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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Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $50
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $19.5
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $6
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $23
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $30
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $19
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $26
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $35
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $20
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $32
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Leland Country Club Leland $47
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $80
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $75
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $120
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Briar Creek Golf Club Mesick $40
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $50 - $190
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $34 - $39
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $135
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
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