Osprey Recreation Announces a Variety of Golf Package Opportunities From its Michigan Golf Destinati

The Tribute CourseBrighton, MI - It’s time to get the golf clubs out and begin planning your early season golf escape in Michigan. Osprey Recreation, which has become a major player in the Michigan golf industry in recent years, announces a variety of golf package opportunities from its Michigan golf destinations.

Otsego Club & Resort in Gaylord, which will have all courses open by April 28, is offering a variety of affordable spring golf specials. Leading the way are the popular 36 and 54-hole blowout packages, which start at $149 for two rounds of golf and two nights lodging. Golfers can also experience one-nights lodging and one-round of golf for only $79 in May. Golfers can also upgrade to unlimited golf for just $30 per person.

Black Forest is offering a weekend special for just $50 per person May 6-8, as well as the Member for the Week special July 1-7. Golfers can become a member for the week and play unlimited golf all week for just $119. Perfect for the golfer on vacation or visiting the lake cottage.

New for 2011 will be the Jason Guss Golf Academy at Otsego Club. Guss, who was selected among the top young instructors in the country by Golf Digest, and a former Rick Smith instructor, will be providing a variety of golf school programs beginning May 1. Reservations are now being taken.

The Otsego Club & Resort is led by the nationally recognized Tribute course, designed by NBC golf commentator Gary Koch, and the player friendly Classic course. Just down the road from Otsego Club are Black Forest and Wilderness Valley. Black Forest, designed by Tom Doak - arguably the World’s most sought after golf course designer today - has been nationally ranked and very popular among the golf aficionados. Don’t forget to experience top dining at the Pontresina at Otsego Club. Visit www.otsegoclub.com.

Cutters Ridge at Manistee National

Manistee National in Manistee will have all of its courses open by April 29, and is offering a combination of golf packages as well as a variety of golf and fishing packages. With its close proximity to Lake Michigan as well as the Manistee River, golfers, anglers, and outdoorsman alike will enjoy a perfect combination of golf and fishing with both big lake charters and river-guided adventures.

Manistee National is offering a variety of season specials including the Spring Weekend Special, which includes two-nights lodging and 36-holes of golf starting at $149. Other popular specials include the Unlimited Golf for Four Special for just $250 and the Lumberjack special which allows golfers to play 36-holes and have lunch for just $75.

The most popular golf package at Manistee National is the “Super Slam Package”. The package includes three nights lodging, three days of unlimited golf, as well as three breakfasts and lunches, which start at $333. Any one of the golf packages can be combined with the charter or guided river fishing packages. Call for pricing.

Manistee National is a quaint 36-hole resort facility featuring a Jerry Matthews design in Cutters Ridge and a classic golf experience in the Canthooke Valley course. Cutters Ridge is the younger of the two and features a challenging routing through hardwoods, wetlands, and open meadows. The popular and player friendly Canthooke Valley is fun for all levels of players and families. It features rolling fairways lined with tall grasses, hardwoods, and challenging greens. This resort is ideal for avid golfers, families and small business groups. Osprey has also changed the look and feel of the entire resort, most noticeably remodeling the lodge and meeting rooms. Visit www.manisteenational.com.

The Medalist Golf ClubNestled among 300 beautiful wooded acres and untouched marshland near Marshall, the Medalist Golf Club is already welcoming golfers with early spring play. Spring golf rates start out at just $37 in April. In addition, on Thursdays throughout the season, the Medalist will be offering the Gold Medalist special, which costs $28 for seniors and $37 for non-seniors. In addition, the popular Couple’s Date Night special returns this year and includes 36-holes of golf, dinner, and one-nights lodging at the Battle Creek Quality Inn starting at $109.

A new partnership in 2011 with the Firekeepers Casino will allow golfers who participate in any Medalist golf outing to receive a $15 credit for slot play or table games.

Designed by Bill Newcomb, one of the region’s most recognized architects, this parkland layout offers one of the finest golf experiences in Michigan. Golfers will savor the unforgettable variety of nature, beauty, and abundant wildlife usually reserved for the top northern areas of the state. Golf Digest also rates the experience among the top with a 4 ½ star rating. For more specials visit www.themedalist.com.

If you are passing through Kalamazoo and looking for an affordable and playable golf experience, then make sure to check out Ridgeview Golf Club. The classic parkland design is exemplified with large open fairways, mature trees, and playable green complexes. Ridgeview is suitable for all ages and gender and is the perfect facility to learn the game of golf and experience an affordable and quality golf game. Visit www.ridgeviewgolf.com.

Members of the media are always welcome to visit any one of our Osprey golf properties with a guest complimentary. Feel free to experience first hand Michigan’s premier golf destinations.

For more information visit www.golfospreyonline.com.



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