About GaylordGaylord is situated at the center of the northern Lower Peninsula, putting the city in the heart of northern Michigan and its scenic beauty. The area's shimmering lakes and flowing rivers were sculpted by glaciers millions of years ago and are now surrounded by beautiful, mature forests and lush valleys.
With such an ideal location, the city serves as the perfect base camp for a variety of outdoor activities. Developed as an "Alpine village," Gaylord's city center is reminiscent of an old Swiss village, offering not only skiing but also plenty of dining and shopping options.
Though it's a bustling ski destination in the winter, during the summer Gaylord is a golf mecca. There are a variety of courses available, some of which boast famous designers including Tom Fazio, Tom Doak, and Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
One of Gaylord's most popular courses is the Loon Golf Club, which has been voted one of the most women-friendly designs in the Midwest. It's a challenging but playable course surrounded by natural beauty and abundant wildlife. The Wilderness Valley Resort, which offers two championship courses -- Valley and Black Forest -- is also a top-rated resort that is popular among locals.
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BOYNE Golf provides the ultimate world-class golf destination with 10 championship caliber courses spanning three resorts. From same day tee times to all-inclusive vacation packages, plus elite instruction with the BOYNE Golf Academy, BOYNE Golf truly offers an unrivaled golf vacation experience.
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The Threetops Course at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich. is once again primed to host a national event. Treetops has launched a new two-person team event called the National Par 3 Team Championship. Qualifying runs until Sept. 11.
With 17 courses in the Gaylord Golf Mecca, getting a good deal is never a concern. There are price points in all ranges. In fact, a three-day golf trip spending $200 or less on green fees can be done even in high season.
For sheer convenience and depth of quality courses, no summer vacation destination beats the Gaylord Golf Mecca in northern Michigan, a golf hub unlike any other in the Midwest. Native son Jason Scott Deegan offers his list of the 10 best golf courses in Gaylord. Drum roll, please ...
Other than missing a handful of big-timers, northern Michigan features a list of golf course designers as good as any destination in the country. All the usual suspects who dominate top 100 lists are well represented. But what are the best of the best? Jason Scott Deegan offers up northern Michigan's 10 best "designer" golf courses.