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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Gaylord Golf Club
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Harbor Springs $31.5
Eldorado
Tee Times
Cadillac $50
Hidden River Golf & Casting Club
Tee Times
Brutus $35
Red/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Wilderness Valley Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $17
White/Blue at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Spruce Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $10
The Natural at Beaver Creek Resort
Tee Times
Gaylord $25
Cedar River Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Red/White at Mistwood Golf Course
Tee Times
Lake Ann $18
Hawk's Eye Golf Resort
Tee Times
Bellaire $19.5
Farm Golf Club Bellaire $15
Black Bear Golf Club Vanderbilt $30 - $45
Twin Birch Golf Club
Tee Times
Kalkaska $10
Legend Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $49
Bear Lake Highlands Golf Course
Tee Times
Bear Lake $10
Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley
Tee Times
Gaylord $30
Norway Course at Evergreen Resort
Tee Times
Cadillac $6
Charlevoix Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Charlevoix $30
Grandview Golf Club Kalkaska $37
Dunmaglas Golf Course
Tee Times
Charlevoix $45
Missaukee Golf Club
Tee Times
Lake City $19
Manitou Passage Golf Club
Tee Times
Cedar $16
Cadillac Country Club Cadillac $39
Canthooke Valley at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $19
Tamaracks Golf Club
Tee Times
Harrison $10
Emerald Vale Golf Club
Tee Times
Manton $20
Leelanau Club At Bahles Farms Suttons Bay $29 - $65
Summit Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $26
Torch Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $25
Burning Oak Country Club
Tee Times
Roscommon $18
Crown Golf Course
Tee Times
Traverse City $23
Schuss Mountain Golf Course at Shanty Creek
Tee Times
Bellaire $32
Ye Olde Country Club Roscommon $13
The Chief Golf Course Bellaire $49 - $79
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Tee Times
Farwell $15
Cutters' Ridge at Manistee National Golf & Resort
Tee Times
Manistee $49
Indian River Golf Club
Tee Times
Indian River $25
Sundance Course at A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort
Tee Times
Kewadin $35
Elk Rapids Golf Club Elk Rapids $10 - $15
Marsh Ridge Resort Course Gaylord $32 - $49
The Signature at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Course East Jordan $20 - $25
Heather Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Quarry/Preserve at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Wildwood Lakes Golf Course Wolverine $12 - $13
The Wolverine Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $45 - $120
The Tradition at Treetops Resort Gaylord $55 - $110
Pinecroft Golf Course Benzonia $20 - $35
Cuff Links Executive Par-3 at Boyne Highlands Resort & Country Club Harbor Springs N/A
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort Cadillac $9 - $12
Fox Run Country Club Grayling $22 - $25
Chestnut Hills Golf Course Bear Lake $22
Arcadia Bluffs - The South Course Bear Lake $75 - $125
Northport Point Golf Club Northport $25 - $30
Crystal Downs Country Club Frankfort $110
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Black Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Tustin Trails Golf Club Tustin $17
Fazio Premier at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Firefly Golf Links Clare $20 - $36
Grayling Country Club Grayling $19 - $29
Lincoln Hills Golf Club Ludington $20 - $65
West/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Betsie Valley Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $40 - $60
Stoney Creek Golf Course Lake City $20
Antioch Hills Golf Club Mesick $40
The Bear Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $50 - $135
Springbrook Golf Club Walloon Lake $17 - $52
True North Golf Club Harbor Springs $224
Executive at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $15
Wawashkamo Golf Club Mackinac Island $25 - $50
Par-3 at Bay Meadows Golf Course Traverse City $12
Michaywe Pines Golf Course Gaylord $35 - $50
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course Arcadia $55 - $195
Woods/Farms at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
St. Ignace Golf & Country Club St Ignace $14 - $24
Kingsley Club Kingsley $200
Monument Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Antrim Dells Golf Course Atwood $25 - $50
Deer Run Golf Course at Lakes of the North Mancelona $20 - $36
Elmbrook Golf Course Traverse City $38
The Spruce Run Course at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Acme $30 - $80
Jewel Golf Course Mackinac Island $90 - $130
Mountain Ridge Course at Crystal Mountain Resort Thompsonville $55 - $85
Snow Snake Ski & Golf Harrison $30 - $40
White Deer Country Club Prudenville $20
Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island $11 - $19
Arthur Hills Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $105
Farms/Birches at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Forest Dunes Golf Club - Red Course at The Loop Roscommon $89 - $149
Spring Valley Golf Course Hersey $32
Petoskey Bay View Country Club Petoskey $54
Timber Wolf Golf Club Kalkaska $20 - $29
Sugar Loaf The Old Course Cedar $38
Devil's Knob Golf Course Harrison $5 - $11
Jones Masterpiece at Treetops Resort Gaylord $65 - $145
Lakes Golf Course Gaylord $38
Birch Valley Golf Course Sears $27
Crystal Lake Golf Club Beulah $38
Classic Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $34 - $39
Northport Creek Golf Course Northport $17 - $32
Birches/Woods at Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club Harbor Springs $40 - $70
Lakewood on the Green Golf Course Cadillac $18 - $30
Loon Golf Club Gaylord $45
Wilderness Golf Course Carp Lake $12
Threetops Par-3 at Treetops Resort Gaylord $35 - $55
Alpine Meadows Golf Course Gaylord $23
Wequetonsing Golf Club Harbor Springs $72
Preserve/Links at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Hemlock Golf Club Ludington $50 - $60
Mallard Golf Club East Jordan $12 - $19
Pine View Highlands Golf Club Houghton Lake $20
Tribute Course at Otsego Club Conference & Resort Gaylord $45 - $75
Mountain Flowers Course at The Homestead Resort Glen Arbor $27
Ross Memorial Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $40 - $75
The Club at LochenHeath Williamsburg $50 - $140
Marquette Trails Country Club Baldwin $22 - $41
Interlochen Golf Club Interlochen $20
Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls $30 - $71
Crooked Tree Golf Club Petoskey $79
East/South at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Links/Quarry at Bay Harbor Golf Club Bay Harbor $99 - $199
Quest Golf Club Houghton Lake $20 - $37
Heathlands Golf Course Onekama $25 - $49
Chestnut Valley Golf Course Harbor Springs $59
Traverse City Golf & Country Club Traverse City $73
Mackinaw Club Carp Lake $15 - $24
Epworth Heights Golf Course Ludington $10
Charlevoix Golf Course Charlevoix $13 - $15
Par-3 at Mistwood Golf Course Lake Ann $9
Leland Country Club Leland $47
Fawn Crest Golf Course Wellston $8 - $12
East/West at Lakeside Links Golf Course Ludington $12 - $35
Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee $15 - $45
Champion Hill Golf Club Beulah $19 - $38
Harbor Point Golf Club Harbor Springs $45
Belvedere Golf Club Charlevoix $40 - $99
Maple River Resort Brutus $15
Walloon Lake Country Club Petoskey $85
Moor Course at Boyne Highlands Resort Harbor Springs $30 - $71
Dunes Golf Club Empire $27
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