Threetops Par 3 at Treetops Sylvan Resort

4.6364000000 4.6 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1435 yards
  • Layout

  • 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, Otsego County
  • (866) 348-5249, (517) 732-6711
  • (989) 732-9858
  • www.treetops.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Rick Smith (1992)
Type: Resort
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bent
Golf Season: Open: 4/30 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Rick Smith Golf Academy

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attired required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
III 27 1435 yards 0.0 0
II 27 1291 yards 0.0 0
I 27 978 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 11 reviews


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"Threetops among the country's best par 3s"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

As memorable as any experience there is at Treetops, this par 3 course proves that you don't have length or a four-hour round to find a memorable golf experience. Every hole is unique, and conditions are as good as any premium golf course. Designed by renowned teacher Rick Smith, this former site of the ESPN Par 3 Shootout, also boasts panoramic views of the mountains. Any trip to Treetops has to include this wonderful short course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Threetops - a bonanza for buddies"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

Threetops isn't so much a "learn the game" par 3 course as it is a showcase of the natural beauty of northern Michigan for buddies looking for more golf without the added cost or time of a full round.

It's spectacular visually and great fun. There's nothing better than counting five seconds or more while your ball is in the air dropping to a green well below the tee.

Some of the greens might be a little too severe but that's the challenge. This is big-boy golf just on a smaller scale. It's a must on any trip to Gaylord, whether you are staying at Treetops or elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Few if any better Par-3 courses in America"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played this course last in 2011 as part of a northern Michigan golf binge. On this particular day, we played 45 holes on a long, summer day in the north. Every tee shot is really neat. You can't walk it because the hills are too steep, which is a bummer, but it's still a lot of fun, and trying to figure out what club to hit to greens well below is certainly a challenge. If you're in Gaylord, Treetops is a wonderful golf mecca and be sure to sneak in a round at Threetops, in the afternoon after a full 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A Perfect Par 3 Course"


ReneNorton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is NOT your average Executive Course, it is by far that. Every hole has extreme elevation changes which challenges even the Pro's. This #1 Par 3 Course in America should be on your bucket list.


Player Tip: Buy the course booklet. It is well worth your money.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"ThreeTops in Gaylord, Mi."


u000001653448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ThreeTops is probably the best Par 3 course ever. The weather could have been better.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Threetops course is fun and challenging."


SueRansom's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/19/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

I love this par three course. Setting is spectacular, and course is a real challenge. Fun, fun, fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very challenging par 3 course."


jgolicic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/05/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is the same par 3 that the pros played for 3 years. Had a great time trying to guess the correct club to use. Holes from 210 yards to 105 yards with mostly downhill drops.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A little expensive for 9 holes but worth it."


kmcelmeel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Every hole was breathtaking. Very challenging but very helpful tips on the score card.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Threetops was immaculate"


shane8691396's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always heard great things about Threetops, but to see it in person was breathtaking. Every hole was challenging, the change in elevation was unbelievable, and the views were pristine. It took us less than 1.5 hours to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Threetops"


Mrklig's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you think about some of the best par 3 holes you have ever played, they will be represented at this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Amazing deal for only $13"


u000007231656's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape as expected for a treetops course. Not as difficult as some of the other courses on the resort but a very fun course to play. Would play there again for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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