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
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $23
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $37
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $24.5
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $14
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 $17
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $27
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $17
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Rose Golf Course
Tee Times
Leroy $15
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $25
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $14
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $14
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $40
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $30
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $24
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $29
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $14
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $39
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $19
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $12
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $130
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $115
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
Briar Creek Golf Club Mesick $40
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Bear River Links Golf Course Boyne Falls $20
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $50 - $190
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $75
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Bellaire Golf Club Bellaire $22
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
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