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
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $40
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $11
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $30
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $40 - $75
Hawk's Eye Golf Club
Tee Times
Bellaire $20
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $30 - $40
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $29
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $19
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $17 - $57
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $14
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $35
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $15 - $18
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $25
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $39
Farm Golf Club
Tee Times
Bellaire $10
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $39 - $99
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $32
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $25
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Rose Golf Course
Tee Times
Leroy $19
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $22.5
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $35
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $37
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Ye Olde Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $13
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms
Tee Times
Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $130
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $75
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Bellaire Golf Club Bellaire $22
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Briar at Mesick Golf and Country Club Mesick $40
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Crown Golf Course Traverse City $28 - $45
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $115
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $50 - $190
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $45 - $70
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Bear River Links Golf Course Boyne Falls $20
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $25 - $50
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
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