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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Natural Golf Course
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Gaylord $25
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
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Brutus $27
Hawk's Eye Golf Club
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Bellaire $14
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
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Lake Ann $20
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $17
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $30
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $20
Gaylord Country Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $15
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $34
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Rose Golf Course
Tee Times
Leroy $15
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $20
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $23
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $20
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $15
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $25
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $15
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $14
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $18
Farm Golf Club
Tee Times
Bellaire $10
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $16
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $20
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $15
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $10
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $10
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
Jones Masterpiece Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $25 - $50
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Bellaire Golf Club Bellaire $22
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Briar at Mesick Golf and Country Club Mesick $40
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $75
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort Kewadin $45 - $70
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Crown Golf Course Traverse City $28 - $45
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $115
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Smith Signature Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $130
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $99 - $149
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $25
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Bear River Links Golf Course Boyne Falls $20
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $31
Tradition Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $50 - $190
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Fazio Premier Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Threetops Par-3 Course at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
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