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