Michigan Golf Resorts

The 18th hole on the Heather Course at Boyne Highlands is one of the toughest finishing holes you'll ever play.

Michigan has a right to claim itself as "America's Summer Golf Capital". Michigan's mitten is home to roughly 800 public courses, the most in the country. While there is really good golf, both public and private, around Detroit and Grand Rapids, it is northern Michigan that is the best place to stay and play for a wonderful vacation among the hardwoods and rolling hills.

What started out as a ski destination has blossomed into a region teeming with golf resorts. In fact, Michigan is home to six of the largest golf resorts in the country - the 108-hole Gull Lake View Resort in the appropriately named Augusta near Kalamazoo, the 81-hole Treetops Resort in Gaylord and 72-hole meccas "up north" at Boyne Highlands Resort, A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort, Shanty Creek Resorts and Garland Resort.

While Boyne Resort's three properties - the Highlands, Boyne Mountain and the Inn at Bay Harbor - have a long tradition of excellent golf, the new kids on the block, Forest Dunes and Arcadia Bluffs, have been expanding to make their presence felt.

Michigan Golf Packages
Boyne Falls, MI
Golf Packages
FROM $167 (USD)
Bellaire, Michigan
Partner Offers
From $149
Bellaire, Michigan
Partner Offers
From $109
Arcadia, Michigan
Partner Offers
From $470
Kimball, Michigan
Partner Offers
From $350
    Gaylord, Michigan
    With 81 holes, Treetops Resort in Gaylord is one of the world's largest resorts and one of the Midwest's finest getaways. Treetops offers 226 guest rooms and suites among five separate locations on property. There's also a spa and 25,000 square feet of meeting space. The six different dining options range from buffets to casual dining serving 17…
    Stanwood, Michigan
    The Tullymore Golf Resort in Stanwood offers multiple accommodation options, each near its two courses, Tullymore and St. Ives. Golfers can choose among the 36 rooms and suites of the Inn at St. Ives; the 24-room Hideaway at Tullymore; cottages, home rentals, condos and the Lodge at Tullymore, a unique hangout with 10 bedrooms with individual…
    Gaylord, Michigan
    The Loon Golf Resort has grown to include a second location in Gaylord: The Ridge, formerly the Marsh Ridge Golf Resort. The Loon offers a townhome village with four-bedroom/four-bathroom units with full kitchens just steps from the clubhouse restaurant and the course. The Ridge is more versatile with hotel-style rooms, suites and free-standing…
    Charlevoix, Michigan
    The Cottages at Dunmaglas reside in two buildings lining the 18th green near the range. These eight spacious three-room condos feature two bedrooms with full baths and individual balconies separated by a kitchen, living room, third full bath and laundry. Separate front entrances to each room offer ease of access and privacy. The 6,897-yard course…
    Hillman, Michigan
    The Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman is known for its fall and winter elk-viewing sleigh rides, which end at a grand feast inside a hunter's cabin. Summer visits involving golf come recommended, too. Deluxe suites in the lodge are spacious with kitchenettes and a separate living area just a short walk from the clubhouse and restaurant. Villas,…
    Acme, Michigan
    The 900-acre Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme became a Michigan landmark in the 1980s on the outskirts of Traverse City as its distinctive 17-floot glass tower was built adjacent to The Bear, a notoriously tough course by Jack Nicklaus. Guests have so many choices among 600 guest rooms and condos, five restaurants and lounges, the Gallery of…
    Oscoda, Michigan
    The Lakewood Shores Resort in Oscoda is popular with golf groups looking for an affordable getaway with great golf. Accommodations at the 152-room resort range from hotel rooms to spacious one- and two-bedroom suites, many with jacuzzis. The main dining room serves three meals a day, while the Scotland Cove serves soup, sandwiches and quick snacks…
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    The Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest overlooks Ford Lake, much like the adjacent Eagle Crest Golf Club, home of the Eastern Michigan University men's and women's golf teams. The hotel offers 40,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. It is minutes from EMU's campus in Ypsilanti and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Golfers…
    Cadillac, Michigan
    The Evergreen Resort in Cadillac was originally McGuire's Resort from 1949-2012 until a name change brought about important renovations and a new future. The 117 room types are spread among non-renovated and renovated standard rooms, junior suites and deluxe suites. The current 18-hole Spruce course and nine-hole Norway course are the result of…
    Drummond, Michigan
    The Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center is a rare golf resort in the Midwest located on an island, reachable only by car ferry ride from DeTour Village in the Upper Peninsula, 60 miles north from the Mackinac Bridge. Drummond Island encompasses 2,000 acres of pristine wilderness on the largest freshwater island in the United States. The…
    Lewiston, Michigan
    Ron Otto was the driving force behind the rise of the Garland Lodge & Golf Resort in Lewiston. The former owned built the resort into a golfer's paradise designing all four courses from 1987-1995. Garland, a rare resort where all four courses operate out of one clubhouse, is home to more than 400 beds on property from hotel rooms to three- and…
    Cadillac, Michigan
    Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort is a ski destination first with nine holes of golf to entertain during the summer. The 39-room Mackenzie Lodge sits at the base of the slopes adjacent to the golf course. An outdoor heated pool, hot tub and fire pit are gathering spots outdoors. Beatie's Bar and Grill stays open year-round.
    Gaylord, Michigan
    Pine Cone Vacations is a series of rental homes, condos and chalets spread through the Michaywe community. Guests will have access to the community's outdoor pools and the restaurants Inn The Woods at the golf clubhouse. Michaywe Pines offers a classic layout that's fun to play for all ages and skill levels. It's much flatter than most of…
    Harbor Springs, Michigan
    The 72-hole Boyne Highlands Resort is one of the premier golf resorts in the Midwest. Activities are aplenty during summer: Ziplining, adventure camp, horseback riding, tennis, chairlift rides, Segway tours, hiking and biking. A heated swimming pool and the state's largest outdoor hot tub are gathering spots. The complimentary Cuff Links par 3…
    Boyne Falls, Michigan
    The 36-hole Boyne Mountain Resort is the most family-friendly of the three Boyne Resorts properties in northern Michigan. The Avalanche Bay waterpark and beach at Deer Lake are perfect for children and families. There's also an events lawn with a putting course, tennis courts, villas and tiki bar adjacent to the beach. The Grand Mountain Lodge is…
    Arcadia, Michigan
    Arcadia Bluffs has blossomed into one of the Midwest's premier golf resorts the past decade, adding spectacular lodging to its legendary links course on the dunesy shores of Lake Michigan. Architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka designed the new South course in 2019 as a complement to the rugged Bluffs course known for its sod-walled bunkers and…
    Augusta, Michigan
    Since the 1960s, the Scott family has transformed 2,000 acres in southwest Michigan into one of America's largest golf resort communities. Situated in the appropriately named Augusta, Michigan, near Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Gull Lake View Golf Resort has become synonymous with affordable packages where golfers stay in comfortable villas to…
    Onaway, Michigan
    Not everybody realizes that the Black Lake Conference Center - also known as the Walter and May Reuther UAW Family Education Center owned by the United Auto Workers - is open to the general public. It was built in the 1970s on roughly 1,000 acres of remote, idyllic property in northern Michigan. Accommodations range from 228 rooms in the Lodge to…
    Belding, Michigan
    The 25-room Candlewood Golf Resort is one of Michigan's unsung golf properties. The course is a classic tree-lined test. Both the hotel and the course have been updated since new owners took over in 2008. The Water Tower Grille serves 30 different beers and multiple appetizers, entrees, burgers and sandwiches.
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    The AAA Four-Diamond Inn at Harbor Shores, debuting in 2014, is part of the resurgence of the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor communities, bringing a world-class golf resort to Michigan's southwestern shores. The Harbor Shores Golf Club has hosted multiple Senior PGA Championships since its celebrated Champions for Change charity grand opening in…
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    Riverwood Resort is a golf destination in the heart of Michigan in Mount Pleasant, the college town of Central Michigan University. Riverwood features one- and two-bedroom villas, the 989 restaurant, a bowling center and recently grew to include two courses. The resort's original 27 holes features the white and red nines playing roughly 6,500…
    Bellaire, Michigan
    The 5,000 acres of Shanty Creek Resorts are spread among three villages - Cedar River, Schuss and Summit, each with at least one golf course, restaurant and accommodations galore. The Summit is arguably home base with the Lakeview Lodge housing the Lakeview Restaurant, spa and outside, the Legend and Summit golf courses. Cedar River offers the…
    Mackinac Island, Michigan
    The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is lost in time between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsula. Old-world charm and hospitality oozes from this National Historic Landmark that dates to 1887. Turn back the clock, where dressing up for dinner is required, as is sitting on a rocking chair on the world's longest porch to view a world without cars.…
    Bay Harbor, Michigan
    The Inn at Bay Harbor made a splashy debut in 1998, instantly becoming one of Michigan's grandest resorts. The 116-inn, which includes one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, as well as 35 cottages, became a part of Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels in 2016. Guests get pampered with a full-service spa and salon, two restaurants and a cafe, a…
    Gaylord, Michigan
    The Otsego Club, which started out as Michigan's first private ski club, is made up of four different lodges, totaling 68 rooms, and chalets. The Bavarian-themed resort offers 36 holes at The Classic and The Tribute, designed by Rick Robbins and Gary Koch. At the heart of the resort is the award-winning Duck Blind Grille, which overlooks the…
    Lexington, Michigan
    The 29-room Lakeview Hills Hotel & Golf Resort is tucked into the thumb of Michigan, offering 36 holes on its North and South courses. Some of the resort's rooms are stocked with living areas, fridges and in-room jacuzzis. There's also a restaurant, health club, bowling center and racquetball courts.
    Iron Mountain, Michigan
    Pine Mountain Resort is a ski destination in Iron Mountain that springs to life with golf in the summer at TimberStone, one of Michigan's finest courses. The Lodge at Pine Mountain features 38 remodeled rooms, an indoor pool/jacuzzi, workout room, Sitzmark Bar and Famers Restaurant, the home of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Outdoor…
    Harris, Michigan
    The Island Resort & Casino, owned by the Hannahville Indian Community, is a golf and gaming mecca in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With 326 rooms and suites and an RV Park, there are accommodations for every budget. Golfers can tee it up at Sweetgrass and Sage Run, two courses designed by Paul Albanese. The casino, night club and a 1,315-seat…
    South Haven, Michigan
    The Inn at HawksHead is a restored Old English Tudor Mansion with nine rooms for golfers. Guests also receive complimentary continental breakfast and discounted golf rates including carts, range use and club storage. In-room massage, fishing charters, beach rentals are also available. The only restaurant is at the course clubhouse. Arthur Hills…
    Centreville, Michigan
    The Golf Villas at Island Hills are touted as "by far, the most luxurious accommodations for a 'Play and Stay' golf experience in MIchigan". These 4- and 5-bedfroom homes offer views of both the golf course's signature 17th hole and Lake Templene. They come equipped with a fridge, range, microwave, fireplace, walkout balcony, flat screen TVs in…
    Glen Arbor, Michigan
    The Homestead, known as "America's Freshwater Resort", resides in a dreamy location on the Leelanau Peninsula with a beach, two tennis courts and pool right on Lake Michigan just minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Places to stay range from hotel rooms, suites, condos and sprawling homes to rent within the community. The…
    Williamsburg, Michigan
    LochenHeath operates as a private club, but has yet to go completely private, allowing limited public access, especially for guests of the new Cottages at LochenHeath. These units are steps from the clubhouse, offering room for up to eight guests. Each cottage includes four en-suites with a flat-screen TV, living area with fireplace, designer…
    Bellaire, Michigan
    The Hawk's Eye Golf Resort sports an enjoyable John Robinson design across the street from Shanty Creek Resorts. Its accommodations are a collection of houses, condos and rooms above the clubhouse to choose from. The Welcome and Check-in Center of the Vacation Properties Network, which manages many of these accommodations, is actually in the…
    Roscommon, Michigan
    Forest Dunes had a rocky start two decades ago, but under owner Lew Thompson has shot to the top of the heap among Michigan's golf resorts. The construction of the Lake AuSable Lodge and The Loop, the ground-breaking reversible course by Tom Doak, has added a stay-and-play component that was never available in the past beyond Tom Weiskopf's…
    Manistee, Michigan
    The 42-room Manistee National Golf and Resort is another Michigan bargain that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle among the state's crowded golf resort scene. Its two courses, Cutters Ridge and Canthooke Valley, are very enjoyable cart rides through northern Michigan. The addition of an outdoor pool and hot tub have made the inn more hang-out…
    Copper Harbor, Michigan
    The historic Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor in Michigan's Upper Peninsula dates to 1934 and is on the state and national historic registers. Guests stay in log cabins and eat at the Lodge. The Little Cabin Cafe, Dining Room and Bar are available for food and drinks. Playing golf - regular, disc or FlingGolf - on the nine-hole course is…
    North Branch, Michigan
    The Washakie Golf & R.V. Resort in North Branch attracts a unique mix of golfers and RV campers. One small 'Camper Cabin' offers a full bed and a set of twin bunk beds, a small table and chairs, heat and air conditioning, a TV with cable and a microwave, small fridge and coffee pot. No tee times are required on the par-72 course. The cozy…
    Thompsonville, Michigan
    Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a four-season destination 28 miles southwest of Traverse City. When the snow from the ski runs melts, the fairways of Mountain Ridge, host of the Michigan Women's Open, and Betsie Valley emerge. There's so much to do - swimming at the Park at Water's Edge, riding Michigan's only alpine slide down the…
    Rothbury, Michigan
    The Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is part dude ranch, part golf resort and part water park, a mix that can entertain all ages and tastes. The 2,000-acre resort features rustic cabins and log homes nestled in the "Back Forty". Just up the road, there are suites, condos the Loft Hotel, all historic accommodations with western-themed decor and modern…
    Plymouth, Michigan
    This unique property became a golf resort in 2006 when the former St. John's Provincial Seminary reopened as the Inn at St. John's, a boutique, four-diamond property adjacent to the 27-hole Brae Burn Golf Club. The 118-room inn features Romanesque architecture, two ballrooms with 25-foot ceilings, a two-story atrium and 22 meeting rooms. The more…
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    Point O' Woods is a legendary private club in Michigan circles as the long-time host of the Western Amateur, but non-members can play the stellar Robert Trent Jones Sr. design by staying in one of the club's cottages. Each 2,000-square-foot cottage sleeps up to eight people with four master suites with private bathrooms. The living space features…
    Frankenmuth, Michigan
    The Zehnder's Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark was built for family getaways, but golfers can stay to enjoy a round at the nearby Fortress, long considered one of mid-Michigan's toughest and best tracks. The Zehnder's family has transformed Frankenmuth into a vacation getaway convenient for metro Detroiters. The chicken dinners at Zehnder's…
    Spruce, Michigan
    The White Pines National Golf Resort is a backwoods getaway on the east "sunrise side" of northern Michigan near Hubbard Lake. Two on-course home rentals are available, but there are also vrbo rentals offsite promoted on the course website. The Roadhouse restaurant is located inside the clubhouse. The 6,762-yard course is set among majestic pines…
    Kewadin, Michigan
    The A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort (pronounced Ah-Ga-Ming) in tiny Kewadin north of Traverse City has blossomed into one of Michigan's largest and most impressive golf resorts. Its original Torch course overlooks the popular Torch Lake, redesigned by major champion Chick Harbert in 1986. Since then, guest lodging, real estate developments and three courses…
    Brimley, Michigan
    Golfers and gamblers flock to the Bay Mills Resort & Casinos in Brimley in Michigan's Upper Peninsula just across the Mackinac Bridge. The resort offers two casinos, 142 hotel rooms, four restaurants, 124 RV sites and the Wild Bluffs, a scenic golf course designed by Mike Husby. The resort is located on Lake Superior with miles of well-groomed…
    Bay City, Michigan
    The Bay Valley Resort in Bay City can be enjoyed for business or pleasure. The resort is centrally located right off of Interstate-75 in Michigan's mid-section. Lake and golf course views can be had from the Royal Troon Ballroom, dining outdoor terrace and Player's Lounge. Guest rooms feature one king-sized bed or two double beds. Parlor suites…
    Bellaire, Michigan
    The Chief is one of three golf resorts within close proximity of one another in Bellaire - Hawk's Eye Golf Resort and Shanty Creek Resorts the others. It offers several accommodation choices. The golf cottages along the fifth fairway are executive quality with upper and lower units. Each one sleeps eight (four double beds total) with a kitchen and…
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