Northern Michigan

About the Location:

One of the best summer trip destinations in North America.  The long days of the summer allow the time necessary (and temperature relief!) to easily play multiple rounds on many of the multi-course tracks in or around Traverse City or drive to locations in the area.

The Courses (not limited to the following...):

Arcadia Bluffs (pictured behind)- 36 holes - Arcadia, MI
Forest Dunes - 36 holes (+reversible 18) + Short Course - Roscommon, MI
Grand Traverse - 54 holes - Traverse City, MI
Treetops - 72 holes + short course - Gaylord, MI
Shanty Creek - 72 holes - Belaire, MI
   Mountain - 36 holes - Boyne Valley Township, MI
   Highlands - 72 holes - Harbor Springs, MI
   Bay Harbor & Crooked Tree - 27 + 18 holes -  Petoskey, MI
Dunmaglas - 18 holes - Charlevoix, MI
True North - 18 holes - Harbor Springs, MI
Antrim Dells - 18 holes - Ellsworth, MI

Hints and Tips:

If driving up from Chicago or flying into Grand Rapids (GRR), try to work in a stop around there and hit some of these Mike DeVries gems:
Pilgrim's Run Golf Club - 18 holes - Pierson, MI
Mines Golf Course - 18 holes - Grand Rapids, MI
Diamond Springs Golf Course - 18 holes - Hamilton, MI
(Near Kalamazoo) Gull Lake View (108 holes) featuring - Stoatin Brae -  Augusta, MI
Also - if driving from Chicago - Journeyman Distillery (Three Oaks, MI - Just on the MI side of the IN border) makes for a great detour to stock up on great spirits and hit a fun 30,000sq. ft. putting course.