GAYLORD, Mich. -- Treetops Resort & Spa is truly the Midwest's "Must Play" resort and arguably the best collection of golf anywhere in the country. The awards and accolades from the nations top golf and travel publications seem to agree.
Treetops is home to 81 holes of championship golf and features five distinctly different courses by renowned designers Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Dramatic views, contours and rolling terrain provide a beautiful setting for world-class golf. The Masterpiece Course was Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'s final design in Michigan and is truly a masterpiece. In his own words, Jones claimed it his crowning glory. The course is located at the headwaters of the Pigeon River and takes full advantage of natural valleys, ravines and broad plains. The signature sixth hole features a 120-foot vertical drop and a panoramic view of the Pigeon River Valley.
The Premier Course at Treetops is the only course in Michigan designed by famed architect Tom Fazio, making the most of the rolling terrain and striking the perfect balance between challenge and forgiveness. When asked to name a signature hole, Fazio replied, "All of them!"
Treetops' Signature Course was shaped by Rick Smith, renowned architect and golf instructor. The course unfolds into high upland and features undulating greens and wide, forgiving fairways. Signature has been rated a Top 50 Course for Women.
The Tradition Course is Rick Smith's walking course which pays homage to golf's origin, and is well named as it features traditional wooden pins and pennant flags. The links-style layout takes advantage of high ridges and hilltops, providing some sloping while still being walkable. Holes one through nine wrap back around to the starter house, allowing for nine-hole play.
Smith's par-3 Threetops layout has received national recognition since it opened, consistently ranked as the no. 1 par-3 course in America. It's the perfect setting for your most spectacular emergency nine ever!
Treetops Resort's Stay and Play Tradition Package includes one night of lodging, breakfast in the morning, one round on the Smith Tradition Course, golf carts, use of the driving range.
Dates: Good throughout 2013.
Price range: $90.
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