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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Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $19.5
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $50
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
Gaylord Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $30
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $28 - $42
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $20
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $35 - $60
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $23
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $45
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $6
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $24 - $43
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $26
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $135
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $30 - $40
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $35
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $32
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $35 - $80
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $19
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $120
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Antioch Hills Golf Club Mesick $40
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $31
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $90 - $215
Loon Golf Resort - The Ridge Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $50 - $99
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $69
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $65 - $160
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $26 - $35
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $15 - $35
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $32 - $48
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $65 - $160
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $68 - $145
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $30 - $40
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $25 - $45
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $35 - $60
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $145 - $224
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $20 - $47
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $105 - $145
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $15 - $52
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Arcadia Bluffs - The South Course Bear Lake $75 - $160
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