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Boyne Resorts is one of Michigan's premier stay-and-play destinations. If you're a buddy trip captain, you're invited on an exclusive scouting trip for your group!
The hillside of flowers spelling out "The Legend" and the gorgeous downhill opening tee shot on a risk-reward par 5 provide a fantastic first impression on The Legend at Shanty Creek Resorts. Once golfers survive the tricky second hole, The Legend unveils golf as good as northern Michigan gets.
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, sitting on bluffs high above Lake Michigan, is one of Michigan's most coveted plays. The golf course sits on 245 acres, and man-made fescue dunes were crafted around the entire site, giving the course a links-style feel. Here's a closer look at Arcadia Bluffs.
Black Lake Golf Club in Onaway, the first course designed by Rees Jones in northern Michigan, is set amid 1,000 heavily forested acres next to Black Lake, one of the state's largest inland lakes. The course spans 7,030 yards and is undoubtedly one of Jones' best original designs. With plenty of wetlands, a variety of bunkers, large greens and doglegs through the forest, the course is interesting and challenging.
Tom Doak shows his 'minimalist' approach on the Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley in Gaylord, Mich.
The Black Forest Course at Wilderness Valley in Gaylord is set on 400 acres of native Michigan evergreen and hardwood forests and cuts through the land naturally. The Tom Doak design gets golfers on the greens and in the bunkering (there are more than 100 bunkers here, and no two look alike). The greens have that classic look, like they were crafted by hand. The bunkers, meanwhile, are true hazards, so they are to be avoided at almost any cost.
Northern Michigan's golf courses are rated as high nationally as any other destination from Myrtle Beach to Phoenix/Scottsdale. Resorts such as Treetops in Gaylord, Garland Resort, Grand Traverse, Boyne Highlands and the Inn at Bay Harbor are among it's most reputable.
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