The Tradition at Treetops Sylvan Resort

4.0909000000 4.1 stars from 5 (11)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6357 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.0

  • 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: 1997
Architect(s): Rick Smith
Type: Resort
Style: Links
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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6357 yards 70.0 130
Blue 70 5834 yards 67.8 118
White 70 5530 yards 66.4 115
Red (W) 70 4907 yards 67.4 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 11 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

11 out of 11 reviews


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Reviews


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"Great course for mid-level golfer"


ukiguy's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This course is in Treetops North area (3.5 miles from main check-in at Treetops) and is in the same area as Treetops Premier, Signature, and Threetops. Played tough due to intermittent rain but in very good shape for being their cheapest 18-hole course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Played the Tradition 10/10/13 and Threetops 10/11/13(par 3)-enjoyable except"


uXSYN8889XS's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Tradition fairways and greens were just fine.
To drive or ride the golf cart one mile to tee #1 and to
ride or drive over the roughs was very rough, ruts all over ,
They should smooth out the course, they have the bucks....

Threetops was an awesome 9 holes to play, one of the
best anywhere. However, it was October and the guy
blowing the leafs was in my way or following and it
sounds like a fire warning. Not good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"This is not a must play course, just okay."


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/9/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is what I would call plain. Nothing special.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendly and forgiving"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/1/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for average golfer, very wide fairways, well maintained, yet a bit challenging at times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Treetops"


u000007662494's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I can not say enough good things about Treetops. I have played all 5 courses. Tradition is fairly easy. Signature and Premier are hard. Masterpiece is super challenging. Great staff, courses are in great shape!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice!"


uHKRH3431HK's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Tradition course at Treetops is supposed to be their walking course. It does not have paved cart paths. But very few people walk it, and it is a very nice venue. Not perfection at Treetops, like the Premier. But it is a great course and a great value.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, fairly easy to play."


sandbg42's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a nice enjoyable round on the Tradition. We played fast and the course was in good shape. One of the easier Treetops courses to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great!!!"


u000007575796's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is laid out to be fun and very beautiful. We were intrigued by the drive in the cart just to reach the course. This course was extremely well marked. There is a lot of sand but that made it even better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"for an prime up north course, it was ok. the greens were great."


inga62's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/05/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a little out of the way. a very long cart ride to the course and back. no beverage cart. we told the starter that our cart had no power and we felt that it would die on us. we asked if another could be brought out. this did not happen . we dealt with this slow real slow cart all round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"maintainance of the course is second to none"


None's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Links style course cut into the hills of gaylord is of pga quality. Immaculate course conditions coupled with breathtaking scenery made this one of the best courses played


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


alewood1018's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/15/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than lacking paved cart paths, Treetops - Tradition was in very good shape. Greens were not overly challenging but rolled well and the fairways were well manicured. Not too busy for a Saturday morning in June, so we were able to get around the course quickly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course



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