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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Course City Rates from
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $19.5
Gaylord Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $50
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $35
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $45
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $20
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $30 - $40
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $35 - $60
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $32
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $30
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $28 - $42
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $19
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $26
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $23
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $6
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $75
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $105 - $145
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $30 - $40
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $55 - $195
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Antioch Hills Golf Club Mesick $40
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $32 - $48
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $31
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $35 - $60
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $25 - $45
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $15 - $52
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
Loon Golf Resort - The Ridge Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Arcadia Bluffs - The South Course Bear Lake $75 - $125
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $20 - $47
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $35 - $80
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $120
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $135
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $34 - $39
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
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