Crystal Mountain offers an exceptional northern Michigan golf experience. With two distinctly different golf courses - both of which have received a four-star rating golf course from Golf Digest magazine - you’re sure to find everything you expect from this premier northern Michigan golf resort.
Crystal Mountain's Mountain Ridge golf course offers panoramic vistas of our northern Michigan vacationland. It's fairways wind through stately forests and ascend to high elevations, providing a true northern Michigan golf experience. Crystal Mountain's Betsie Valley golf course, which recently underwent nearly a $1 million renovation, will challenge the ability of any golfer with its protected greens, tree lined fairway and challenging bunkers. A short drive from the many Traverse City golf courses, both Crystal Mountain golf courses will beckon your play again and again. Crystal Mountain. Your northern Michigan golf vacation starts here
Bear Golf Club
BEAR IS PROVING GOLF CAN BE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
Black Bear Golf Club, located
in Vanderbilt, MI is setting a new positive trend in the uneasy
golf world. "We are not in the golf industry or service industry
but in the entertainment industry", General Manager Jack
Clark stated. Just like at Walt Disney, it's all about the experience.
After being bought in April 2005 the golf course has offered an
array on non-typical promotions to which customers have enjoyed
a high quality product at an exceptional price.
The courses main feature is
the "19th" hole, yes "19" holes, at Black
Bear you never have to wish you could start over when you get
a FREE par 3 "warm-up" hole. Or the popular "The
Early Bird Gets The Tee-Time", where before 8:00 a.m. its
just $1.00 per hole on the weekdays and $1.50 per hole on the
weekend for foursomes only, including cart.
Quickly becoming Michigan's
#1 choice for outings, Black Bear offers groups of 24 or more,
range balls, a logo ball and a towel all included in the retail
price. How would you like to win a car? On select weekends, Black
Bear will be promoting a hole-in-one contest on the 19th hole
for a brand new car or $20,000 cash. As for the course, by combining
Scottish links style holes and traditional tree-lined Northern
Michigan holes, you'll find some of the most diversified golfing
terrain in the state, not to mention some of the most challenging
What are the locals saying?
In 2004 and 2005 Black Bear was a "Peoples Choice Award Winner",
with many more to come,
Come out and save big on the
green, and try Northern Michigan's Home Course, we promise you
will want to return again and again.
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
Forest Golf Course
nationally acclaimed Black Forest Course is a "Must Play"
on any Northern Michigan golf vacation. New forward tees have
been added to accommodate the higher handicapper. Sprawling over
360 acres, the secluded Black Forest Course features strategic
holes, undulating greens and spectacular bunkering. Playable from
five sets of tees, USGA Slope Ratings vary from 127 to 145. These
trademarks and the lush bent grass helped garner worldwide acclaim
for Black Forest in national course rankings.
* Four Star Rating - Golf
* 10 New Resort Course in America - Golf Digest, 1993
* Top 4 New Public Course in United States - Golf Magazine
* 2nd Best Public Course in Michigan - Detroit News, 2000
* Top 50 Best Modern Public Course in United States - Golf Week
& Golf Traveler Magazine
* Top 100 Best Modern Course in America - Golf Week & Golf
Traveler Magazine, 1999
Chief & Hawk's Eye
THE CHIEF GOLF
COURSE is among the most beautiful golf courses located in northern
Michigan. Northern Michigan is home to perhaps the best golf courses
in the country and The Chief Golf Course is among the best in
the area. The Chief is an 18 hole championship level golf course
that winds its way through wooded hills and is simply beautiful.
The Chief Golf Course is conveniently located near Shanty Creek
Resort in Bellaire, Michigan. This northern Michigan golf course
is centrally located within an hour of Traverse City, Gaylord,
Charlevoix, Petoskey and Cadillac. So, no matter where you are
on your next vacation, come play The Chief!
Eye Golf Club is a beautiful semi-private, championship golf course
that is the centerpiece of Hawk's Eye Golf Community located in
beautiful northern Michigan. The golf course opened its entire
18 hole layout for play in August of 2003. The course has continued
to impress golfers of all levels. The reviews and comments coming
off the course have been nothing short of spectacular.
The course was designed by golf course architect John Robinson
who was recently named to the top 50 golf course architects in
the country. Nine holes of the golf course opened for play during
the 2002 season with the balance of the 18 hole layout having
opened in August of the 2003 season.
Mr. Robinson designed the golf course with the golf community
in mind; to provide a great golf experience to golfers of ALL
levels of play. The beginner will find the huge fairways and greens
forgiving and enjoyable and the seasoned player will find the
course challenging because the course has been designed with a
risk/reward strategy in mind. In short, it is fun for everyone.
Grandparents, parents, children, men, women, expert, novice, no
matter, you will enjoy your quality time at Hawk's Eye!
The golf course has been built on large piece of beautiful property
in Bellaire, Michigan. The course meanders along windswept hills
and into tree lined valleys. The views of the countryside are
spectacular, if you are able to take your eyes off the course.
Hawk's Eye is being developed by the same group that developed
The Chief Golf Course, which is less than a mile away. It serves
as a great compliment to The Chief because the courses each embody
a different character. So, on your next trip to northern Michigan
don't miss these wonderful golf courses.
just south of Cadillac, Mich., Eldorado is not only in a beautiful
area of Northern Michigan, but it is truly accessible for your
convenience, situated at the southwest corner of the US-131 expressway
and M-115 interchange.
Elevated tees lead to large
bentgrass landing areas, which position you for a rewarding approach
to Eldorado's generous pencross grees, (averaging 11,000 square
feet). 4200 feet of bridges carry you through flowered wetlands
that put nature at your fingertips. Matured and exquisite, Eldorado
has evolved to the pinnaclei of the Northern Michigan golf experience.
Featuring a choice of five
different teeing locations on every hole, Eldorado will be as
forgiving, or as challenging as you desire. The "Comfort"
tees allow you to relax and enjoy a 5000 yard delight, while the
"Steel" tees create a demand on every shot of Eldorado's
7000 yard challenge.
amidst the peaceful and serene coast of Lake Huron and the Huron
National Forest of northeast lower Michigan is Lakewood Shores
Resort, a truly family oriented golf resort offering 56 holes
of nationally acclaimed golf, along with an unique 18 hole pitch
and putt course the entire family can enjoy, just minutes from
Golf Digest rated The Gailes, 'The Best New Resort Course in the
United States' in 1993, and in 1996 rated it 'The Number One Public
and Resort Course in the State of Michigan'. Designed to
recreate the actual look of the famed seaside courses of Scotland,
you'll encounter large double greens, meandering burns and long
fescue grasses. So if you have never had the opportunity
to play golf in Scotland, but have always dreamed of doing so,
you need only to head to Lakewood Shores Resort.
Lakewood Shores Resort not
only offers great golf, but wonderful accommodations, meeting
facilities and excellent cuisine. Nestled among northern Michigan
hardwoods all 80 rooms offer an excellent view along with a patio
overlooking the courses.
Dining facilities include our
main dining room which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Scotland Cove, our 19th hole, serves soup, sandwiches and
quick snacks for making the turn. Our lounge offers a relaxed
atmosphere to kick back after a round, and our banquet room is
available for larger groups, meetings or special events.
Lakewood Shores is a golf
resort for the whole family. The resort offers a full array
of family activities including a private beach on Cedar Lake perfect
for swimming, jet skiing, canoeing and fishing. Just minutes
away are the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron.
All tastefully decorated,
these rooms range in style from hotel style units to spacious
one and two-bedroom suites, many with in room Jacuzzi's, located
directly adjacent to our 18 hole pitch and putt course is which
provides unlimited complimentary golf for our lodging guest's
National is a full service golf resort located on M-31, just south
of the town of Manistee and a four hours drive from Detroit.
From the road the resort and golf courses appear ordinary. Manistee
National is truly a hidden gem, with amenities designed to satisfy
the seasoned traveling golfer. The resort is unpretentious. Its
location and facilities provide everything a golfer (and non-playing
family members) could desire.
Currently the property includes
a resort complex that features 42 comfortable hotel-style accommodations
(some suites and hot tub rooms), a meeting area, lounge, and indoor
pool with jacuzzi. There is no restaurant, but dining of all types
is available just minutes away. A continental breakfast that includes
cereal, bagels, muffins, coffee and juices is complimentary to
guests. The resort offers cross-country skiing during the winter,
with downhill slopes within a half hours drive. Sand dunes
and bluff lined beaches are a great attraction, located just 10
minutes from the resort. The main draw however, is golf
Canthooke Valley and Cutters Ridge courses begin slowly but ultimately
provide 36 holes of high quality, exciting golf, comparable to
other 4 star courses in the area. Also on property is a beautiful
driving range (grass and mats), short game area with practice
bunker, and putting greens. A residential golf community
with ridge line building sites overlooking fairways, greens and
natural wetlands of the Cutters ridge Course is in the works.
For now, you will find complete seclusion amidst the natural Northern
Michigan setting, with two distinctively challenging courses to
Natural an outstanding addition to the Gaylord Golf Mecca.
Designed by legendary golf architect Jerry Matthews, it is one
of northern Michigan's most admired golf courses. Opened in 1992,
this outstanding 18-hole championship golf course has been touted
by golf professionals and novices alike for its challenging and
visually exciting layout that is accented with outstanding north-woods
scenery and complemented by exceptional getaway packages. The
Natural offers great play for both the weekend and scratch golfers.
The course is designed so golfers of different levels of ability
can enjoy an exciting challenge amidst beautiful stands of oak,
maple, birch, and pine. We are sure you will enjoy your golfing
experience again and again.
THE OTSEGO CLUB
Nowhere else in northern Michigan will you find a four season resort quite like the Otsego Club! Nestled at the top of the Sturgeon River Valley in the alpine village of Gaylord, Michigan, the Otsego Club is the destination of choice throughout the year.
Voted by Detroit News readers as “Michigan’s Best Golf Resort,” Otsego Club is home to 36 Holes of championship golf including the “Classic” and the “Tribute.” Lodging is offered in one of our 117 hotel rooms, suites, or new condominiums located on the property.
As a winter destination, the Otsego Ski Club provides families with the midwests only full service private ski facility with 27 runs, 5 chairlifts and outstanding terrain for all levels of skiier and snowboarder! Ask our members and they’ll tell you why Otsego is the country club of skiing!
Two award winning restaurants showcase the 20 mile valley view. Fine dining in the Pontresina, or the more casual Duck Blind Grille offer outstanding fare to tempt your pallet. And don’t forget about our fabulous wine cellar!
Living here is the best. Condominium and home ownership opportunities are waiting for you here at the club! Convenient to downtown Gaylord, this is northern Michigan’s choice for that northern Michigan getaway property!