverse Bay, Bay Harbor Golf Club sits atop Lake Michigan. Along with its inn and spa, Bay Harbor has quietly become one of Northern Michigan's most luxurious golf destinations.
 

Recommended: Bay Harbor Golf Club in Bay Harbor


The Bay Harbor Golf Club offers the ultimate golfing experience with 27 holes including the Links, Quarry and Preserve, stretching along two and a half miles of Lake Michigan coastline. The Links has six holes right on the water, and on the last 19 holes, golfers can view Lake Michigan. The Quarry's nine holes were carved through hardwoods. The Links Course at Bay Harbor G.C. was designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA, and opened in 1996. Boyne Resorts, Inc., manages this facility.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $30
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $23
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $34
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $15
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $27
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $14
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $23
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $10
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $15
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Farm Golf Club
Tee Times
Bellaire $15
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $15
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $16
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $20
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $10
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $20
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $14
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Rose Golf Course
Tee Times
Leroy $15
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $25
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $15
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $115
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $45 - $70
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Crown Golf Course Traverse City $28 - $45
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Bear River Links Golf Course Boyne Falls $20
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $25 - $50
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $75
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $50 - $190
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Briar Creek Golf Club Mesick $40
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $130
Bellaire Golf Club Bellaire $22
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
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