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

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Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $50
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Gaylord Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $19.5
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $19
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $20
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $30
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $23
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $32
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $6
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $35
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $26
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $135
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $34 - $39
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $80
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Antioch Hills Golf Club Mesick $40
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $75
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $55 - $195
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $120
Arcadia Bluffs - The South Course Bear Lake $75 - $125
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
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