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Otsego Resort, Gaylord
Black Lake Golf Club, Onaway
Located in the heart of the Northern Lower Peninsula, Gaylord is a scenic locale with rustic woods and pristine lakes. With 20 golf courses and 20 lodging facilities, which include world-class resorts and championship golf designed by some of America's top golf course designers, the area is a great golf destination. And with long, warm summer days continuing into early evening, it’s plain to see why it’s known as “America’s Summer Golf Mecca.”
There are so many golf options around Gaylord that you’ll want help in putting a golf package together. Lucky for you, the lodging properties and golf courses work together to create customized golfing experiences. Within a 45-minute drive, the Mecca offers up something for everyone from high- quality hotels to resort lodging, along with fine dining to casual restaurants.
The first resort to be built in the area, Otsego Club and Resort, has 36 holes of golf, lodge rooms, two bedroom chalets, plus a bar and grille. Treetops Resort is home to five of the best golf courses in Michigan. They include Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'s final design, Michigan’s only Tom Fazio layout and three Rick Smith designed courses. The resort features hotel rooms, condos, a spa, restaurant, sports bar, plus The Treetops Golf Academy. The Loon Golf Resort offers three championship courses, four bedroom townhouses, an award-
winning restaurant and is home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. The Natural is Beaver Creek Resort’s championship layout with upscale cabins located on the course. Finally, Garland Lodge & Golf Resort boasts four golf courses, a lodge, golf cottages, villas and two restaurants.
The other member courses in the Gaylord Golf Mecca provide even more variety for a memorable golf vacation. Black Lake’s 18 holes were cut from a 1,000-acre forest retreat owned by the United Auto Workers. It’s a Rees Jones design. Michaywé Pines is an 18 hole classic layout that winds through birch and pine forests. Lakes of the North Golf Course boasts rolling terrain, strategically-placed hazards and expertly-manicured greens and tees. Two historic clubs are also not to be missed. Gaylord Country Club is a classic parkland design. Indian River Golf Club, established in 1922, provides a challenging, yet walkable layout. And With all these options, it’s no wonder Golf Digest named Gaylord one of the best "buddy trips" in the country.
Located on the 45th parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is unique in its centrality. It’s an easy drive for much of the Midwest, located right off Interstate 75. And with many non-stop and one- stop flights arriving into Traverse City's Cherry CapitalAirport,gettingtoNorthernMichiganand Gaylord is very convenient.

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