Gaylord is a city in Northern Michigan that rests on 4 square miles of land area with a little portion of water that is about 0.25%. Situated halfway between the North Pole and the equator, the city has its own share of mild summers and cold winters. Gaylord is also home to the Hartwick Pines State Park which is considered as one of the remaining Eastern white pine forest in the state. Guests from across the nation often flock the city to have a glimpse of Gaylord’s Tyrolean traverse motifs on its featured establishments. As a traveler’s paradise, the city serves as the haven of endless outdoor opportunities including the popular game of golf. Among Gaylord’s finest golf courses that come with exciting golf vacation packages include the Treetop Resort’s Masterpiece Golf Course, the Premier Golf Course, the Signature Golf Course, the Threetops Golf Course, and the Tradition Golf Course.
Perfectly nestled in Michigan’s natural valleys, broad plains, ravines, and Pigeon River’s headwaters, the Masterpiece Golf Course is indeed every designer’s dream layout masterpiece. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. which he claimed as his crowning glory. The Masterpiece holds the signature 6th hole that has a 120΄ vertical drop as well as the picturesque view of Michigan’s Pigeon River Valley.
The Premier Golf Course at Treetops Resort is considered as the only Michigan layout designed by the famous golf course architect Tom Fazio. The course features the amazing and challenging holes that Fazio himself considers as “signature holes”. Entirely set on Michigan’s rolling terrains, the course offers the exciting tee times that golfers of all handicap levels will surely enjoy.
The Signature Golf Course is an 18-hole layout designed by the renowned golf instructor and golf course architect Rick Smith. The course, which features the wide fairways and undulating greens set in a high upland area, has been rated among the “Top 50 Course for Women”. Prominent on the 4th and 11th holes are the undisturbed natural areas where nature and beauty meets.
Considered as the most recognized American par three courses, the Threetops Golf Course has been receiving accolades from highly respected publications circulating around the world. Since the course opened in 1992, it has consistently ranked as the top and leading among the many other par three courses. Designed by Rick Smith, the course features the elevated tees and greens with noticeable slopes. Threetops also hosted ESPN’s Par 3 Shootout for many years.
As the name suggests, the Tradition Golf Course holds the “traditional” pennant flags and wooden flags as it pays homage to golf’s rich tradition. Designed by the renowned Rick Smith, this links-style layout is set on the state’s walkable and sloping hilltops and high ridges. Golfers of all handicap levels can also have the 9-hole play as the course’s first nine holes wrap back around towards the starter house.