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
Natural Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $35
Lakes Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $40
Marsh Ridge Resort Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Loon Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $36
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $13
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $25
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $30
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $30
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $14
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Rose Golf Course
Tee Times
Leroy $15
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $15
Michaywe Pines Golf Course
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Black Bear Golf Club
Tee Times
Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Timber Wolf Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $20 - $29
White Deer Country Club
Tee Times
Prudenville $20
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $18
Hawk's Eye Golf Club
Tee Times
Bellaire $20
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $30
Manistee Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Manistee $25 - $50
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $29
Hemlock Golf Club
Tee Times
Ludington $50 - $60
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $36
Lincoln Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Ludington $30
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $40
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $45
Pine View Highlands Golf Club
Tee Times
Houghton Lake $20
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
Tee Times
Thompsonville $55 - $85
Marquette Trails Country Club
Tee Times
Baldwin $22 - $41
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $27
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $14
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort
Tee Times
Thompsonville $40 - $60
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms
Tee Times
Suttons Bay $29 - $65
The Chief Golf Course
Tee Times
Bellaire $15
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course
Tee Times
Cadillac $18 - $30
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $22
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $15 - $30
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $104
Briar at Mesick Golf and Country Club Mesick $40
Centennial Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $40
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Firefly Golf Links Clare $18
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $32
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $199
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $40 - $80
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $118
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $15
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $44
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $75 - $145
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $199
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club Brutus $40 - $75
Bear River Links Golf Course Boyne Falls $20
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $18
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Spruce Course at McGuire's Resort Cadillac $45
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Bellaire Golf Club Bellaire $22
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $55
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $199
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $11
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $15 - $30
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $15 - $30
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Executive Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $20 - $25
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $19
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $51
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $19
Emerald Vale Golf Club Manton $35
Maple Ridge Course at Maple Ridge Golf Club Brutus $25 - $30
Crown Golf Course Traverse City $28 - $45
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $10
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $70 - $140
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Manitou Passage Golf Club Cedar $75
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $25
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Norway Course at McGuire's Resort Cadillac $18
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $5
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $75 - $180
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Green Trees Golf Course Gaylord $23
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $79
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $70 - $140
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
High Pointe Golf Club Williamsburg $54
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $49
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $50 - $79
Dunes Golf Club Empire $16
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