The Gaylord Golf Mecca is America's Summer Golf Mecca

Alpine Village offers a variety of golfing opportunities for golf travelers

The Loon Golf ResortOver the past two decades the Gaylord, Michigan region has grown to become one of the premier golf destinations in the country, and certainly the top golf destination in the Midwest from the pure quality and quantity of remarkable golf. The sheer abundance of spectacular golf in the region has grown to be known as America’s Summer Golf Mecca, with four resort destinations and 17 top courses within a 45-mile radius.

Anchoring the premier golf destination in the Midwest are two world-class resorts, Treetops Resort and Otsego Club and Resort.

Treetops Resort, with its 81 holes of golf led by Michigan’s only Tom Fazio designed course features other strong designs by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Rick Smith, who designed three of his own courses including the popular and nationally-acclaimed Par 3 course – Threetops.

Otsego Club and Resort, which has made significant upgrades to its facility, is led by the nationally recognized Black Forest, designed by Tom Doak and the Tribute course, designed by NBC golf commentator Gary Koch. New for 2011 will be the Jason Guss Golf Academy.

Otsego Club

Guss, who was selected among the top young instructors in the country by Golf Digest, and is a former Rick Smith instructor, will be providing a variety of golf school programs One of the Gaylord Golf Mecca’s most popular golfi ng facilities is The Loon Golf Resort, which has undergone substantial renovations to the property with expansion to both the resort and golf including the acquisition of the nearby Mountain Lakes course giving the Loon 36-holes of championship golf. In addition, the new highend lodging facilities is sure to attract golfing groups looking for generous accommodations within walking distance of the first tee. Golfers will also be excited to know that The Loon Golf Resort is the new Michigan home of the Butch Harman School of Golf, one of the top golf schools in the country.

The Gaylord Golf Mecca also features other top facilities such as Black Lake Golf Club designed by Rees Jones, the “Open Doctor,” Elk Ridge, Marsh Ridge and Michaywe Pines. For those looking for an affordable option in Gaylord, make sure to check out Black Bear, which features new clubhouse and deck renovations, as well as Gaylord Country Club and The Natural. The Gaylord Golf Mecca offers something for everyone — award winning resorts, highquality public courses, fine and casual dining, and quaint inns. It’s an experience golfers of all skills and tastes can enjoy. For more information, visit or call (800) 345-8621.


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