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4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
80.4%
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4.0
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Layout
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Pace
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6357 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.0

Formerly known as The Tradition at Treetops Sylvan Resort.

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/21 Closed: 10/23
Architect Rick Smith (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Rick Smith Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.0
15 Reviews (15)
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ok course

out of the 4 courses in Tree tops this is the worst of all 4.
The greens were too slow and putts were not rolling.
Need to improve the course conditions and though the lay out ws very good

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Gorgeous course

This is the most inexpensive of the courses at Treetops. We played between bouts of rain. There were only a couple other groups on the course at the time, so we didn't have to wait for anyone. In fact, we were able to tee off about a half hour early, which was great. The fairways are wide and well groomed. The greens were fast. Everything looked good and I'd definitely come play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Underrated

The Tradition does not have the dramatic views that the Premier and Masterpiece do, but is easily the most playable and subtly challenging. Between those three, the Tradition usually plays as the 2nd toughest behind the Masterpiece.

The fairways are generous and can be deceiving, as you still need to play to the right areas of the fairway to approach the greens. Playing an approach from a bad angle makes it tough to get close to the hole, and the greens have enough movement to make putts difficult. Along with the generous fairways, the max length of 6300 yards says easy course, but it's challenging without bashing you over the head like some of the courses at Treetops (*cough cough Masterpiece*).

The lack of cartpaths does make for a bumpy ride through the rough, but that's the natural side effect of not having cartpaths. I'm not a fan of cartpaths, but on the other hand with the course being so far from the clubhouse and the overall resort being heavy on golf cart use, it seems like the decision to make a walking course didn't really fit the location here.

Other than that, the course was in beautiful shape, the best out of the three we played. I thought this course was subtly good the first time I played it, and it confirmed that opinion again this year. I haven't played the Signature, but out of the other Treetops courses I enjoy this one the most.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Pace of play biggest issue

This not normal for Treetops to have slow pace of play. Course easily played in 4 to 4:15 hours. It took 1 hour to play the first three holes and improved some only after we called the resort, in the end we played in 4 hours 40 minutes which caused us to rush to the Masterpiece. If the ranger had not got the group moving likely would have been over 5 hours. We did have late start due to weather was supposed to 15 minute delay was 45 minutes because the group in front of us couldn't decide on teams and get going. I would like to play this course again with better pace of play instead of hit and wait. Note the amount paid is unknown it was part of package.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great course for mid-level golfer

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

This is not a must play course, just okay.

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

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly and forgiving

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Treetops

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice!

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, fairly easy to play.

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great!!!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

maintainance of the course is second to none

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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